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Entry deadline extended for Solutia World of Color Awards competition

Post Time:Aug 16,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:88

Solutia Inc., St. Louis,manufacturer of the Vanceva Color System by Saflex, announced today that the company has extended the entry deadline to the Solutia “World of Color Awards: Inspired by Vanceva,” according to an Aug.16 release.Applicants are encouraged to submit projects bySept. 5.The new international design awards program is designed to honor architects, interior designers, glass fabricators, furniture designers, glazing engineers and other industry professionals for their innovative design and use of colored laminated safety glass in building design and interior spaces around the world.

To nominate a project, visit www.worldofcolorawards.com to submit brief background information and photographs for each project. There are no entry fees, and multiple entries will be accepted. Entrants must agree to provide certain releases for public relations purposes.

The World of Color Awards competition is an international recognition program open to all industry professionals.All entries must include liberal use of Vanceva color interlayer products for laminated glass, and glass elements must have been installed and completed between Jan. 1, 2006, and Dec. 31, 2009.

Projects will be judged by an international jury of celebrated industry professionals in the architectural, interior design and color marketing industries.They include Shashi Caan, founder of the Shashi Caan Collective in New York City and the United Kingdom;Fermín Vázquez, founder of b720 Arquitectos in Barcelona and Madrid, Spain;Andrew Moor, principal of Andrew Moor Associates in London and author of The Colour of Architecture; Jeeyong An, principal of GinsengChicken Architecture, a New York office for progressive architecture; and Denise Turner, international colorist and founder of Color Turners in California.

The Vanceva Color System by Saflex offers architects and designers creative freedom to incorporate color into glass and glazing systems using tinted interlayers, which are laminated between two pieces of glass. A palette of 15 colors can be combined in up to four layers to produce more than 3,000 transparent, translucent and opaque glass colors.This gives designers flexibility to create custom colors and one-of-a-kind aesthetics. Vanceva color interlayers also offer all the benefits of polyvinyl butyral interlayers for laminated safety glass, including security, solar, sound insulation and UV protection, according to the release.

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