Eastman Announces Jury for 2014 World of Color Awards™ Program

International Architectural Competition Honors Use of Color Glazing in Design Projects.Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN), manufacturer of the Vanceva® Color System for laminated glass, announced today the jury members for the third Vanceva World of Color Awards™.

The international design awards program is designed to honor architects, interior designers, glass fabricators, furniture designers, and other industry professionals for their innovative use of colored laminated safety glass in building design and interior spaces around the world.Final awards entry deadline is April 30, 2014 and may be uploaded at www.worldofcolorawards.com.  

All projects are judged by an international jury of renowned industry professionals representing the architectural, design and color marketing industries. The 2014 jury is:

Andrew Moor, Principal of Andrew Moor Associates in London and author of The Colour of Architecture returns to the jury for a third year. For 30 years, Moor has been an ‘architectural glass art consultant’ and project manager for works in the retail, office, hotel, leisure and private sectors. He also acted as the international agent of the legendary Derix Glass Studios of Wiesbaden. A renowned author and regular lecturer at architectural practices, conferences and colleges, Moor has a unique understanding of what can be achieved with glass, including how it can contribute to space and enhance a building’s appearance both inside and out. His first book, Contemporary Stained Glass, 1989, (US edition ‘Architectural Glass’) is widely thought to be a landmark work on the state of the art at that time. His book, Architectural Glass Art, 1997, which is still available on Amazon, documented many of the changing techniques and artistic styles beginning at that time. His most recent book, Colours of Architecture – Glass and Colour in Contemporary Buildings, 2006, documents the recent changes in methods and usage of coloured glass by artists and architects throughout the world.

Joanna Sikes, Director of External Affairs at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington joins the jury for the first year. The Museum of Glass provides a dynamic learning environment to appreciate the medium of glass through creative experiences, collections and exhibitions. For more than 20 years, Sikes worked with Dale Chihuly, an internationally known glass artist renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the world in historic cities, museums and gardens. Sikes is a regular lecturer on the world of glass and the works of Dale Chihuly. She has an exceptional reputation within the studio glass community and has worked at the Phoenix Fine Arts Museum, the Crocker Museum of Art as well as with the American Federation of Arts where she collaborated with more than 20 museums across the country.

Abin Chaudhuri, Founder of Abin Design Studio (ADS) in India, joins the jury for the first year. His International Management Institut project in Kolkata, India was a winner of the 2012 World of Color Awards Exterior Division. The building had a brilliant spectrum of glass windows in many vibrant colors, which spanned the entire façade of the structure. Abin’s studio, recently named in an industry web article as one of the top 42 young design firms in the world, has become one of the best-known design firms in the country and the most celebrated firm in Eastern India. ADS has earned numerous recognitions for their projects and have been published in international and national magazines many times in the eight years since the studio’s October 2005 inception.

Angelo Derenze, President of Casa Cor in Sao Paulo, joins the jury for the first year. Casa Cor is considered the most comprehensive display of architecture, décor and landscaping in the Americas. More than 620,000 people in Brazil and Latin America attend Casa Cor each year, making it second only to the Milan Furniture Fair in its attendance. With a 26-year tenure at Casa Cor, Derenze has been instrumental in developing the quality and exposure of the Casa Cor program within 21 Brazilian franchises and across Chile, Panama, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Uruguay.

Kiku Obata is Founder and President of Kiku Obata & Company, a St. Louis and London based research and design studio that creates brand identities, communications, and experiences across print, interactive, and the built environment. She joins the jury for the first year. Obata brings over 30 years’ experience to a highly diverse portfolio having led successful schemes for museums, communities, shopping districts, retailers, and sports stadiums. Her studio’s work takes into consideration all aspects of an experience to intimately engage individuals at every moment and through each point of contact. This approach is rooted in the belief that one’s surroundings and immediate interactions greatly impact their mood, health, and emotions. She is a graduate of Stanford University.

“Eastman World of Color Awards mark excellence in creativity and designing with glass, and this esteemed jury represents some of the best our industry has to offer,” says Doug Marren, global marketing communications manager for the Vanceva Color System. “Members of our jury are some of the top names in our industry. And because glass and color play a significant role in their professional work, they will bring an invaluable perspective and expertise, as they discuss and decide the winners of this year's competition.”

The Vanceva Color System offers architects and designers unparalleled creative freedom to incorporate color into glass and glazing systems using tinted interlayers, which are laminated in between two pieces of glass. A palette of 16 colors can be combined in up to four layers to produce more than 3,000 transparent, translucent and opaque glass colors. This gives designers unmatched flexibility to create custom colors and one-of-a-kind aesthetics. Vanceva color interlayers also offer all the benefits of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers for laminated safety glass, including security, solar control, sound insulation and UV protection.

The Vanceva World of Color Awards competition is an international recognition program open to all industry professionals. All entries must include liberal use of Vanceva color interlayer products and must have been completed between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013.

Nominating a project is easy. Simply visit www.worldofcolorawards.com to submit photographs and background information for each project. The site is also a portal for discussions and information on the subject of color in architecture and design. There are no entry fees, and multiple entries will be accepted. Entrants must agree to provide photography rights for public relations purposes. The deadline for entry is April 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Saflex® and Vanceva® brand PVB interlayers are the most trusted name in PVB interlayer technology for laminated glazing, delivering outstanding performance and durability, backed by reliable and knowledgeable service. As a result, it is found in nearly 40 percent of laminated architectural and automotive glass worldwide.

Notes to Editor:

Vanceva®, Saflex® and World of Color Awards SM and all other trademarks listed below are trademarks of Eastman and/or its affiliates.

​About Eastman

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2013 revenues of approximately $9.4 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

​Media Contacts:

Janet Ryan, +1 314-822-8860 | +1 314-614-7408 | janet@ryan-pr.com OR Doug Marren, +1 314-674-2773 | dpmarr@eastman.com

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