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category: competition


the most outrageous rip-offs

08/08/09

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businessweek has a slideshow on the 2009 winners of the ‘plagiarus award’.

action plagiarius "grants this negative award at the annual ambiente trade fair, given to manufacturers and distributors found guilty of making or selling ‘the most flagrant’ (design) imitations. … the aim of action plagiarius is to inform the public about the extent, damages and dangers incurred by fakes and plagiarisms."

some of the knock-offs are truly unbelievable, with not the smallest attempts to add or change any design details to hide their origin. and of course, several pieces that solely copy the outer appearance, while choosing cheaper or non-effective materials for the actual construction. and that’s without even mentioning the disregard for all the work and intellectual efforts that went into designing the original pieces.

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doug mockett design competition

07/09/09

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in it’s 24th year, the doug mockett design competition is open again. looking for entries in the areas of furniture parts, components, accessories, and hardware, with a first price award of $1000 plus royalties.

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future a-z 2109

07/06/09

competition

a competition by british retailer selfridges:

… what will the future hold in 2109? … come and peruse our fantastic alphabet of the future, an a-z of products that selfridges may sell in another 100 years … each letter represents a different product that you might find in-store, however, the letter X is missing. can you think of what the letter X could represent in a century? …

selfridges

jello!

06/24/09

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my friend kandice over at honeststab.com has two great articles on the first annual gowanus art space jello competition.

the first article has pictures of several entries and some general background, the second one describes their process of creating the pieces she did together with julia green, ending up winning first price.

(there’s also a related video over at mcbrooklyn.)

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congrats kandice and julia!

lightcycle competition

06/23/09

competitionlighting

another lighting competition: create a light fixture using 1m of LED strip light.

entries will be judged for both their aesthetic as well as sustainable qualities.

lightcycle

international design awards

06/15/09

competition

another design competition with categories for architecture, interior, fashion, product, and graphic.

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quirky, inc.

06/02/09

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another site that uses crowd sourcing for product development.

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emotionalize your light

05/29/09

competitionlighting

led light contest by osram.

emotionalize

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