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Vibram Rubber Skin Attitude - International Product design contest
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The call for applications is now open!
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The 2nd phase of the Product Design Contest Vibram Rubber Skin Attitude organised by Vibram has been recently launched on the site Desall, to design a new line of backpacks, bags and other containers equipped for mobility, further developing the concept of flexibility of use, foldability and mechanical expansion of the Luxury Rubber.
In the second phase you are invited to develop the product design of a new product branded by Vibram belonging to backpacks, bags and other containers equippedfor daily and/or performative mobility, further developing the concept proposed by winner of the previous phase, that consists in the use of a folding system inspired to the Japanese origami culture, that enables the foldability and expansion of the Luxury Rubber which was applied, in that project, to a backpack.
For the correct realisation of your proposals, keep into consideration the following guidelines:
Product typology: the technical solution for folding and expanding the Luxury Rubber leatherette rubber sheets that you propose, shall be applied and adapted to a new range of backpacks, bags and containers equipped for the daily and/or performative mobility (such as bike packs or other accessories/packs for outdoor activities and sport, including for example trekking, running, motorbike, cross-country, fishing etc.) in line with the Vibram heritage. In this phase, you are required to present a detailed product design project, with a special focus on the technical solution for folding and expanding the rubber sheet.
Materials: the projects you suggest shall employ the Luxury Rubber leatherette rubber sheets also in combination with other materials, which might either be materials usually employed in this product typology or be completely innovative.
Projects should take into account the values of the Vibram brand, that is: innovation, attention for the best quality, consumer oriented approach, performance and durability of the products.
Upload all the images that better present your projects (rendering, descriptions, etc.). For a better evaluation of your project you are invited to attach the 3D files in .stp/.igs format inside a .ZIP archive to attach directly from the upload page. At your discretion, you may include inside the same .ZIP archive other materials (ex. PDF, high-res images, etc.).
• submit minimum 1 image, up to 5.
• Recommended dimensions: 960 x 720px (player size);
• allowed format: .jpg , .gif, .png;;
• color mode: RGB;
• allowed resolution: 72 dpi;
• max file (for each one) size: 1 mb.
All texts provided with your uploads (abstract, description, tags, etc.) should be written in English.
Participants can present one or more projects.
In the evaluation of your submissions Vibram will take into account the following criteria:
• Technical feasibility
• Brand compliance
• Project submission
There is no entry fee for this contest.
It's free to enter!
Who can enter?
This contest is open to designers and creative talents of any nationality aged 18 years or older.
The 1st place winner will recive the cash prize of €4,000.
In addition to the cash award, the winner of the second phase of the contest will be granted the chance to develop his/her own project, taking part in a workshop to be held at the Vibram Technological Center in Guangzhou, China.
For the duration of the option right, the Sponsor offers an extra chance to all participants setting a price of €2,000 for the purchase of the license for the economical exploitation of the projects considered interesting even if not mentioned among the winning proposals.
For all further informations about the Vibram Rubber Skin Attitude visit the following official website: