She said: “Wow, this is hugely exciting and what an incredible opportunity for me as a print designer to see my prints come to life at FESPA. Arts Thread have been a huge support in emerging designers, welcoming them in to the industry. Thank you to Artsthread and FESPA for choosing my designs to be part of this amazing show. Very much looking forward to Berlin. ”
The winners were decided by competition judges: Christian Duyckaerts, FESPA President and owner of Retail Communicators; Christophe Aussenac, FESPA Vice President and director ATC Groupe; and Debbie McKeegan, textile ambassador for FESPA.
The brief was to design a pattern to be realised in every element of the Printeriors feature entitled ‘Airport Lounge of the Future 2030’. The final three designs will be used on furniture, walling, flooring, windows and soft furnishings.
Debbie McKeegan said: “The quality of entries for our first Printeriors competition was exemplary and a tribute to the talent of the next design generation. After careful consideration, and much deliberation, three designers offering a unique vision were selected.”
Christian Duyckaerts adds: “The number of good design entries made it very difficult to pick three winners. The winning designs reflect a perfect combination between design and colour selection within three totally different atmospheres and all of them very suitable for printed interior design. I’m looking forward to seeing how they are realised in Printeriors."
The three winners have won a trip to FESPA 2018 in Berlin to see their designs come to life in Printeriors 2018. For more information on Printeriors and FESPA Global Print Expo visit: www.fespaglobalprintexpo.com.