If you follow our blog you’ll already know that the Bemz Design Award is a new competition for students from major design schools across Europe to encourage their future design careers, as well as inspire upcoming generations of designers.
Last week we took a look at the judging panels responsible for picking the winners of the Bemz Design Award 2014. And this week we're introducing the 16 participating design schools across Europe.
Students from ENSAAMA-Olivier de Serres
All in all, four top design schools from France, Germany, Sweden and the UK will submit entries to the competition. For most of these countries, the Bemz Design Award is the first European contest open to the textile designers of tomorrow.
In Germany, the lineup is Hof University of Applied Sciences; Reutlingen University; Trier University of Applied Sciences; and Deutsche Meisterschule für Mode Designschule München.
In Sweden the four schools are: HDK — School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg; Berghs School of Communication; The Swedish School of Textiles; and Beckmans College of Design.
And in the UK it's De Montfort University, School of Textiles; Nottingham Trent University, School of Art and Design; The Cass Faculty, London Metropolitan University; and Heriot-Watt University, School of Textiles and Design.
One lucky winner from each country will see their design developed, produced and introduced into the ranks of the Bemz Designer Collection, alongside long established and illustrious designers like Marimekko and Designers Guild. And the overall winner will have three of his or her designs developed.
Stellan Mörner’s Comedin Går, 20th century design, from the Bemz Designer Collection
The theme of the competition is 20th century design, translated via a digital printing technique onto cotton textile.
We'd like to wish all participating students the best of luck. We're really excited to see your entries!
For more information on participating schools visit the Bemz website.