ND AWARDS: FURNITURE/PRODUCT/SPATIAL/INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS

ND CLASS of 21, challenge the status quo and create boundary breaking designs with briefs which have been tailored to suit your discipline. Explore the briefs below and create and submit an award-winning design. Deadline: midnight Friday 28 May.

Silentnight: Sleep Design Award 
Design a new concept for the traditional divan bed & headboard that can revitalise the product, incorporating texture, colour and possibly pattern.

PRIZE: £1000 prize to support the development of your design career.
Collaboration opportunity for the winning designer to work with the Silentnight development team to produce the selected design and retail through Silentnight’s website & Manchester ‘Sleep Hub’ Showroom.

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DCA Packaging Futures Award 
Design a new FMCG product/packaging system to help shift consumer behaviours to a more sustainable future.

PRIZE: The prize comprises of £1000 and the opportunity for a 6-week paid internship at DCA’s headquarters in Warwick, where you could get the unique opportunity to learn from a highly experienced design team who have been leading the industry for 60 years.

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Kenwood Appliances Award 
Apply the Trends of Company Living and Furnification to a Kitchen Food Preparation Appliance and evolve it into a product suitable for the broader home environment.

PRIZE: The winner will receive a £1,000 cash prize to help them in their development as a designer.

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Kin Product Design Award 
Help customers to create more space for their recycling so that they can keep their kitchen tidy and organised.

PRIZE: The finalist will receive a 2-week Virtual placement, working on Kin live briefs. The product you have designed may be launched in the market. The winning design that the team feel are most relevant to the brief will receive an award of £1000. This sum is for the transferal of the IP of the project and product design to Kin Brands Limited.

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Anglepoise Abandon Darkness Award 

Given a blank sheet of paper, where would you take the humble task light? 

PRIZE: £500 worth of Anglepoise products and 4 mentoring sessions.

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The Habitat Future Design Award: Furniture, Product, Industrial and Spatial Design Award Brief 
How can you make your home a happy Habitat? Pitch your design or idea that would fit perfectly alongside Habitat’s collection.

PRIZE:
  • Mentoring from our Senior Designers to gain invaluable industry experience
  • Your design idea purchased for £500 plus support to get the product manufactured where possible to launch with Habitat
  • The prize winner will be asked to provide exclusivity to Habitat if it decides to consider commercial development and production
  • The panel will clarify terms and conditions of mentorship with the individual upon completion of the competition

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Cambridge Consultants Breakthrough Design Award 
An open call to all Product, Industrial & Spatial Design students.

PRIZE: An invitation for the winner and shortlisted designers to visit Cambridge Consultants (in Cambridge) and spend a day with our design teams in both the Medical Technology division and the Industrial, Consumer and Energy (ICE) division. This will be depending on COVID rules.

In addition, the winner will receive a £500 cash prize to support the development of their design career.

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Ford Design Award
Respond to the narrative set by Ford and create an interesting, comfortable and engaging autonomous vehicle interior.

PRIZE: The prize given includes £1000 to support the development of your design career, alongside an opportunity to gain industry experience with a 2-month mentorship with our D-Ford designers.

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Joseph Joseph: Brilliantly Useful Design Award 
Demonstrate the ability to design a product with the Joseph Joseph principles of innovation and functionality at its core.

PRIZE: £500 to spend on Joseph Joseph products, plus a 6-week paid internship.

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The Conran Shop & The Marandi Foundation: Designer of the Future Award 
Present an idea or design that has viable commercial potential. 

PRIZE: Mentorship and product development investment worth up to £40,000. This comprises:
  • A cash prize of £3000 to support the development of the winner’s design career.
  • An exceptional opportunity to gain invaluable industry experience with a work placement/internship of between 3-6 months at The Conran Shop headquarters in London

The prize winner will be asked to provide exclusivity to The Conran Shop if it decides to consider commercial development and production. The panel will clarify terms and conditions of mentorship and product development opportunity with the individual upon completion of the competition.

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The Joseph Stannah Award 
Submit an innovative and inclusive design that promotes independent living, demonstrating through prototypes and visualisation to show how it solves the users real life problem.

PRIZE: The prize given includes £1000 to support the development of the winner design career, alongside an opportunity to gain industry experience with a 6-week paid placement in the Stannah design office.

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Lakeland Home Design Award 
Identify one issue within the categories of cooking, baking, laundry and cleaning to design a product which solves the problem experienced.

PRIZE: The winning design will receive £200 in Lakeland gift vouchers, alongside 6-months of virtual mentoring with the Lakeland Design Team.

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Project Tags

Companies

  • The Conran Shop logo

    The Conran Shop

    • Non Creative Industries
  • Kin logo

    Kin

    • Design
  • Habitat logo

    Habitat

    • Retail
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    ford

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      Joseph Joseph

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        Cambridge Consultants Ltd

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          Kenwood

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            DCA

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              Lakeland

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                DCA Design

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                  Anglepoise

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                    Silentnight

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                      Stannah

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