Channel 4 has commissioned a new peak-time interior design contest based in Sheffield, in which competitors will take part in a series of design challenges to win their own dream apartment.
In Design Your Dream (w/t), contestants will each be assigned an empty apartment within the Eyewitness Works in the heart of Sheffield, to showcase their unique design talent.
The hopefuls will be judged across a series of design challenges within the apartment and elsewhere. Contestants will compete against each other, whittled down until there is only one remaining. The winner of the competition will become the owner of their very own two-bedroom apartment within the historic development in South Yorkshire.
The 8 x 60 minute series is produced by Remarkable Factual (part of Banijay UK) with executive producers Joff Wilson and Breid McLoone. The series is commissioned for Channel 4 by Deborah Dunnett, Commissioning Editor, Features and Daytime, and Jo Street, Head of Features and Daytime. The series is made in partnership with Manchester-based social impact property developers Capital&Centric.
Deborah Dunnett, Commissioning Editor, Features and Daytime at Channel 4, comments: "Everybody has their own vision of what makes a home stand out. This series promises to show off the creative talents and tastes of interior designers from around the UK - for a truly spectacular prize. I'm looking forward to working with Remarkable and thrilled that the vibrant city of Sheffield is going to be the home of this innovative competition format."
Kitty Walshe, CEO Remarkable Factual, comments: “We are delighted to be working with Channel 4 on this project. It’s a big factual entertainment format with a really dramatic elimination mechanic that will have viewers on the edge of their seats. The life-changing prize is one of the biggest on UK television and we’re excited to be making this innovative new format that’s unlike anything else out there.”
Adam Higgins, co-founder of Capital&Centric, said: “Our Eyewitness Works building in Sheffield is packed full of original features and when restored it’ll be a genuine, design-led community. It’s going to be awesome to see how the designers put their creative spin on this historic space, with the winner eventually calling it home."
Filming on Design Your Dream (w/t) will take place this summer, with casting currently in progress. Budding applicants with a passion for interior design can apply for the series at www.designyourdream.tv