The future of stationery. 2020 Venvstas Italy design competition.

Registration date:

2020-07-10

Submission date:

2020-07-10

competition

Description

The
future of stationery.
2020 Venvstas Italy design competition.
What's
on your desk and what will continue to be on it in the years to come?
Although
we are living in a time where the bulk of our information is
produced by computers, there's still room for the analog. Most of
what we draw is on paper, calligraphy is considered an art and
greatest designs and artistic ideas start as a small sketch or a note
of some kind on a piece of paper. Venvstas,
 
https://www.venvstas.com/
was
founded in 2014 as a branch of a design office (Lucio
Rossi design/ U75 https://www.utopos75.com/
).
Today it has its own life and its producing some of the most
interesting writing instruments and accessories one can find. We
think that the tools we use have to be inspiring, have to be holders
of a certain quality and a design that has to resist the test of
time. Make now something for today but thinking about tomorrow. We
believe in objects that are to be kept through the years, meaning
that they will not be part of the current cycle of fast introduction
and disposal. If something is well designed, well made and looks
beautiful, it will be more likely to be kept.
The
current times are tough ones for each of us although they show as a
test, an opportunity where hopefully designers will start to
understand such values, as the ones that are the pillars of our
brand, the Vitruvian triad, that can apply to anything that's
designed or built, not only architecture.

Firmitas. A
building has to be strong.
Vtilitas. A building has to serve to a
purpose.
Venvstas. A building has to have the qualities of Venus.
It has to be beautiful.If
any single object that's designed in our planet would follow these
simple principles, (or at least one) the situation regarding waste
and obsolescence would be a different one. If a product is made to
last, recycling is not anymore the issue it is nowadays, as little of
what's produced and labeled as recyclable ever gets recycled being at
best up-cycled. Since we are still too far from a “cradle to
cradle” model we should start focusing in producing less waste and
we strongly believe that one way is by doing better objects and
fostering endurance, both in built quality and design. Our
contribution to the current crisis is to make you to think on this
reality and the different opportunities it could bring. It's a time
not to be still, it's a time for ideas and movement, it's the time to
think on how we're going to live in the near future, it is not
anymore just a matter of the planet we'll leave to future
generations, but the planet we live in now.
The
task:
Design
a concept, an object or a product that is in line with the theme: The
future of stationery. This refers to any product that fits the
category «stationery», like writing equipment, notebooks, desk
accessories or anything that you may feel belongs to a desk and can
be suitable for home or office use or both. Products can be aimed
at the general public, professionals or hobbyists alike. The
entry is FREE, there's no fee. Submission is via the internet.
Jury:
Prof.
Architect Attilio Terragni - Milano, Italy. 
Prof. Architect
Alexander Kalachev – UNStudio associate - Amsterdam,
Netherlands
Architect Filippo Carmignani Tirelli – CEO Venvstas
Italy.
Prof. Architect Lucio Rossi - Founder of Venvstas,
designer.

Judging
criteria:
1-Originality
of the concept.
2-Functionality.
(not a decorative object)
3-Environmental
impact. Materials.
4-Feasibility/cost.
Prizes:
First
price: A Venvstas set consisting of a Magna Gold edition fountain pen
with pen case, a pen stand and a Designer 8, 2mm linear carbon fiber
mechanical pencil. Signed diploma.
Second prize: A Venvstas set
consisting of a Magna Titanium edition fountain pen with pen case, a
pen stand and a Designer 8, 2mm linear carbon fiber mechanical
pencil. Signed diploma.
Third prize: A Venvstas set consisting of
a Carbon T fountain pen with pen case, a pen stand and a Designer 8,
2mm linear carbon fiber mechanical pencil. Signed diploma.
Instagram
prize : A Venvstas set consisting of a Carbon T fountain pen,
pen case and pen stand, signed diploma.
Any
awarded project may be eligible for further development upon
agreement and contract between Venvstas and the rights owner.

Schedule:
Competition
announcement: May 10th 2020
Submission
period: 10th of June 2020 until July 10th 12.00am (UTC+01:00) Rome
time.
Submission
of questions: Between May 12th until May 30th .
FAQ
publishing: June 1st 2020
Instagram
voting period: From August 1st to September 1st
Results:
September 7th 2020

More:
https://www.venvstas.com/competition
https://bustler.net/competitions/7321
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