Carry your own comfort
Theoretically, means of public transportation like city bus, metro or train are considered the best for commute in terms of
economic, environmental and other planning consideration. However, there are only a few examples where it is the most
willful choice of commuters.
An ever growing population served by limited public transit capabilities, can make the commutes longer - slower - stressful.
These issues have a different magnitude with varying demogaphics(especially elderly and children).
Increasing seats, more buses, frequent metros are there - and will exist. But can you design something which can ease our
distress while commute? For example - Can it serve as a portable seat, or something to lean, or give us shade, or maybe as
simple as make long commutes fun, or make waiting a little less boring, or make us socially more connected? or you can
comeup with something new altogether!
Anita Dineen,Product Designer, Alessi, Australia
Massimo Mariani,Architect & Designer, London
Brian Alexander,Furniture Designer, Brian Alexander Studio, U.S.A
Reward of 1500$, trophy + certificate. Open for both categories (student and professional)
2 Runner ups
750$ x 2 Cash Prize for the Juror's Choice to 1 professional & 1 student
People's choice award
Reward of 500$, trophy + certificate to 1 Professional & 1 Student
10 Honorable mentions
Each honorable mention gets a medal + certificate and our biannual digest of BOUN (open for both categories: student & professional)
All medal holders, and winners will get an elaborate section of publishing in the BOUN 2019 design book, and on our partner websites
Exhibition of Entries
50 shortlisted entries will be featured on our website and will be awarded a certificate.
Early bird Registrations ends: 31st May 2018
Students 15$ | Professional 25$
Standard Registrations ends: 15th July 2018
Students 25$ | Professional 35$
Late Registrations ends: 31st August 2018
Students 40$ | Professional 60$
Last Date of Submission: 10th September 2018
Public voting opens: 11th September 2018
Display of shortlisted entries: 10th October 2018
Public voting closes: 11th November 2018
Result Declaration: 20th November 2018
The detailed requirements of the entries are as follows:
The submission of the entry has to happen on our submission portal at uni.xyz only with the format given on the website. No other mode of submissions will be accepted. In order to avoid last minute rush, plan and try uploading your entries prior to the submission deadline . Check this video tutorial of how to make the submission on the platform .
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is ‘Boun’?
Boun is an organization which focuses on innovation and advancements in furniture design by means of competitions.
Q2. What is @ease?
‘@ease’ is a competition organized by Boun which is based upon idea of enhancing individual comfort in public transport. This competition challenges designers to come up with solutions to provide rest/ support to body in case you do not get a seat while commuting. The idea is to create something (not necessarily seat) which is a better alternate to standing.
Q3. What mode of public transport are we focusing on?
Basically, all of them. We would expect the design to be as flexible and context independent as possible.
Q4. I’m interested. What do I do now?
All you need to do is click on register button above or visit http://boun.xyz/registration.html
Q5. Why do I need to pay?
We ask for registration fee to ensure that only serious participants take part. Apart from that, it helps us bear logical expenses.
Q6. Can me and my friends participate as a group?
Yes you can. Choice for both Individual or team participation is available. But in case of team, maximum number of participants are restricted to 5.
Q7. Competition registration page does not ask for my team mates details. What do I do?
In the registration page, you're only required to provide details of team leader or any 1 team member. However at time of submission, you'll need to enter details of all team members on our platform.
Q8. How do I confirm my registration?
Once you confirm your registration, you’ll need to send the copy of payment invoice to email@example.com. Following that, you'll receive a confirmation mail withing 2 days. We also provide our participants a best practice guideline from UNI which is summary of best presentation techniques for you to follow. It surely will improve your chances of winning. See the awards for winning entries here.
Q9. How else can I improve my chances of winning?
You can subscribe to our newsletter and follow our blog. We’ll post only relevant information/ strategy regarding the competition.
Q10. I’m facing trouble uploading my entry. Help!
Don’t worry. In case you are facing any kind of trouble / have any query, simply mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our contact page
Q11. Do you have any other competitions too?
Yes, we do! Our ongoing competitions include ‘Breaking Work’ – an architectural design competition & ‘Hyperlocal’ – an urban design competition. Apart from that we have 'FDA - Furniture Design Awards'. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to know about our upcoming competitions.
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