Japanese retailer Muji this week launched the international Muji Design Awards 2001 to mark the tenth anniversary of Muji Europe. Launched in the UK, France and Belgium, the scheme calls on designers and consumers to come up with product ideas for the chain. Judges, including Richard Woolf of McDaniel Woolf, Design Council director of design and innovation Clive Grinyer, and Design Week editor Lynda Relph-Knight will look for innovation, functionality and harmony with Muji’s existing product range. Prize money totals £10 000 and winning ideas may be put into production. Contact Muji, 167-169 Great Portland Street, London W1N 5FD. Tel: 020 7323 2287
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