Create a new concept of porcelain slab: Restile 2020

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RESTILE is the contest promoted by Mirage and directed towards designers, creatives and project designers, aimed at identifying new aesthetic horizons for the production of porcelain stoneware slabs.
It’s a project with the aim of finding innovative product solutions driven by style trends and an alternative approach to redefining the Vision of porcelain stoneware.

The objective of RESTILE is to create a product or collection which is, above all, innovative, by means of an original interpretation of the aesthetic quality of the material.
Collection means a series of tiles sharing a common design concept, offered in different colour variants.
Participants are required to submit one or more product Concepts following the criteria indicated below, which are considered as binding.
For the 2020 edition, Mirage requires a personal and original reinterpretation of ceramic decorations in the 1200×2780 mm size, to be used as a wall covering with vertical installation, for two different application contexts, hereafter defined as “Projects”:
Wall Project: Linear wall with 3-4 slabs side-by-side, with an application potential that can range from private to public (by way of example, but not in exhaustive terms: living area, wellbeing area, reception, restaurant);
Shower box Project: Shower cubicle composed of 2-3 slabs;

Every participant, subject to registration on the website, may submit one or more concepts for one or both projects, with a maximum of 5 concepts in total.
The concept of reinterpretation is free and may range from the selection of references to the material’s particular natural beauty, arriving at more contemporary or abstract approaches, as far as conceptual deconstruction solutions of the product taken as a reference.

The project therefore can be conceived and structured freely on the basis of new material and graphic references, but concepts based on the reference products already present in the Mirage slabs range available in the 1200×2780 size will also be considered.
The concept must involve ideas regarding decorative graphic pattern(s) and a hypothetic range (maximum 3/4 colours or graphic subjects per concept), besides the possibility of combination between them.

The product must be conceived right from the design phase in such a way that it can be producible on an industrial scale.
Concepts that involve patterns or illustrations that do not have graphic continuity between one slab and another are required in order to avoid graphic misalignments deriving from the production process of porcelain stoneware. In the same way, motifs that require precise centring inside the
format are to be avoided.

Submission of the project(s) is possible only online at the website, subject to registration and acceptance of the conditions deriving from the Contest Regulations.

Delivery of the working papers must occur by, and not later than, 11 December 2020 (4 pm – GMT+2 ) and the winners will be announced on the site. Any further information will be communicated through the same site.

The best proposals will be awarded by a Jury on the basis of four fundamental criteria:
• Creativity;
• Technical-productive feasibility;
• Compliance with the contest objectives in terms pf the presented product (the “objectives” section of this brief);
• The innovative quality, compared to the current scenario;

The minimum output required is a series of working papers and documents able to demonstrate and describe in a complete way the aesthetic characteristics of the proposed product.

The Jury will proclaim a number of winning projects, with a minimum of 3 for each of the two categories referred to the Contest