U.S. net Spike TV is readying a furniture design competition series entitled Framework that will be hosted by hip-hop artist Common (pictured) and will debut in January.
The original series follows 13 designers and builders who must put their skills to the test during a series of challenges held over 10 weeks. The group will be asked to use unconventional materials, rethink classic furniture styles, and integrate a number of techniques.
Each week, a contestant will be eliminated by a panel of judges that includes top furniture designers Nolen Niu and Brandon Gore and musician-actor Common, with the winning contestant receiving a US$100,000 cash prize and the chance for their work to be sold by a major manufacturer.
Framework will debut on January 6 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.