Tom Dixon and Dassault Systèmes have teamed up to create the first open design competition based on a modular concept.
In a bold move, Tom Dixon will give participants access to the design files of new products, and challenge them to re-configure and remix into different functional objects.
The concept is also relying on the fact that the various parts and "joints", may be 3D printed to give life to the final creation.
The contest will start on April, 8th and we will accept submissions until June, 30.
The winner will be chosen by the jury on July, 31st.
The winning entry, chosen by a jury including Tom Dixon, will receive an iPad, his concept 3D printed and assembled and featured at the Maison & Object trade show in Paris.
Find out more about the Maison & Objet show.
The next edition will be held Sept. 6-10, 2013.
The Jury for the contest will be composed of:
This quatuor brings together interior design creation, 3D experience, 3D printing and art design critic into a creative design eco-system that proposes to elect the most original creation.
This new modular rapid manufacture concept leverages 3D-printing technology to create junctions, which will then be combined and assembled with aluminum tubes; essentially a LEGO® for interior design.
3D-printing, which was before limited to small parts, can now be used to create real life products - such as furnitures for instance. This concept will lead to unique and innovative objects.
Launching at MOST in Milan during Design Week, the competition is accessible via Swym, the 3DS social innovation platform: join the contest now !
The basic technical participation conditions are available on the swym community once you have registered.
See below for the short version!
"Disrupt being the theme of the MOST Salone 2013, this design hacking contest is a natural way to go! Thanks to online social 3D Experiences, anyone can be a designer today and express creativity."
During Milan Design Week, Tom Dixon takes over the National Museum of Science and Technology and turns it into a creative hub.
This year’s theme is 'Disrupting Design' – perfect for a project that, instead of being secretive and protective with designs, gives the files away and lets others interpret them.
The Tom Dixon brand show will be at MOST, and nearby, in the Underground space, Dassault Systèmes return for the second time as part of the show.
All designs and computer files (including but not limited to renders and 3D drawings) issued by The Organiser as part of The Contest remain the intellectual property of Tom Dixon.
3D Models created by participants that incorporate any Tom Dixon components may not be used for commercial, marketing or production processes.
See here for the detailed terms and conditions (and here in French).