Pure Talents Contest Offers Design Industry Support and Cash Prizes

The Pure Talents Contest, organised by imm Cologne, one of the largest tradeshows for interior design worldwide, is an award for young product designers.

Over the last 17 years, 476 products from 526 international designers have been presented in the annual exhibition during imm Cologne. Each year, up to 20 designers or designer groups will be invited to Cologne to present their prototypes to the interior design business in the special exhibition of the Pure Talents Contest.

The product categories are: furniture, home accessories, lighting, wallpaper and textiles, floor coverings, and smart home.

All selected designers will receive the label ‘Pure Talents Contest Nominee’ which can be used for their own communication purposes. Furthermore, all the designers are invited to Cologne, and imm Cologne grants an individual financial support for travelling and accommodation of the designers as well as the shipment of the selected products.

From the final Jury the first three winners of the competition are selected and awarded with prize money of €3,000 for the first prize, €2,000 for the second prize and €1,000 for the third prize. The award for the LivingKitchen Selection is endowed with a prize money of €3,000. There is also an Audience Prize of €1,000.

The competition is open to design students and designers from around the world that graduated within the last three years. Design teams are also invited to participate; however, each team may only have a maximum of three members.

The deadline for applications to the 2021 Pure Talents Contest is 17 September 2020.

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