Excerpt from article published by Canadian Architect magazine:
« DX Emerging Designer Competition shortlist announced
The Design Exchange, in partnership with the RBC Foundation, has announced the 13 shortlisted candidates of the Emerging Designer Competition following a Canada-wide search that commenced in March 2013. Brandon Bergem (Winnipeg), Emery Norton (Toronto, ON), Guillaume Noiseux (Montreal), Jennifer Thorogood (Montreal), Jeremy Couture (Quebec City), Knauf and Brown (Vancouver), Lukas Peet (Vancouver), Mason Studio (Toronto), Ross Milne (Vancouver), Roxanne Léger (Montreal), The Alleles (Medicine Hat), TREATY (Toronto) and Wendy W. Fok (Vancouver) were selected by the first panel of industry judges, thus concluding the first phase of two-stage judging process. Shortlisted candidates now have two opportunities to win; the final review panel comprised of design and business heavyweights and the Caesarstone People’s Choice Award (PCA).
The Emerging Designer competition was open to all Canadian designers with no more than five years of professional industry experience, across all disciplines. The first panel of judges was comprised of successful Canadian design talent including Sunny Fong (VAWK), John Tong (+tongtong), Philippe Meunier (Sid Lee), Omer Arbel (Bocci/Omer Arbel Office) and Patty Johnson (Patty Johnson Design). Panelists provided personal insights on the transition from emerging to established designer and successfully narrowed down the competition to the finalist round. The selected 13 candidates will now advance to the final review. »
Voting for the People’s Choice Award is open until December 15, 2013.
(Source: Canadian Architect)