The Design Center at JCK Las Vegas is an exclusive, curated destination of collections with a story; representing the individual aesthetic of well-established and up-and-coming designers. These design collections are crafted with the utmost integrity from designers who set trends and take risks with their own unique point of view.
We are now accepting applications for 2017!
Review the information below to identify which Phase applies to you and click "Apply Now" to view the corresponding application. Applications are required annually and are vetted by the Design Board. Please complete the application in full. Completed application does not guarantee acceptance. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Nina Mancini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Design Center Awards
As a JCK design exhibitor, you have to opportunity to make an impact on the growth of strong industry relationships. The JCK Design Center Editor’s Choice Awards honor designers who break the boundaries of innovation and originality, while combining new trends and classic ideas. This award was created to celebrate imagination and honor excellence is craftsmanship. We will celebrate our Top 9 finalists at the Editor’s Choice Press Breakfast on Tuesday, June 6 at 8:30AM in the Press Lounge.
Each year JCK Las Vegas also honors the Top 50 Design Center Retailers that are nominated for exceeding the standards of excellence in promotion, merchandising and sales of designer jewelry. The winners of these prestigious awards and all Design Center Exhibitors (who nominate a Retailer for the Top 50) are invited to attend the award presentation during the Top 50 Design Retailers Breakfast on Tuesday, June 6 at 8:30AM in Mandalay Bay.
The entry deadline for each is April 14, 2017.
PHASE 1- KICKSTARTER
A student or young professional looking to pursue their passion in jewelry and serve as the next generation of designers in the industry.
Kickstarter Application Closed
JCK's Design Board will choose one Kickstarter from five top jewelry/design schools. They will receive a complimentary showcase space within the Design Center at JCK Las Vegas and a mentorship from the larger design community. *Kickstarter is not a mandatory first step to exhibiting at the Design Center. Exhibitors can enter at any stage and is based on a juried process and vetted annually.
Kickstarters will be receive a featured listing in Design Center Look Book (printed and digital) and entry into Evening of Design networking event.
PHASE 2 – RISING STAR
Up-and-coming designers who have been in business 5 years or less. Designers can be in this phase for a maximum of 3 years (the requisite move to phase 3.)
Rising Star Application
Cost effective experience for designers who are still looking to establish their business: lower cost, smaller booth space and dedicated area of Design Center. The application process and vetted annually by Design Board.
Rising stars receive a 5x8 custom booth, showcase display by JCK's New Product Gallery, featured listing in Design Center Look Book (printed and digital), entry into Evening of Design networking event and product submission into Editor's Choice Awards, lounge access, drink tickets and merchandise credit raffle tickets to pass along to customers.
PHASE 3: RESIDENT DESIGN CENTER
A recognized, established design brand.
Residents receive a premier location at the front of the show and Design Center neighborhood with the ability to have larger presence (10x10 sq. ft. and larger), featured listing in Design Center Look Book (printed and digital), entry into Evening of Design networking event and product submission into Editor's Choice Awards, lounge access, drink tickets and merchandise credit raffle tickets to pass along to customers.