“The future of stationery” design competition is an open one stage design competition recently opened for entries that invites designers, architects, artists and creative people from around the globe to submit their ideas.
Although we are living in a time where the bulk of our information is produced by computers, there's still room for the analog. Most of what we draw is on paper, calligraphy is considered an art and greatest designs and artistic ideas start as a small sketch or a note of some kind on a piece of paper.
... Make now something for today but thinking about tomorrow. We believe in objects that are to be kept through the years, meaning that they will not be part of the current cycle of fast introduction and disposal. If something is well designed, well made and looks beautiful, it will be more likely to be kept.
If a product is made to last, recycling is not anymore the issue it is nowadays, as little of what's produced and labeled as recyclable ever gets recycled being at best up-cycled. Since we are still too far from a “cradle to cradle” model we should start focusing in producing less waste and we strongly believe that one way is by doing better objects and fostering endurance, both in built quality and design.
Our contribution to the current crisis is to make you to think on this reality and the different opportunities it could bring. It's a time not to be still, it's a time for ideas and movement, it's the time to think on how we're going to live in the near future, it is not anymore just a matter of the planet we'll leave to future generations, but the planet we live in now. Design a concept, an object or a product that is in line with the theme: "The future of stationery". This refers to any product that fits the category «stationery», like writing equipment, notebooks, desk accessories or anything that you may feel belongs to a desk and can be suitable for home or office use or both. Products can be aimed at the general public, professionals or hobbyists alike.
➜ One A3 panel ( 3307x2339 pixels), saved in jpg format describing the idea, maximum resolution of 200dpi, 3 MB.
➜ Presentation techniques are free: computer or hand renderings, perspectives, drawings or photographs of models are all welcome.
➜ Images must be clear for the jury to have a good representation and understanding of the concept or product.
➜ Scale is free for the participants to choose, but it´s mandatory to include a graphic one in millimeters to show the basic dimensions of the proposal.
➜ The panel must include a maximum of 200 words explanatory text in Arial font size 11. Formatting is free. Additional text can be added as titles or references when needed, such as dimensions, materials or as complement of any graphic.
➜ Participants can submit more than one idea, but not a variation of one. Participants are required to only upload one file per entry.
You can submit your proposal between the 10th of June 2020 until July 10, 12.00am (UTC+01:00) Rome time.
➜ Originality of the concept
➜ Functionality (not a decorative object)
➜ Environmental impact (materials)
There is no entry fee to participate!
It's free to enter!
Designers, architects, artists and creative people from around the globe are all welcome to submit their ideas.
Further Informations ⇣
For all further information about you need to consult the official website: https://www.venvstas.com/competition