A Chance to Win €5,000 in the Furniture Design Competition by Desall

A Chance to Win €5,000 in the Furniture Design Competition by Desall



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Organisation à but non lucratif
Pays hôte
Date limite
25 oct. 2019
Niveau d'études
Financement d'opportunité
Financement complet
Pays éligibles
Région éligible
Toutes les régions

3M and Desall invite designers from all around the world to design a new furnishing item for indoors or outdoors, that may be assembled exclusively using the 3M adhesive systems in place of the traditional mechanical fixing methods (screws, rivets, soldering, etc.) 3M relies on the international community of designers to explore new projects based on the exclusive use of the 3M adhesive systems for their assembly, in place of the traditional mechanical fixing methods. They are looking for innovative and creative solutions able to maintain an actual feasibility trait. 

Contest Guidelines:

The project will have to include the product details that the designer will consider both in descriptive and visual (technical drawings) terms, highlighting the innovation brought about by the assembly made through 3M adhesive systems compared to the traditional methods. The correct sizing and use of the adhesive in his design will be fundamental for the selection of the winner.

Product Type:

A designer can choose among various product typologies, inside the following markets:

  • Lighting (lamps, for indoors, for outdoors, etc.)
  • Furnishing (chairs, tables, wardrobes, etc.)
  • Homeware & Interiors (objects for indoor decoration, furnishing accessories, etc.)

3M adhesives:

3M has a very wide and complete range of adhesives. For a better focus 3M have decided to select these 3 macro sets to employ for the designer projects realization:

  • VHB TAPES: 3M™ VHB Tapes are acrylic foam adhesives characterized by a very high conformability. 3M VHB Tapes open up a world of possibilities — eliminating rivets, screws, bolts, and welds — and improving design construction, aesthetics and productivity. With unmatched strength, these tapes increase the overall durability and reliability of every product bond. 3M VHB Tapes resist hot, cold and cycling temperatures, UV light, moisture, and solvents. They seal against environmental conditions and damp vibration to reduce metallic wear-and-tear.
  • DUAL LOCK: 3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners combine a good mechanical seal with the possibility of being repositionable and re-closable. 3M Dual Lock and 3M Hook & Loop guarantee maximum design freedom and greater comfort during maintenance, repair, and replacement.
  • STRUCTURAL ADHESIVES: The structural adhesives guarantee high adhesion and durability performance. The wide range includes adhesives resistant to high temperatures, solvents and external atmospheric agents that need a correct preparation of the substrates, but even easier use adhesives with a greater tolerance to the presence of contaminants on the surfaces to be assembled.


A designer is free to propose the materials that are more in line with the product typology he proposes. Each adhesive has a different performance depending on the underlayer. 

Project presentation:

The designer is invited to present his projects in detail, showing some views of the final product, preferably including some technical drawings, providing an explanation of the innovation related to the use of the 3M adhesive system and the correct sizing of the adhesives. The designer may present one or more projects, to submit separately from the upload page. In order to send additional materials (3D files, technical drawings, extra views, other in-depth materials, etc.) he may attach a.ZIP archive directly from the upload page.

Evaluation Criteria:

In the evaluation of the designer submissions 3M will take into account the following criteria:

  • Product innovation, originality, and creativity (5/5)
  • Correct use of 3M adhesives (4/5)
  • Technical feasibility (4/5)
  • Aesthetics (3/5)
  • Project presentation (3/5)

Eligibility and Submission:

Participation is free of charge and open to designers and creative talents of any nationality aged 18 years or older. Participants can present one or more projects, but only the projects published on the www.desall.com web site, via the upload page related to “3M for Design” will be accepted.



The selection of the winner by 3M will be the result of an unquestionable evaluation and it will take into account originality, feasibility and consistency with the brief presented.

Desall Required Files:

Minimum 1 image, up to 5.

  • Recommended dimensions: 960 x 720px (player size);
  • Allowed format: .jpg , .gif , .png;
  • Color mode: RGB;
  • Allowed resolution: 72 dpi;
  • Max file (for each one) size: 1 mb.

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