Design Competition 2022 By Benchmark Contract Furniture
Many of the world’s renowned and revered Architects and Interior Designers have also designed some of the most famous and iconic furniture currently in production. Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies Van Der Rohe, Zaha Hadid, Le Corbusier, Arne Jacobsen, Michael Graves, Frank Gehry, to name but a few, apparently found furniture design to be another challenging outlet for their creativity.
We are looking for talented and creative people who feel the same way.
ou are invited and encouraged to participate in the inaugural 2022 Benchmark Contract Furniture Design Competition. There is no registration/entry fee to participate.
DIRECTIVE: Submit an original design for a commercial outdoor dining chair and table collection.
The products must be designed to withstand the rigors of high traffic outdoor environments.
The pieces will be used in general public spaces.
Successful designs should evoke positive feelings and curiosity. The modern design of the pieces should be equally at home in a hospitality, restaurant, or retail setting.
Materials are limited to aluminum, stainless steel and faux wood. If faux wood is utilized, no single member can be larger than ¾” thick x 2.75” wide.
Who Should Enter
The competition is open to any Architect, Landscape Architect, Interior Designer or Furniture Designer, based in North America.
The product must be conceptual, never previously produced, displayed or currently in any phase of research or development.
Send us your idea, drawings and a maximum of 4 renderings. Please email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org (Only PDF files are accepted).
To enter, prepare and submit:
A Product Concept (approx. 100 words) and Narrative Statement (maximum 500 words) that define your product, outline its purpose, and explain material choices. Provide front view, side view, and perspective scaled drawings or renderings for each piece.
By virtue of your submission, you agree that Benchmark Contract Furniture will have full rights to use the work as they see fit without any additional approval. If your design places either 1st or 2nd in the competition, you agree that Benchmark has the exclusive right to build and sell the product for a period of 15 years in North America and Europe. We have the right to publish images of the design freely, and without notifying you or obtaining further permission.
All submissions must be sent in electronic format (PDF only) and must include a short BIO of the designer (max 500 words) with designer contact information including name, address, phone number and email
No hard copy submissions are accepted.
Submissions are due September 30, 2022 in the form outlined above.