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Area Four Industries is looking for a new product, or a system of products, aimed at expanding the range of equipment in the traditional professional trussing and staging industry. Proposed solutions should feature new functionalities, be aesthetically pleasing and technologically advanced, and incorporate the principles of modularity, simplicity, safety, and durability.

Style

Although the development of new functions is the main objective of this contest, you are invited to design a product that is both aesthetically pleasing and technologically advanced. Furthermore, the devised product should be characterized by a lack of sharp edges. If your design is related to higher-level components, it is sufficient to describe the latter in a schematic way.

Colours & Finishes

The designed product or equipment should come in natural aluminium or black matte finishing. The use of reflective surfaces should be avoided.

Context of Use

The designed product or equipment should be destined for both indoor and outdoor use. Professional users should be the primary target of the proposed product.

Technology and Materials

The designed product or equipment should be designed for industrial production and allow for mounting/dismounting without the requirement of specific tools, as well as for transportation by means of standard trucks. All structural components must be made of non-combustible materials. Apart from this there are no restrictions on the choice of materials.

Deliverables

To best present their work, designers should submit the following materials: realistic renderings, 3D models and/or professional sketches.

Example Products

Designers may use one of the following products as a starting point for the development of their proposal, although this is not mandatory.

  • PA Towers
  • Ballast System
  • Stage Deck

The Challenge

The proposed product should:

  • Be composed of elements that are suitably sized for easy installation and transportation.
  • Be compatible with existing trussing & staging industry materials and equipment.
  • Implement, as much as possible, the main principles of circular economy and environment sustainability.
  • Promote the corporate image and vision of A4I through its design.

Eligibility

Participation is free of charge and open to designers and creative talents of any nationality.

Total Award

€10,000

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