There are many kinds of design chairs in the world.
But there are not so many chairs in the world only to
be used as an exterior chair, aren't there?
The exterior chair is different from the interior chair,
for example how to use it and its durability. It has
a different theme. For this competition, we want recruit
ideas for exterior chairs widely. The work that is winning
the Grand Prix award examination will become a product
|The subject of the competition is“A
chair for exterior”
Please make a proposal by
the applicant's own discretion as to its use and form.
|Three different awards are granted
Grand Prix Designtope Award
will be granted for the excellent design selected by
a sole juror. It is possible to select "a unique
or cutting edge design“that is not common, and to clarify
the ror's responsibility towards the selected design.
Grand Prix User Award will be granted for the work
which receives the highest votes by users from the
public. 20 to 30 selected works are subject to voting
by the public users if many applications are made.
The collaborating IXC. will investigate the possibility
of manufacturing or merchandising two of the Grand
Prix Award winning works.
If the Grand Prix winning works are to be marketed,
the winners receive the prize money in the form of
royalties generated from the performance of sales.
In case of difficulty in marketing the works, after
the careful examination, the winner of the Grand Prix
DESIGNTOPE Award receives the prize of 500,000yen
and the winner of the Grand Prix User Award receives
the prize of 200,000yen.
Excellent Work Award granted up to 5 works excluding
from the Designtope Award and the User Award, will
be announced and xhibited as selected works, but will
not be merchandized. (IXC. might investigate the possibility
of these works to be marketed. INTER- DECOR has the
right of priority for the negotiation of merchandizing.)
Born in Como, Italy in 1945.
Gaduated from MILAN Industrial University. Served as
technical director of KARTEL.
In 1979, he became to focus on the industrial design
works and consulting works.
He has been directing car projects of ALFA ROMEO since
1981 to 1986.
In 1987, he introduced works of ALIAS, such as "Light
Light" and "DRY."
In 1990, he held a private exhibition in Matsuya Design
Gallery in Tokyo.
will be accepted from February 21 through May 20, 2002
*It has been closed.
Work will be submitted on May 10 through May 31,
Users' Voting starts on July 10 through August 9,
Announcement of the result will be at the middle of
|Announcement of the result
Announcement in Designtope
All the chosen applications & works are exhibited
in the Designtope Gallery.
* All applicants will be asked by email for their approval
of the appearance of their work before the announcement
of the exhibition.
Works will not be exhibited without permission.
Only Designtope members
who have paid membership fee of 300yen
monthly are qualified for registration. Please click
for an application,after you’ve made registrations with
After the application is made, the Competition Office
will send you a application number.
Deadline: May 20 (Monday) 2002
Application of Students
When the competition want to be joined with a subject
of research from a school or
seminar, they must choose one person to join the admission.
It depends on the aim of designtope
Afterwards, other people can join the application.
Please ask for detail s about this at email address
“ firstname.lastname@example.org “
Application of Groups
Application for many people can be possible with members
registering one representative
Please write after the name like this "…and more
When the work is announced winning, we announce the
name of the group and all its members.
Applicants must present these drawings and specifications
1. Main oblique view picture:１item
2. Supplement to oblique view picture (from a different
angle or detail): 1 item
3. A plan from which the main measures can be understood:
4. Explanation of the concept and comment about material,
processing method and construction: 1 item
（The text must be written in English or Japanese）
（In Japanese with 200 characters, in English with
*The applicant must present a picture, the same
as from the above
<1. Main oblique view picture>,
to be used for the user vote, the announcement of
the result and for the exhibition on the web side.
Its size must be 230 x 230 pixel.
*We want fair justice. For example, please do not
write the name of the applicant on the picture.
*The kind of the oblique view picture does not matter.
Please be free to express yourself with a model photo,
a sketch by hand, 3D computer graphics and so on.
* The work of the application must be an unpublished
２）Form, resolution and size of picture
File format: GIF
Resolution: 72dpi (pixel/inch)
Size: above items 1, 2, 3 is 500 x 500 pixel
|How to send your work
Please send us first the
application form like the above specification application
（We send an URL to the registered applicant.）
（Please pay attention. We are not accepting email attachments.）
After we got the work, we send email to acknowledge
Copyright or design right
of the work sent in for application is
owned by the applicant. However, IXC. owns the right
merchandizing the works that received the Grand Prix
Award and the Users' Award. IXC. owns the priority for
negotiation of merchandizing goods that received the
Award. The organizer owns the right for exhibition (including
Web site), publications in the magazines, and other
rights for use.
Please do not send any inquires
regarding the competition while the application is being
accepted or while the users are voting.