- Call for entries: 23rd May 2022
- Deadline for entries: 29th August 2022
- Selection of winners by the grand jury: 8th September 2022
- Award ceremony: Festival of Wood 2022, 6th October 2022, Kočevje
- 1st award: money prize (1000€ pre-tax), prototype production + free board costs at the Bearlog hostel during the Festival of wood 2022 (6th-9th October 2022) + guided tour to the brink of the virgin forest of Kočevsko + certificate
- 2nd & 3rd award prototype production+certificate
8TH INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CONTEST 2022
The Festival of Wood invites open applications to the 8th 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?”
So far 180 authors have participated at the international design contest (Primal) chair. They come from Slovenia, France, Serbia, Ukraine, Mexico, Italy, Croatia, Sweden, Ireland, Finland, Taiwan, Kuwait, China, Iran, Poland, Hong Kong, Russia, Germany, Montenegro, Hungary, Canada, Vietnam, Philippines, Nepal, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Peru, Brazil, United Kingdom, Russia, Netherlands, Colombia, Mexico. 21 prototypes are the result of the past 7 contests. In the year 2017 the three awarded prototypes were promoted within the 25th Bienale of design (BIO 25) in Ljubljana.
Prof. Janez Suhadolc
architect, designer and carpenter, retired professor at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana
Prof. Salih Teskeredžić
architect and product designer, a professor at the Sarajevo Academy of Fine Arts, cofounder and creative director of Gazzda brand, winner of multiple international design contests
founder and member of Numen/ForUse group, artistic director of the brand Nunc and a guest teacher at numerous design schools
Prof. Rok Kuhar
architect and product designer, Head of the Industrial Design Department at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, cofounder of Studio Raketa
architect and designer, assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture and at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, founder of the design studio PRIMOZJEZASTUDIO, author of the book Interier Primož Jeza 9+1, winner of many design contests
designer, assistant professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, founder of the design studio Gigodesign, leader of design researches in the field of design strategies in studio Sito, leader of Competence centres for design managment
architect and interior designer, assistant professor at the Department for Interior design and Vice-dean for Artistic activities at the Faculty of Design in Ljubljana, Head of the Laboratory for Creative industries at the Faculty of Design in Ljubljana
museum counsellor at The museum for Architecture and Design, member of interdisciplinary work group for adding the works of Jože Plečnik to UNESCO list, author of exhibitions (Ne)uresničeni parlament, Igra igrače and Niko Kralj
carpentry engineer, CEO of the company Murales
carpentry engineer, expert associate of Business incubator Kočevje
PRIZE AWARD COMPETITION Primal CHAIR 2021
72 contestants for Prastol applied for the competition. There were 10 applicants from Slovenia, India 7 applicants, Italy 6, Serbia 5, France 4, Hungary 4, Russia 3, Hong Kong 2, Sweden 2, Philippines 2, Brazil 2, Kuwait 1, China 1, Iran 1, Poland 1 , Montenegro 1, Canada 1, Vietnam 1, Croatia 1, Nepal 1, Ukraine 1, Thailand 1, United Arab Emirates 1, Peru 1, United Kingdom 1, Netherlands 1, Ukraine 1, Colombia 1, Mexico 1. Top three winners both from India, Canada in the Philippines. The selection of chairs took place on 3.9.2021. The jury consisted of 6 professional members. Members of the expert commission as follows: prof. Janez Suhadolc - architect, Rok Kuhar - architect and industrial designer, Natalija Lapajne - museum of architecture and design, Andrej Palman - ing. woodworking, doc. Mojca Perše - professor at the Faculty of Design, Albin Škalič, ing. woodworking, director of Murales. He was elected Presidential Jury. Natalija Lapajne. Selection of award-winning chairs:
The Festival of Wood invites open applications to the International Contest (Primal)Chair as tribute to primal forest of Kočevje. The idea is to create functional and ergonomical chair that will spread awarness about human co-existence with the nature.
Wood is the only natural source that we have in abundance but we dont use it enough. In this way we want to promote the use of wooden materials in everyday life and encourage sustainable, economical and quality use of the wood.
Purpose of the contest is not only to design but to bring the story to the final product that is made with modern tools and ready for wider distribution.
Three wining designs by jury choice will be awarded with manufacture of the prototype that will be promoted in the time of festival and shown in media. With this prototype the designer will get a chance for a next step, that is a chance for actual marketing placement.
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