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BRIEF


Summary

New product design contest on Desall.com: Euro3plast and Desall invite you to design a family of plastic pot covers (cachepot) for indoor use, characterized by elements of aesthetic and functional innovation.


Company description

Euro3plast was born in 1974 producing plastic products for the garden and for the home. Innovation in the vase, furnishing accessories and lamps production is at the basis of the continuous growth of the company which today distributes its products all over the world.

Resources
The brief is available in the following languages:
- English
- Italian
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What we are looking for

Euro3plast is looking for a family of plastic cachepots for indoor use. The pot cover is a piece of furniture designed to contain standard cultivation pots, which are filled with earth and in which the plant grows. It is therefore a product that aims to improve the general aesthetics of the plant + pot system.
The family of pot covers must be characterized by innovative elements mainly of an aesthetic type (thus working on shapes, textures, finishes, colors, etc.) and possibly of a functional type (thus adding a secondary functionality to the product). The product must be extremely affordable to the public. Hence, the addition of electronics or other mechanical elements to the product is not allowed.


Guidelines

For the correct realisation of your proposals, please take into consideration the following guidelines:

Product typology
You are invited to design a family of pot covers of different sizes (at least 3) consistent with each other in terms of style. The pot cover, unlike the cultivation pot, does not have holes on the bottom, but a single upper opening in which the cultivation pot and the plant are inserted. The search for new aesthetic solutions is a priority, through the choice of new shapes, the application of textures on the external surface, the use of particular finishes or subsequent surface treatments, the choice of plastics with innovative characteristics, etc ...
In addition, it is possible to provide formal solutions capable of adding new features suitable for the indoor context, to the single product or to the entire collection (for example, by devising ways for the elements to interact with each other).

Style and colours
The requested style is simple and modern, characterized by formal elegance and aesthetic innovation. There are no particular constraints relating to the shape (circular, square, etc.) and to the colors that the family of plant pots can have.
It is possible to place the “Euro3plast” logo on a visible surface of the pot covers. Find the logo in the material files that can be downloaded from the contest page.

Dimensions
The pot covers must have a diameter between 12 and 25 centimeters. The height will have to increase in proportion to the diameter, completely covering the standard cultivation pots that will be inserted inside them.
In designing and sizing the pot covers it is therefore necessary to take into consideration the dimensions of the main types of standard cultivation pots, whose approximate dimensions are:

● 10.5 cm diameter x 9 cm height
● 12 cm diameter x 11 cm height
● 14 cm diameter x 13 cm height
● 16 cm diameter x 15 cm height


Materials and production technologies
The pot covers will be produced in plastic (eg: polypropylene, polycarbonate, etc.) by injection molding.

Context of use
The family of plant pot covers will be inserted in indoor contexts, in particular it will be destined for the furnishing of homes, offices and shops.

Deliverables
Upload detailed descriptions and a series of images to best present your projects. The images visible in the gallery (maximum 5) must have an aspect ratio of 4:3; accepted file formats: .jpg, .gif or .png; color mode: RGB; maximum single file size: 1MB. During the upload phase of the project, you are invited to upload a .zip archive containing the 3D files and high-resolution images of the proposals via the dedicated field. Maximum size of the .zip file: 100MB


Evaluation criteria
In the evaluation of your submissions the Sponsor will take into account the following criteria:

Aesthetic quality 5/5
Consistency with the brand 5/5
Degree of innovation 4/5
Sales potential 4/5
Functionality 3/5

Contest Timeline
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Upload phase: 28 March 2022 – 28 June 2022 (1.59 PM UTC)
Concept review: 28 April 2022 (1.59 PM UTC)
Client vote phase: from 28 June 2022
Winner announcement: approximately by the end of September 2022

Concept review (optional)
Designers can apply, by the date indicated above, for a concept review of their projects by the Desall Team. To apply, 1) upload the project(s), including its description, and save as draft (SAVE DRAFT) from the upload page; 2) send your request to the Desall Team via email to contest@desall.com or through the contact form. The review is NOT mandatory: it serves only as a further opportunity for the participants but does not constitute a condition for participation, nor does it constitute any advantage in the final evaluation.

Eligibility and submission
Participation is free of charge and open to designers and creative talents of any nationality aged 18 years or older. Participants can submit one or more projects, but only the projects published on the www.desall.com website, via the upload page related to this contest will be accepted.

Award
1°: €3000
The selection of the winner by the Sponsor will be the result of an unquestionable evaluation and it will take into account originality, feasibility and consistency of submitted projects with the presented brief.

Option right
€1500
For the duration of the option right, the Sponsor offers an extra chance to all participants setting a fee of €1500 for the purchase of the license for the economical exploitation of the projects not-acknowledged as the winning proposals.

For more information, please login and read the Contest Agreement from the upload page. For questions about the brief please use the “Have a question” button or write to contest@desall.com


Language

Since we are an international Community, all texts provided with your uploads (abstract, description, tags, etc.) should be written in English.


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Desall required files

Minimum 1 image, up to 5.
Recommended dimensions: 960 x 720px (player size) ; allowed format: .jpg , .gif , .png; color mode: RGB;
allowed resolution: 72 dpi ; max file (for each one) size: 1 mb.


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