Tableware Collection Design Competition is a new product design contest on Desall.com: DOpla and Desall invite you to design a reusable tableware collection and its packaging dedicated to the large-scale retail trade.
DOpla invites you to design a plastic tableware collection (plates, bowls, trays, containers, glasses, cutlery etc..), which can be reusable several times, for repeated use over time. Therefore the shapes and aesthetics shall sever the classical disposable product, in order to embrace a new concept of an eco-friendly and durable product, due to the fact that after the use cycle they can be recycled and thus, their environmental impact during their life cycle is better than many alternatives that are available on the market. In addition, you are invited to design the packaging of the collection that will be used to present the product on the shelf and to communicate with a simple but incisive narrative, the reusability of the tableware and the values of the DOpla brand.
As for the packaging, it should have a strong marketing efficacy with a strong accent on the values of the product and enhancement of the DOpla brand. Values to communicate: Practicality, pleasantness (shapes and colors), robustness (reusability), safety (suitability for food contact and health protection), sustainability (recycling at the end of uses). Size: For each product of collection there are some size limitations. Your product should fit the following volumes: Plate: 230 x 230 x h25 mm Glass: 80 x 80 x h130 mm Cutlery: 180 x 40 x h65 mm Tray: 330 x 230 x h30 mm Bowl: 180 x 180 x h43 mm Target and where to use: the typical consumer is an individual who is sensitive to the practical functionality and cost of the product. The tableware will be used at the table and in similar contexts, like parties (including standing) and outdoor events/occasions. Production Technologies and Materials: the whole tableware collection will be produced through thermo-forming processes. Polystyrene (PS) and Polypropylene (PP) are allowed. Two layers of material are allowed for coloring (for example, inside of glasses in white and outside colored) or for using recycled material in the part not in contact with food and beverages.The use of paper pulp, Bagasse, Paper, PET, Bio-materials is not allowed. The primary packaging will consist of a printed and hot glued PE/PP coating film and a paper label, if applicable. Secondary packaging will be produced in cardboard material. Logo: you are invited to insert the logo attached to the Material files on the surface of the single products of the collection, by embossing. The logo shall be visible but not invasive, for example on the bottom of plates and glasses. Deliverables: upload all the images that best represent your designs (rendering, descriptions, CAD files, etc.) Attach the 3D files in .STP/.IGS format, or compatible with the Solid Edge software in a .ZIP archive, in which you can provide further useful materials for the evaluation.
The selection of the winner by DOpla will be the result of an unquestionable evaluation and it will
take into account originality, feasibility and consistency with the brief presented.
For the duration of the option right, the Sponsor offers an extra chance to all participants setting
a fee of Euro 2500,00 = (two-thousand-five-hundred/00) for the purchase of the license for the
economical exploitation of the projects not-acknowledged as the winning proposals.