Create a simple, functional and ergonomically designed wooden chair.
Register: AUG/29/2022, Submit: AUG/29/2022, Eligibility: Designers, students; individually, teams, Fee: Free, Awards: 1st Award: 1,000 EUR (pre-tax) + prototype production + free board costs at the hostel during the ‘Festival of wood 2022’ (4 nights); 2nd & 3rd Award: prototype production
When thinking about Kočevsko a picture of magnificent forest landscape with intact nature and diverse animal world with bears, wolves and lynxes emerges in one’s mind. But Kočevsko has another special secret hiding in endless forests as a precious pearl. These are silent in secret remnants of primeval nature in Europe, in fact the few rare virgin forests in Europe. Slovenia has 14 virgin forests, 6 of them are in the region Kočevsko on the surface of almost 219 ha. The largest is the virgin forest Krokar that was put on the UNESCO world heritage list in 2017.
The Festival of Wood invites open applications to the 8th International Industrial Design Contest of a wooden chair as a tribute to the primeval forests of Kočevska region.
By taking part in this design competition, you get a chance to materialise your design idea in the primeval forest – contemporary human relation. The aim is to create a simple, functional and ergonomically designed chair, which will, in addition to its primary function, raise awareness of the user (contemporary person) about the importance of coexistence between man and nature.
The entries will be evaluated according to the following 4 aspects:
- Design aspect: innovativeness, functionality, aesthetics, feasibility
- Material selection: taking into account the use of wood as a primary material
- Marketing stance: usefulness and market applicability
- Presentation: clear and high-quality presentation of entry presentation
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