DNA is a new 2-tiered project born from the desire to share a vision of multidisciplinary and borderless design. The first stage is the DNA Paris Design Awards, followed by the Summer Design Conference–a series of talks, workshops, exhibitions and other insightful design-related experiences.

For this first edition of the Paris Design Awards, DNA has launched an international call for entries to all creatives and thinkers from the design world, in order to discover and highlight new and cutting-edge ideas in architecture, interior, landscape, product, and graphic design. The goal is to highlight fresh new talents and promote smart and impactful designs and projects.

What makes this award so special is its world-renowned, international, multicultural and multidisciplinary jury. It is composed of 25 talented creatives who defy the limits of design. Here are three members of this stellar jury in the spotlight: Marcus Engman, the founders of Toiletpaper magazine Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari and the duo Fanny Dora & Morgan Maccari.

Marcus Engman has been the Head of Design of IKEA for more than 6 years. Through collaborations with Adidas, Lego, Tom Dixon and Virgil Abloh, among others, he has turned it into a globally influential design brand. He also created new initiatives to expand the IKEA experience, such as the IKEA festival, an event merging design, lifestyle, architecture, music and food that took place during the Milan Design Week.

Collaboration IKEA x Virgil Abloh

Collaboration IKEA x Adidas

The contemporary artist Maurizio Cattelan and the photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari are the creators of the renowned and iconoclastic art magazine, Toiletpaper. They create surreal and disturbing images by using the codes of advertising, film and fashion with twisted visual narratives. Their style can be recognized through their use of bright colors and meticulous stagings.

© ToiletPaper

© ToiletPaper

Fanny Dora and Morgan Maccari are both members of the creation studio, Bonsoir Paris. This multidisciplinary studio creates hybrid projects between functional design, art, architecture and innovation. It stands apart from others in its approach, using storytelling to direct the realization of their projects.The studio has created projects for Etudes Studio, Nike, and Hermès.

Hermes, Flaneur Forever ©Bonsoir Paris

Nike Lab x JFS ©Bonsoir Paris

To be part of the first edition of DNA Paris Design Awards, designers are invited to submit their projects before April 15, 2019 by sharing one or more of their creations. The winners will be announced at the Summer Design Conference which will take place from June 26th to 28th, 2019, at the BETC Magasins Généraux. As well as having the chance to meet some of the world’s greatest designers, they will benefit from the media visibility offered by the event and a special newsletter announcement to over 120,000 creatives and designers of the DNA community.

To support this exciting project, Fubiz is offering 20% off on the submission fee with the following code: DNAXFUBIZ.

You can submit your work online here.