8th Andreu World International Design Competition

Son Başvuru Tarihi: 15 Eylül 2008
E-posta: [email protected]
Web Sitesi: www.andreuworld.com/con...
The challenge is to design a seat or a table in which innovative design / styling contributions are made, bearing in mind the technical specifications in the competition briefing, along with the complete rules and regulations.

- Seating: The main material used shall be Beech wood, Oak wood or Walnut. Chairs may be upholstered to a greater or lesser extent, if considered appropriate and veneered board or plywood.
- Tables: The main material used shall be Beech wood, Oak wood or Walnut. Tables may be veneered board or plywood.
- The use of other materials such as metals, plastics, glass, etc. is allowed when complementary, structural or incidental to the above.
- All designs presented shall be new, not having been marketed or disclosed prior to the date of the Competition.

- Possible innovative features related to design, quality, technology, production processes, etc. and in general anything that adds value to the presented project.
- Possible adaptation to the product philosophy of Andreu World S.A.
- Production costs and/or recovery.
- Functionality: fulfilment of the functions for which it has been designed.
- All-round simple and viable mass production possibilities.
- Possible versatility and suitability for development in occasional pieces such as stools, easy chairs, sofas, etc. in the case of chairs, and of different sizes and heights in the case of tables.
- Suitability to numerous ambiences and uses such as the home, contract work, etc.

All design students or designers can take part in this competition, with no age restriction.

Specifications for the piece to be designed are outlined in the ANDREU WORLD, S.A. product BRIEFING. The design must provide technical and formal solutions in compliance with the terms indicated. (See Briefing).

To enter the Competition, access and print out the Rules and Briefing from the www.andreuworld.com website. After completing all sections of the application form, you will receive a message indicating your Entry Number. In the event of loss of this number, competitors may consult theData Check section of the AW web, by means of a Login for which you should enter your E-mail, ID number and a Question and its Answer.

Any designs arriving without the Andreu World, S.A. Entry Number will be excluded from the Competition. Designs arriving with a number not included in the Andreu World S.A. database will also be excluded.

All the material sent (1:5 scale prototype of the proposed piece, short project report, CD and the box in which the project is sent) must be identified with the Entry Number given to you.

Entries will be analysed according to the following: Production costs, fulfilment of intended purpose and ergonomics.
Innovative features that serve to enhance the quality of the product will be evaluated for their viability. The designs presented must be suitable for mechanized mass production.

The product must be original and not previously produced.

Entries must comprise the following material:
- A 1:5 scale prototype of the proposed piece.
- A short project report, from two to four pages typed in double-spacing on one side A4 size(8 ½ inches x 11 inches for projects coming from the USA).
- CD with the plans, sketches, outlines and description necessary for understanding the design.

Send material addressed to: ANDREU WORLD, S.A.: C/ Los Sauces, 7 Urb. Olimar 46370 Chiva - Valencia - Spain
or P.O BOX: Apdo. nº 127, 46370 Chiva - Valencia - Spain

First Prize:
4.000 Euros
Second Prize: 2.000 Euros

A maximum of 3 special mentions may be awarded by the jury. The jury will be made up exclusively of professional designers.

The award-winning designs that comply with the criteria Andreu World, S.A. considers suitable for production will become the property of Andreu World,  S.A. The company will contact the designer for agreement on the conditions for said production in accordance with internal company policy. 

For this purpose, together with the entry form, the designer is required to present a duly signed declaration consisting of the following text:

"In the event of receiving one of the prizes or special mentions awarded, or in the event that Andreu World,  S.A. considers my work to match the criteria that Andreu World, S.A. deems suitable for production, I hereby grant the property of my work to Andreu World,  S.A., which reserves all rights over the same including those of reproduction or publication for a period as established by national law, in exchange for being paid royalties in accordance with the internal regulations of the company, with the option to renew the contract after this legal period."

All entries failing to contain the above declaration, signed by the designer, included in the envelope with the aforesaid Entry Number shall be rejected.

Submission Deadline: 15 September 2008
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