Channel 4 Orders Interior Design Contest from Remarkable


Channel 4 has commissioned a new interior design contest, Design Your Dream (w/t), produced by the Banijay UK company Remarkable Factual.

Based in Sheffield, England, Design Your Dream will see contestants assigned an empty apartment within the city’s Eyewitness Works to showcase their design talent. The hopefuls will be judged across a series of design challenges within the apartment and elsewhere, with the winner becoming the owner of their own two-bedroom apartment within the historic development.

The eight-part series is made in partnership with Manchester-based social impact property developers Capital&Centric. Filming on Design Your Dream will take place this summer, with casting currently in progress.

Deborah Dunnett, commissioning editor for features and daytime at Channel 4, said: “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 U.K.—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 of Remarkable Factual, said: “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 U.K. 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.”