Congratulations to the 1st place winner Kathryn Retich, who created the best "ultimate space" using VividAR™ software and 3D virtual products/furnishings.

On behalf of Dwell and VividWorks, we are proud to announce the winners of the 2013 VividWorks Passport to Design Competition. We celebrate the first, second and third place winners, who out of hundreds of entries were judged by a panel of Dwell Editors, on their usage of products to create a complete, livable and furnished space.

Karen Stewart wins the second place prize for her modern interior space.

And third place is awarded to Ivan Orquera for his creative use of modern products/furnishings.

Competition Overview

Dwell on Design attendees were invited to create an “ultimate space” using VividAR™ software. Participants will have access to virtual 3D designs and furnishings provided by participating exhibitors. Prizes total over $5,000!

How it Worked

Attendees were invited to visit particpating exhibitor booths on the show floor and received stamps in their “passport” located in the Dwell on Design Show Directory. Once the desired stamps were received, guests checked in with VividWorks at the Tech Lounge and designed their "ultimate space"; either an indoor living space, kitchen, or outdoor space. The collected stamps ‘unlocked’ virtual 3D products/furnishings that were used in the design of their ultimate space using VividWorks' VividAR™ software. The submitted designs were judged upon show close on June 24th by a jury of Dwell Editors and three tiers of cash prizes are awarded.


  • First Prize:  $5,000, an iPad Mini , a one-year subscription to Dwell® Magazine, and a Dwell T-shirt
  • Second Prize: $1,000, an iPad Mini, a one-year subscription to Dwell® Magazine, and a Dwell T-shirt
  • Third Prize: $500, an iPad Mini, a one-year subscription to Dwell® Magazine, and a Dwell T-shirt

Participating Exhibitors

Benjamin Moore & Co.
Clei: represented by Resource Furniture
Crossville Inc.
Hansgrohe, Inc.
Peter Danko
True Professional Series
Yube Modular Furniture

What is VividWorks VividAR™?

VividAR™ combines real space and virtual products giving amazing freedom to dream, plan and visualize any design. The solution enables to try amazingly realistic looking products to any space, anytime and anywhere.

For official rules, CLICK HERE 


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