TIFF AWARD 2012 furniture international design competition
TIFF AWARD 2012 furniture international design competition
sep 26, 2011

TIFF AWARD 2012 furniture international design competition

C A L L – F O R – E N T R I E S designboom in collaboration with DEP – Department of Export Promotion of Thailand, and organizer of the Thailand International Furniture Fair, TIFF – promote an international furniture design competition. participation is open to to applicants from every country in the world, to professionals, students, and design-enthusiasts. free registration required.

TIFF AWARD 2012 furniture international design competition

TIFF AWARD 2012 furniture international design competition                      TIFF AWARD 2012 furniture international design competition

01 – the subject of the international furniture competition contest is

TIFF AWARD 2012 (leisure & style)

celebrating the refined beauty and luxury of Thai homes and their outdoor lifestyle, the finest indoor/outdoor furniture and home decor accessories made in Thailand for the international market and unique leisure experiences in which aesthetics and environmentalism share equal space.

participants can submit proposals into 3 product categories: – home interiors – garden, pool  and patio areas, fireside and barbecue areas, spa environment – resort and hotel hospitality

02 – awards the designers of 3 winning entries ( one for every category) will be granted with cash prize awards of $ 3,500 USD each.

the jury will select about 30 designs that will be developed as prototypes by Thai industry and craft and exhibited at TIFF 2012 there is the opportunity for finalist / shortlisted designs to be developed into real products. in the event that the producers who DEP transfers the right exercises the option for production
on on an exclusive basis and sine die (without time limitations), the selected manufacturer undertakes to pay a royalty of 4% of wholesale price of sold items to the designer, for the transfer of intellectual property rights .

and as always, designboom will publish an exhaustive results report.

03 – jury benjamin hubert, industrial designer, UK ezri tarazi, industrial designer, israel visiondivision, architects, sweden eggarat wongchartit, industrial designer, thailand birgit lohmann, editor-in-chief designboom

04 – design criteria projects should not be currently in production, it is important that you keep your design(s) confidential until the results of the competition are published. the jury will award designs and concepts which are innovative in terms of their formal aspects as well as their commercial potential. please don’t send in vague concepts, but go a step further. it’s not the idea which is the art, it’s more the way somebody handles the idea that makes art.

05 – registration deadline application registration will be accepted through december 11th, 2011.

06 – registration registrations are open now, please fill in the form. teams register with one name only. – when submitting works you should add all team member’s names. registrations are closed

07 – submit your entry / entries

if you are entering more than one work, please submit each work separatelyyou will be requested to supply:

1. up to 6 files for uploading to designboom images or a composition of more images) of your project. please note: use only .gif, .jpeg, (72 dpi) max 150 kb each file, RGB color mode. image size: 818 pixels wide.the entry submitted is a low-res version of your original work. these original high-resolution image(s) will be requested only if your work is shortlisted.

for the 30 selected designs that will be developed as prototypes, technical 3D assembly drawings would need to be submitted upon request.

2. explanation of ideas a brief description of your design.(english text only, explanation is expected to be very concise)

3. you will be requested to accept the competition guidelines competition guidelines: projects participating to the competition, must be original works. projects must be free from copyrights and any kind of obligation. the design shall not in any way infringe any third party’s right, including but not limited to copyright, logos, trademark, trade names, or other proprietary rights of publicity or privacy. only entries with a declaration of authorship are accepted ! (when submitting your design you will be asked to tick a box of declaration)

submissions are closed

08 – deadline for submission of entries works can be submitted through december 11, 2011.

09 – announcement of the results results will be announced on march 2012, during the TIFF fair. the jury’s selection is final and is not debatable.

10 – intellectual property rights any moral and paternity right regarding the project sent in for submission is the designer’s property. however, by submitting a design in the competition, the participant agrees to provide DEP and co organizers of TIFF with the right of first refusal to the exclusive use of the design. this option is valid for 12 months after the end of the competition. n the event that the producers who DEP transfers the right exercises the option for production
on on an exclusive basis and sine die (without time limitations), the selected manufacturer undertakes to pay a royalty of 4% of wholesale price of sold items to the designer, for the transfer of intellectual property rights. designboom will undertake the participants to agree that by submitting a design in the competition, the participants agree to provide DEP with the right to exhibit the design proposal, in form of project images and/or prototypes, built by Thai industry and craft..
 and, by participating in the competition, all participants authorize DESIGNBOOM and  DEP
 to publish and exhibit all the designs (including project data submitted) – waiving compensation – at exhibitions and events and/or to use them in any publications communications or promotions that DESIGNBOOM and DEP may deem suitable and/or necessary. 
 in any cases, each time the creation is used, they must refer to the competition they originate from. 
 DESIGNBOOM and  DEP will credit the designer’s name to properly attribute authorship of work to promote the author adequately. DEP will have the right to apply minor change amendments without damaging the integrity of the artwork – e.g. add the DEP and TIFF logo and text, reframing, translation, changing colors, cutting the background or parts of it, etc…
 in case DESIGNBOOM and DEP want to bring major changes to  the submitted artwork for publication, DESIGNBOOM and DEP will contact the designer and inform him/her about the use to obtain the designer’s consent.

11 – questions? inquiries to [email protected] make sure to write TIFF AWARD in the subject line.

12 – info on DEP http://www.depthai.go.th

13 – info on TIFF http://www.thaitradefair.com/2012/TIFF

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