Warp & Weft is delighted to announce its sponsorship of Contemporary Creations – A Rug Design Competition for The Fashion Institute of Technology’s upper division Textile/Surface Design Program students as part of their “Custom Rug and Carpet Design” class taught by instructor / rug designer Deborah Hernandez. The submitted work will satisfy the students’ first project requirement for the Fall 2011 semester. Contestants, who will submit a contemporary design in an open medium, are being given total freedom in expressing ideas for pattern and colors.
Project/Submissions are due on October 7th and soon after will be judged by a diverse panel of professionals:
Patti Carpenter President / Creative Director, Continuum Home Inc. and Carpenter + Company
Mary Foley & Michael Cox Founding Principals, Foley & Cox Interiors
Carol Litt Professor at FIT, Textile / Surface Design
Michael Mandapati Founder / Creative Director, Warp & Weft
David Mann Founding Partner, MR Architecture + Decor
Rena Sussman Silverman Adjunct associate professor at FIT, Textile / Surface Design
Bob Zaccaria Founder, Zaccaria Associates
The first place winner will receive $500 and an opportunity to interpret the design into a 6’x9’ hand-woven rug made in Warp & Weft signature 100 knots quality. The second place winner and three runners-up will receive cash prizes.
We believe it is important to foster new talents, and are happy to provide an opportunity for soon-to-be-designers to show their best through innovative concepts in the world of contemporary rug design.
FIT, a leader in professional career-oriented education, is a college of art and design, business and technology of the State University of New York (SUNY), with 46 majors leading to the AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees. The college serves more than 10,000 students and offers courses in a wide range of fields. Visit www.fitnyc.edu.