Today, the publisher of New York Magazine announced the debut of Dream & Design, a new multi-tiered design student challenge in partnership with Delta Faucet and design schools in the New York City area, including the New York School of Interior Design, Parsons School of Design, and School of Visual Arts.
Dream & Design Presented by Delta Faucet takes its inspiration from the core values of New York Magazine’s innovative home-design brand, Design Hunting, helmed by influential design editor Wendy Goodman. In addition to identifying trends and hot new spaces, Goodman is known for spotting up-and-coming talent. The challenge is designed to identify the next great designer and give them a platform to display their work.
Innovation and style have been at the heart of the Delta® Faucet brand for over 50 years. Dream & Design Presented by Delta Faucet will spotlight the latest thinking in two phases:
The first phase is open to both undergraduate and graduate interior-design students at design schools including the New York School of Interior Design, Parsons School of Design, and School of Visual Arts. Students will be given a portfolio of Delta Faucet brand products and asked to describe the style and space that the fixture evokes.
From there, they will be asked to imagine a real-world space inspired by, and including, the Delta Faucet of their choice. A panel of expert judges will review the submissions and name five finalists. Each of the finalists will receive a tuition-based scholarship.
The five finalists will then be asked to sketch or CAD their space, from which the panel will select a grand-prize winner. Upon their graduation, the grand-prize winner will receive an interview with Noa Santos, CEO of Homepolish. To ensure the grand-prize winner’s portfolio is ready for the interview, Delta Faucet will construct and photograph the winning design for use in future marketing initiatives.
Led by design editor Wendy Goodman, Dream & Design will feature a panel of noted designers who will serve as judges to review the submissions and name five finalists. Judges include:
● Noa Santos, co-founder and CEO, Homepolish
● Sabrina Soto, renowned interior designer and HGTV host
● Seth Fritz, senior industrial designer, Delta Faucet Company
● T.J. Eads, industrial designer, Delta Faucet Company
“One of my favorite parts of my job is discovering talented new designers and bringing their work to a wider audience, so I am excited about this new competition for interior-design students,” says Goodman. “The chance Delta Faucet is providing to build a student’s work and feature it in their marketing is an incredible opportunity for someone just starting out in their career.”
Noting the challenge’s future-forward goals, Fritz added, “As stylistic elements and design preferences in the home evolve, our work in the space has to push boundaries to meet consumers where they are and where they want to be. That’s the fun of our work at Delta, bringing our passion for style into the kitchen and bath. We’re excited to showcase the vision of these talented students as they evolve as interior-design curators and creators.”
Goodman has been shaping and chronicling the nation’s design sensibility since the 1980s, when she first worked at New York as a fashion editor. She has been overseeing the magazine’s design coverage since 1997 and is responsible for New York’s annual design issues, regular Design Hunting features, and the annual New York Design Hunting Magazine.
For more information on Dream & Design Presented by Delta Faucet, fans can visit thecut.com/contest over the next few months to peek in on progress, check out top designs, designer interviews, videos, and more.