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BISQUE launches competition for next generation of radiators

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BISQUE launches competition for next generation of radiators

CALLING ALL DESIGNERS: Recommended Supplier Bisque has launched a competition to find the next generation of stylish radiators…

Pioneering British design brand BISQUE has announced an exclusive competition to find the ‘next big thing’ in luxury radiators and celebrate its landmark 40th anniversary.

Budding designers and Bisque fans alike will be invited to join the movement and make their mark on the design industry by creating the brand’s newest model.

The competition was previewed at Clerkenwell Design Week, before officially launching at London’s New Designers show in July. The final deadline for entries will then be in October. All entrants will be judged by a panel of industry experts, including journalists, designers and Bisque officials, before the winning model is unveiled during an exclusive preview in November. The winning design will be awarded a cash prize; plus, provided the design works technically, it will go into production*.

“We are thrilled to be launching this competition to commemorate four decades of innovative radiators,” said brand leader at Bisque Ellie Sawdy. “Here at Bisque we have always maintained that radiators don’t need to be boring, and this philosophy remains a core part of our brand’s ethos. We are equally excited by the fresh, young design talent the UK has to offer, so are incredibly excited to see what the British public comes up with”.

Eagle-eyed Bisque fans may recall the last time Bisque invited the public to design a new model to join its repertoire. The prize model, the Archibald – designed by Italian Leo Salzedo – went on to win the 2006 designboom competition and is still one of the brand’s most iconic and instantly recognisable radiators today.

Named one of The Observer’s CoolBrands three years in a row, Bisque paved the way for a radiator revolution. Notable models include the Leaf and Cactus radiators, while partnerships with the likes of Paul Priestman have kept Bisque at the forefront of cutting-edge radiator design ever since.

Further information on entering can be found at www.bisque.co.uk/radical40 or by searching #Radical40 on social media.

*Terms and conditions apply.

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Main image credit: Bisque

Viero Loyalty Competition

Competition: Viero UK – rewarding loyalty

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When it comes to loyal customers, Viero UK always likes to say thank you.

That’s why this year we’re offering a generous reward for the clients that keep coming back to us time and time again.We acknowledge and appreciate the great faith our customers put in us to continue specifying and applying our products.

Up for grabs is the chance to enjoy a luxury trip to the company’s headquarters in Italy. Applicators, architects and designers can qualify for the trip by reaching an agreed spend on Viero UK products between 1 January and 1 September 2017.

The trip includes:
• Return flights to Pisa
• A tour of the Viero factory
• Dinner and drinks in the city of Pisa
• Sightseeing trip to Lucca (The Walled City)
• Wine tasting and lunch in one of Tuscany’s finest vineyards
• Accommodation in a luxury hotel

To find out more about this prize and how much spend is required to qualify, email sales@viero.co.uk for more details.

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50 fine years – Viero celebrates half-a-century

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Tradition and innovation is something that Viero prides itself on when it comes to developing new products for the surface finishes industry.

This ethos of work is particularly relevant this year as Viero celebrates its 50-year anniversary. As a business, we are looking to appreciate and celebrate this milestone while looking ahead to another half century as market leaders.

Director Chris Walters said: “As well as our fine range of products, a great appeal of Viero to our customers is our illustrious history.

“As a company, we have developed a strong reputation for the work we do within the industry. “It is important to mark and celebrate these milestone moments.”

Rich history
A lot has changed since Viero’s launch in 1967. This was the year Pacifico Viero and Duilio Isabella set up the business in the Italian province of Novara. It was here that Viero started the production of its textured wall coatings and paints.

Growth has been a core success of the business over the past 50 years. So much so, that today the company has expanded its business operations into 50 countries with almost 200 partners worldwide. This network allows us to assist architects, interior designers and developers on their projects throughout the world.

To mark our special birthday, we have launched its very own competition to celebrate. Click here to find out more about this anniversary competition.

Roca's international design competition 'Jumpthegap' returns

Roca’s international design competition ‘Jumpthegap’ returns

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Roca is encouraging UK students and professionals of architecture, design and engineering to enter an international competition that could win them up to €10,000.

‘Jumpthegap’ was launched in 2004 by bathroom brand Roca in collaboration with BCD Barcelona Design Centre. The competition returns in 2017 and is open to creative professionals and students under the age of 35, to create innovative and sustainable concepts for the bathroom space.

This year’s competition coincides with Roca’s 100th anniversary and offers entrants the opportunity to win two awards of €10,000 in each of the professional and student categories as well as a special sustainability award of €6,000 from Roca’s ‘We Are Water Foundation’ (WAWF).

Shortlisted projects will be selected by an esteemed group of global architecture and design professionals. Patrik Schumacher, Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects (above) will serve as President of the Jury along with Ma Yansong, Founding Principal of MAD Architects, and Royal College of Art design graduate Valentin Vodev. Sophie Thomas, Director of Thomas.Matthews agency in London and practitioner of sustainable design will help select the WAWF award.

Sophie Thomas - Ma Yansong

Sophie Thomas – Ma Yansong

Registration is open until 15 March 2017 at jumpthegap.net, with the final design submission deadline on 19 April 2017. Winners will be selected in the summer and an award ceremony will take place in the autumn. Specific dates to be announced in due course.

Jury members – Professional and Student Awards:
Patrik Schumacher (Jury President) – Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects Benedetta Tagliabue, Architect and Director of EMBT Miralles Tagliabue, Italy
Ma Yansong, Architect and Founding Principal of MAD Architects, China
Vladimir Pirojkov, Designer and President of the Industrial Design and Innovation Centre ASTRAROSSA, Russia
Anjali Srinivasan, Director of the ChoChoMa studios and winner of the Swarovski Designer of the Future Award 2016, India
Valentin Vodev, graduated from London’s Royal College of Art and Founder of Vodev Studio, Bulgaria
Josep Congost, Roca Design and Innovation Director, Spain
Isabel Roig, Managing Director of BCD Barcelona Design Centre and former President of Bureau of European Design Associations, Spain

Jury members – We Are Water Foundation Award:
Xavier Torras (Jury President), Director, We Are Water Foundation, Spain
Sophie Thomas, Designer and Founding Director of Thomas.Matthews Agency, UK
Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, The Netherlands

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