Solutia Announces Jury for 2012 World of Color Awards(TM)
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), manufacturer of the VancevaÃ‚® Color System by SaflexÃ‚® for laminated glass, is pleased to announce the jury members for the 2012 Solutia World of Color Awards(TM) Inspired by Vanceva. The second annual international design awards program is designed to honor architects, interior designers, glass fabricators, furniture designers, glazing contractors and engineers, and other industry professionals for their innovative design use of colored laminated safety glass in building design and interior spaces around the world.
All projects will be judged by an international jury of renowned industry professionals representing the architectural, design and color marketing industries. The 2012 jury is:
- Pitupong Chaowakul, Founder of Supermachine Architect Studio in Bangkok, Thailand and one of the keynote speakers in the international forum, “Archifest 2010″ in Singapore. Winner of the 2010 Solutia World of Color Awards, Exterior Division;
- Brunete Fraccaroli, noted Brazilian designer and recognized worldwide as “the color architect” for her use of brilliant color and glass;
- Andrew Moor, Principal of Andrew Moor Associates in London and author of The Colour of Architecture. Moor returns to the jury for a second year;
- Mark P. Sexton, FAIA, LEED AP, Founding Partner of the prestigious Krueck + Sexton Architects in Chicago;
- Jane Stockel, Principal of Jane Stockel Designs in Hong Kong and recent recipient of the prestigious International Colorlink award from Color Marketing Group.
“The architects and designers that make up this year’s jury panel are highly respected leaders in the industry,” said Aimee Davis, global marketing communications manager at Solutia. “Glass and color play a significant role in the work of this jury, and we look forward to their insights on the submitted projects. Our panel represents every corner of the globe, and we welcome the unique perspective each brings from their respective world area.”
The Vanceva Color System by Saflex 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 unparalleled 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, sound insulation and UV protection.
The Solutia 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, 2008 and December 31, 2011.
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 March 16, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
Entries are now being accepted at www.worldofcolorawards.com .
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Solutia is a market-leading performance materials and specialty chemicals company. The company focuses on providing solutions for a better life through a range of products, including: SaflexÃ‚® polyvinyl butyral interlayers for glass lamination and for photovoltaic module encapsulation and VISTASOLARÃ‚® ethylene vinyl acetate films for photovoltaic module encapsulation; LLumarÃ‚®, Vista(TM), EnerLogicÃ‚®, FormulaOneÃ‚®, GilaÃ‚®, V-KOOLÃ‚®, Huper OptikÃ‚®, IQue(TM), Sun-X(TM) and Nanolux(TM) aftermarket performance films for automotive and architectural applications; XIRÃ‚® and Heat MirrorÃ‚® performance films that are incorporated into aftermarket window films, laminated glass products and suspended insulated glass units for use in automotive and architectural applications. Flexvue(TM) advanced film component solutions for solar and electronic technologies; and technical specialties products including CrystexÃ‚® insoluble sulfur, SantoflexÃ‚® PPD antidegradants, TherminolÃ‚® heat transfer fluids and SkydrolÃ‚® aviation hydraulic fluids. Solutia’s businesses are world leaders in each of their market segments. With its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, the company operates globally with approximately 3,400 employees in more than 50 worldwide locations. More information is available at www.Solutia.com .
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