Enter RAK Ceramics’ Open Design Competition 15th March 2024 | IN INDUSTRY NEWS & BUSINESS | BY SBID

Are you an up-and-coming designer? A current student or recent graduate in design, architecture or similar? Introducing We Build Marvels: an open design competition by RAK Ceramics.

We Build Marvels

RAK Ceramics, founded in 1989 and headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, is one of the biggest ceramic brands in the world – selling 118 million square metres of tiles and 5.7 million pieces of sanitaryware per year. RAK Ceramics helps to build marvels, with its products featuring in some of the most iconic buildings in the world, from the Burj Khalifa in Dubai to the 02 Arena in London.

This competition encourages entrants to celebrate that prestige through a creative design proposal.

RAK Ceramics, Enter RAK Ceramics’ Open Design Competition
RAK Ceramics

How To Enter

– Put together a design proposal for a physical piece of art that you will make, using products from the RAK Ceramics Surfaces catalogue and/or Bathroom catalogue.
– The artwork size must not exceed 1m wide x 2m tall.
– The theme of the artwork must be inspired by ‘We Build Marvels’ and RAK Ceramics would like it to celebrate the origins of the brand.
– Make sure the proposal is detailed and demonstrates originality, innovation and creativity.
– Submit your design proposal using the online form by 12th April 2024.

RAK Ceramics, Enter RAK Ceramics’ Open Design Competition
RAK Ceramics
RAK Ceramics, Enter RAK Ceramics’ Open Design Competition
RAK Ceramics

The Next Steps

RAK Ceramics will announce three finalists on 12th April 2024. If you’re a finalist, you’ll be sent the proposed materials and will have a 4-week window to make your art. You’ll then be invited to bring your art to the RAK Ceramics Design Hub before Clerkenwell Design Week (21st to 23rd May 2024).

The winner will be chosen during the event and the winning piece will be displayed in the window for three months. In addition, the winner will receive £1,000, with 2nd place getting £300 and 3rd place getting £200.

RAK Ceramics, Enter RAK Ceramics’ Open Design Competition
RAK Ceramics

Terms & Conditions

1. All entrants must be aged 18 years or above.
2. All entrants must be UK-based.
3. All entrants must be either a current student in further education or someone who has graduated within the last year.
4. Entrants cannot be associated with RAK Ceramics in any way.
5. All entries to be submitted by 12th April 2024 via the online form.
6. The judges are looking for an original idea in the proposal. Please do not submit a piece of work that is a copy of another artist’s image.
7. You can use other materials for your art, but RAK Ceramics products must be predominantly used and celebrated.
8. By entering this competition and if chosen as a finalist, you must be able to transport your piece of art to the RAK Ceramics Design Hub in London before Clerkenwell Design Week 2024 – and agree to it being on display. It will also be photographed for promotional purposes, such as social media.

About RAK Ceramics Ltd

RAK Ceramics products feature in some of the most iconic buildings in the world. Known for a wide product range and the ability to produce bespoke solutions for both small and large scale projects, RAK Ceramics enable clients to bring their ideas to life. They respect, inspire, improve and deliver; today, tomorrow, no matter the ambition, no matter the challenge, RAK Ceramics take care of all the details, so you don’t have to. Their passion and expertise combined with a careful attention to detail means they can provide you with a range of integrated ceramics solutions, allowing you freedom to be creative and plenty of room for imagination.

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