Design Contest 2020

Acabados & Formas summons professionals and students from the design area to participate in the II National Design Contest.


Designers, interior designers, architects and students in related areas around the contest, promoting the culture of design, its importance in the innovation process and its considerable contribution to industrial success.

Hoy do you participe?

Designing a product for domestic or commercial use that is manufactured under 3 to 5 axis CNC machining, which involves an innovation in areas such as:
– Concept.
– Shape.
– Manufacturing.
– Adaptation to new lifestyles.
– Modes of consumption.
– Technological innovation.

Professional Category

Registration value: $130.000 COP

Presenting Professional Card you will get a 20% discount

-You compete in individual mode, if you are a student or professional and
meets the requirement of being over 18 years old.


Students Category

Registration value: $0 COP

If you are a student of any university or educational center in the country you will have the right to participate for free by presenting a student document.

-You compete in individual mode, if you are a student or professional and
meets the requirement of being over 18 years old.

Product speficications

-The product must be sustainable and innovative, with specific characteristics such as materiality, functionality, assembly and final finishing.

-It must be designed to be manufactured in a 3 to 5 axis CNC machine, with a 1220 x 3060 mm work bed. The material for the execution will be solid wood, chipboard and plywood.

-Variety in materiality: upholstery, metals and glass.


How do you present your project?

Complete the following documentation

-Registration form: it is a format that you must download at

-Conceptual-explanatory report: write a description of the idea of the project, the aspects that give originality to the product, its target audience, the market to which it is directed. Highlight the innovative aspect of the design: formal, use, functional, materials, environmental respect, etc.

-Graphic representation: includes sketches, renders and bounded drawings of the product (parts and assembly), indicating all the technical details necessary for its understanding and possible construction.


1. Scanned or digital sketches
2. Images or 3D representation of the product (Render).
3. Presentation in PDF format with product conceptualization.

Send these documents to the email


Valuation criteria

Projects will be evaluated under the following criteria:

1. Innovation and sustainability.
2. Feasibility of introduction and potential acceptance in the market.
3. Communicative value of the image.
4. Environmental impact

These criteria will be met by Paul Rowan, international jury of Design Contest 2020.


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