Calling all designers! Design Museum Boston is holding a Street Seats Design Challenge, a competition for outdoor furniture. The winning pieces will serve as a functional display along the Fort Point Channel.
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Organized by Design Museum Boston, Street Seats Design Challenge is an international outdoor furniture design competition that will culminate in new waterfront seating, an outdoor design exhibition, and a walking tour around the Fort Point Channel. The competition is open to local and international artists, designers, and enthusiasts.
“Design is everywhere,” remarked Design Museum Boston Co-Founder, Sam Aquillano. “Therefore, Design Museum Boston is a museum in not one space, but many spaces; Street Seats embodies our unique approach by putting a design exhibition outside in a very public space, around the beautiful Fort Point Channel.”
Entries that meet the criteria will be displayed in an exhibition and event on February 28, 2013 at Factory 63, a new residential tower in Fort Point being developed by Gerding Edlen, a major supporter of Design Museum Boston.
In phase two, design experts and celebrity judges will review the finalists’ entries — sketches, renderings, models, and videos – and will choose the winning Street Seat designs.
Winners will receive a stipend from Design Museum Boston for fabrication and their seats will be installed, along with educational signage, around the Fort Point Channel from April to October 2013.
The deadline for entries is February 1, 2013.