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Furniture Street design 2011

Furniture Street design 2011Deadline: 26 September 2011

Open to: The competition is open to university students (Faculties of Design, Architecture, Engineering) and Colleges of Design, draughtsmen, artists, architects and designers of all nationalities who, in the calendar year 2011, have not yet turned 36 years of age.

Street Furniture premio Lissone DESIGN 2011. Foster the creativity of young professionals and students in the field of design. Offer manufacturers new product concepts and new opportunities for developing the market. Make Lissone a pole of international attraction for creativity and professionalism in the design field. Promote Lissone as an international centre for research, experimentation and prototyping of products related to the world of Design.

Theme

The theme proposed requires the designers taking part to design street furniture (seating, shelters, signs, containers, etc.) that can also be composed into an urban furniture module with innovative functional and volumetric variations which will meet the needs and integrate the different possible functions required by citizens in their use of public space.

Conditions for participation

The competition is open to university students (Faculties of Design, Architecture, Engineering) and Colleges of Design, draughtsmen, artists, architects and designers of all nationalities who, in the calendar year 2011, have not yet turned 36 years of age.

Participation may be individual or by group. In the latter case a group leader should be indicated to act as representative for all the members. The age limitation applies to all members of a group.

The projects must never have been shown or published before, under penalty of disqualification. Projects in production, submitted to other competitions or already been published are excluded.

Participation is the personal responsibility of the participant.

The designers are responsible for ensuring the originality of their projects.

Entry is prohibited to jury members, their families, employees of the City of Lissone and Institutions and/or the sponsoring and supporting companies.

Participation is free of charge.

Awards

The prizes are: € 10,000, divided as follows: 1st prize € 5,000; € 3,500 for 2nd prize; € 1,500 for 3rd prize.

Production of prototypes of the first three projects. Other prototypes may be produced if supported by a sponsor or at the discretion of the jury.

Exhibition of all projects submitted at the Lissone Museum of Contemporary Art. The award ceremony will take place on the occasion of the exhibition.

All projects selected for the competition in accordance with the Regulations will be presented in a publication and a DVD that will be available at the opening of the exhibition.

The Municipal Administration also undertakes to exhibit the prototypes and related projects, at a location to be identified in conjunction with the 2012 Salone del Mobile/Salone Satellite and to exhibit the same prototypes in some public places of the City of Lissone.

Jury

The committee, which will judge the entries received for the purpose of the award, will be made up of personalities from the world of architecture and design, as well as the artistic director of the Lissone Museum of Contemporary Art, President of “Project Lissone,” the Councilor for Culture of Lissone and Prof. Luca Molinari.

The President of the Jury will be appointed from the Jury members.

The parameters evaluated to determine the winning projects will be:

  • Originality of design.
  • Quality of overall presentation of the project.
  • Suitability for production of the project.
  • Environmental impact and sustainability.
  • Simplicity of construction and assembly.

The Jury will decide by majority vote and its decision is final.

Terms of delivery

The project designs required must be sent by post or courier or hand delivered no later than September 26, 2011 to:

Comune di Lissone
Ufficio Protocollo
Via Antonio Gramsci, 21
20851 Lissone (Monza e Brianza)

Excerpt of the competition announcement: Città di Lissone Assessorato alla Cultura

Info: lissonedesign@comune.lissone.mb.it

Tel. +39 039 2145174 /+39 039 7397368

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site http://www.comune.lissone.mb.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/2611

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