German trade show offers outdoor living design prize

German trade show gafa+spoga (Cologne 31 August-2 September) is seeking young garden furniture designers to enter a competition with a deadline of 15 April.

The Unique Youngstar competition exhibition organisers are on the lookout for interesting projects in outdoor living.

Until 15 April young designers and design students who have completed their studies within the past three years can submit their ideas of what they think outdoor living is.

A prominent placement in the garden furniture sector at the spoga+gafa is the prize for the 15 nominees, as well 6,000 euros for the winners.

Koelnmesse will select up to 15 nominees from all the submissions after the application deadline has passed.

Evaluation criteria include the overall concept, the originality of the design, the conceptual and visionary quality, the functionality, and quality of presentation.

The prototypes will be presented in the competition exhibition in the garden unique product sector. A public prize will be determined by online voting.

Last year, a total of 62 projects from 24 different countries were involved in the competition.


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