Dream 2074! A utopia for French luxury. An international design competition by the Comité Colbert and the Ensaama
The Comité Colbert, gathering 82 French luxury houses and 16 cultural institutions, and the Ensaama, a leading French art and design school, launch the competition Dream 2074! A utopia for French luxury with the Cumulus association.
Open only to institutions members of the Cumulus association, this competition invites to dream up the future of the French luxury sector in 2074. Institutions must register from September 15 to November 12, 2018.
Open only to institutions members of the Cumulus association and concerning all disciplines in design, the competition proposes each institution to select 3 projects conceived by individuals or groups of students that will dream up the future of French luxury in 2074.
In order to contaminate society with the radiant optimism of its utopia, the Comité Colbert has conceived a collective work that it is making available to everyone. The digital book Dreaming 2074: A Utopia Created by French Luxury (available for free here) is the fruit of a unique collaboration, rich with the visions of the firms that make up the Comité Colbert…The keywords of luxury no longer confine the spaces reserved for well-being. Quite the contrary. They express emotion and sensitivity, open space and sustainability with all the force of the momentary, requirement and respect, knowledge and action for the happiness of all. Almost three centuries ago, a young French revolutionary said that happiness was a “new idea in Europe”. Today, it has become a central idea in the world, as we approach the 22nd century of the Common Era. In 2074, despite the doomsayers, France is more than ever a source of joy for the entire planet…
Drawing from this collective utopia, projects will show how French luxury can be still this source of joy in 2074.
Please note that the competition is not directly opened to students. Institutions will first register and then send a maximum of 3 projects realized by groups of students, classes or individuals they have selected.
Registration is now open and directors can register their institution: www.dreaming2074.com/competition/entry-form/
Winner(s) will be announced during the Cumulus conference in Rovaniemi, Finland. The winning institution will receive a prize of 5,000 euros.
End of institution registration (entry form completed): 12th November 2018
Deadline for project registration: 31st January 2019
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