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Design Challenge Schedule and Themes

 

Outdoor Oasis (Students only)- Closed

Theme: Outdoor Oasis

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Competition Brief

Mirens Inc is excited to announce our fifth design challenge Outdoor Oasis, a post-secondary competition. It provides with an opportunity for the students to flex their creative muscles and come up with a functional concept for a furniture piece that is suitable for an outdoor balcony and patio setting in residential apartments and condos. It could be a table or seating or even a multifunctional piece. The challenge is accommodating the piece in spaces as small as 40 square feet, that is sturdy, safe and comfortable. The materials chosen must be outdoor friendly.

Eligibility

Outdoor Oasis is open to all post-secondary students currently enrolled in colleges and universities at undergraduate and graduate levels anywhere in the world. Projects may be completely independent or as part of coursework. For the sake of simplicity, this challenge accepts projects submitted by individuals only and not by groups.

Why Participate?

  • Submitted designs will get exposure and votes from customers and professionals in the industry
  • Winning project will be manufactured under Mirens Inc. and the designer will receive a royalty of 4-10% for every sale of the design.
  • Winning individual and project will be showcased on the Mirens website
  • Great Prizes:
    • First Place will receive $500 cash prize, $500 credit to Mirens and royalty of 4-10% for every sale of the product!
    • Runner up will receive the prize $250 cash prize, $250 credit to Mirens and 2 shoutouts via social media!
    • Second runner up will receive the prize of $100 cash prize, $100 credit to Mirens and a shoutout via social media!

How to Submit

Sign up with Mirens Inc and complete the online registration form available on www.mirens.com/made-by-you/design-lab before

Deadline Extended: Monday, August 31 st, 2015 by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time (-5:00 GMT).

Voting for all submissions begins on: September 1, 12:00am EST and ends on: September 14, 11:59pm EST. 

What to Submit

  • Completed online registration form
  • Detailed description of the design
  • Detailed explanation of how and where the design will be used
  • At least 1 image, photo of the prototype or renderings of the design in .jpg or .png format
  • Details of the process and inspiration (optional)
  • Profile picture of the designer

Specifications

  • Main materials used: wood (to be processed with an outdoor finish), aluminum, outdoor fabrics
  • Staining and painting of wood is allowed
  • Aesthetically compatible to other Mirens products and designs
  • Convenience of use
  • Easy of delivery and assembly
  • Safety for children
  • Durability for repetitive use

Evaluation

The team of experts will determine the winner. They will select the best projects based on the following key criteria:

  • Originality and quality of design
  • Suitability for modern outdoor living
  • Ease of manufacturing
  • Ease of assembly
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 31st, 2015 at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time

Urban Desks- Closed

Competition Brief

As the world embraces flexible working hours and working styles, urban dwellers often need to create a home office. With the trend of shrinking real estate today, “home offices” need to take up as little space as possible. A traditional desk and office chair just won’t do anymore. There needs to be creative functional home office desks that can be tucked in a little corner or mobile enough that it can be moved away when more space is needed for other functions in a home.

Why Participate?

  • Submitted designs will get exposure and votes from customers and professionals in the industry
  • Winning project will be manufactured under Mirens Inc. and the designer will receive a royalty of 4-10% for every sale of the design.
  • Winning individual and project will be showcased on the Mirens website
  • Winning individual will participate in the production process

How to Submit

Sign up with Mirens Inc and complete the online registration form available on www.mirens.com/made-by-you/design-lab before

Deadline: Monday, August 31, 2015 by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time (-5:00 GMT).

Voting for all submissions begins on: Tuesday, September 1st 12:00am EST and ends on: September 14th 11:59pm EST. 

What to Submit

  • Completed online registration form
  • Detailed description of the design
  • Detailed explanation of how and where the design will be used
  • At least 1 image, photo of the prototype or renderings of the design in .jpg or .png format
  • Details of the process and inspiration (optional)
  • Profile picture of the designer

Specifications

  • Main materials used: wood, metal
  • Staining and painting of wood is allowed
  • Aesthetically compatible to other Mirens products and designs
  • Convenience of use
  • Easy of delivery and assembly
  • Safety for children
  • Durability for repetitive use
  • If a mobility mechanism is in the design, use a simple off-the-shelf product

Evaluation

The team of experts will determine the winner. They will select the best projects based on the following key criteria:

  • Originality and quality of design
  • Suitability for small space living
  • Ease of manufacturing
  • Ease of assembly
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 31, 2015 at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time

Submission Requirements:

  • Aesthetically the design must fit the Mirens portfolio
  • Detailed description of the design
  • Detailed explanation of how this design solves the design challenge, how and where it will be used
  • At least 1 image, photos or renderings of the design in .jpg or .png formats

Open Submissions


Submit a design that doesn’t fit the current themes anytime! It will be kept in our record and will be added to the appropriate themes when we see a fit.

Submission Requirements:

  • Aesthetically the design must fit the Mirens portfolio
  • Detailed description of the design
  • Detailed explanation of how this design solves the design challenge, how and where it will be used
  • At least 1 image, photos or renderings of the design in .jpg or .png formats