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Is your idea the next big thing in design?

PORTLAND / SEATTLE / VANCOUVER

HOT NEW NEXT is a dynamic competition celebrating the innovative ideas moving Pacific Northwest design forward. This Shark Tank-style program will offer contestants in each city the chance to present a rapid-fire pitch of a compelling new design-related concept or product to an expert panel and live audience.

Judges (and the audience) will vote, and regional winners will be featured in GRAY magazine, receive off-site mentorship by our judges, and advance to the championship round—held on the GRAY Stage at IDS Vancouver—to compete for a cash prize and the designation of truly being the next big thing in Pacific Northwest design.

Whether your idea is brand new, or a clever update to an existing product, all design disciplines are welcome—from architecture and furniture to interiors, fashion, tech, and beyond.

PRESENTED BY

REGIONAL WINNERS

PORTLAND

Rainier Clouds, Rainier Industrial Art

Contestants:

Rocking Chair, Mark Hanson Studio (Audience Favorite)

Dunes Chair, Quang Truong

ZENVANZ

Interactive Digital Screens in Schools, Emi Day

SEATTLE

Geekey

Contestants:

Tentwood Traveling Venues (Audience Favorite)

Earth to Earth: Sustainable Burial Vessels, Matthew Coates

Engroove

EXO Skeletal Fabrication, Exhabeo

Favook, Christopher Dara

VANCOUVER

5.3 Architectural Panel, Concealed Studio (Audience Favorite)

Contestants:

Contact Points chair, John Rousseau

Papillon Jacket, A’Cote Design

Zero-Pores Marble Finish, Valley Acrylic

Email us at hotnewnext@graymag.com with questions.