LA Mart Design Center (LAMDC) announced this week it will host the inaugural Design Box Challenge during LA Mart’s Designer Week, March 25-30.
The event will challenge six designers to transform an empty 10x10 space into a one-of-a-kind vignette in just 24 hours. The designers’ creations will be on display at the LA Mart Design Center during LAMDC Designer Week. The event will be co-presented by Dacor, in conjunction with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) LA and the National Kitchen & Bath Association from March 26-30, with the Reveal Party being held Wed., March 28.
Prior to the start of the Design Box Challenge, designers will be provided a box with four unknown elements. Each designer will receive the same four elements, and must incorporate them into their space. How successfully they integrate these mystery pieces will be decided by a panel of judges. These competing designers are then tasked with shopping the hundreds of home furnishings and decor lines of the LAMDC to design and install their creative vision into their assigned 100 sq. foot space on the 12th floor of the building.
Notable industry designers such as Christopher Grubb, Mark Cutler and Laurie Haefele are slated to serve as judges. In addition to the judging panel, attendees will also be able to cast their vote for the design they prefer. Ultimately, two winners will be chosen: a People’s Choice and the Best Concept as chosen by the judging panel.
The LA Mart Design Center will continue the ongoing tradition of hosting its Spring Designer’s Week which will include a week-long public sample sale, special designer discounts, introductions of new products, several continuing education seminars as well as the Design Box Challenge.
“This spring event continues to attract and support the Los Angeles design community and we are especially excited to host this first LAMDC/ASID Design Box Challenge,” said Frank Joens SVP, General Manager, LA Mart Design Center. “This is the sort of interesting and creative endeavor that LAMDC likes to bring to its designer base and we are so pleased to continue in this practice for our Designer Week.”