Thursday, April 21, 2011

DWR Fourth Annual Modern + Design +Function Austin Furniture Now Competition

Design Within Reach is holding its Fourth Annual Modern + Design + Function Austin Furniture Now juried competition this month.

M+D+F's purpose is to discover and "promote innovative modern furniture." In addition to this year's lighting and furniture categories, a special green category has been added featuring furniture that incorporates environmentally conscious designs by using green processes and materials. Jurors include furniture craftsman Mark Macek, bookbinder Lindsay Nakashima, and University of Texas Assistant Professor of Architecture Tamie Glass.

Deadline for submissions is 6 p.m. April 26, 2011. Winning designs will be displayed at Design Within Reach, 200 W. Second St., Austin, on May 26. Interested participants should contact Vickie Collins at or call 512-472-7200. Visit the Austin studio link at for more information, submission requirements, and entry applications.

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