Richelieu rewards young designers

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The Richelieu Awards for Young Designers were announced on June 20 during a ceremony held in Montreal. This contest provides a springboard for students and young professionals in interior design offering participants an opportunity to stand out and get noticed.

The Richelieu Awards for New Designers aim to inspire creativity in today’s designers to envision the home of tomorrow, according to the company.

The winners, André Jacques, a graduate from a school of interior design in St-George-de-Beauce in Québec, and Charles Laurence Proulx and Gil Hardy-Groleau, from the design firm NÓS Architectes in Montreal, let their ideas shine by proposing well-balanced and accessible solutions. Each winner was awarded a trophy and a $1,000 scholarship.

“The challenge consisted in designing a layout for an optimized and versatile living space in a 450-sq.-ft. condo according to universal accessibility standards for people with reduced mobility. By cleverly using Richelieu’s innovative products, young designers shared their vision of an adaptable space that adjusts to the age, physical condition, and needs of its occupants to make their life easier,” the company said in a statement.

“This year, some designers featured a space with accessories that adapt, transform and evolve with the needs of occupants for an optimal use of the condo. Layouts embraced the themes of universal design in every aspect, offering ergonomic storage and ease of movement for people with reduced mobility, all in an inspiring setting.”

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