Tap manufacturer Triflow Concepts, for which architect Zaha Hadid created a collection earlier this year, will now offer entrants to its Future Talents competition a £1500 prize and royalties on products sold.
Previously, the new competition was only offering to take the winning design into production.
‘We started out with an idea to do a competition that would engage with new and emerging British design talent, and [initially] we didn’t have a budget set aside for this,’ admits Triflow chairman Fred Kwok.
‘However, we decided that if we were going to do this we should follow the same procedure we follow for any other designer, to give due value and weight to the craft process involved,’ he continues.
Hadid and interior designer David Collins are among the judges shortlisting for the competition, while the public will vote for the winning design.
The shortlisted entries will be exhibited at the Triflow stand at 100% Design.
The deadline for entries is 18 September, and the winner will be announced during the exhibition.
For more details, visit www.triflowconcepts.com/competition.