Furniture Design Award 2015 – Register Online


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Interior Design Awards 2013

A project of SingaPlural – an annual design showcase which celebrates the best design elements from the multi-faceted creative spectrum, FDA 2015 invites you to explore your imagination and demonstrate your originality through this open call for submissions. The winning entries will be showcased and presented at SingaPlural 2015 – Celebrating Design, held in conjunction with the International Furniture Fair Singapore / ASEAN Furniture Show, The Décor Show and Hospitality 360° More information about FDA 2015 and how you can register is at below. You can follow here to register online ! DESIGNERS CATEGORY By participating in the Furniture Design Award (FDA), you will be requested to accept the award guideline. Furniture Design Award (FDA) guideline: Projects participating in selection for the Furniture Design Award (FDA) must be original works. Projects must be free from copyrights and any kind of obligation. The design shall not in any way infringe any third party’s right, including but not limited to copyright, logos, trademark, trade names, or other proprietary rights of publicity or privacy. Participants must ensure that images, people, places, monuments used for artworks in relation with the award entry are either free of rights or owned by participants. Only entries with a declaration of authorship are accepted. By submitting your design you are asked to attach the declaration. Intellectual property rights Any moral and paternity right regarding the project sent in for submission is the designer’s property. However, by submitting a design for selection for the Furniture Design Award (FDA), all participants agree to provide Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC), the organiser for the Furniture Design Award (FDA), and International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) Pte Ltd, the organiser for the International Furniture Fair Singapore/ASEAN Furniture Show, The Décor Show and The Hospitality Show with the right to publish and exhibit all the designs (including project data submitted) sine die (without time limitations) and – waiving compensation – at exhibitions and events and/or to use them in any publications or communications that the organisers may deem suitable and/or necessary. In any case, each time the creation is used, they must refer to the creators they originate from. SFIC and IFFS Pte Ltd will credit the designer's name to properly attribute authorship of works to promote the author adequately. SFIC and IFFS Pte Ltd will have the right to apply minor change and/or amendments without damaging the integrity of the artwork (i.e. add the SFIC and International Furniture Fair Singapore/ASEAN Furniture Show, The Décor Show and The Hospitality Show logo and text, reframing, translation, changing colors, cutting the background or parts of it, etc). In case SFIC and IFFS Pte Ltd want to bring major changes to the submitted artwork for publication, SFIC and IFFS Pte Ltd will contact the designer and inform him/her about the use to obtain the designer's consent. SFIC and IFFS Pte Ltd are also authorized to create models and/or prototypes of the artwork – waiving compensation – and to exhibit them at exhibitions and events and/or to use them in any publications or communications that the organisers may deem suitable and/or necessary. In any case, each time the models and/or prototypes are used, SFIC and IFFS Pte Ltd must refer to the creators they originate from and will credit the designer's name to properly attribute authorship of works to promote the author adequately. Authorship declaration Herewith, I declare that the design is my own creation and has been developed in conformity with the Furniture Design Award (FDA) guideline: ·  Projects participating to the competition must be original works. ·  Projects must be free from copyrights and any kind of obligation. ·  The design shall not in any way infringe any third party’s right, including but not limited to copyright, logos, trademark, trade names, or other proprietary rights of publicity or privacy. I herewith also ensure the SFIC and IFFS Pte Ltd that all images of people, places, monuments, etc used for my artworks in relation with the award entry are either free of rights or owned by myself. I have been informed and invited to refrain from submitting works that infringe the intellectual property rights or right to confidentiality of a third party. In any case a third party claims infringement of rights or demands compensation for damage etc. with regard to my submitted work(s) that violate the Furniture Design Award (FDA) guideline, SFIC and IFFS Pte Ltd shall assume no responsibility whatsoever. Entry Requirements ·  Open to all local and international designers. ·  Participation is on individual basis only. ·  Entries must be newly created and unpublished (never appeared in the market as a product, featured in any newspapers, magazines, exhibitions or been a winner of other competitions.) ·  Entries that infringe, breach, prejudice or violate the property, interests or rights (including but not limited to contractual rights, user rights, copyright, design rights and all other proprietary and intellectual property rights) of any third party will be disqualified. ·  Participants shall be liable for claims by such third parties resulting from the infringement. The Organiser shall not be held responsible for any infringement. Submission Requirements ·  Detailed concept of the design with images or visualized sketches, including the description and reasoning behind the design, not more than two pages, must be submitted online. Do not include any name or form(s) of identification in the submission. ·  The description of a maximum of 300 words should include concept, innovations, design aspects, primary function, materials used and any additional features of the product(s) to be completed using the online form. ·  Each participant is allowed to submit a maximum of three entries. ·  A non-refundable participation fee of, SGD30.00 for local and locally-based designers and USD40.00 for international designers, is applicable respectively. The participation fee is applicable to individual participant and is inclusive of 7% GST. Format Requirements ·  Format: Adobe PDF (.pdf) only, not more than two pages long. ·  File Size: max 1.3Mb per file, total of one file may be uploaded for each entry ·  Resolution: 100 dpi ·  Print Size: A4-size (210mm x 297mm) Judging Criteria ·  Degree of Innovation o  Is the design concept new? o  How did the new design come about and what is the design process? o  Is there innovative use of technology (including materials, construction and business models)? ·  Marketability o  What is the potential of the product for commercialization? o  Does it appeal to the market which it was designed for? ·  Functionality o  Does the concept fulfill all requirements of handling, usability, safety and product feasibility? o  Does it fulfill a need or function? o  Is it practical in terms of its size, weight and storage? ·  Environmental o  What is the choice of material and the source of it? o  Is there efficient use of material resulting in low wastage? o  Is the process of manufacturing and production methods environmentally friendly? o  Is the furniture ready-to-assemble, knock-down or flat pack? Preliminary Judging Fifteen entries will be shortlisted in the Preliminary Judging by a judging panel that comprises distinguished personalities from various creative (furniture, interior design, architectural and fashion) industries. Judging Interview Short-listed semi-finalists are required to produce scaled models of their designs and present it together with concepts and prototyping processes to the judging panel during the interviews. Final Judging Finalists have to produce prototypes of their designs that will be showcased at the Singapore Expo during International Furniture Fair Singapore 2015 / 31st ASEAN Furniture Show. A subsidy of SGD500 will be awarded by SFIC for the production of each prototype unless the finalist is already sponsored. Finalists will present their design concepts and answer questions posed to them by the panel of judges. Prizes ·  FDA Grand Award o  SGD10,000 Cash + Certificate + Trophy + 12sqm booth space in PLATFORM 2015 ·  FDA Honorable Mention Award o  SGD1,000 Cash + Certificate + Trophy ·  FDA Merit Award o  Certificate + Trophy ·  Best Use of Material Award o  Certificate + Trophy (Only 1 winner will be selected between the Students & Designers categories) The number of awards may be adjusted in accordance with the overall quality level of the design entries received, Other Information ·  SFIC reserves the right to publicize any submitted entry without prior notice. ·  Finalists’prototypes will be displayed at the discretion of SFIC. ·  Notification will be given to finalists for collection of prototypes. SFIC reserves the right to dispose the prototypes, if they are not collected within 2 weeks of notification. ·  SFIC assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage to the prototypes. ·  Participants are required to make personal arrangements for their travels and deliver their prototypes to the judging venue. ·  SFIC reserves the right to make any changes to the Award without prior notice. ·  The judges’decision is final. No correspondence will be entertained. Participation Fee / Mode of Payment A non-refundable participation fee of, SGD30.00, for local and locally-based designers and USD40.00, for international designers, is applicable respectively. The participation fee is applicable to individual participant. The non-refundable fee is inclusive of 7% GST and payment must be made online by credit card (VISA / Mastercard only). Submission Deadline All entries and payment submission must reach SFIC Office by 11.59pm (Singapore Time) on 01 September 2015 for the Designers category. STUDENTS CATEGORY By participating in the Furniture Design Award (FDA), you will be requested to accept the award guideline. Furniture Design Award (FDA) guideline: Projects participating in selection for the Furniture Design Award (FDA) must be original works. Projects must be free from copyrights and any kind of obligation. The design shall not in any way infringe any third party’s right, including but not limited to copyright, logos, trademark, trade names, or other proprietary rights of publicity or privacy. Participants must ensure that images, people, places, monuments used for artworks in relation with the award entry are either free of rights or owned by participants. Only entries with a declaration of authorship are accepted. By submitting your design you are asked to attach the declaration. Intellectual property rights Any moral and paternity right regarding the project sent in for submission is the designer’s property. However, by submitting a design for selection for the Furniture Design Award (FDA), all participants agree to provide Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC), the organiser for the Furniture Design Award (FDA), and International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) Pte Ltd, the organiser for the International Furniture Fair Singapore/ASEAN Furniture Show, The Décor Show and The Hospitality Show with the right to publish and exhibit all the designs (including project data submitted) sine die (without time limitations) and – waiving compensation – at exhibitions and events and/or to use them in any publications or communications that the organisers may deem suitable and/or necessary. In any case, each time the creation is used, they must refer to the creators they originate from. SFIC and IFFS Pte Ltd will credit the designer's name to properly attribute authorship of works to promote the author adequately. SFIC and IFFS Pte Ltd will have the right to apply minor change and/or amendments without damaging the integrity of the artwork (i.e. add the SFIC and International Furniture Fair Singapore/ASEAN Furniture Show, The Décor Show and The Hospitality Show logo and text, reframing, translation, changing colors, cutting the background or parts of it, etc). In case SFIC and IFFS Pte Ltd want to bring major changes to the submitted artwork for publication, SFIC and IFFS Pte Ltd will contact the designer and inform him/her about the use to obtain the designer's consent. SFIC and IFFS Pte Ltd are also authorized to create models and/or prototypes of the artwork – waiving compensation – and to exhibit them at exhibitions and events and/or to use them in any publications or communications that the organisers may deem suitable and/or necessary. In any case, each time the models and/or prototypes are used, SFIC and IFFS Pte Ltd must refer to the creators they originate from and will credit the designer's name to properly attribute authorship of works to promote the author adequately. Authorship declaration Herewith, I declare that the design is my own creation and has been developed in conformity with the Furniture Design Award (FDA) guideline: ·  Projects participating to the competition must be original works. ·  Projects must be free from copyrights and any kind of obligation. ·  The design shall not in any way infringe any third party’s right, including but not limited to copyright, logos, trademark, trade names, or other proprietary rights of publicity or privacy. I herewith also ensure the SFIC and IFFS Pte Ltd that all images of people, places, monuments, etc used for my artworks in relation with the award entry are either free of rights or owned by myself. I have been informed and invited to refrain from submitting works that infringe the intellectual property rights or right to confidentiality of a third party. In any case a third party claims infringement of rights or demands compensation for damage etc. with regard to my submitted work(s) that violate the Furniture Design Award (FDA) guideline, SFIC and IFFS Pte Ltd shall assume no responsibility whatsoever. Entry Requirements ·  Open to any students studying in local and international arts & design institutions. ·  Participation is on individual basis only. ·  Entries must be newly created and unpublished (never appeared in the market as a product, featured in any newspapers, magazines, exhibitions or been a winner of other competitions.) ·  Entries that infringe, breach, prejudice or violate the property, interests or rights (including but not limited to contractual rights, user rights, copyright, design rights and all other proprietary and intellectual property rights) of any third party will be disqualified. ·  Participants shall be liable for claims by such third parties resulting from the infringement. The Organiser shall not be held responsible for any infringement. Submission Requirements ·  Detailed concept of the design with images or visualized sketches, including the description and reasoning behind the design, not more than two pages, must be submitted online. Do not include any name or form(s) of identification in the submission. ·  The description of a maximum of 300 words should include concept, innovations, design aspects, primary function, materials used and any additional features of the product(s) to be completed using the online form. ·  Each participant is allowed to submit a maximum of three entries. ·  A non-refundable participation fee of, SGD10.00, for students from local arts & design institutions and USD15.00, for students from international arts & design institutions, is applicable respectively. The participation fee is applicable to individual participant and is inclusive of 7% GST. Format Requirements ·  Format: Adobe PDF (.pdf) only, not more than two pages long. ·  File Size: max 1.3Mb per file, total of one file may be uploaded for each entry ·  Resolution: 100 dpi ·  Print Size: A4-size (210mm x 297mm) Judging Criteria ·  Degree of Innovation o  Is the design concept new? o  How did the new design come about and what is the design process? o  Is there innovative use of technology (including materials, construction and business models)? ·  Marketability o  What is the potential of the product for commercialization? o  Does it appeal to the market which it was designed for? ·  Functionality o  Does the concept fulfill all requirements of handling, usability, safety and product feasibility? o  Does it fulfill a need or function? o  Is it practical in terms of its size, weight and storage? ·  Environmental o  What is the choice of material and the source of it? o  Is there efficient use of material resulting in low wastage? o  Is the process of manufacturing and production methods environmentally friendly? o  Is the furniture ready-to-assemble, knock-down or flat pack? Preliminary Judging Fifteen entries will be shortlisted in the Preliminary Judging by a judging panel that comprises distinguished personalities from various creative (furniture, interior design, architectural and fashion) industries. Judging Interview Short-listed semi-finalists are required to produce scaled models of their designs and present it together with concepts and prototyping processes to the judging panel during the interviews. Final Judging Finalists have to produce prototypes of their designs that will be showcased at the Singapore Expo during International Furniture Fair Singapore 2015 / 31st ASEAN Furniture Show. A subsidy of SGD500 will be awarded by SFIC for the production of each prototype unless the finalist is already sponsored. Finalists will present their design concepts and answer questions posed to them by the panel of judges. Prizes ·  FDA Grand Award o  SGD6,000 Cash + Certificate + Trophy + 12sqm booth space in PLATFORM 2015 ·  FDA Honorable Mention Award o  SGD1,000 Cash + Certificate + Trophy ·  FDA Merit Award o  Certificate + Trophy ·  Best Use of Material Award o  Certificate + Trophy (Only 1 winner will be selected between the Students & Designers categories) The number of awards may be adjusted in accordance with the overall quality level of the design entries received, Other Information ·  SFIC reserves the right to publicize any submitted entry without prior notice. ·  Finalists’prototypes will be displayed at the discretion of SFIC. ·  Notification will be given to finalists for collection of prototypes. SFIC reserves the right to dispose the prototypes, if they are not collected within 2 weeks of notification. ·  SFIC assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage to the prototypes. ·  Participants are required to make personal arrangements for their travels and deliver their prototypes to the judging venue. ·  SFIC reserves the right to make any changes to the Award without prior notice. ·  The judges’decision is final. No correspondence will be entertained. Participation Fee / Mode of Payment A non-refundable participation fee of, SGD10.00, for students from local arts & design institutions and USD15.00, for students from international arts & design institutions, is applicable respectively. The participation fee is applicable to individual participant. The non-refundable fee is inclusive of 7% GST and payment must be made online by credit card (VISA / Mastercard only). Submission Deadline All entries and payment submission must reach SFIC Office by 11.59pm (Singapore Time) on 01 September 2015 for the students category.





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