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Design a new concrete wall tile for Domus

By Dominic Goymour

How would you like to see your work up on the wall - permanently?

The call is out for artists and designers to create a new concrete wall tile that will be actually be manufactured and sold. Tile manufacturer Domus, and Kaza Concrete are organising the competition and the winner will see their design on sale alongside tiles from the likes of Barber & Osgerby and Patricia Urquiola.

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Domus tile designer Sam Frith will assemble a shortlist from entries, which will then be judged by a panel including Ab Rogers and Morag Myerscough. The competition runs until 5pm on12 December, with the winner being announced in early 2015.

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Wa by Sam Frith for KAZA Concrete

Submitted designs must be concrete wall tiles, designed to be efficient yet imaginative and decorative. Your submission should show a single tile, and consist of a front view, a side view, a cross section, and finally a multi-tile installation. A copy of your creation should be submitted in either jpg. or pdf. form to kazacompetition@domustiles.com.

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Wa by Sam Frith for KAZA Concrete

Accompanying this must be a complete entry form, which is available at domustiles.co.uk, or you can pick it up from their Eastcastle Street showroom (postcode W1W 8DF). A full list of T&C's is also available online.

 

 

   

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