AkzoNobel’s Awlgrip business has announced an innovative competition aimed at superyacht interior designers of the future. Awlgrip has long been associated with painting the exteriors of the world’s most spectacular superyachts. Now, following the decision to introduce a range of interior coating products, Awlgrip is challenging interior designers of the future to show how innovative design can utilise these new materials to produce interiors that can be more stylish, increasingly ergonomic and easier to build than ever before.
This design competition, targeted at 2nd and 3rd year design students around the globe and those who have graduated in the past 12 months, comes with a £5,000 cash prize as well as the chance to have the winning design shown at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show and the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. A full-size execution of the design will then be built by renowned interior specialists Trimline and unveiled at the Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) in Amsterdam.
The challenge is to produce a design that the judges will conclude is the best looking, most ergonomic, easiest to build and features the most innovative use of the new Awlgrip products. This can be as straightforward as a storage or vanity unit, something more technically challenging such as a crew workspace, or even a solution for where the aesthetic ideal meets engineering constraints such as a bridge console.
The judging panel will be composed of two established interior design companies [TBC] and two well-known interior fit-out contractors, Struik & Hammerslag and Trimline Superyacht Interiors.
Those interested in entering can declare themselves in the first months of 2012 at [email protected]. Following a declaration of interest, entrants will receive a briefing that will outline the Challenge in detail, provide guidance on the judging criteria and information on materials and resources available to the entrants.