F3 Awards is about Form, Function and Furniture that’s forward thinking – that expresses the future with complete Freedom To Create.
F3 Student Furniture Design Competition will provide a launching pad for college or university undergraduate students to explore furniture design as an integral part of design practice. The winning designers will receive cash scholarships of $3,500 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place. The first place winner will work with engineers and designers from dTank to create a prototype of their winning furniture design. For real.
The Music Utility Vehicle [MUV] is a pop-up mobile music store to be utilized as an in-store or an on-site promotion that’s instantly reconfigurable to promote a recording artist to fans on the go. The footprint for the MUV is the iconic and much-loved Airstream Travel Trailer. Conceptualize the exterior and interior of the MUV incorporating the programming based on the Airstream. The major part of the competition is to design and call out one custom furniture design that expresses the overall concept for the MUV.
1.06.2010 Registration opens. Design Brief available for download
1.11.2010 Question & Answer Period opens (updated biweekly)
1.22.2010 F3 Launch Party/Announcement of All-Star Jury
2.28.2010 Last day to submit questions
3.18.2010 F3 Registration closes (extended)
4.16.2010 F3 SUBMISSIONS DUE (6 PM PDT)
4.28.2010 Five Finalists announced
5.21.2010 F3 Awards/ Live Student Design Furniture Competition
Adding special features to make your MUV really sing, so to speak, is encouraged as long as the basic programming needs are met:
- PLAY – Listening stations, seating and lounge furniture (built-in and free-standing)
- DISPLAY – Digital billboard, product display for merchandise
- DJ – DJ booth, Speakers, mixing station, speakers
- PAY – Transaction counter for Point of Sale
Scale model, fly thru, video or film, or anything cool gets extra bonus points!