CITEM Red Box Program Filipino Designer Call Out

RED BOX is a design development program aimed at harnessing talent and creating the next generation of Philippine designers. Initiated by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), with Manila FAME, Asia’s Premier Design and Lifestyle Event as its primary platform, the program introduces young designers, who are matched with local manufacturers to create innovative products that reflect their unique design sensibility.

In 2014, CITEM launched the first ever Red Box Design Talents. From hundreds of entries, 14 designers were shortlisted and mentored by the country’s most prominent design icons; and collaborated with local manufacturers to develop their respective product collection. From the 14 finalists, four talents emerged as the grand winners and exhibited in select trade shows in London, Milan, and New York City.

For Cycle 2, CITEM has teamed up with the Design Center of the Philippines to bring the competition to the next level and ensure the sustained development of the next generation of young Philippine product designers.

Conditions of Entry

Participants must be 21-30 years old, Filipino, and have not yet received major home- or fashion-related awards.

Participants can submit entries for a maximum of two (2) categories: Furniture; Home Accents; Apparel; and Fashion Accessories.

Full details and conditions can be found on the website.