Register: JAN/31/2018, Submit: JAN/31/2018, Eligibility: Designers, creative talents, Fee: Free, Awards: Winner 2,000 EUR + Royalties; 1,500 EUR for the purchase of the license for the exploitation of the projects which are not rewarded
Luxy and Desall invite you to propose a new upholstered chair for indoor use, with a modern and refined design, conceived for both the contract and the residential sectors. Luxy was established in 1976 as a small producer of chairs in outsourcing, in one of the most important productive areas of Europe, Italy’s northeast. Luxy developed into a highly specialised company in the production of ergonomic and design chairs and sofas. Collaboration with designers like Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Stefano Getzel, Favaretto & Partner and Mario Ruiz, along with the company’s innate vocation for research, experimentation and innovation, accompanied by vast technological know-how and experience, led the company to patent products that were characterised by design and ergonomics that are the symbol of “Made in Italy” products, which are exported to over forty countries, through a network of professionals who are attentive to our customers’ needs.
For the correct realisation of your proposals, keep into consideration the following guidelines:
You are invited to propose the design for an upholstered chair for indoor use, comfortable, with a modern style and apt for various contexts of use. Accordingly, the versatility of the chair will be of the utmost interest, opening up the possibility to employ different types of legs.
Where to use
The chair researched by Luxy shall be conceived for indoor use and will address the contract sector, including hotels, waiting rooms, offices, common areas, etc. in addition to the residential sector.
Shape and functions
Your chair shall have a refined and modern design; the possibility of stacking the chairs is welcomed but not fundamental.
The chair you propose will employ internal structures made of metal and/or wood. The lining might be realised in fabric and/or leather, with the possibility to choose from the various options already offered in the Luxy catalogue or, at your discretion, you may also suggest new solutions and materials. If your design implies the employment of an outer shell, you are not allowed to use plastics or wood for it, as there are already other chairs in the catalogue with these features.
The upholstery of the chair will be realised through cold-foamed polyurethane and it will be covered as explained in the preceding paragraph.
Size and weight
The size of your upholstered chair shall comply with the standard adopted for this product typology. There are no constraints regarding the weight of the chair, but you are nevertheless invited to consider that it shall be handy enough for transportability and stacking.
Style and colours
Your upholstered chair shall have a modern and very refined design, paying particular attention to the brand style and compliance. For more indications about the Luxy style and current catalogue, you are invited to have a look at their website available at: http://luxy.com/prodotti In particular, you are invited to look at the Meraviglia, Epoca and Prima chairs, that your chairs shall not directly compete with in terms of aesthetics. The customisation of the chair will be possible thanks to the ample range of colours available in the 450 fabrics and/or leather options offered by the Luxy catalogue. Proposals offering a meaningful degree of customisation will be of the greatest interest. The legs and armrests can be customised and/or covered with different colours and materials (metal, wood, leather and/or fabrics), as per the Luxy catalogue.
The Luxy logo will be applied on a tag sewn along the lining of the chair.
The Luxy chair will mainly address consumers with a medium-high/high purchasing power, presenting itself as a product with a great aesthetic value. The approximate production cost for the chair will be between €80 and €130.