19 Feb Furniture Design Competition: Unleash Your Design Talents
Sitia and d’Doubles with the support of DesignSingapore Council, Embassy of Italy Singapore and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, present to you the opportunity of a lifetime!
We invite Singaporean designers to unleash their design talent and submit their furniture design concept.
One lucky winner will have the opportunity to develop their winning design together with Sitia at their factory in Italy.
The winning prize includes:
– an expense-paid trip to visit the factory in Italy.
– the unique experience of learning hands-on from a true Italian artisan manufacturer.
– the chance for the winning design to be inserted into Sitia’s catalogue and global distribution network.
– a professional contract for the winner to continue collaborating with Sitia.
This is an incredible opportunity not to be missed by budding designers!
*REGISTER YOUR INTEREST*
Please join us for the competition briefing on 15th March, 4pm at d’Doubles showroom.
Click here to confirm your attendance for the briefing on 15th March
15th March : Competition briefing at d’Doubles showroom (61 Tai Seng Avenue #01-04)
30th April : Deadline for submission of design
15th May : Winner announced
Who is Sitia?
Sitia (www.sitia.com) is an artisan furniture brand based in the north of Italy (near Venice) founded in the 1970s. Today Sitia’s collections are distributed internationally through a global distribution network of showrooms and agents.
Who is d’Doubles?
d’Doubles (www.ddoubles.com.sg) is a furniture solution provider in Singapore with a showroom and e-commerce platform that carries Italian & European brands, including Sitia amongst others.
The competition is open to all young designers, creative professionals and students. Each participant can submit more than one project.
Group participation is also permitted, in which case a spokesperson must be identified. In order to participate in the competition, you must accept this call for applications and the free transfer of reproduction and publication rights of submitted projects, for the purposes of the competition.
Participants shall be asked to provide a pdf with the presentation of the project, including telephone number, personal data, email and the name of the project submitted.
1. At least 3 renderings must be submitted in .jpg or .pdf format, 3500×2500 pixels in size and containing the participant’s name as well as project title.
2. A brief report explaining the project’s concept and characteristics, with reference to the aims of the contest.
3. 3D and autocad drawings.
4. Detailed shop-drawings
Subject – guidelines
A Human-centered design product that encourages collaboration.
The design of a “multitasking” product, eco-sustainable as much as possible, choosing one guideline among:
1. Acoustic “comfort”. The need to live and work in quiet spaces, reducing annoying acoustic reverberation. A product suitable for Office, Public spaces & Museums, Education & Schools, Restaurants, cafès & Hotels, Retail & leisure, Home. Adding a sort of “italian style” – thinking to fashion, food, design, art, history ecc.
2. New ways of working and new spaces assigned for doing so. A change of approach to the professional world, influenced primarily by technology, which comes to the fore in the coworking area where it reshapes the dynamics. A desk that opens onto broader social and creative settings. A place to work, imagine, plan and interact. A human desk.
3. “Friend table” low and high, dynamic & versatile. friend, because he must always be with us in our activities. with a light design that can be used as a side table for sofa in the low version, or as a work table in co working situations. Equipped with all necessary tools to welcome people that want to work, eat, rest, watch etc.
Projects must minimise or possibly eliminate the use of alternative elements such as metalware, accessories or screws, and must minimise the waste of materials as well as space. The Contest aims to focus on objects which are not only recyclable, but which can also be optimised in terms of volume when disassembled, to minimise shipment bulk.