International Young Adult Furniture Making Invitational (IYAFMI)

 

The International Young Adult Furniture Making Invitational (IYAFMI) 2020 is meant to provide young talents from around the globe a friendly-based platform to showcase and exchange their skills in both Individual Project and the Team Collaboration Project.  The Individual Project is a source of personal pride to invitees, which should result in varying national interpretations of the theme “Legacy” and a widely diverse range of projects.  The Team Collaboration Project is an exercise in international collaboration, support and an opportunity for invitees to interact with peers and Team Leaders to shine.  Team Japan, as the host country representative, will demonstrate the essence of Japanese craftsmanship and introduce a variety of local timber species from their project to the public.

 
*To be eligible to participate, Invitees must have a Date of Birth after 21 March 1995.
 

Individual Project

“to design and build a piece of furniture related to their personal interpretation of the theme, “Legacy.” 

The Individual project is a source of personal pride to Invitees which will result in varying national interpretations of the theme “Legacy” and a widely diverse range of projects.  12 first time invitees are supplied material to their own timber cutting list although the issued species will be one commonly used in Japan. Specifying materials to accommodate color contrast is a possibility.

The Individual Project design is left entirely up to each Invitee who may commence their design as soon as an Invitation is issued to them.  Whilst designing their project, Invitees should also determine the minimum number of hand tools they must bring to the event.

Teams Collaboration Project

“must be a piece of practical or multi-purpose furniture which can be used in everyday life”.

The Teams Collaboration project is an exercise in international collaboration, support and an opportunity for Invitees to interact with peers and Team Leaders to shine.  All 12 first time Invitees are divided into 4 teams and each team is assigned a Team Leader.  Team Leaders are previous IYAFMI successful Invitees and are given the responsibility to ensure that Team projects are noticeably different to the Individual projects with emphasis on evident design input and construction technique from each and every member of the team and relation to the theme “Legacy.”
Collaborative teams will be selected and advised as soon as possible and pre-event contact, discussion and collaboration will be via a Facebook page which will be established shortly.  Each Invitee in a group will contribute 4 hours of construction time to the collaborative project.  Each Team Leader will contribute 20 hours to the project.

“Team Japan”

“to design and build a piece of practical furniture highlighting Japanese elements, relevant to the theme and showcasing the legacy of the traditional Japanese culture.”

A team of skilled and supportive young Japanese talent will be selected to represent our host country.   “Team Japan” will be given a similar task to Teams Collaboration project.

IYAFMI Preliminary Program Timetable (subject to change):


 

Reminder

* Completed applications with all required attachments are to be sent to Jackie Feng and Steve Bulman before 21st December 2019
Jackie Feng (Program Coordinator): jackie.feng@iwcs.com
Steve Bulman (Project Manager): steve@westsidejoinery.com.au

* Application open in October 2019, and any application received after 21st December 2019 will not be considered.
Successful Applicants will be advised prior to 7th January 2020.
Completed timber lists are required before 10th February 2020.

 
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