N O U N : A design blog by Oliver Oike

N O U N : A design blog by Oliver Oike header image 2

Muji: Sumi

April 6th, 2006 · No Comments

Muji, my favorite Japanese retail store that I’ve never been to, is holding a design contest. The theme is SUMI: corner / edge / end “The objective is not to design something that is placed in the middle of the room, but towards the edges, not at the centre and not directly around the centre; you should look for somewhere that evades the eye, send us an object designed for that place, and name it as you wish. We are not asking for any particular genre, it could be anything from furniture, stationery and office equipment, to everyday items.”

Top prize, aside from having your idea potentially produced by the company, is $20,000 USD. Not bad, although you give up all rights to your work. I’m going to think about this…

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Tags: Archived from Blogger · Contests · Design · Industrial Design · Japan