Deadline: 20 February 2019
Open to: all persons born in 1985* and younger, from the following countries: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia and Turkey
Benefits: successful prototypes will be exhibited at Salone Satellite within International Furniture Fair in Milan in 2020 at the companies’ expenses
Young Balkan Designers (YBD) is a regional talent platform founded in 2011 with the aim to identify, promote and develop the creative potential of the Balkan region in the field of product design. The initiative also aims at unifying regional design scene, bringing it closer to the international market, strengthening its potential by providing additional education and practice, while at the same time contributes to the restoration of multi-cultural cooperation in the Balkan region
The call is open for design projects − products, concepts, services and scenarios that can bring the Balkans to the forefront of a much needed paradigm shift in design, production and consumption. Young designers are challenged to get familiar with the basics of circular economy and explore possibilities of innovative design approach enhancing circularity of product, materials, services and concepts.
The YBD project is conducted under the umbrella of BALKAN DESIGN NETWORK – Innovative platform established with the aim of articulating and providing long-term strategic support for the development and promotion of the Balkan design on European and International level.
- The competition is open to all persons born in 1985* and younger, from the following countries: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia and Turkey;
- Applicants may be individuals or groups of creators. Each applicant may submit more than one entry;
- Age limit is the requirement of the Salone Satellite talent zone of Milan Furniture Fair dedicated to designers under 35;
- Authors applying to YBD now should be 35 or under in 2020, when the selected winners will be exhibiting at Salone Satellite;
- Applicants may be individuals or group of creators.
Successful prototypes developed through this collaboration will be exhibited at Salone Satellite within the International Furniture Fair in Milan in 2020 at the companies’ expenses.
How to apply?
In order to apply, please fill in the form here.
For more detailed information, please visit the official website.