DOTYK NATKHNENNYA contest for designers was announced TO START in 2019!
Last year MBM INVESTMENT COMPANY initiated DOTYK NATKHNENNYA annual contest in order to develop object design in Ukraine and to find new creative ideas among industrial designers. The organizer of the contest provides the winners with an opportunity not only to try their hand at modern concept creation, to be recognized by honorary experts in the sphere of design and to receive monetary reward but also to realize their ideas in batch production.
In the first year the contest program was tested. It was restricted to only one design product and showed excellent results. 150 concepts took part in the contest and 5 of them were chosen as winners. Each season the program will be expanded. This year the works will be submitted for 2 nominations: “Door handle” and “Collection of door and furniture accessories” (door handle, furniture handles and hooks). Besides, from now on there are no nationality and citizenship restrictions.
The works will be assessed not only by the organizer but also by the honorary jury. Vitalii Ivakhov (100Pro-Interior), Anastasiia Kovalova (Design Tour), Denys Sokolov (Svoya Studio), Kateryna Sokolova (Sokolova design, NOOM), Oleksandr Nesterenko (ARTKB) and Dmytro Novikov (Dmytro Novikov Design) are already among the members of it.
This year DOTYK NATKHNENNYA international contest will start on October 16, 2019. The official opening will symbolically take place at Design Living Tendency, the exhibition of design, where conditions of participation will be announced.
Starting from this very date, designers will be able to register by submitting their participation applications. The works can be sent during 3-month-period up to and including January 16, 2020.
And on March 20 the winners of DOTYK NATKHNENNYA 2019 contest will be announced at InterBuildExpo 2020. They should expect already traditional monetary award amounting to 35,000 UAH and signing of contracts with MBM for manufacture of the models on condition of receiving 1.5% royalty from one’s model sale after its manufacture and actual realization by the customer. MBM investment company registers patents at its own expense. The author of the most creative work will travel together with MBM team to the international exhibition Salone del Mobile. Milano 2020.
Besides, MBM and DOTYK NATKHNENNYA invite everyone interested in the development and popularization of object design in Ukraine to join the number of the contest’s partners.