PORTLAND | SEATTLE | VANCOUVER

 

Is your idea the next big thing in design?

 

NEXT UP: Championship Round on the GRAY Stage at IDS Vancouver

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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.

FINALISTS

PORTLAND

PORTLAND

Sling Chair
by Fernweh Woodworking

VANCOUVER

VANCOUVER

Deck of Wander
by Anja Jane

SEATTLE

SEATTLE

The Marg Tote
by LULAH