Solutia Announces World of Color Awards Program
May 10, 2010

Solutia Inc., manufacturer of the Vanceva Color System by Saflex®, announced its inaugural "World of Color AwardsSM Inspired by Vanceva®." The new international design awards program is designed to honor architects, interior designers, glass fabricators, furniture designers, glazing engineers and other industry professionals for their innovative design use of colored laminated safety glass in building design and interior spaces. Entries will be accepted online beginning June 14, 2010 at

"Glass is the portal through which we experience light in the built environment. Adding color to that glass, whether it is in exterior glazing, interior partitions, furniture or art, elevates the experience of light," says Julie Schimmelpenningh, global architectural applications manager for Solutia. "This competition seeks to honor architects, designers and glazing professionals who use color to enhance the built environment and inspire occupants."

Entries will be judged by a jury of architectural and color marketing professionals. The architectural and design community will also be able to cast their votes for their favorite projects online. The glass fabricator who supplied the laminated glass for each of the winning projects will also be recognized on the program website, in press releases and all competition communications.

The 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, 2006 and December 31, 2009.

Nominations must include photographs and brief background information for each project. 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 August 15, 2010.

CLICK HERE to submit an entry.

Need more info and analysis about the issues?
CLICK HERE to subscribe to USGlass magazine.