hot new next

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.

Next Up: VANCOUVER

Salari Fine Carpets
June 11, 2019
5:30–8:00 p.m.

RSVP here.

Do you have the next game-changing product or concept?
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PRESENTED BY

CHOWN HARDWARE
DESIGN WITHIN REACH
Salari
Portland Round Winner Fernweh Woodworking

2018 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.