DXV 2018 Design Panel

Nominate Your Favorite Designer (or yourself!)



Nominations are now closed.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

Stay tuned for the next 2018 Design Panel reveal.

DXV is proud to announce the fifth DXV Design Panel project for 2018. The coveted program that invites leading designers to journey the world and arrive transformed will once again challenge four individuals (or small teams) to create an inspired design concept using the DXV portfolio of products. The final projects will receive media exposure through print coverage and social media campaigns, and will be featured as the DXV national ad campaign in leading shelter magazines.  

This year’s entry phase comes with a fun challenge for the DXV Design Panel contenders – each applicant must submit a rough concept sketch of a bathroom or kitchen inspired by the architectural city of Paris, France. The design must feature at least four (4) DXV products.  

Nominate your favorite designer or go ahead and nominate yourself! If you are nominating someone other than yourself, he/she will be contacted to obtain the required sketch for final submission. 

Review the steps below to understand the process if you or the person you nominate is selected to be on the DXV Design Panel 2018. All submissions must be received by September 20, 2017.  


– Step 1 –

From all nominations and sketches, our panel of judges will select four designers/small design teams whose work best aligns with the four DXV Movements of Classic, Golden Era, Modern and Contemporary. You can find previous years' projects in the links below.


– Step 2 –

Designers will create concepts, working drawings and renderings. They will also create detailed material lists with the assistance of our DXV project management team to ensure timely and concise design, as well execution that is on par with the designers’ vision. Deadline for all drawings and material lists will be early December 2017.


– Step 3 –

DXV will build the four concepts in their photo studios in collaboration with the designers and a professional team of project managers, stylists and set builders. The designers will be flown to meet with the team to kick-off the project in November 2017 and again for the photo shoot in April 2018.


– Step 4 –


The final designs will be professionally photographed and published in the luxuriously printed DECADEFIFTEEN Inspired Resources magazine, and they will become the national ad campaign for DXV with mention of each designer.

For full rules and requirements, please click here.


Past Design Panels



design panel 2017 design panel 2016
design panel 2015 design panel 2014