Dezeen promotion: online retailer Fab is calling for designers to present their work to a panel of experts at The Conran Shop Marylebone on 19 September, during London Design Festival, for the chance to put their designs into production.
Designers are asked to bring product ideas, portfolios, drawings and prototypes to The Conran Shop in Marylebone, London, from 1 to 3pm on 19 September.
Fab specifies the designs "should be of high quality and be a functional object made from handcrafted, high-tech and/or experimental processes".
Participants will pitch their designs to a panel, who will pick three winning designs that Fab will put into production and sell on their online store.
The jury includes:
» Marcus Fairs, Dezeen founder and editor-in-chief
» Bradford Shellhammer, Fab founder and chief design officer
» Jasper Conran, The Conran Shop chairman and creative director
» Rolf Hay, Hay co-founder
» Paul Cocksedge, designer
» Casper Vissers, Moooi CEO and founder
» Kristoffer Fagerström, Cristiano Pigazzini and Susanna Wahlin, Note Design Studio
» John Löfgren and Jonas Pettersson, Form Us With Love
» Max Fraser, design writer and the London Design Festival deputy director
» Marcus Kirby, Future Maps founder
» Libby Sellers, Libby Sellers Gallery
» Bethan Laura Wood, designer
Fab's third Disrupting Design call out follows successful programmes in New York and Milan earlier this year and these images show winning designs presented during ICFF 2013 in New York.
Here are some more details from Fab:
London Calling! Disrupt Design with Fab - Part III
Calling all design heads, up-and-comers, and next-big-thingers — this is your shot to show us what you’ve got. Fab will be on the scene at London Design Festival for our third Disrupting Design Call Out.
Bring your prototypes, portfolios, and million-dollar ideas on September 19th for a chance to have your original design concept turned into a tangible reality.
Our expert panel will pick a handful of designers whose product will be manufactured and sold to 10+ million members worldwide on Fab. Your work should be of high quality and be a functional object made through handcrafted, high-tech, and/or experimental processes.
Pre-register with your name and country to: firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 1pm-3pm on September 19th, 2013. Where: The Conran Shop, Marylebone at 55-57 Marylebone High St.
» You must only submit your original product designs. All work must be your own.
» By entering your product designs, you will not be releasing any intellectual property rights you may have in your designs.
» Please only submit product designs that you are comfortable having disclosed to the public and possibly photographed for use on social media.
» If your product design is chosen, you will be offered an opportunity to have your product manufactured and sold by Fab.
» Any offers by Fab to have your product manufactured will be subject to certain terms and conditions, which will be presented to you at the time of the offer.
» You are free to reject the offer, in which case Fab may choose the product design of another designer.
» There is no cash value for the right or the opportunity to receive an offer from Fab.
We’re also proud to announce the winners from our last Disrupting Design competition, held at New York’s ICFF in May.
More than 100 designers from around the globe descended on the Big Apple with the hopes of turning their big idea into the next big thing on Fab. We chose nine innovative designs to produce and sell to our millions of members.
And the winners are…
Bettie Cott | Cott & Reed Free Standing Wardrobe | Canada
Liu Yang | Storage Stools | China
Takeshi Sawada | Animal Stools | Japan
Linda Facci | Easy Life Accessories | USA
Scott Klinker | Puzzle Toy | USA
Louie Rigano | About Time Clock | USA
Andrew Sack | Modular Furniture and Skatewax Candles | USA
Joel Seigle | Brick Door Stop | USA
Taylor McKenzie-Veal | Flint Table | USA