CONTEST

16.01. – 16.02.

Your prototype at milan designweek 
Salone Del Mobile 2016

The show will take place at the renowned Brera Design District. The historic area of Brera offers prestigious and impressive showrooms during the Milan Fair – established brands and galleries will showcase their new products and concepts. Organized by the makers of the Fuorisalone, the Brera Design District presentations will be accompanied by extensive communication measures (guide, listings, label, etc.). Representatives from the furniture and textile industry as well as traders and galleries are expected as visitors.

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Topic: THE RELATIONSHIP TO THINGS

DINGVERHÄLTNIS

SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN

Send us your concept and a picture of your prototype until February 16th 2016 and take part in the design contest. Have a look at all required information and register here or downloads at the end of this page!

JURY DECISION

Your nerves are strained – but that is just typical until the big decision of the selected 5 winners from all the submitters.

SUBMIT YOUR PROTOTYPE

Please keep in mind that all the winners need to ship their prototype to our postal adress up to this date for showcasing them at the showroom. 

MILAN DESIGN WEEK / SALONE DEL MOBILE

Great! You have been selected. Now is the time for the exhibition at the exclusive pinkdot showroom while enyoing the Milan furniture fair and designweek. Congratulations! 

WHAT IS THE PINKDOT CONTEST?

It is a regularly held design-competition, taking place for the first time this year. Its concrete objective is for young designers to present their ideas and furthermore, build up partnerships between producers, manufacturers and designers which will allow implementing contemporary, but also extraordinary ideas concerning furnishing.

Who organizes the pinkdot Contest?

Initiators and the awarding authority of the competition are the designers of studio oort. It takes place independently of companies and manufacturers, which allows diverse cooperations in various areas. This continuously increasing partnership-network shall support the designers in the long term.

What is the goal of the contest?

Not only presenting ideas, but providing a platform. During the first year, the prototypes will be exhibited at Salone del Mobile in Milan after which there will be searched for ways to implement and produce them.

Why a topic?

Dealing with a particular task/assignment provides a framework for the projects, that roots the designer’s items and statements in a wider context.

Who can participate?

Anybody who meets the requirements concerning the implementation of an idea into a prototype. We especially address students of creative and design oriented subjects, craftsmen and architects. Teams as well as single persons can submit up to three concepts.

Is there a participation fee?

No – We do not charge you for taking part in the competition. However, in case your prototype is chosen, you are obliged to forward your prototypes (to Potsdam) at your own expense.

What can I win?

pinkdot offers no prize money. We enable medial presence/marketing and represent the winners‘ products at fairs. Furthermore, we provide partnerships with experts and strive for bringing your works into production.

What are the evaluation criteria?

— The participants must have paid attention to the given topic and should have recognizably inter preted it.
— The work’s autonomy must be recognizable.
— The aspect of reproducibility must be fulfilled.
— Is the work original and inventive?
— Is the concept convincing?

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