Lippert and Desall invites contestants to participate in their contest to present table leg designs specifically tailored for the caravanning sector. They are seeking solutions characterized by innovative features, capable of distinguishing themselves from the current market offer.
To ensure the proper development of your projects, please consider the following guidelines:
- The table leg should make it easy to create additional space or repurpose the support surface as needed. It could also potentially offer the flexibility to meet needs beyond just space management.
- Additional mechanical systems that support the new features of the product, such as tracks, anchoring points, etc., are acceptable.
- Anchoring points should be designed for attachment to the floor and wall, with ceiling attachments being prohibited.
- Given the need for frequent repositioning of the leg to adjust the configuration of the support surface, a design that is lightweight and easy to handle is a prerequisite.
- The leg may optionally be retractable, but when visible, should exhibit meticulous attention to detail and aesthetics.
- It’s crucial for the leg to ensure stability to the support surface, even during transit, through a stable base, anchoring points, or other solutions.
- Detachment of the table-leg system to position it either inside or outside the vehicle is acceptable. In such cases, the system should possess the durability characteristics typical of outdoor products.
Please note that the support surface is not the focus of the contest. All innovation should be focused on the design of the leg and related components, including attachment features for securing to the vehicle structure. While the leg and additional mechanisms allow the support surface to be repositioned, folded, removed, or extended within the space, its design should remain straightforward and minimally complex.
Context of use:
The leg and support surface are designed for use within campers and caravans. For an effective integration, tailoring the design to suit the specificities of these vehicles is crucial. We also encourage you to consider the distinctive needs of users managing limited, mobile living spaces. The support surface will generally be positioned adjacent to a windowed wall.
The design of the leg should emphasize aesthetics and details, reflecting a modern, minimalist style. Considering its use in a diverse range of campers and caravans, the leg should feature adaptable aesthetics and colours to suit various interiors. Conversely, the support surface will be tailored to match the unique style of each vehicle’s interior.
Materials and production/processing technologies:
A range of materials and production methods are accepted for the leg’s creation, including:
- Aluminium profiles: Cutting, milling, bending
- Metal sheets: Laser cutting, bending, welding
- Plastics: Injection moulding
The Sponsor places significant emphasis on economic sustainability when evaluating entries. Ensure your choices in materials and production methods align with this criterion.
Participation is free and open to creative talents of any nationality aged 18 or older. Participants may submit one or more projects, but only projects published on the desall website’s upload page dedicated to the contest will be accepted.