Formica Corporation announced the opening of the 2023 FORM Student Innovation Competition. This annual competition invites architecture and interior design students in the U.S., Canada and, new this year, Mexico, to showcase their creativity through original furniture designs that feature Formica® Brand products.
This year’s 2023 FORM Student Innovation Competition challenge asks students to submit a colour rendering and project statement for a furniture design that interprets the student’s concept of maximalism. The “new maximalism” revolves around maximum colour, painterly print and rich textures. It allows a space for expressing individuality and unique perspectives. Students are asked to use their creativity when defining what maximalism means to them, which could be furniture with multiple patterns, unique architectural shapes or bold, saturated colours that draw the eye.
Student submissions must include three or more Formica® or FENIX® Brand products, including at least one from the SurfaceSet® 2022 collection by Formica Corporation. They will have the chance to win cash prizes and national recognition and have their work showcased at NeoCon 2023. A distinguished panel of industry and design professionals will judge the student submissions. The competition is open for students to submit their projects from September 2022 through March 2023.