Natalie from mydeco was in contact recently to let me know about an amazing competition they are currently running. But – and this is one big but – its only open to UK residents so if you don’t live in the UK please avert your eyes now!
mydeco.com, the UK’s leading interior design and homewares website, is offering one lucky community a design makeover by British design icons Sir Terence Conran and Tara Bernerd. The site is calling for nominations from people in cities, towns and villages across the country for the indoor community space that deserves to win.
Whether it’s an unloved library, tired town hall or aging youth club, the YourSpace campaign is offering a money-can’t-buy chance to have a local, indoor community space redesigned and revitalised by top British designers from the mydeco design board. Any UK indoor space at the heart of a community can be nominated online by submitting a photograph of the room and 200 words on what it means to your community. Campaign packs including posters and online buttons are available to download to help people campaign for votes for their nomination.
Tara Bernerd said, “Imagine for a moment, a rundown public library, poorly lit, badly laid-out, understaffed for lack of admin space. Poor computer terminals added as an afterthought. Old fashioned uncomfortable chairs… Now imagine the library in the next Bond Movie. Think bright white, lacquered book shelving, with colours that clearly categorise subjects. The latest technology, dimmer areas with big leather armchairs, terrific long tables set up for lap tops and high-backed stools. Get me a library card!”
The YourSpace campaign aims to highlight the impact design can have on community life. A shortlist of spaces will be influenced by public votes, and the final winner will be picked and redesigned by Sir Terence Conran and Tara Bernerd. You can nominate an indoor room from your local community that you would like to see redesigned by visiting www.mydeco.com/yourspace.
The closing date for entries is 29th May so register now at www.mydeco.com/yourspace.
I really hope they show the makeover on TV! Its such a wonderful competition and will benefit a whole community rather than one person.