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Carrol Boyes Functional Art (CBFA) has announced the theme for the Metal 2008 New Designer Search: "Frame". This refers to a structure that can contain or border any article of beauty such as a mirror, an artwork, an image, an item of jewellery or the like. The work should fuse three key elements: functionality, manufacturing potential and aesthetics.
"A frame may hold a special memory, reflect a shared moment in time or simply contain a gift from someone close. I would like to encourage entrants to be inspired by these moments when designing and creating their prototypes so that these may reflect their uniqueness," said Boyes herself.
Entries officially open on March 1. No experience or design qualification is necessary to enter. Entrants have to design a frame, make a 3D example and submit it along with a completed entry form, a copy of their ID and a one-page CV. For more information and the entry form, visit http://metal.carrolboyes.co.za.