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3MPlast and Desall recently has announced new product design contest '3MPlast Outdoor Modular Sofa' inviting you to design a chic and versatile modular outdoor sofa made of polymeric materials that can be customised to meet individual preferences and requirements.
3MPlast and Desall recently has announced new product design contest, '3MPlast Outdoor Modular Sofa', inviting you to design a chic and versatile modular outdoor sofa made of polymeric materials that can be customised to meet individual preferences and requirements.
Organiser seek a new modular plastic sofa for outdoor use, comprising a series of modules enabling various configurations with different shapes, heights, and dimensions – ranging from a single seat to a multi-seat sofa with a coffee table.
Product typology You are invited to design an outdoor sofa that can be assembled and disassembled with ease by combining a series of modular parts.
The module designs must offer a high degree of versatility and practicality. For example, two backrests can be combined on one seat to form a corner module, or different seats can be linked together. This allows for various configurations such as an armchair, a two-seater, an L-shaped or irregularly-shaped sofa, a sofa paired with a matching coffee table, or a single or double sunlounger, etc.
The sofa can be used without cushions, with just one cushion for sitting, or with two cushions – one for the seat and one for the backrest. To enhance comfort when using the sofa without cushions, additional plastic components can be integrated into the design.
For economic and environmental sustainability, the modules should be made using the least number of moulds possible (ideally 5-6 at most).
The sofa must be easy to assemble and disassemble without tools, providing customers with the utmost flexibility.
The sofa should embody a bohemian and eclectic style while maintaining a modern, elegant, and minimalist design that adds a touch of creativity to its surroundings. It should be perceived as a high-quality, functional, and comfortable product.
Simple linear or woven elements should be incorporated into the design, but alternative design elements are also welcome.
Colour choice is at your discretion, with solid colours and/or wood-effect colours being acceptable. A matte (non-glossy) finish is required.
Each sofa module should be made of a single plastic material, typically polypropylene or glass-fibre reinforced plastic.
You may propose the use of other recyclable plastics, provided they are compatible with mass production technologies, particularly the injection moulding process. Glass is permitted only as an accessory top to be added to the small tables. The use of other materials (e.g., metals, wood, etc.) is not permitted.
➜ Technical feasibility
➜ Functionality and user-friendliness ( Modularity )
➜ Degree of innovation
➜ Economic and environmental sustainability
Participation is open to creative talents of any nationality aged 18 or older.
The winner will receive €2000.
Throughout the duration of the option right, the Sponsor offers an additional opportunity to all participants by setting the compensation of €1200 for the purchase of the license for the economic exploitation of projects not recognized as winning proposals.
There is no entry fee to participate!