25th November 2019 (1:59 PM UTC).





3M Desall Design international competition

New contest on 3M and Desall invite you to design a new furnishing item for indoors or outdoors, that may be assembled exclusively using the 3M adhesive systems in place of the traditional mechanical fixing methods (screws, rivets, soldering, etc.)

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3M relies on the international community of designers to explore new projects based on the exclusive use of the 3M adhesive systems for their assembly, in place of the traditional mechanical fixing methods (screws, rivets, soldering, etc.). They are looking for innovative and creative solutions able to maintain an actual feasibility trait.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Design.
  • Architecture.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

1 month.

Community Vote: 25th November 2019 – 9th December 2019 (1:59 PM UTC).
Client Vote: From 25th November 2019.
Winner announcement: Approximately before the end of January 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The project will have to include the product details that you will consider both in descriptive and visual (technical drawings) terms, highlighting the innovation brought about by the assembly made through 3M adhesive systems compared to the traditional methods. The correct sizing and use of the adhesive in your design will be fundamental for the selection of the winner.
  • You can choose among various product typologies, inside the following markets:
    – Lighting (lamps, for indoors, for outdoors, etc.).
    – Furnishing (chairs, tables, wardrobes, etc.).
    – Homeware & Interiors (objects for indoor decoration, furnishing accessories, etc.).
  • Participation is free of charge and open to designers and creative talents of any nationality aged 18 years or older.
  • Participants can present one or more projects, but only the projects published on the web site, via the upload page related to “3M for Design” will be accepted.

Opportunity Cost


  • Top one will recieve €5000; The selection of the winner by 3M will be the result of an unquestionable evaluation and it will take into account originality, feasibility and consistency with the brief presented.
  • Option right ;For the duration of the option right, the Sponsor offers an extra chance to all participants setting a fee of Euro 1,500.00= (one-thousand-five-hundred/00) for the purchase of the license for the economical exploitation of the projects not-acknowledged as the winning proposals.

How to Apply

First Step: You need to create an account on their official website and send the design:

Desall required files;

  • Minimum 1 image, up to 5.
  • Recommended dimensions: 960 x 720px (player size) ; allowed format: .jpg , .gif , .png; color mode: RGB;
  • Allowed resolution: 72 dpi ; max file (for each one) size: 1 mb.
     – For questions about the brief please use the “Have a question” button or write to

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This Scholarship Published by:
Wiem SOUAI / Tunisia

Reviewed by” Amina Hamed / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team