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Roche Bobois Design Award 2017

October 2017

Roche Bobois Design Award 2017

Roche Bobois Design Award 2017

Taking place in a new country every two years since 2009, the Roche Bobois Design Award is a competition that aims to discover young talents from the world over.

In 2017, the fifth edition of the Roche Bobois Design Award will take place in the United States, in partnership with the Parsons School of Design in New York City. Sixteen pairs of students will work on the theme “Seating for eating”.

The initial exhibition of the resulting projects took place on 24th October 2017 in New York.

This important development stage was an opportunity for the students to have some very fruitful exchanges with Nicolas Roche, Creative Director at Roche Bobois.

The final presentation of the projects to the jury and the announcement of the three winners will take place on 12th December 2017, in the presence of Gilles Bonan, Roche Bobois CEO, and the American designers Stephen Burks and Barry Richards, from the design agency Rockwell.

From 20th to 23rd May 2018, the projects will be exhibited as part of New York Design Week.

The winners’ projects will be manufactured and distributed for sale across the whole Roche Bobois network.