Developed by Particle with the support of the Embassy of Italy in Kuala Lumpur, Social Furniture is a design competition that calls for new ideas to rethink how waste plastic can be reshaped into social furniture using circular design thinking.
The competition is free to enter for students and recent alumni from any country in the world. It is open for registration until the 15th of November 2021.
The 10 best proposals will be published in the exhibition Sostenibilita’ that will be launched in February 2022.
The contest has total prize money of €6,500, a top prize of €3,000, €1,000 for selection finalists and global exposure for finalists and top ten projects.
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How will we live together?
A question that social furniture aims to answer.
What differentiates a piece of social furniture from furniture in general is the emphasis on the element of conviviality over that of functionality, thus encouraging people sharing a public space to interact with one another.
Designing a place for digital nomads living hybridized contemporary lifestyles.
Designing a circular economy narrative and social furniture characterized by free-flowing curves and co-working type functionalities.
Designing modular and flexible products to leverage large scale 3D additive printing and giving new life to recycled plastic waste.
Promoting partnerships between public and private sectors to build a future that embraces the circular economy.
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A circular economy approach across industries stops the flow of waste plastic into landfills and our oceans.
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