hands on door handles international design competition

designboom in collaboration with COLOMBO DESIGN promote an international design competition. participants are asked to design a versatile interior door lever handle to suit contemporary forms of surrounding architecture, for both residential and public projects.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Commercialize, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Interior, Product
Country Italy
RegDeadline 20 April 2011 GoogleCal iCal
26 April 2011 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

COLOMBO DESIGN, a leading italian manufacturer of handles and accessories for doors and windows, is dedicated to a discerning quality of design that combines technological innovation with excellence in industrial manufacturing procedures, adopting only eco-compatible processes in every stage of production. the COLOMBO DESIGN state-of-the-art product catalogue features door handle projects created by protagonists of today's international design scene, among them carlo bartoli, jean marie massaud, jasper morrison, michele de lucchi, alberto meda and konstantin grcic.
with this competition, COLOMBO DESIGN aims to expand the horizons of door handles.


3 winning entries will be granted with cash prize awards of € 3000 euro each.

the jury will also award the best free-style entry with a minor award of € 1000 euro.
there is the opportunity for finalist / winning designs to be developed into real products for the COLOMBO DESIGN design catalogue. in the event that COLOMBO DESIGN exercises the option to use the rights for production on an exclusive basis and sine die (without time limitations), COLOMBO DESIGN undertakes to pay a royalty of annual sales to the designer.

and as always, designboom will publish an exhaustive results report.

Entry Fee

3 image files (650 px width x max 800 px)

Announcement of the results: June 2011

designboom and COLOMBO DESIGN

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