Yesterday I received this email from Dwell magazine and thought I’d share it with you all:
Dwell is pleased to announce an exciting new product “re”design contest and competition.
Sponsored by the all-new Volkswagen CC
Phase I – Feb 11-March 31, 2009
From toothbrushes to towel racks to transit vehicles, we often live with inefficiency, inconvenience, and downright discomfort simply because we accept dated and subpar designs as a part of the daily grind. It’s time to put your foot down.
Our Spring 2009 design contest and competition is set up in two phases. First, simply send in suggestions for everyday objects that you think need a rework. Either they don’t function well, are poorly designed or just downright useless for the task they were designed to perform. Dwell editors will select the items for redesign. Then the competition phase launches where you are invited to submit design proposals for recreating one (or all) of the three most tragically troublesome objects. You may participate in one or both phases of this contest and there is no limit to the number of entries.
Phase I: Submit Your Product
Feb 11-March 31, 2009
Dwell editors will vet the submissions and choose the three best (or worst!) products for redesign. The people who entered the winning submissions will receive credit on the Dwell.com blog and a free ticket to Dwell on Design Los Angeles, June 26-28, 2009.
Submit your ideas today!
The Dwell Team