28 Sep 2016

CETEM announces the 22nd International Furniture Design Contest

The International Furniture Design Contest arises to favor innovation in the habitat and rewards projects that are at the same time technically possible and economically viable.

The Technological Center of Furniture and Wood of the Region of Murcia (CETEM) encourages national and international companies and designers to participate in the 22nd International Furniture Design Competition.

The main goal of this contest is to promote industrial designers and furniture companies coming together and the culture of industrial design in the furniture sector, as well as to demonstrate the importance of design in the innovation process and its considerable contribution to industrial success.

CATEGORIES AND PARTICIPANTS

Professional category.
1.1 Designer or team of industrial designers with the collaboration of a company in the furniture sector (the name of the company is required in case the project goes to the 2nd phase as a finalist).
1.2 Company of the furniture sector that has in its staff at least one industrial designer.

Student category.
Students may participate, who during the current year are enrolled in studies related to the Design.

TOPIC

In the contest you can participate within two different topics:

1: Innovative furniture
Design of a furniture or element of the habitat (domestic or urban) that involves an innovation at any level: new conceptual proposals, formal aspect, materials, manufacturing, adaptation to new lifestyles, consumption modes, technological innovation, etc …

2: Innovation in sleep furniture
Design of a foldable mattress or canapé or set of both, which brings new aesthetic and / or functional proposals, as well as the use of innovative materials.

These designs should contemplate trends such as connectivity, mobility, ecology, health improvement, population, aging, globalization, product customization, or new generations, among others.

DYNAMICS OF THE COMPETITION: PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

The projects will be evaluated in two phases.

First stage
In the first phase all the submitted projects will be evaluated by a committee of experts that will determine which of them are finalists and go to the next phase, in which the corresponding prototype is manufactured.

Second stage
In the second phase, the prototypes of the finalist projects selected in the previous phase are built, within the deadlines established in these bases. They must be presented at CETEM’s facilities, properly packed, indicating only the name of the project, without any identifying data of the contestant.

In this second phase, the jury will select: for TOPIC 1 a maximum of 10 finalist projects from which the three winners will be chosen.

For TOPIC 2 a maximum of three finalist projects from which the winner will be chosen. The authors of these projects will receive a certified notification.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Professional category
Projects. Until January 30, 2017.
Prototypes. Until July 15, 2017.

Student category
Until July 15, 2017.

AWARDS


Professional category.

Innovative furniture
First prize: € 3,000
Second prize: € 1,000.
Third prize: € 500.

Innovation in sleep furniture: single prize of € 3,000.

Student category, both subjects.
A single prize of 450 €.