WHITE PLAINS–Emerging craft designers and up-and-coming artisan makers are invited to apply to the new “Emerging Designer Maker Platform” produced in connection with the Handmade Designer Maker division at the New York International Gift Fair. This new initiative will showcase talented designers—in particular design students and recent graduates in business for one year or less—and handmade products across the gift home and lifestyle spectrum and created in all media.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 15, 2012. Online applications, accessible at http://www.nyigf.com/Exhibitors/NYIGFDivisions/EmergingDesigners.aspx, require the submission of products or prototypes. Designers will be chosen by the Handmade Designer Maker selection committee based on design concept, creativity and originality.
“NYIGF is committed to fostering emerging artisans,” said Christian Falkenberg, NYIGF director and vice president at show owner and organizer GLM. “This space will be an incubator for young artisan talents, and a showcase for fresh new resources.”