WoodSolutions challenges designers, architects, craftsmen and builders to design differently and imagine products, spaces and buildings that incorporate
and highlight the aesthetics, durability and versatility of timber.
The Dangerous Designs competition is open to all design professionals, enthusiasts and students, who can submit their entries in one of the 4 all-encompassing
entry categories: Eat, Sleep, Play | Go | Work | Build.
In its first year, the Dangerous Designs competition seeks bold or daring and functionaldesigns that use wood or wood products as a key component.
Concepts are to be uploaded on the competition’s website and are judged on aesthetics, craft, functionality, originality and sustainability.
The competition format has been set as a potential commercialisation launch pad for all contenders. Dangerous Designs is promoted to manufacturers
and marketers looking for new ideas and products. Each participant will retain ownership of their entry’s intellectual property, being ideally
placed to answer any enquiries about commercialising their designs.
All entries will be published on the Dangerous Designs Facebook and Instagram pages, and a ‘People’s Choice’ prize will be awarded based on a submission's
popularity, measured by ‘likes’.
WoodSolutions will award $500 bi-monthly prizes to the best entry in each of the Open and Student categories (subject to minimum entry criteria being met).
An annual grand prize valued at $10,000 will be awarded to the judges' selection from the winning bi-monthly entries submitted throughout the year
to September 30th 2017.
The competition has been received with enthusiasm by our supporting partners: the Australian Furniture Association, Australian Institute of Architects,
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Building Designers Associations Victoria, Buildings Designers Association of Australia, Design Institute
of Australia, the Furniture Cabinets Joinery Alliance, Green Cities, Make it Wood and Planet Ark and the Window and Door Industry Council.
“Dangerous Designs is the ideal opportunity to match the fantastic talent of design professionals and enthusiasts across Australia with local and national
manufacturers and producers,” Eileen Newbury, National Marketing and Communications Manager. Ms Newbury said she is proud to initiate this project
as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to promoting the benefits of designing and working with wood.
To submit an entry or to find more information about the competition and prizes visit: www.dangerousdesigns.com.au
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