Design competition “Ready To paint”
OPEN Cycle and DT Swiss, two companies active in the bicycle industry, are organising the "Ready to paint" design competition. The purpose of this competition is to pick up on the current trend towards the individualisation of everyday objects such as bicycles and bicycle frames and give selected products of the organising companies an individual design: More specifically, the winning design of the competition will be applied to a limited edition of OPEN bicycle frames, DT Swiss wheels, cycling jerseys as well as Artek chairs. As the host of the competition, Vitra will provide the appropriate premises in which the designs will be exhibited. In addition, a coffee table booklet will be created from the best designs. Prizes will be awarded for places 1-20; the winners of places 1-3 will be invited.
The equivalent value of all prizes awarded is about € 10.000.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID 19- Crisis and the restrictions imposed by the state with regard to the maximum participants allowed, the planed exhibition/ event at the Vitra premises has been canceled for 2020. The event – same format, place, etc will be held in September 2021. The prizes will be awarded anyway. The winners of places 1-3 are invited to take part in the event in 2021. We will get in contact with the winners accordingly for further clarification.
As a consequence of the above mentioned cancelation and due to the increasing number of entries in particular during recent days, we decided to prolong the entry deadline for the design competition from 09. August 2020 to 06. September 2020, 24:00 hours, CET. We are looking forward to your entries. If you do have any questions on this matter please feel free to contact us. Contact details can be found in the documents, which can be downloaded below.
Participation in the competition is free of charge. We are looking forward to your participation.
Please download a full description as well as relevant documents for the participation in the design competition below.