WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Surtex has named five judges for its designext competition, scheduled to take place at the next Surtex this coming May.
The judges will be Violet Brandwein, senior buyer with Kate’s Paperie; Henny Lakin, creative director and vice president of design and product development for Creative Bath Products; Diane Piemonte, vice president of creative services for Revman International; Ronald Redding, vice president of design for York Wallcoverings; and Eddie Ross, former food and decorating editor for Martha Stewart Living, Food Network and House Beautiful and now partner in Eddie Ross Inc.
designext is a competition that receives entries from students at design schools around the world. The judges will pick four winners in early March, who will then be invited to participate in Surtex by displaying their winning entries. The winners will also have their portfolios professionally critiqued during the show, and one will be singled out for special recognition, which will include a cash award of $1,000.