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DESIGN CONTEST IDEASxWOOD 2022/2023

Project with a strong educational impulse designed to support the knowledge of wood and its esteem as a renewable material whose sustainability

Deadline
10 June 2023
Total prizes
15.000,00 €
Announcement and registration procedures

TABU Spa, located in Cantù, is founded in 1927. It represents the Italian excellence in the dyeing of wood and produces dyed natural veneers, multilaminars and a selection of dyed textured surfaces for the Furniture and the Interior Design sector (industrial inlays, three dimensional surfaces and boiserie).

TABU Spa launches a contest, a competition for university students and professionals: IDEASxWOOD, now in its fifth edition.

This is a project with a strong educational impulse designed to support the knowledge of wood and its esteem as a renewable material whose sustainability can be planned for the future generations.

IDEASxWOOD 2022/2023, aimed at the design of geometric, organic or combined decorations according to one of the following methods:

  1. Multilaminar wood veneers (650 x 3100 mm) for the furniture industry and the wall coverings for interiors;
  2. Industrial inlays both on dyed natural veneers and on multilaminar wood veneers – or freely assemblable – for the production of panels (1260 x 3060 mm, ex. Burls and Graffiti Collection by Tabu), for the furniture industry and the wall coverings for interiors;
  3. Three-dimensional surfaces made with the technique of the embossed relief or the bas-relief for the production of panels (1250 x 2500/3000 mm, ex. Groovy Collection by Tabu) for the furniture industry and the wall coverings for interiors;
  4. Surfaces for state-of-the-art boiserie carried out in sheets (60 x 3000 mm, ex. SKEENS Collection by Tabu Boiserie);
  5. Wooden floors, carried out in slats or with other free geometric shapes.

It is possible to indicate for each idea one or more project areas such as, for example, Residential, Yacht, Ho.re.Ca. (Hotellerie-Restaurant-Café), Wellness, Retail, Mobility.

The submitted solutions shall be original. Furthermore, they shall be aimed at enhancing the company’s work. The aesthetic quality of the presentation and considerations about the technical feasibility of the project will be positively evaluated.

The indication of at least one wood species/veneer certified as per the FSC® list and the attention to the reuse of the wood and to the optimization of its use in the production processes will also be positively evaluated.

 

Terms of Participation in the Competition

The participation in the competition is open to:

  • Professionals Category: all Italian and foreign designers (a specific qualification or diploma/degree is not required) regardless of age. All those who, on the date of the registration to the competition, are not enrolled in Schools, Institutes or Academies and work in the field of design, interior design or industrial design must be considered in the Professionals category.
  • Students Category: all Italian and foreign students of the Universities of Design, Architecture and Engineering, Design Schools and Institutes and Fine Arts Academies.

For both categories, it is allowed to participate as individual or in a group

Prizes

The total prize money will be distributed as follows:

  • PROFESSIONALS Category: 1° prize € 5,000.00
  • STUDENTS Category: 1° prize € 5,000.00
  • PROFESSIONALS Category Carpanelli Award: 1° prize € 2,000.00
  • STUDENTS Category Carpanelli Award: 1° prize € 2,000.00

 

Delivery deadline: June 10th 2023

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