MODERN’s Beth Dunlop joins The Battery Conservancy Design Competition’s Advisory Board

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MODERN is proud to support The Battery Conservancy’s Americas Design Competition 2012: “Draw Up A Chair”, an open-call opportunity for designers across North, Central and South America and the Caribbean to propose designs for innovative portable outdoor seating for The Battery.  The Conservancy will fabricate the winning design for use in its new Battery Green scheduled to open to the public in 2014 adjacent to the park?s Broadway entrance.

The Competition is open to students, artists and design professionals throughout the Americas — Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean — to design an iconic, adaptable outdoor seating element.  Registration for The Battery Conservancy Americas Design Competition 2012: “Draw Up A Chair” opened on July 31, 2012, and submissions are due no later than October 30, 2012. All interested designers are directed to The Battery Conservancy website for additional information:

MODERN Editor-In-Chief, Beth Dunlop, has been selected as one of the members of the prestigious Advisory Board. For a complete list of participants, visit the website. The Americas Design Competition will reinforce the Conservancy?s mission to foster design excellence and innovation in the public domain. A curated selection of the 50 Top Designs will be featured on exhibition banners around the park and in an online exhibition. Finalists will have full-scale prototypes of their designs developed by The Battery Conservancy, and the Design Miami/ fair has invited The Battery Conservancy to exhibit Finalists? prototype designs to an international audience of collectors, critics, curators and gallerists.

The winner of the Competition will be awarded a US$10,000 cash prize, and their design will be fabricated, estimated at 300 units, for use in the park.
“It is our hope that this competition will energize mayors from the Americas to take a look at their own home grown design talent and bring it to their public spaces.” said Warrie Price, Founder and President of The
Battery Conservancy, “This is a unique opportunity to showcase new design from the Americas, on view to
the world, here at the Battery.”