We are looking for designs for home décor products in ceramics. We will select multiple of winners with different designs instead of just a few.
The challenge: Design home décor ceramic pieces.
Where do you use ceramics? What type of products in ceramics would you like to see in the kitchen, for entertaining at dinner, in the bathroom or other rooms? How about the garden or the office? What would be cool to have completely customized? What would your friends like to see? Think home décor.
We create ceramics in designs that cannot be produced using conventional methods. We will keep this challenge as open as possible and want to see designer’s imagination and creativity.
Here are some product ideas:
1. Green wall tile
Challenge is to design a ceramic tile to cover a vertical wall and create a growing surface for plants. The structure would provide anchoring for the plants and allow nutrients to be delivered to the plant.
2. Kitchen back splash tile feature
A set of tiles to create functional and beautiful kitchen back splash. Could also work for bathroom tiles.
3. Ceramic lighting fixtures and shades
A ceramic lighting fixture or shade that can be made of sections that can be assembled and fired together, to form a larger piece. The design can comprise basic sections that can be 3D printed and mixed and matched to form hundreds of different designs. (More explanation needed?)
Other interesting objects that comes to mind: Mug, cup, bowl, lattice, sugar cup, egg cup, jar set, sushi set, sake cup, coasters, small snack bowl, cheese platter, small shot glasses, soap dish, toothbrush holder, flower vase, ceramic craft – horses, fishes etc., decorations, letter art, napkin rings, candle holder, photo frame, small jewelry box, flower pot for outside or small sculptures. Most items can also include raised or engraved text. The items are endless and we would like to see your creativity at work.
SIZE OF PIECES:
Minimum bounding box sum: X + Y + Z dimensions = 120 mm
Maximum bounding box sum: X + Y + Z dimensions = 400 mm
Minimum fill per cent > 5.0%
WALLS AND FEATURES:
For bounding box size 120 mm < X+Y+Z < 200 mm wall thickness ≥ 3.0 mm
For bounding box size 201mm < X+Y+Z < 300 mm wall thickness ≥ 4.0 mm
For bounding box size 301 mm < X+Y+Z < 400 mm wall thickness ≥ 6.0 mm
Maximum wall thickness 15.0 mm
Minimum feature size: 2.0 mm
Minimum radii for corners: 2.0 mm
Minimum feature opening size: 5.0 mm
Try to avoid thick to thin structures (necking)
Enclosed areas might not have glaze applied
Only one tone (color) will be used
Minimum wall thicknesses are a guide only for large pieces walls should be thicker
Glazing reduces the definition of features in the piece
Joining faces should have a radius of 2.0 mm
Thin struts cannot be attached to large unsupported sections
Large sections should be lower in the part
Cantilevered struts should be less than 20.0 mm long
No moving parts
Part must have an obvious base
For hollow parts the part must have an opening for powder removal that is at least 10.0 mm diameter
Minimum point size for raised text 36 point or 12.7 mm (0.5 inch)
Minimum point size for engraved text 60 point or 21.2 mm (0.83 inch)
Winning product designs chosen based on aesthetics, quality of design, manufacturability, and sales potential.
Multiple winners will be chosen!
The competition is open to everyone
Team entries are welcome
You can submit several designs
Only models uploaded to GrabCAD library will participate in the competition
Tag your model with “Figulo” to make it easier to find
Privately uploaded models will be made public after the competition deadline
Models can be done in any CAD software as long as a STEP or IGES files are also uploaded
Competition winners will be announced on this challenge site.
Only models uploaded through this challenge page will participate in the competition
We are awarding a larger number of designers with cash prizes of $50 and $100 + sales profit share
Winners will have the opportunity to share sales profit made from the sales of their modeled objects for 6 months after the challenge end date.
Winning product designs chosen based on aesthetics, quality of design, manufacturability, and sales potential by a joint jury of Figulo and GrabCAD and announced on the GrabCAD Challenges website.
Figulo is founded to produce ceramic pieces and objects for consumers, architects and artists. The Figulo production process uses patented Three Dimensional Printing technology developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and advanced ceramic materials research and development to produce ceramic pieces.
The company leverages 16 years of experience in production of ceramics for industrial applications to enter the consumer, architectural and art markets.
More info: http://figulo.com