Dezeen promotion: we've selected five of the best projects in the launch collection from Made.com's TalentLab, which aims to help emerging designers bring their products to market.
Made.com started its TalentLab initiative at the end of 2017, asking young and emerging designers to submit projects that they would like to see realised.
Designers simply upload their proposals to the website. Made.com then curates collections from these designs and the pieces that prove most popular will be put into production.
The platform offers customers access to completely fresh designs, from simple accessories to large furniture pieces.
Customers simply vote for products they are interested in by pledging a refundable deposit of between £5 and £30. The designs that receive the most votes will be listed on the Made.com website for purchase.
Made.com plans to use the TalentLab crowdsourcing platform to launch as many as 200 up-and-coming designers each year.
Designers are paid royalties in line with the percentage that Made.com pays all of its existing professional designers.
Anyone who wants their design to feature in a future TalentLAB collection should simply register on the TalentLab website and upload their proposal.
Made.com has selected products from 17 designers for its launch collection. Here's a look at five of the best, including a tree-like coat stand and a trolley storage system:
Lune lamp by Notaroberto Boldrini
French design duo Loic Notaroberto and Simon Boldrini combined a wooden base with a circular acrylic shade to create their Lune lamp.
Light from the LEDs is diffused against the shade, which the pair say was inspired by the moon.
Add storage ladder by Álvaro Díaz Hernández
This minimal storage system by Spanish designer Álvaro Díaz Hernández is intended to "make your clutter Instagram-worthy".
The black wire system leans against the wall, anchored by a solid wooden base. Books, headphones and magazines can be placed on each of the sections.
Swappi cart by Omayra Maymo
Danish designer Omayra Maymo designed Swappi as a mobile alternative to static chests of drawers.
Its mint-green frame supports four wooden compartments, while two wheels allow it to be easily moved around the house.
Yiliy Coat Stand by Etain Ho
This coat stand by London-based Etain Ho comprises lengths of black powder-coated steel and a concrete base.
As well as providing a space for coats and hats to be hung, it can be converted into a washing line – one of the poles can be removed from the base and balanced across two V-shaped stands.
Chapeau lamp by Simone Alberto Gerbino
Chapeau by Simone Alberto Gerbino is a flexible lamp, comprising a base made from rubber wood and a shade of powder-coated metal.
The power cable for the lamp attaches at the top of the shade, allowing it to be tilted and postitioned without getting tangled.