PVC MaDE Redesigned - Student Design Competition

18 Jan 2019

PVC Redesigned competition is aimed at showcasing innovative design concepts for the reuse of PVC material in the circular economy. 

The PVC ReDesigned Competition, is aimed at showcasing innovative design concepts for the reuse of PVC material in the Circular Economy. The competition will be open until 15 February 2019 with a first place prize of £3,000, second place prize of £1,500 and 3rd place prize of £500.

The Circular Economy aims to redefine the conventional make, sell and discard model and by innovation and careful design to reuse materials for a second life. Such a model goes well beyond conventional recycling but requires novel thinking and careful design to minimise material waste.

This competition aims to engage the design community and to encourage the development of new product ideas from PVC products that have reached the end of their original design life. A range of products made from PVC are shown in the gallery

attached. Some of these may surprise you, however, all would benefit from consideration for re-use at end of life in a different way.

The Competition Brief

Acting as an individual or team, we are interested in seeing your re-use ideas for the PVC products you can see in the photo gallery. Re-imagine the function of the original

product, or with different combinations of product shapes create something entirely new. Develop your own concepts as a series of drawings, perhaps with notes regarding the function of the new design, how it works and how it would be put together. You can enter up to three separate ideas, but your entries must be complete and uploaded to www.made.partners by midnight on 15 February 2019.

To enter or for more information, visit www.made.partners/pvc-redesigned/