New Idea contest on Desall.com: IRSAP and Desall invite you to design a product or a system of products/functions aimed at expanding the functionalities attached to the core product of the brand: design radiators. The objective of your submission is to create a new experience pertaining to climatic wellbeing at home.
IRSAP Group, with more than a thousand employees, of which more than 600 abroad, is one of the leading Italian groups in the European heating industry. IRSAP is among the first companies to introduce in Italy, in 1967, the mild steel tubular radiator and the very first to make towel rails in Italy back in 1983. Today, still a family business arrived at the fourth generation the company wants to renovate entering into the furniture industry.
IRSAP is looking for a product or a system of products/functions aimed at expanding the range of functionalities of traditional radiators for the home. Submitted projects should be oriented primarily towards users’ climatic wellbeing in a domestic environment. Furthermore, designers will have the opportunity to develop new additional functions which can either work in synergy with the main heating function, such as air cooling, air purification, humidity control etc., or in an unrelated manner, as in seating areas, shelves, object holders, clothing racks etc.
The expected product, or system, should not consist of a mere restyling of the radiator products that are produced by IRSAP to date.
For the correct realisation of your proposals, please take into consideration the following guidelines:
Product typology: While you should keep domestic heating at the heart of your project, the designed product or system may include air treatment functions, as well. The latter, besides air heating, could potentially comprise air cooling, air purification, humidity control functions and the like.
It is also possible to envision other elements, besides air, with which the product or system could interact with or act upon: objects, human beings/users and other components and actors that inform the domestic environment (food, plants, pets, liquid substances, interior decor and furnishing items…).
In this regard, keep in mind that the maximum temperature reached by electric radiators is 70°C, while for hydraulic ones it ranges from 30°C to 40°C.
It is also possible to create a product or a system for a specific area of the home. A towel rack, for instance, as clearly illustrated by its dedicated functions, is designed with the toilet and bathroom areas in mind.
There are no limitations imposed on the general characteristics of the requested product or system, which may be wall-mounted, free standing or constitute a functional surface, a management tool like a digital application, and so on.
Additional functions: additional functions may be presented without particular restrictions, for example, in the form of accessories, sensors, a controlling app or the integration of 2 products into 1, as well as into a multi-product system where the individual elements communicate with each other and work synergistically. Overall, the type of functions proposed should pertain to the domestic use of the product or system proposed, but it may include additional air treatment features (such as air cooling, air purification, humidity control etc.), monitoring and signalling features (temperature, humidity level, air quality, weather etc.), interior decor features (as in seating areas, shelves, object holders, clothing racks etc.), as well as original features that are not mentioned among the listed examples.
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. Overall, a minimal and modern style should be preferred.
In case of functionalities connecting more than one product, it is possible to represent your project schematically.
Context of use: the designed product or system should be destined primarily for indoor domestic use, although outdoor use is also admitted.
Technology and materials: All submitted products should be designed for industrial production. There are no other considerable limitations when it comes to the technology and materials that may be employed. However, for products with heating surfaces, it will be necessary to adapt the chosen materials accordingly, thus opting for suitable materials and coatings, such as steel, aluminum etc.
Awards:- 1°: €5000
The selection of the winner by the Sponsor will be the result of an unquestionable evaluation and it will take into account originality, feasibility and consistency of submitted projects with the presented brief.
For the duration of the option right, the Sponsor offers an extra chance to all participants setting a fee of Euro 2000,00 = (two thousand/00) for the purchase of the license for the economical exploitation of the projects not-acknowledged as the winning proposal.