Call for Entries: Design Award ‘The Great Indoors’

22 AUGUST 2013

The fourth edition of the international biennial interior design award 'The Great Indoors' is in full swing. From all over the world, interior design projects, realized between September 2011 and August 2013, have been coming in since June, and because of this continuous stream of entries, the organization of The Great Indoors 2013 has decided to extend the deadline from 8 September to 15 September 2013.

The Great Indoors 2013This edition’s theme ‘The Nature of Things’ is a study of the material and immaterial developments of interiors within a globalized reality.

Entries can be submitted via The Great Indoors is organized by Marres, centre for contemporary culture, Bureau Europa/Platform for Architecture, and FRAME magazine.

The Great Indoors Award will honour interior design projects in the following four categories:

  • Show & Sell (Retail: shops, showrooms, trade-fair stands, exhibitions)
  • Relax & Consume (Leisure: hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants, wellness centres)
  • Concentrate & Collaborate (Work: offices, studios, conference centres)
  • Serve & Facilitate (Public: libraries, hospitals, theatres, schools)

The winner of each category will receive a monetary prize of € 5.000.

The international jury of The Great Indoors 2013 consists of:

  • Edouard François (FR)
    Director Maison Edouard François, Paris
  • Beatrice Galilee (UK)
    Chief curator of 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, London
  • Fabrizio Gallanti (IT)
    Associate Director Programs at Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal
  • Christien Meindertsma (NL)
    Designer, Rotterdam
  • Lyndon Neri (CN)
    Founding Partner of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, Shanghai and Design Republic, Shanghai

The Great Indoors will be concluded in Maastricht with a festive award ceremony on 15 November, and a Design route along the student projects on 16 November.

The Great Indoors is sponsored by world leading tile manufacturer Mosa in Maastricht. Visit for detailed information and for an overview of the winners of the last three editions. The Great Indoors 2013 is made possible by the Municipality of Maastricht, the Province of Limburg, the Creative Industries Fund NL, and Mosa.

More information
For more information please contact Floor Krooi via info(at), or visit the webpage.