Design Contest – Dining Outdoors

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Deadline 21 June 2012.


The task


Develop items that are perfectly suited to a culinary event in the open air. From furniture that can be conveniently moved around and transported, to a sunshade for a picnic with family or friends, down to an outdoor kitchen, seating or shade for the professional and exclusive catering needs of a larger group. Show how your design and the occasion come together to create a unique experience!


The background


spoga+gafa is the world’s leading trade fair for the garden industry. It takes place every year in late summer (2 – 4 September 2012) in Cologne, Germany. What makes spoga+gafa special is garden unique, its premium area for outdoor furniture, which is developed together with leading manufacturers. Here, in an informal atmosphere, manufacturers, retailers and designers can find out about the latest trends and innovative ideas. The results of this contest will be presented to the international exhibitors and visitors in a central exhibition and published in an exclusive yearbook.


The expert jury


The project is accompanied by a prominent jury: as well as Patrick Nadeau (architect of products for Authentic) and Marc Sadler (designer of outdoor products for Slide, Serralunga, Magis, Skitsch, Pedrali), the team of experts also includes Herbert Seckler (CEO of Sansibar Sylt), Tobias Lutz (, Ralf Ferdinand Broekmann (editor-in-chief of build magazine) and Rüdiger Sprave (event manager of the imm cologne, spoga+gafa by koelnmesse).


Benefits for the creatives


The expert jury will award three jury winners whose designs will be built as a prototype and exhibited at the garden unique. In addition the three jury winners will get three prizes each of the value of 1.000 €

The community prize money amounts to a total of 12,000 EUR.

garden unique is offering the creators of selected ideas extensive media coverage at the spoga+gafa 2012, as well as access to direct contacts in the industry and the opportunity to turn their concept into a reality together with manufacturers.


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