Register: SEP/17/2018, Submit: SEP/17/2018, Eligibility: Designers, students, design enthusiasts; individually, teams up to 2 members, Fee: Free, Awards: Winner 30,000 CNY (Chinese Yuan Renminbi) (about 4,530 USD) (pre-tax); Top 3: 2 prizes 10,000 CNY (about 1,510 USD) each (pre-tax), People’s Choice Award – ergonomic chair; Top 10: 7 prizes – ergonomic chair (each); Top 50
The nature of work has fundamentally shifted. Therefore how to increase office space utilization and users’ productivity becomes a hot topic. We shall unceasingly pay attention to new ideas and trends in office culture. And we need to envision flexible products which are able to satisfy current requirements, people’s feeling, and future demands of change. This time, Young Bird Plan, cooperating with MATSU Group launches 2018 Matrix Modular Office Furniture System Design Competition. Participants are free to think and we are expected to meet with your flexible office furniture.
This competition invites all designers to conceive a collection of office furniture that consists of units which are able to be used with no less than four combinations. It shall be aesthetic, functional and delightful, and can make users’ work and life more ordely, productive, and efficient.
Meanwhile, all the materials, sizes, techniques and combinations applied to your projects shall be specified. A unique name of the design is important as well, because the winning entries will be further modified, produced and sold by professional teams of MATSU. Designer will retain the right of authorship.
Since its inception in 1996, the MATSU Group has been dedicated to providing customers with personalized, high-quality and exquisitely-designed office space solutions. Our wide range of products includes: high quality office furniture, public space furniture, outdoor furniture, LED lighting, office partition systems, carpet and laboratory equipment in an ultimate design, aiming to create an inspiring office lifestyle for our customers.
MATSU has been cooperating with the famous German furniture company Kusch + Co since 2001. In addition, MATSU has developed strategic partnerships with 8 high-end German office furniture companies and built modern production facilities in China to ensure that the sophisticated German craftsmanship and strict manufacturing standards run through our whole manufacturing procedure.
The main focus points of MATSU are design, quality, environmental protection and innovation. This all-around pursuit of innovation and best practice achievements is the basis for our company’s goal, represented in our slogan: At MATSU, we aim to provide an “inspiring office lifestyle”.
YOUNG BIRD PLAN
Young Bird Plan, founded in 2013, is an international platform for high-quality design competitions. We boast three key elements, viz. fabrication, mentor’s guidance and interdisciplinary jury, in order to create endless opportunities for young designers. Since establishment, the platform is committed to providing young designers with more practical opportunities with the concept of “Competition makes a different world”. On the other hand, we also bridge the gaps between designers and manufacturers, developers, urban operators, users, based on thorough analysis of all players’ needs. As one of the most influential design competition platform around the world, we are committed to propelling the implementation of design projects and products focusing on urban spaces and daily life, making contributions to the development of urbanization in China.