eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite designers around the world to participate in the 2016 VMODERN Furniture Design Competition. The award was born from the desire to create a forum for the discussion, debate and development of innovative design. Our goal is to discover and promote the most creative pieces of furniture that will transform the way we live and interact with our environment. What is the future of furniture design?
This is an ideas competition and designers may submit pieces in production, prototypes, and/or concepts. Projects will be evaluated based on creativity, originality, feasibility, function, and aesthetics.
Participants may submit the following designs:
- Seating: armchairs, benches, chairs, lounge chairs, recliners, stools, etc.
- Planes: beds, coffee tables, desks, shelving units, tables, etc.
- Lighting: ceiling lamp, floor lamp, table lamp, wall lamp, etc.
Participants must register by September 20, 2016
Early registration: US $75 until July 19, 2016
Late registration; US $95 from July 20, 2016 to September 20, 2016
One registration = one project
Participants may submit several projects, but must register each entry
There is no limit as to the number of participants per team. Individual entries are accepted
March 10, 2016 – Competition announcement, registration begins
July 19, 2016 – Early registration deadline
September 20, 2016 – Late registration deadline
September 27, 2016 – Submission deadline (23:59 hours US Eastern Time)
November 8, 2016 – Winner’s announcement
This is a digital competition and no hardcopies are necessary. Entrants must submit their proposal no later than September 27, 2016 (23:59 hours US Eastern Time) via email to email@example.com.
The project submission must contain the following files:
- One board with the design information including 2D drawings and perspectives. Participants are encouraged to submit all the information they consider necessary to explain their design. The board should be 24″(h) X 48″(w) in HORIZONTAL format. The resolution of the boards must be 150 dpi, RGB mode and saved as JPG files. The upper right corner of the board must contain the participation number. There should not be any marks or any other form of identification. The file must be named after the registration number. For example: 0101.jpg.
- A DOC file containing the project statement (600 words max). This file must be named after the registration number followed by the word “statement”. For example: 0101-statement.doc.
- A DOC file containing the entrants’ personal information, including name, profession, address, and email. This file must be named after the registration number followed by the word “info”. For example: 0101-info.doc.
- All the files must be placed in a ZIP folder named after your registration number. For example: 0101.zip
David Trubridge [principal David Trubridge]. David Trubridge graduated as a Naval Architect from Newcastle University Britain, but since then he has worked as a furniture designer/maker. He settled in New Zealand after a ﬁve year yacht voyage with his family. His design process combines innate craft knowledge, sculptural abstraction and computer design technology, as it draws on his life’s rich experiences. He is New Zealand’s best known furniture/lighting designer and his work, which his own company in Hawkes Bay manufactures, is sold all around the world and exhibited at trade fairs in Milan (every year since 2001), Paris, London, New York, Dubai. Over recent years his designs have featured in countless international publications, including inﬂuential Italian magazines and even the Financial Times, as an instigator of the trend of ‘raw sophistication’ and as an exemplar of environmentally responsible design. In 2008 the French magazine Express listed him as one of the top 15 designers in the world. His Body Raft has been voted as iconic in New Zealand and in the best 50 designs of the twentieth century overseas, and his Coral light has been named as one of the top ten lights of the last 100 years by a Singapore magazine. Two lights, Nikau and Snowﬂake, won Red Dot awards in 2015. In 2007 he was given NZ’s highest design award, the John Britten Award, by the Designer’s Institute of NZ. In 2010 his Spiral Island set was included in the Design Triennale in New York and also won a Good Design Award. He is invited to speak regularly on sustainable design at conferences and symposia around the world. In 2013 Craig Potton Press published his autobiography ‘So Far’ which is also a design manifesto. His ‘Icarus’ installation, which was ﬁrst shown in Milan in 2010, has been purchased by the Pompidou Centre in Paris for their permanent collection.
- This is an anonymous competition and the registration number is the only means of identification.
- The official language of the competition is English.
- The registration fee is non-refundable.
- Contacting the Jury is prohibited.
- eVolo Magazine, as the competition organizer, reserves the right to modify the competition schedule if deemed necessary.
- Entrants will be disqualified if any of the competition rules are not considered.
- Participation assumes acceptance of the regulations.
- Participants retain all copyrights of their designs. eVolo Magazine reserves the right to publish the projects as deemed necessary. Participants may publish their designs in other publications as well.
- 1st Place: US $2000
- 2nd Place: US $1000
- 3rd Place: US: $500
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