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Festival of wood 2019
October 10th to 16th, 2019 -- Kočevje, Slovenia
The Festival of Wood invites open applications to the 5th Industrial Design Competition.
We look for: Functional, modern wooden piece
»Most of us imagine forest as an oasis of peace and relaxation. A sound of rustling leaves, birds singing, pleasant forest scents relax and calm us. The question is whether a carefully designed piece of nature in the form of wood can create a feeling of homeliness and connection with nature?”
-- prof. dr. Jasna Hrovatin, from text Relaxation in harmony with nature
So far 54 authors have participated at the international design contest (Primal) chair. They come from Slovenia, France, Serbia, Ukraine, Mexico, Italy, Croatia, Sweden and Ireland. Fourteen prototypes are the result of the past four contests. In the year 2017 the three awarded prototypes were promoted within the 25th Bienale of design (BIO 25) in Ljubljana.
Deadline for entries: September 1st 2019
Who can participate: participation in the contest is open to all designers, students and authors worldwide and above 18 years
1. award: prototype production + 40 hours usage of prototype workshop*
+ free board costs at the Bearlog hostel during the Festival of wood 2019 (4 nights) + guided tour to the brink of the virgin forest of Kočevsko.
2. award: prototype production
3. award: prototype production
Honorary patron of the Festival is
prime minister of the republic of Slovenia
Mr. Marjan Šarec