Attention: Today is your last chance to nominate the nation's top up-and-coming designers to be a part of Curbed's Young Guns Class of 2015! Young Guns is Curbed's annual search for the nation's brightest young and as-yet-under-the-radar professionals who are challenging the status quo of the design industry. We're looking for the brightest designers focused on interiors, furniture, graphics, industrial design, landscape, urban planning, and more: Affordable furniture makers going head to head with Ikea. Engineers launching apps that revolutionize how you decorate your home. Urban planners rethinking smart streets. Landscape designers creating new water-wise solutions. Retailers providing greater access to locally manufactured goods.
The rules are simple: All candidates must be based in the United States, nominees must be under the age of 35 or have been in the business for less than five years (education excluded). We're looking for folks with tangible work, not just a portfolio of innovative designs. Once we've amassed our nominees, we'll select the best of the best and feature the finalists, and their work, on Curbed this November.
We want Curbed Young Guns to be the most democratic of awards, so the nomination process is open to everyone, and you can absolutely send in more than one name. Nominations close at midnight today, October 1, so hop to it, and fill out the nomination form now.
(Are you an architect? We've got a separate awards program for architecture over here.)