And the winner of the Disrupt Dixon’s Design contest is…
Last April, we teamed up with Tom Dixon and Dassault Systèmes to create the first open design competition based on a modular concept.
Tom Dixon will gave participants access to the design files of new products, and challenge them to re-configure and remix into different functional objects. The concept was also relying on the fact that the various parts and “joints” can be 3D printed to give life to the final creation.
Last July, we picked up a winner! Congratulations to Oleksandra Tereshchenko, 27 years old, who won this contest! She studies Industrial Design in University of Lapland, in Finland. This is her second education. Before that she received a master degree in Architecture in Kyiv National University of Constructing and Architecture, in her home country – Ukraine. Back then, after graduation, she was working for a few years as an architect and figured out for herself that it is way more interesting for her to work on a “smaller” scale objects which she can test and imagine, that are also closer to people. Basically, she was interested in furniture, but with new progressive vision and attitude towards task and possibilities of design she feel very lucky to have a profession that do not put limits, but rather “opens the doors”.
“The 3-d printing is a very popular and wide-spread idea, which I think is really innovative and promising, as producing can become more effective, has minimum of waste materials, can be really flexible and meet unique requirements and so on. But in the minds of many people still , this technology allows you to create more fun toys and novelties, ie has a decorative and entertaining context and deals only with tiny scale objects. This contest is interesting because it gives other perspective on the 3-d printing as an element in the composite system, allows you to see the use of it in a more volumetric and vital objects. Which is great :)”
We waited last friday to give her her well deserved prize during an exceptional event at the Maison & Objet Paris! A 3D printed version of her design will soon be available!
Thanks to all designers who shared their passion and submitted great projects, the jury has been amazed by the quality of the work done, we hope to see you in a new upcoming design competition !