LG invites designers, architects and enthusiasts to enter the LG OLED Design Competition 2017. Entries will be accepted up to 20 November.
This year’s award coincides with LG’s release of the first commercialised flexible OLED light panels, 0.41mm thin and come with a bending radius of 20mm. Entries must use these.
The competition focuses on the theme ‘New Light of Life’, to explore three different concepts; life, human, and flexibility & creativity. Life asks for personal interpretations of life to be incorporated into designs; human proposes design in accordance with LG’s design philosophy of ‘human centric care and empathy’ and to emphasise the natural illumination of OLEDs; flexibility & creativity looks for designs that integrate into our modern lifestyle.
Within that broad theme the competition is divided into two categories – Lighting Design and Space Design. Five finalists in each category will be announced on 20 December, and the winning designs will be shown at the next Light + Building exhibition (18-24 March 2018). LG Display will fund building the mock-up of the designs.
The top placed team in each category also gets $5,000 and an airline ticket to Frankfurt for the show (only one, though); second prize is $3,000 and a ticket; third prize is $1,000 and a ticket. There are also two runners-up in each category that win $1,000 but no ticket.
The LG OLED Design Competition has been an international platform since 2013, encouraging designers and architects with an opportunity to apply OLED light to their designs. This year’s competition is specially endorsed by Red Dot and the jury includes the founder and CEO of Red Dot, Peter Zec. Other jurors are Paul Joe, functional expert at LG electronics; Sung Soo Park, vice-president and head of OLED lighting business division at LG display; Italian designer Stefano Giovanmoni; product designer Ichiro Iwasaki; Torsten Valeur, head of David Lewis Designers; and Stefan Stark of Stark Design.