Shaping the future with acrylic

Acrylic Design Awards 2019

We are inviting the design community in Turkey to help drive innovation and explore the wider potential for our material with the launch of our ‘Shaping the future’ Acrylic Design Awards (ADA) 2019. Our intent is that the ADA program will help us work seamlessly as one through the acrylic supply chain from inspiring design innovation through to creating real products and experiences that have a positive, sustainable impact on society.


THE ADA CHALLENGE

‘We invite students to use acrylic in the design of a product or experience that has the potential to change or ‘shape’ a more sustainable future.’

The ADA is open to undergraduates studying in the departments of Architecture, Interior Design and Industrial Product Design during the 2018/2019 academic-year.

AWARDS

First – €2,000 + chance to appear in a ‘Making of’ video of your winning entry
Second - €1,000
Third - €500
Highly Commended - €250 (subject to jury’s decision)

All winning entries will feature in a PR/Social Media campaign to promote the results of the Shaping the future ADA 2019.

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JURY

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Arif Özden

Industrial Product Designer

Özden was born in Istanbul in 1966. He graduated from Marmara Universıty Faculty of Fine Arts, Industrial Design...

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Atilla Kuzu

Interior Architect

Kuzu was born in 1963. He graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, Industrial Design department in 1987...

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Ayşegül Denkel

Business Manager

Denkel is the managing partner and executive board member of Aktaş Dış Ticaret - one of Turkey's top 300 large companies...

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Doç.Dr. Ece Ceylan Baba

Architect

Born in Ankara, Ece Ceylan Baba completed her elementary and secondary school education in Antalya and her high school...

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Günseli Kato

Artist

Istanbul native Günseli Kato began taking an interest in painting in 1974 when she participated in Professor Süheyl...

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Melike Altınışık

Architect

She is an award-winning architect, designer and educator dedicated to developing an innovative approach to architecture...

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Şebnem Buhara

Architect

Şebnem Buhara, born in 1975 and received her architectural education at Mimar Sinan University. She started her career...

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LEARNING ZONE

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You have a fantastic opportunity through the Shaping the future Acrylic Design Awards 2019 to influence the future of design in your country and beyond. Not only will the winners receive a cash prize in Euros, they will also have the opportunity to work with industry players (think future job opportunities), attend an awards event and have their work publicised via social media, and online plus conventional media channels. The winner will also star in a ‘making of’ video which will showcase their work and talent. See one of our US awards winners talk about his experiences of working with acrylic.

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Architecture, Interior Architecture and Industrial Product Design departments.

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Yes, we welcome entries from individuals, or from teams of up to five people.

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Yes, an individual can enter a maximum of three designs using a unique four-lettered nickname. Similarly, groups are restricted to a maximum of three entries. Each entry must be identified by a unique four-lettered nickname.

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Please see the entry form on this website - full details are also given in our Terms and Conditions.

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We request that the main/major material used in your design is acrylic (as a guide, this will be 75% or more acrylic), however, we welcome its use alongside other complementary materials.

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Unfortunately, we are only able to accept entries online at www.acrylicdesignawards.com

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Please e-mail us info@acrylicdesignawards.com

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We have provided links to technical information within the Learning Zone and hope you find what you need there. There is also a wealth of information about working with acrylic online. If there are any further questions, then you can email us at info@acrylicdesignawards.com and we will answer as quickly as possible.

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We have decided not to restrict the size of design entries, however, if any or all of the winning three concepts are too large to be fabricated and shown at our awards ceremony then we reserve the right to illustrate them in an alternative, graphic way.

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The judging panel bring a wealth of experience and knowledge with them; when they review entries, they will be evaluating to what extent the concept meets the criteria of the brief. The essential element they will be assessing is the potential of the concept to ‘shape a more sustainable future’. While this is the prime focus, judges will also consider uniqueness and the individual concept’s use of the many and varied performance and aesthetic characteristics of the material. Full details of the judging criteria can be found in the Terms and Conditions on this website.

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Shortlisted designs will be announced on the website on 25 January 2019.

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We will only be fabricating the four winning entries (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and highly-commended).

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Acrylic is used widely in both commercial and home environments and is suitable for use indoors and outside too. It is used in advertising, signage, point-of-sale, for lighting, home interiors, fashion, accessories and much more. Pinterest provides a great source of inspiration for acrylic use everywhere! Here is Lucite International's account for you to check.

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See the Terms and Conditions for full details about this.

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Yes, acrylic sheets can be recycled to the raw material as depolymerised Methyl Methacrylate or DMMA.

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When acrylic sheet is produced using high quality controlled manufacturing techniques it can retain its colour for 25 years or more.

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Yes, acrylic is perfectly safe for use in kitchen solid surfaces and is a prime material for use in creating the inside fittings of domestic and commercial refrigerators.

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As with all plastics, acrylic is flammable. However, it can be specially engineered to meet a variety of specifications, which can be discussed with the supplier.

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Yes! In fact, acrylic is well established as an ideal material for use in spas, baths, washbasins, shower trays, windows and more interior/exterior applications. It is also the product of choice for creating some of the world’s most impressive aquaria.

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Our intention is to reproduce the winning design as it is conceived. However, if it is impractical, we will make a scaled down version.

About Us

About Us

80 years of acrylic

80 Years Of Acrylic

Acrylic Sheet Types

Acrylic Sheet Types

Performance

Performance

İnfinite Colors

Infinite Colors




Fabrication

Fabrication

Lighting

Lighting

Sustainability & Our Kaiteki Principles

Sustainability & Our KAITEKI Principles

Inspiration

Inspiration




presentation

Presentation

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UNIVERSITY PRESENTATIONS

Bilgi Üniversitesi
İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi
Marmara Üniversitesi



Mimar Sinan Üniversitesi
Yeditepe Üniversitesi
Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi