Smart  Stackable chair designed by Estudio Andreu for Andreu World

Design Competitions - Andreu World Design Contest

The 18th Andreu World International Design Contest is in progress.

About Design Competitions

The aim of the design competition is to: raise and nurture design capabilities, raise the image of the organizer and to introduce new products.

The consents are equally beneficial for their participants and organizers. The organizers (companies, professional organizations, Institutions….) receive new design and fresh ideas. The successful participants receive awards and are usually provided with marketing and communication services. The competition results take the attention of design-oriented companies, professionals and interest groups. The winners can find better and higher profile leads, get a step ahead in their commercial life. All participants get new professional experience.

Nub  chair designed by Patricia Urquiola for Andreu World (Cafeteria)
Nub chair designed by Patricia Urquiola for Andreu World (Cafeteria)

Depending on the consent, the winning designers also get a chance to expose at important Fairs or exhibitions. The good example is SaloneSatellite Shanghai winners who have the opportunity to take part in the SaloneSatellite Milano. 

Product Design

Andreu World is the company more than 60 years old, recognized after the products with good design, realized mainly in wood. Company strategy is based on research, technology, innovation and design. In the production process, they respect the tradition of the craftsmanship as well as latest technology. They perform different kind of research from customer needs to new materials, ergonomic requirements, sustainability to the durability of the design solutions. Their products are the result of creativity, versatility and innovative designs. The furniture they produce allow enjoying the spaces that people utilize in a smart and healthy way.

They are constantly seeking to improve their work, offering the practical solutions and aesthetic that people around the world demand. They are recognized worldwide in furniture and contract furniture sector.

Smart   chair designed by Estudio Andreu for Andreu World, Workspace
Smart chair designed by Estudio Andreu for Andreu World, Workspace

Andrea World receives many Awards for their products which are the indicator of quality and perfection in design.

Only last year they were a winner of best of NeoCon Awards in different categories (TABLES: COMMUNAL & TASK, SEATING: STACKING, SEATING: SOFAS & LOUNGE, SEATING: BAR STOOLS), Red Dot Award 2017.

Smart chair designed by Estudio Andreu for Andreu World
Smart chair designed by Estudio Andreu for Andreu World

*The collection consists of chairs, counter and barstools which complements perfectly the chair version with its simple and light design. The "Smart" barstool, developed, won a " Best of NeoCon: Silver Award" in the "Seating Barstools" category.

The 18th Andreu World International Design Contest December 2018

One of the ways to improve product design is to organize design competition.

Andreu World is one of the companies which organize Design Competition each year. The 18th Andreu World International Design Contest is in progress. The design documentation in line with competition rules must reach the address of Andreu World before November 30, 2018.

Smart  Stackable chair designed by Estudio Andreu for Andreu World,  Fnac Caffe  San Sebastian (Spain)
Smart Stackable chair designed by Estudio Andreu for Andreu World, Fnac Caffe San Sebastian (Spain)

The competition is open both to design students and to professionals, without age limit. To take part, contestants must design an item of furniture (seat or table) that integrates all the specifications outlined by Andreu World, S.A. in the product briefing and which resolves the accompanying technical and formal challenges in the terms indicated.

Mediterráneo  designed by Bèrenice Hélène de Salvatore, Brussels (Belgium) Andreu World Design Contest, First prize  2017
Mediterráneo designed by Bèrenice Hélène de Salvatore, Brussels (Belgium), Andreu World Design Contest, First prize 2017

The main material used for seating and tables must be Beechwood, Oakwood or Walnut. Chairs may be upholstered to a greater or lesser extent if considered appropriate and veneered board or plywood. Tables may be veneered board or plywood.

The use of other materials such as metals, plastics, glass, etc. is allowed when complementary, structural or incidental to the above.

Plyam stackable chair designed by Yoshikazu Moritake, Tokyo (Japan), Andreu World Design Contest, First prize  2008
Plyam stackable chair designed by Yoshikazu Moritake, Tokyo (Japan), Andreu World Design Contest, First prize 2008

All designs presented must be new, not having been marketed or disclosed before the date of the Contest.

You can find all details about The 18th Andreu World International Design Contest 2018 here.

There is still enough time to take part in this competition.