100 Different Copies

A wooden seat for the civil society pavilion at expo 2015, the one winning design will include a variable that makes it possible to produce the chair in 100 or more different, one-of-a-kind copies crafted by small artisan firmsFondazione triulza, slow/d and cna emilia-romagna are bringing together small artisan firms and young designers to create a chair for the civil society pavilion in an innovative process to be used for the first time ever. the aim of this project is to convey the vast and marvellous multiplicity of

100 Different Copies
Category : Furniture and Homeware Design
Starts : Jan. 20, 2015 Deadline : Jan. 31, 2015
Cost : € 29.00 Awards : € 3.000.00
100 Different Copies


The main category for 100 Different Copies Competition is "Furniture and Homeware Design" and there are not any sub-categories indicated. . The focus of 100 Different Copies Competition is "Seat/Chair" and some keywords are: " expo, expo215, chair, seat, wood, innovation, craftsmen, artisans ". 100 Different Copies Competition is a Concept Design Competition (or Product Ideas, Sketches) competition. Technology Oriented . 100 Different Copies Competition targets Creatives, Designers, Architects, Students, Makers. Restrictions while designing are not stated.

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The postal address to send physical entries to the competition or contact for regular mail is not indicated. The city where the organizing institution is physically based is not given. Phone number of the competition is not given.


Contacts for 100 Different Copies Competition
Website : http://www.slowd.it/en/100-diffentent-copies/
Contact-Us Page : There is not a contact page for this competition.
Contact Email : 100dc@slowd.co



The native language of this competition is unknown or unstated. The competition has an English website. The origin-country of this competition is not indicated. The competition was first organized in 2015. The currend edition number of this competition is not known. This is a one-time competition that does not repeat. ( Does not Repeat ).



100 Different Copies Competition is organized by The name of organizer of this competition is not given or clearly stated. ( The type of the competition organizer is not stated. ). The number of sponsors in this competition is not clearly stated.This competition does not have any sponsors.



Age limits and restrictions (minimum / maximum age) is not given. Most probably, there are no age restrictions for this design competition. The maximum number of submissions allowed per each participation is not given. It is possible that there are no limits in number of entriesThere are not any restrictions for the number of submissions allowed per each participatnt; you can submit as many designs (infinite / unlimited) as you wish It is not clear if people could submit multiple designs, but the best-practice is you would be able to submit a few designs if not too many. It is not clear if teams are allowed, in most cases teams would be allowed if it is not stated clearly otherwise, please check the competition website to make sure. The maximum team size is not clearly stated, the best-practice is 5 (five) people, but you should re-confirm it. The regional or territorial scope / focused area of the competition is not stated. There are not any exlusive regional or territorial areas for this competition or this information is not stated. This competition does not have any restrictions based on the backgrounds of participants, or this information is not stated. This competition does not restrict submissions based on membership, or this information is not stated.


Eligibility Conditions
URL : Webpage address link (URL) of the complete eligibility conditions of the competition is not given.



Competition results will be published but only the selected submissions and winners will be included in the book. Competition results will be published online, but only the selected submissions and winners will be published online. There will be a Gala Night and Award Ceremony of the competition. We do not know clearly where will the ceremonies take place or where is the location of the gala-night. There will be a temporary physical exhibition of winners. ( We are unclear about where will the exhibition take place or what is the location of the exhibition. ). Pictures of participants will be published. It is not very clearly stated if private informations such as contact details etc of designers get published in the results book. We do not believe that the competition results books are distributed free to all, this information is not given. Yes, there is a free pr-campaign for winners.



It is perhaps mistakenly stated that there are no awards in this competition.The number of different awards in this design competition is not given. Information about the percentage based award distribution is not present. The total award prizes sum to: 3000 Euros (€). It is not clearly stated if the participating designs would be realized or not. The award money distributions are not clearly stated. Award details are as follows: N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A. The webpage address link (URL) of the complete list of remaining awards is not given.



Page and file limits for this design competition is not clearly stated. Exact maximum file size permitted to be submitted is not indicated. It is not stated whether technical drawings or source files for this competition are required or not. There is no information whether the competition requires physical submission or not. There is no clear information on the accepted formats for this design competition. The submission methods to this competition are not clearly explained. Technical description of production methodologies is not asked for sure. The competition call does not state that you need to submit a description of your concept, however it is best practice to submit if it is otherwise stated. Pixel sizes are not clearly stated. Resolution requirements for the digital images are not clearly stated. Paper sizes are not clearly stated. Resolution requirements for the printed images are not clearly stated.


Submission Requirements
URL : The webpage address link (URL) of the complete list of submission requirements is not given.



It is not clearly stated if the jury will meet physically to perform judging or if it is an online judging process. The organizers did not explain the selection system / voting mechanism. The organizers did not state if the competition is open for public voting or not. The organizers did not state if the competition participants (designers) would recieve/access a score-sheet or not. The organizers did not indicate whether the competition participants (designers) are able to access or recieve jury notes or not. The competition organizers did not state if the designs judged by numerical scores or not and whether this information would be available to participants or not. The organizers did not share whether the competition participants (designers) would be able to access or receive competition statistics. Judging criteria are not stated.


Evaluation Methodology
URL : The webpage address (URL) of the document that explains how the designs are evalauated is not given.



The size of the jury is not indicated.Jury details are not given, it is possible that there is no jury and the judging is based on public voting. Detailed list of jury members are not indicated for this competition.


Jury Members
URL : The webpage address link (URL) of the page that lists other jury members is not given.



Information regarding design rights are not disclosed or stated. Information regarding publishing opt-in and outs is not disclosed. No information is available for the return of physical submissions.



Total due fees and other required payments for this competition is not indicated. The obligations of the winners, for example if they do need to pay any more expenses etc, including advertsing, pr-making etc, is not indicated. The organizers did not indicate wheather the winners have to participate in an event or not. The organizers did not state if the participating designers have to make advertisement for the competition such as sending e-mails, post-cards etc for promotive purposes. It is not clearly indicated if the winner designers need or given chance to work for the organizers or sponsors. The organizers did not indicate if winners need or given chance to sell their designs to organizer.


Winners' Obligations
URL : The webpage address (URL) of the complete general terms of the competition is not given.



It is not clearly written in the competition call if the organizers would send printed certificates for joining the contest. It is not clearly written in the competition call if the organizers would send printed certificates for winning an award. The organizers did not disclose if the winners would receive an award or trophy. No information is available regarding if the competition permits the use of a winners logo or not.



A press-release to distribute to press members, bloggers, magazine editors etc was unfortunetely not provided.



The design brief is not specified, you should check the competition webpage to learn about what to design.


Brief Text
URL : http://www.slowd.it/en/100-diffentent-copies/



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Fondazione triulza, slow/d and cna emilia-romagna are bringing together small artisan firms and young designers to create a chair for the civil society pavilion in an innovative process to be used for the first time ever. the aim of this project is to convey the vast and marvellous multiplicity of the world in which the work of designers and that of artisans intersect as they are coordinated to create a unique product that, through a special variable in the winning design, will then be made into 100 “different copies”. the result will be 100 different chairs based on the same design, transformed into 100 one-of-a-kind copies through the hands of each of the artisans involved. 100 different copies is an interactive project and a collaborative effort. its value lies in the differences and in its innovative approach to design, used here as a catalyst for a chain that is sustainable for both society and the environment. it is an open source project that concerns itself with local areas and the social sustainability of production. indeed, it is a project that puts emphasis on the social responsibility of artistic creation, which is, in this case, design applied to social innovation: the project involves thinkers and makers, designers and artisans in a collaborative process to produce an open source chair that is not just an object, but a project. slow/d will gather the projects on its website and support the selection and prototyping, the transformation of the design into a product and the subsequent retail sale of additional copies that the same artisans will craft on demand. call for entries the aim of the international call is to create a wooden chair to be used for the restaurant in the civil society pavilion at the 2015 expo. at least 100 copies of the chair will be produced, and each will differ in form. in practical terms, the one winning design will include a variable that makes it possible to produce the chair in 100 or more one-of-a-kind copies.
 materials and technology the chair’s structural parts must be in wood, but without any limitations to the format of the wood (plywood, laminate, etc). rather than exotic woods that are difficult to source and therefore less sustainable, local materials should be used (e.g., spruce, larch, beechwood, ash, birch, etc.). the use of hardware and attachments made out of other materials is permitted. the project must be designed so that the product is durable and sturdy: thousands of people will be using the copies produced and placed in the pavilion, not only during the expo 2015, but afterwards as well, as cascina triulza plans to continue activities after the expo. variability how can you produce 100 unique chairs based on one design? this is the true challenge of the call. we want to give designers as much freedom as possible, so we will only cite a few examples to clarify: size: there could be an element (or more than one) of a different size in each copy finishing: each copy could feature a varying pattern, different colour or combinations anything that is not against the rules in any event, participants should keep in mind that 100 different artisans will be producing the (approximately) 100 chairs: it is essential to understand the dynamics of the crafting process (even if it is not necessarily manual). participation the call is addressed to young professional designers, architectects and engineers born from the 1st of january, 1980. in case of groups every member must have been born from the 1st of january, 1980. “professionals” include anyone who works prevalently in the field of design and the creation of products for interior design. our aim is to extend the chance to participate to those who are not officially recognized with specific titles or who do not fit into specific categories, while also excluding those who are unable to correctly express their design ideas in 2d and 3d and do not have experience in product prototyping. in order to ensure that this opportunity is accessible to all and sustainable at the same time, a €29 submission fee will be charged for each individual design proposal submitted, due upon project registration (the designer or group of designers may register separately and before submitting the design proposal). group participation is allowed, in which case the group representative will indicate the names of the other members of the group at the time of registration (complete instructions will be provided in the registration form). how to partecipate q&a - from 16 december 2014 to 15 january 2015, questions about the call and requests for clarifications may be sent to 100dc@slowd.co. as similar questions are received, the most frequently asked questions will be published along with the answers on a slow/d web page devoted to the 100 different copies project. entries submission - design proposals may be uploaded to slow/d’s website from 20 to 31 january 2015 (deadline is midnight on 31 january) on the page devoted to the call, following the instructions provided on the website. if you already have a slow/d profile, the active call will appear in your user dashboard. you must include images and a short text with your submission. upload no more than 10 .jpg images, in a square format, 1280×1280 pixels, maximum 2 mb per image, without any kind of watermarks, logos or other elements that could be used to identify the designer/group. the images must include: – an overall view of the project; – details showing that critical aspects have been technologically resolved; – at least one dimensioned drawing of the whole. selection – the judges reserve the right to request explanations concerning the technical and technological aspects of the projects submitted during the judging process (notification of any questions will be sent via email and a reply is required within 24 hours of the judges’ request). in order to protect participants’ privacy and ensure the fairness of the competition, only the judges may view the submitted design proposals. after the winners are announced, the projects may be viewed by the rest of the slow/d community for a peer review within the slow/d community (and not outside of it) for the awarding of the slow/d appreciation prize. the project to be produced will be chosen at the promoters’ undisputable judgment through the judges for the call. winners – the winner will be announced by 8 february 2015 via email. the winning designer or group of designers must provide a3 formatted working drawings of the product in digital format by and no later than 15 february 2015 (the winner will receive instructions for sending the drawings directly). any technical details that have not been properly resolved or that prove problematic in the prototyping stage may be corrected by slow/d’s technical team, which will consult with the designer, but may in any case make decisions independently so the product’s feasibility is not compromised. prototyping – on 16 february, a prototyping workshop will be organized with an artisan appointed by the organizer; the designer is invited to participate personally or, if this is not possible, via videoconferencing. the designer (or one per group), will be assisted in organizing logistics for the workshop, the methods of which will be shared at a later date. production – 100 copies will be produced with the selected artisans between march and april 2015 under the supervision of slow/d’s technical team, with the support of cna emilia-romagna. intellectual property in order to spread awareness about the importance of sharing and collaboration, the organization has decided to release the project under an open source licence. the aim is to allow anyone to reproduce the project, thereby encouraging the widespread diffusion of the idea and promoting its designer. in this way, the designer will be remunerated when the project is downloaded for a fee (the project will be released under a creative commons licence), or when a copy is ordered, which will be produced by the same artisans involved in the project, via slow/d’s design distribution website. the projects will always remain the exclusive property of the designers who created them, but the images may be used to promote the experience. commercialization of the winning project online sales will begin when the pavilion opens, enabling an international public to purchase the chair either as a download of the project or as a finished product created on demand by artisans. for every download, the designer will receive 60% of the retail price, while for each sale of a finished product, the designer or group of designers will receive a royalty equal to 10% of the production cost (as the production price could potentially differ from one artisan to the next). the winning product will be subject to an exclusive distribution clause at these financial terms for 24 months. during this period, additional promotional initiatives and events may be organized for the product through slow/d and its network of partners. judging criteria the projects will be judged according to the following criteria: formal freshness variability concept technical feasibility reasonable manufactuirng cost emphasis on craftsmanship sustainability accessibility judging panel members of the judging panel: odoardo fioravanti – product designer giampaolo artoni – civil society pavilion décor curator andrea cattabriga – co-founder and ceo of slow/d sebastiano longaretti – co-founder and coo of slow/d alessandro battaglia – wood coordinator for cna emilia romagna ambrogio rossari – president of adi (industrial design association) of lombardy alessandro sarfatti – entrepreneur premi e valorizzazione winning project (product produced) technical solution award variability award craftsmanship award slow/d community award honourable mentions winning project the winning designer or group, selected by a panel of judges with the assistance of the artisans involved: – will have over 100 copies of their chair made and displayed in the pavilion (with announcement via the official channels) – will receive a cash prize of €3,000; – will have their project announced by the press offices of the pavilion and partners, reaching thousands of online and print news outlets around the world; – will receive 10% royalties on production in accordance with slow/d’s terms and conditions for products acquired on an on-demand basis on its website; – will participate in an awards ceremony during the expo at the civil society pavilion restaurant, where the chairs will be used.
 honourable mentions the judges will select a small number of projects that will be included in the catalogue, the official project selection and the graphics used in the catalogue, and that will be part of the international press kit. we have not specified the exact number of projects to be included in advance because we do not want to limit any good projects worthy of publication; however, we believe that 5 to 20 projects will be mentioned. other awards other projects that most effectively exhibit certain special characteristics will be selected for honourable mention: technical solution award: for an innovative technical solution; variability award: for a particularly effective variability concept; craftsmanship award: for the outstanding ability to highlight the essential elements of contemporary craftsmanship; slow/d community award: for receiving the most appreciation from the slow/d community of designers and businesses. disqualification a project will be irrevocably disqualified from the competition if: violates third party rights (e.g., copy of an existing product); it is a design that is already commercialized. deadlines 15 december – international call 16 december > 15 january – q&a 20 january > 31 january – submission of design proposals 8 february – the winner and honourable mentions are announced 16 > 20 february – prototyping workshop



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100 Different Copies Competition, focuses on Furniture and Homeware Design, and last date of submissions is: 31 / 01 / 2015. Click on a scoring criteria to learn more.



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Submissions Start : Tuesday 20th of January 2015
Submissions End : Saturday 31st of January 2015
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This is a paid competition. The early-bird enterence and processing fees for this competition is not given.The standard enterence and processing fees for this competition is: 29 Euros (€).The late-entry period enterence and processing fees for this competition is not given.The competition organizers does not send an invoice. Webpage address link (URL) of the complete list of any other fees or payments is not given.


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