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Sangetsu provides interior decorating materials for various spaces, such as homes, commercial facilities, offices, hotels and medical care and welfare facilities in order to share with people the joy of designing spaces. However, we do not just supply interior decorating materials, but design to bring joy and comfort to space. That is the idea that underlies the role of the Sangetsu Corporation in the society, and we have strived to create a rich lifestyle and culture under the brand concept of the “Joy of Design.”
Last year as part of our corporate activities, we held our first competition: the“ Sangetsu Wallpaper Design Awards 2017”, and received many entries. Thanks to all works that were submitted, we felt that there are still many more wallcovering possibilities and therefore decided to hold the “Sangetsu Wallpaper Design Awards 2018” this year as well.
Joy of Design
What exactly is a wallcovering that inspires feelings or evokes a sensitivity in people to create a new space or to use that space to impart joy and excitement?
Hospital rooms that brighten and lift people's mood, hotels that are memorable, classrooms that encourage active communication, offices that boost work productivity, restaurants that bring in repeat customers and homes that encourage a richer life.
One wallcovering can not only create a sense of comfort but even alter the expressions of people.
Wallcoverings have a powerful role in interior design.
Of course we are looking for product designs with beauty and functionality. We are also seeking fresh ideas and designs that people can freely enjoy, or with that potential for those who create spaces as well as those who spend time in them.
We invite you to work with Sangetsu to create the value of new designs.
We accept any kind of idea and design for a wallcovering that creates a new space.
• There shall be no limit to the number of entries.
The competition shall be available to all regardless of the company, organization, individual, group, age, gender, occupation, and nationality.
The winning entry of the Grand Prize will be developed into a product.
The winner may be asked to participate in the product development meeting(s) during product development. The winner will be contacted separately with further details.
Other entries that did not win the Grand Prize may be considered for product development. In this situation, further details will be communicated separately.
During product development, the design may be adjusted due to the production method or due to standards, etc.
Taxes such as income tax (withheld at the source) or special income tax for reconstruction shall be subtracted from the total prize money.
There may be “No corresponding entry” for a particular prize. In addition, there may also be an additional award conferred, such as the “Judges’ Award.”
Award winners will be asked to participate in an awards ceremony. (scheduled for the end of November)
Functional and figurative beauty as a product
Novelty and originality
Design that follows the set theme and has effective impact on that space
Realness and persuasiveness of proposed description
Web entry application period
April 18(Wed) to September 14, 2018 (Fri)
*When you have completed the entry, you will receive a notification by e-mail. If you have reception restrictions, such as domain designation, please set up your PC, mobile phone, etc to receive mail from 〈sangetsu.co.jp〉in advance.
Submission acceptance period
April 18(Wed) to September 28, 2018 (Fri) - Submissions must arrive no later than deadline
*Mail in your submission after completing the web entry application.
Architect and CEO of the range design INC.
Takarada was born in Tokyo. He worked as the Creative Design Director for UDS Ltd., an architectural design firm, and then established the range design Inc. in 2016. He has been involved with architectural design and interior design in a broad range of fields, such as hotels, ryokans (traditional Japanese inns), apartment buildings, commercial facilities, and offices. Recently, he is expanding his range of activities in project planning production, design direction as well as product design with furniture and lighting. He is also taking on the challenge of creating spaces and architecture that give birth to new lifestyles. Some of his outstanding works include “Shinjuku Granbell Hotel,” “Hotel Emerald Isle Ishigakijima,” and “Cascade Harajuku.” He has received many awards such as the 31st Tokyo Architecture Award, being listed in the 40th Top 100 Hotels and Ryokans Selected by Professionals and the 2015 Good Design Award.
Graphic designer and CEO of 6D
Kishino was born in Tokyo. He established the graphic design office 6D in 2007. His main works include the art direction for “KIRIN Home Tap” and the “KASHIYAMA the Smart Tailor”, graphic design of “Odakyu Electric Railway New Romance Car debut campaign” as well as sign planning for “Ichihara City Hall in Chiba Prefecture” and “NEWoMan”. He has received many domestic and international awards, which mainly include the Cannes Golden,the D&AD Yellow, the Silver in One Show, the Gold Award in the Design For Asia Awards, First Prize in SDA, JAGDA Award and an ADC Award. He also served as a judge for the D&AD and the Good Design Award. He currently works as an assistant professor in the Department of Design at Tokyo Polytechnic University.
Interior stylist, Laboratoryy Corporation / Laboratory office Mitsuko Kuroda
Kuroda became a magazine journalist as a member of the initial team that launched “Hanako” (Magazine House) in 1988. After working in editing for 7 years, she was mainly in charge of designing as well as editing, writing, and styling of interior-related articles mainly in magazines such as women's and design magazines. She has been involved in styling commercial spaces, visual merchandising, concept works, interior and installations, advertisement styling, creating promotion tools, and editing business advertisement magazines, etc. She is known for her style that mixes in bright colors, and offers ideas that combine various elements, such as modern and antique. Her major recent works include a design collection for the IFFT interior lifestyle exhibition, interior styling for model homes for Hebel Haus Sofit, as well as interior direction and styling of TV commercials, posters and images for the Sajima Club, the Kamakura dining restaurant “Kogatei,” and the Panasonic Eco-Navi Campaign, “Fudan Premium.”
Competition begins accepting entries
STEP 1WEB Entry
Use this entry form to submit your web entry application and to issue an entry number.
When you have completed the entry, you will receive a notification by e-mail. If you have reception restrictions, such as domain designation, please set up your PC, mobile phone, etc to receive mail from 〈sangetsu.co.jp〉in advance.
STEP 2Send submissions
Mail in your submission to the following address.
Attn: Sangetsu Wallpaper Design Awards
1-4-1 Habashita, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken, 451-8575, Japan
Web entry application deadline 18:00
Submission deadline (Submissions must arrive no later than deadline)
Announcement of results
The results shall be announced on this website.
The winner will be contacted directly by the office.
*No information about the judges’ review or results will be provided until the day of the announcement.
Awards ceremony (scheduled)
Submissions should be completed with a set of following boards and entry sheet.
A. Design image
A2 size (W 594 mm × H 420 mm) – Single sheet, one side
*There are no restrictions for the mode of expression in the sheet. Express the design or pattern (CG or sketch) in full size.
※ Please read thoroughly “Special Notes on Design”.
B. Concept of image
A4 size (W 297 mm × H 210 mm) – Single sheet, one side
*Express a spatial image (perspective drawing or sketch, etc.) with wallpaper.
C. Entry sheet
A4 size (W 297 mm × H 210 mm) – Single sheet, one side
Print out the downloaded entry sheet, fill out the requirements (including the web entry number and design concept).
*Only entries in Japanese or English will be accepted.
Submit one A2 size and one A3 size drawing board (no greater than 1 mm in thickness), connect the A3 size drawing board (portrait) to the right side of the A2 drawing board (landscape) as indicated in the figure below.
*Join the boards together using adhesive tape on the back side.
Affix A. [Design illustration] to the A2 drawing board (landscape). Affix B. [Conceptual drawing] to the upper half of the A3 size drawing board (portrait). Affix C. [Entry sheet] to the lower half.
*A. [Design illustration] and B. [Conceptual drawing] can also be expressed or drawn directly onto the drawing board.
Fold the A3 size drawing board (portrait) inward and submit it as an A2 size.
*Do not roll it up or fold it into a size that is smaller than what is specified when submitting.
The wallpaper product is rolled up with a width of 92 cm.
Three dimensional expressions such as surfaces with lots of concavo-convex are not allowed.
When a specific material must be used, please note it in the entry sheet.
Entries must be applicant’s original pieces that have not been announced both domestically and abroad. Entries that have also been submitted in other contests or competitions shall not be accepted. In addition, the entry shall not be posted publicly without the consent of the promoter.
All rights of the winning entry, including intellectual property rights in Japan and in all countries around the world, shall belong to the promoter and the entry applicant shall not exercise moral rights. Compensation for those rights shall be fulfilled with prize money.
As a general rule, the rights, such as intellectual property rights, for entries that did not win an award shall belong to the applicant. However, the rights related to exhibition or publication (excluding personal information about the entry applicant) shall be retained by the promoter.
If the entries and submitted materials (illustrations or images used therein) infringe the intellectual property rights of a third party (including infringement after entry), any award conferred may be withdrawn even after the results have been announced.
We take every possible measure for the management of entries submitted, however, the promoter shall not be liable in any way for damage or loss due to a disaster or other unforeseen accident.
Entries shall not be returned. When necessary, make a copy beforehand.
For minors, consent from a parent or guardian is required when receiving an award.
The personal information of the entry applicant shall be managed by the Sangetsu Corporation and the Sangetsu Wallpaper Design Awards Office. The information shall only be used within the required scope to communicate for operations, provide news on related events and perform statistical processing.
Promoter: Sangetsu Corporation
Collaborator: Bamboo Media Co., Ltd.
Attn: Sangetsu Wallpaper Design Awards Office, Bamboo Media Co., Ltd.
I would like to change the title of my work that I originally submitted in the web entry. What should I do?
After entering into the competition via the web, can I change the content of my entry?
Can I cancel my web entry?
When entering multiple works into the competition, can I submit all the works under one entry?
No, you cannot do that. Each work must be entered separately.
Which Browsers work with web etntry page?
We recommend to use the one of system requirements below.
・OS：Android4.4 and later
・Browser : use the browsers installed in the devices.
・OS：iOS9 and later
・ Browser : use the browsers installed in the devices.
・ Browser : Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome, recent version of FireFox
・OS：Mac OS X
・ Browser : recent version of Safari, Google Chrome
What type of wallcovering material can be used?
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a common material used for wallcoverings, where the back side is made of a paper (lining paper) substrate over which an adhesive paste is spread to coat the paper.
Other special materials besides PVC include washi (traditional Japanese paper), paper, fabric, diatomaceous earth, foil (gold or silver), cork and lacquer. There are also other materials attached with sequins or glass beads.
As mentioned in the special notes, our wallcovering products are made in rolls with a width of 92 cm. Therefore, three dimensional expressions such as surfaces with lots of concavo-convex are not allowed.
If a material is specified that is difficult to produce in rolls, it will be difficult to make that into a product.
Please consider using thin and flexible material that is suitable for use as a wallcovering.
If the design is difficult to make into a product, we may ask you to change the material.
Does the wallcovering have to be applied vertically?
In addition, can I use different methods to apply (horizontally or in parts) the wallcovering and incorporate such methods into my design?
The wallcovering can also be applied in a horizontal direction.
We also accept designs that are based on a horizontal application or ones that are applied in parts.
Does the special note "three dimensional expressions such as surfaces with lots of concavo-convex are not allowed" mean that embossing cannot be used?
Embossing can be used.
Avoid using a design if it includes a three dimensional decoration on the surface that prevents the wallcovering from being rolled up.
Can a pearl-like color be used in the design?
I would like to see wallcovering examples. Where should I go to see them.
When a submission has a large pattern design that uses the full A2 size (landscape layout), it is possible that a portion of the pattern design may extend beyond the trim edge.
To avoid that, should I use a conceptual drawing to explain the design?
If the pattern design is larger than an A2 size, use a conceptual drawing to express the entire design.
There is no specification to indicate a trimming location. Therefore, cut out and use the most representative or expressive part of the design or concept.
Is it OK to use any paper or drawing material for the design illustration?
There is no specific drawing material or paper that must be used for the design illustration.
Feel free to express your design either by outputting digital data or by freehand.
However, always affix the design illustration to a drawing board for submission.
*Refer to entry requirements
There are drawing boards that are no greater than 1 mm in thickness, but they apparently are not available in certain art supply stores.
It is OK to use any drawing paper as long as its sturdy paper and not flimsy?
There are some stores that do not stock drawing boards that are no greater than 1 mm in thickness.
Please purchase the drawing board from stores or online stores that have drawing boards in that thickness range.
I want to submit my entry. Please tell me the mailing address and phone number.
1-4-1 Habashita, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken, 451-8575, Japan
Attn: Sangetsu Wallcovering Design Awards, Sangetsu Corporation
When mailing in the entry, is there is a specific courier or delivery service that must be used?
There is no specific service that must be used. Any service that is convenient is acceptable.
The participants are responsible for the postage fee regardless of the service being used.