design competition

01- the subject of the competition is:
(remember newton's second law of motion ?)
R O C K I N G - C H A I R S

02- design brief:
you can combine any forms and materials as long as the 
- chair / easychair / armchair / sofa / stool or bench…
- allows us to shift position in a gentle, soothing motion. 

a focus of the judging will be on how the participant translates one or more of the following:
+ concept (design as a form of communication, cultural critique…)
+ design (highly refined elegance, added comfort…) 
+ innovation (new or unusual materials, manufacturing processes…)

please note:
this is a conceptual product design competition; 
anybody may participate. 
entries can not currently be in production.

03- awards and prize:
1 excellent design will receive a prize of 2 5 0 0 euro; 
20 finalists will be awarded honourable mentions.
a cd-rom will be produced for print and screen-based presentation. 
all finalists will receive copies for their own use.

04- members of the jury:
paola antonelli, curator of the department of architecture and design MOMA, new york
konstantin grcic, designer 
birgit lohmann, co-CEO / editor-in-chief designboom 
filippo lotti, managing director sotheby’s italy 
vico magistretti, architect and designer
denis santachiara, designer 

05- announcement of the results:
designboom and sotheby’s italy will host an exhibition of the winning entries to be displayed in milan during the 2002 international design week (april 10-15, 2002). the exhibition will showcase the top twenty finalists and the history of rocking chairs. the award presentation will take place on friday april 12, 2002. winning designs will also be published on DESIGNBOOM. COM

06- competition deadlines:
applications will be accepted through march 10, 2002
entries can be submitted through march 22, 2002

07- registration:
please copy the following data, fill in the information required
and send your registration by e-mail to rocking@designboom.com
registration to the R O C K I N G - C H A I R competition.
your name:
sex: male female
birth date: month date year
e-mail address:
we will send you a receipt by e-mail as soon as we receive your registration and provide you with your entry number.
registration deadline: march 10, 2002

08- entries: 
the work 
should be prepared in a high resolution (300/400dpi), but as final files are usually too big to send via e-mail, you are asked to forward a lower resolution copy
- only gif and jpeg file formats will be accepted, 1 MB max.
(in the event of a winning design: we will request your high-resolution images to include them 
in our milan exhibition and press kit). please include explanation of ideas (text in english)
* your registration number and title of work
* description of work, explanation is expected to be concise. 
submission deadline: march 22, 2002

09 - copyright
copyright or design right of the work sent in for application is owned by the applicant. however, designboom and sotheby’s international own the right for exhibition and publication of all the work submitted.

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