• About •
Pet Design Contest 2018 promoted by the Cultural Association Wareseable is inspired by the book “Pets. How pets have occupied our homes and hearts” by Guido Guerzoni.
This design contest is included in the events of VareseDesignWeek 2018 with the theme: “COLORFUL DESIGN”.
“Worshipped by millions of fans, courted by the multinationals of the sector and chased by the media, pet design protagonists have a thriving future ahead of them .... no one can be denied a beautiful piece of design, let alone our loved ones” from the book “Pets. How pets have occupied our homes and hearts” by G. Guerzo
The purpose of the contest is to ideate new typologies of objects for the indoor and outdoor life of dogs and cats. Organiser ask to propose design objects which are the result of in-depth studies and reasoning referred also to new human lifestyles which therefore involve pets as well.
Quoting Guido Guerzoni:
“ ... because we spend more and more time together: with our pets we sleep, we go for walks in the morning, afternoon and evening, we go to work, we share couches, lunches and dinners, we go to bars, to restaurants, to friends, on trips, on holiday...”
No limit to materials and colours, provided that the project hypothesises a daily use object, which the pet can really experience, and which is realized respecting both the environment and the four-legged pet. It is important that the object is a product which may be prototyped and produced in series.
Entrants can be individuals or groups. Every candidate or group can participate by submitting separately a maximum number of 3 projects.
• a maximum of three project tables in A3 format in PDF, in good definition (minimum 300 dpi), containing: _ technical drawing of the object with plan view and at least two perspective drawings and a section of the object; _ renders or representative sketches providing the final idea of the object; _ an outline of construction or assembly details, by way of technical drawings and/or sketches; _ a report in Italian or English language, maximum 1000 characters, written in A4 format, describing the project concept and inspiration, use, materials, construction method, dimensions and colour, as well as the product name.
• the file of the project in 3D in STL format. The file will have to be named as follows: “PROJECT NAME – number assigned by the Secretary upon entry - tab. No. ... PDF” Only the files named as above will be evaluated by the jury. The tables and the report must not contain the name of the entrants, but only the project name and the number assigned by the Secretary upon entry.
The entrant’s project will have to arrive within and not later than 29.march 2018.
For entering various projects, it is sufficient to make a single payment of the below mentioned fee, related to the number of projects submitted:
• 1 project: 150 euro
• 2 projects: 270 euro
• 3 projects: 400 euro (maximum number)
• Eligibility •
The Competition is open to persons aged 18 or over, having turned 18 within and not later than the entry deadline of this competition, of any nationality. The call for entries is addressed to persons who work as designers and/or within creativity and design field and who possess qualifications related to this orientation and finality.
• Prize •
The prizes awarded to the first three projects selected are:
1st prize: 1.000.00 euro
2nd prize: 700.00 euro
3rd prize: 300.00 euro
Furthermore, a 3D mockup and a video interview will be made for the first three projects selected. The video interview will be published in the section of the website dedicated to the Competition. The first ten projects selected will participate, besides, in a special exhibition, organized in the months following VareseDesignWeek 2018.