29 November 2019.





19th Andreu World international design contest special edition with the collaboration of Kvadrat

To design is difficult, That’s for sure. Especially when all you have is an idea and you feel that this is almost nothing.
You push yourself, struggle to give it a satisfactory form. You look at what you have created, you erase it, and you start all over. Then comes a moment when There it is… Congratulations!
The secret? Tou never gave up. You always knew that you were going to make it work, Designing is tough but it’s worth the effort.

More Details

You must must design an item of furniture (seat or table)

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Furniture Design.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

The awards ceremony will be held on December 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The competition is open both to design students and to professionals,without age limit.

  • For chairs, the main material shall be wood and upholstery. Beech, ash, oak, or walnut should be the wood species utilized, in either solid or plywood version. The Kvadrat textile collections should be used for upholstered pieces. The use of other materials such as metal, thermopolymer, and aluminum will also be accepted.
    The chair design proposal includes chairs, armchairs, lounge chairs, stools, benches, and sofas.
  • For tables, the principal material shall be “Solid Textile Board by Really” – a high-density material manufactured from Kvadrat textiles at the end of their life-cycle. The use of other materials such as wood, plywood, laminate, glass, metal, thermopolymer, and natural stones will be accepted.
    The table design proposal includes: meeting table, living tables and occasional tables.
  • The designs submitted must be unpublished and must not have been marketed or published prior to the contest.

Opportunity Cost


  • 1st prize of 4000 euros.
  • 2nd prize of 2000 euros.

The jury will also award up to a maximum of 4, non-monetary, special mentions.

Note: Each participant assumes responsibility for the costs of sending their projects and presentations.

How to Apply

First Step: Create an account from here.

Second Step: Once you have identified yourself in the website, you can consult and request your participant numbers (for example 20190001) in the Participant Numbers section within the Inscription menu.

Third Step: The presentation of a creative video explaining the project and/or showing the details and model of the design will be evaluated.

The maximum video duration (*.avi) will be 2 minutes and should be created in widescreen format with a minimum resolution of 1080p (1920×1080) and maximum resolution of 2160p (3840×2160).
File size in avi format cannot exceed 1 Gb.

The video should be uploaded to the Andreu World contest website. Once identified, access the menu option “Upload video”, where you can upload the file, renaming it with the “participant number” (e.g. “20190001.avi”).

Fourth Step: The following material must be submitted by each participant:

  • prototype of the proposed piece (scale 1:5).
  • technical report, to be presented on 2 to 4 double-spaced, single-face A4 typewritten pages. 8 ½ inches x 11 inches pages for projects sent from United States of America.
  • CD or USB with plans, diagrams, sketches, reders or pictures from the model.

Particular consideration will be given to innovative contributions (based on a feasibility study), which help to increase the product quality. The following factors will be analyzed:

  • Production costs.
  • Compliance with the intended functions.
  • Ergonomics.

Designs must be submitted in such a manner as to facilitate their mechanized mass production.

All products must be original, i.e., they must not reflect previous designs.

Fifth Step: Send projects to this address by post or messenger service:

Andreu World, S.A.,
C/ Los Sauces, 7 Urb. Olimar
46370 Chiva – Valencia
T. +34 96 180 57 00

or P.O. Box Nº 127,
C.P. 46370 Chiva
Valencia Spain
T. +34 96 180 57 00

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This Scholarship Published by:
Hour Ahmed/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Mariem Memmi / Tunisia

Samira Shehta / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team