Tupperware is amazing stuff. No surprise, then, that the 2006 Translations in Tupperware Global Design Contest is now accepting entries. The idea is to create a piece of art or unique functional product inspired by Tupperware. The Web site explains: “Inspiration may come from a sculpture, in the form of a painting, a functional product or a fabulous pair of shoes. All entrants are encouraged to produce original pieces that take Tupperware out of the kitchen and into the art gallery.” (In other words, Tupperware tubs artistically arranged in your fridge and containing the remains of your last half a dozen takeout meals probably will not win.) The image shown here is last year’s U.S. winner: a photograph called “Tupper Rose Window,” featuring vintage and contemporary Tupperware bowls, coasters and tumblers made to look like a stained-glass window. The prize package for each of the four winners includes a trip for two to New York, a $5,000 cash prize and inclusion of the work in the global tour. Link via Dexigner.
—Posted by Tim Nudd