pocket seat 2018


Submission: April 15, 2018
Registration:  April 10, 2018
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Ideas competitions


In today’s crowded world, the aspect of finding comfortable seating in a public arena is a major part of one’s daily activities. A comfortable seating in public helps one relax and reduce fatigue. This social activity, however, may vary with each individual and the kind of space he/she occupies. Most importantly, the nature of the seat ought to cater to every individual irrespective of their age, size or gender.

The act of seating is an opportunity for many to boost inter-personal communication and encourage social and cultural bonding between individuals.
Over the last few years, public spaces offering avenues to sit, relax and strike a conversation with fellow people have drastically reduced, sparking an urgent need for alternative methods of creating personal seating arrangements. It’s imperative that the seat is ideated with the utmost sense of creativity and innovation. Recreating a seat that goes by every individual’s preference and fits within its spatial limitations poses a challenge to our generation.

We invite designers, architects, students, teachers, engineers, artists and everyone to create that one seat that can be carried and used anywhere and everywhere.
The designed product has to be inventive and easy to use for all age groups. The seat must also be adaptable to different ergonomic needs experienced by the targeted user in his/her daily routine.
The seat footprint should not exceed an area of 1 sq.ft. The product can be folded, twisted or bent but must fit within the given size specifications.
The participants are required to understand and analyze the various human scenarios and functions in order to design a product that will be indispensable for these needs.

Prizes of total USD 3000, broken down as follows:
1st Prize: USD 1500 + Certificate + Trophies + Publication
2nd Prize: USD 1000 + Certificate+ Trophies + Publication
3rd Prize: USD 500 + Certificate+ Trophies + Publication
10 Honourable mentions: Certificates

Winners and honorable mentions will be published on Volume Zero website and several international architecture and design magazines.

Early Registration Starts: 1st February 2018.
Early Registration Ends: 10th March 2018.
Standard Registration Starts: 11th March 2018.
Standard Registration Ends: 10th April 2018.
Closing Day for Submissions: 15th April 2018.
The announcement of Winners: 15th May 2018.
*Note: All deadlines are 11:59 pm – 00:00 IST (India).


Early Registration: From 1st February 2018 to 10th March 2018
For Indian nationals- INR 1700 (per team) For Foreign nationals- USD 50 (per team)
Standard Registration: From 11th March 2018 to 10th April 2018. For Indian nationals- INR 2200 (per team) For Foreign nationals USD 75 (per team) Entrants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with the appropriate payment through our secure gateway on our website www.volzero.com
Pocket Seat Design Competition is open to all. We invite architects, students, engineers, product designers, thinkers, companies, organizations, and everyone interested in the mission of the competition to submit their ideas. No professional qualifications are necessary.

Go to the competition’s website