RI Design Hall of Fame: Call for Nominations and Applications!
DESIGNxRI is calling for nominations and applications to the RI Design Hall of Fame. Inaugurated in 2014, the RI Design Hall of Fame recognizes proven leaders in the Rhode Island design community. It showcases and celebrates the impact of RI designers on a local, national, and international level. Honorees are inducted into the RI Design Hall of Fame at a celebratory event in September during DESIGN WEEK RI.
For 2017, DESIGNxRI will recognize up to five RI Design Hall of Fame inductees in two categories: Lifetime Achievement and Emerging Designer. Applicants must be individual design professionals primarily living and working in Rhode Island, who have made significant and noteworthy contributions through their design practice and are able to demonstrate the impact of their design. Nominations for designers to be considered are due by May 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Those nominated will be contacted to submit a full application for consideration by the RI Design Hall of Fame review committee. The application period is open through June 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Information on current RI Design Hall of Fame honorees and to access a nomination form for the 2017 awards, visit http://www.designxri.com/about/design_hall_of_fame.
The RI Design Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes those individuals with more than 25 years in their respective fields of design that have proven a true commitment to design in Rhode Island and have made a significant impact over the course of an extensive career.
The RI Design Hall of Fame Emerging Designer Award recognizes those individuals with less than 15 years of experience in their respective fields of design who show a talent and commitment that ensures they are the future design leaders of Rhode Island.
A panel of distinguished design professionals and educators will review all applications and select the 2017 RI Design Hall of Fame inductees.
The RI Design Hall of Fame is presented by DESIGNxRI, an organization working to create a vibrant and opportunity-driven environment for RI designers, design business and the design sector to thrive. Honorees are recognized at a celebratory event during DESIGN WEEK RI.
Celebrating design and the Rhode Island design community, DESIGN WEEK RI brings together design happenings and activities that showcase the innovative and economic impact of design practices across the state. The 4th annual event runs September 13 – 24, 2017. DESIGN WEEK RI hosts nationally and locally renowned speakers, a statewide lunch time talk series, design conferences, open studios, tours, walks and much more. Speaker and schedule details are forthcoming.