- Call for entries:7th April 2021
- Deadline for entries:1th September 2021
- Selection of winners by the grand jury: 8th September 2021
- Award ceremony: Festival of Wood 2021, 7th October 2021, Kočevje
- 1st award: money prize (1000€ pre-tax), prototype production + free board costs at the Bearlog hostel during the Festival of wood 2021 (4 nights) + guided tour to the brink of the virgin forest of Kočevsko+certificate
- 2nd & 3rd award prototype production+certificate
7TH INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CONTEST 2021
The Festival of Wood invites open applications to the 6th 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 116 authors have participated at the international design contest (Primal) chair. They come from Slovenia, France, Serbia, Ukraine, Mexico, Italy, Croatia, Sweden, Ireland, Finland, Taiwan. Seventeen 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.
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Design
arhitect and industrial designer
Museum of arhitecture and design
direktor podjetja Murales
PRIZE AWARD COMPETITION Primal CHAIR 2020
35 contestants for Prastol applied for the competition. There were 26 applications from Slovenia, 3 applications from Hungary, 1 from Germany, 2 from India, 1 from Mexico, 1 from Romania, Poland / based in New Zealand. The first three winners are from Slovenia, and the fourth prize (special mention) is from Hungary. The selection of chairs took place on 9.9.2020. The jury consisted of 6 professional members. The members of the expert commission are: prof. Janez Suhadolc-architect, Rok Kuhar-architect and industrial designer, Natalija Lapajne-museum of architecture and design, Andrej Palman-ing. of woodworking, Doc. Mojca Perše-professor at the Faculty of Design, Albin Škalič, ing. woodworking, director of Murales. He was elected president of the jury. Natalija Lapajne. Selection of award-winning chairs:
1st place: author: Amadej Bezovšek, chair name: PRAMOD Chair, Slovenia,
2nd place: author: Gašper Fabijan, chair name: Kozolec, Slovenia,
3rd place: author: Andraž Rudi Vrhovšek, chair name: Hashtag, Slovenia,
SPECIAL MENTION: author: Bálint Szalai, chair name: Closer, Hungary
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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