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    Seaside or mountain? Beach or meadow? At the poolside or in front of the BBQ? Alone or with friends? For the next holidays We just need the perfect furniture piece for the outdoor! This is the aim of Out of here, 19th contest launched by the participatory design platform Formabilio. We are seeking for the must-have furniture piece for the backyard, conservatory, balcony, terrace, courtyard, swimming pool and any other house, villa or city flat outdoor space where to relax or to welcome your guests for lunch alfresco or for a more intimate, romantic candle-light tête-à-tête. Young and aspiring designers that enter the contest have to find the perfect furniture element in order to  transform the pic-nic or relax area, the outdoor spaces, from the community garden to a beautiful mountain lake.

    Projects have to respect certain fundamental requirements: to be an outdoor furniture piece (dining tables, coffee or side tables, seats, armchairs, sofas, cushions, deckchairs, chaise loungue, hammocks) It has to be “doable” with the materials –solid and panel wood, upholstered furniture with few different finishing- and production capacity of Formabilio’s partner companies. Another essential requirement is the dimension of the packaging that cannot be over 230 cm in length and exceed 30 kg of weight (packaging included) for each parcel in order to keep shipping costs low. Plastic is not forbidden as long it is used for tiny parts, it is easily available and do not require moulds or particular tools for its manufacturing process. Last but not least, projects have to be easy to assemble and install, inspired by eco-design values.


    Projects can be submitted online from 10:00 am CET November 6th, 2013 and by no later than December 4th,  2013 at 6.00 pm CET.

    Formabilio’s community can vote the projects until 6:00 pm CET on December 18th, 2013. Winners will be announced on January 8th, 2014.


    Finally, the technical Commission formed by representatives of Formabilio, manufacturers, communications and design experts, will select at least 2 projects to produce them. Following Formabilio’s philosophy, at least one must be chosen among the 10 most voted projects. 

    As always, Formabilio will produce the winning projects and designers will get 7% of our e-shop’s final sale price.

    For this contest, Formabilio, that has lately opened to international markets with its products and contests, has decided to offer welcome prizes exclusively to foreign designers, that means not native and that do not resides in Italy.

    The top 3 foreign designers, that will have the highest score among the 10 finalist projects chosen by the community, will receive the following prizes as prize and welcome to Formabilio’s designer community and as reward of the work done:

    - To the foreign designer with highest score :  iPad Air, Apple latest model

    - 2° and 3°: 100 € to spend on shop

    If prizes are not assigned they will not be offered in the future.


    For further information and to enter the contest:


    What’s more, Formabilio’s has announced the winners of the contest Add on. Aim of this contest was to design the quintessential furniture piece, the one that with its shape, aspect, dimension and function adds, improves or enhances the entire style of the interior.

    Among 137 competing projects, here are those that Formabilio will produce and sell online:

    CENTODIECI’LODE – Tray and container that crowns PI’GIO -pouf designed by Lucio Curcio- with the square academic cap to transform it into a coffee table, conceived by the creative Andrea Brugnera, the award-winning designer from Treviso.

    ELK – Coat and umbrella rack designed by Jacopo Biasio from Padua.

    INQUADRO – Magazine rack simple and essential that adapts well to any interior is an idea of Paolo Foglini, 32 years old designer from Fermo.

    Formabilio reserves also the right to verify the feasibility of following projects:

    PIAZZE – The rug collection that was inspired by the Squares of the most famous Italian Cities, designed by Davide Giulio Aquini, 32 years old designer from Padua.

    For further information about the winners:

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    Born to turn Made in Italy Participatory design into a brand to export worldwide, Formabilio is a web platform promoting furniture design contests. Aspiring and professional designers can enter furniture and furnishing projects that will be produced by small Italian manufacturing companies and sold online on Formabilio shop


    Formabilio identifies the most sustainable and appealing projects to produce them. Based on crowdsourcing, Formabilio shares the results of his venture with all the people involved in the project, from the designers to manufacturing companies.

    Nowadays Formabilio community has 75.000 registered users, among whom 1.500 are designers for a total amount of 3.000 submitted projects.




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