boun urban competition 2018


Submission: February 05, 2018
Registration: February 20, 2018
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


BOUN Serves as a unit block for UNI in the field of furniture design. It will be a platform for experimentation and conceptual exchange of ideas for furniture designs happening at various levels. The program intends to bring out some extraordinary design ideas and designers across the globe to help them in realizing their great Ideas.

Through our furniture design competition at BOUN we intend to create a dialogue among designers where they have full freedom to create contextual and user centric design. Along with our furniture design competition, our furniture design awards will identify the young and budding designers across the globe to bring their design ideas to the rest of the world. This approach towards design would serve in refurbishing the profession’s identity and will help the product to reach masses through our leading media and industry partners.


“Urbanscape” (urban landscape) is the representation of physical built environment of our city. What we observe today in our urban landscape is timelessly rising skyscrapers that has overpowered the smaller elements in our city that has equally contributed in defining our urban landscape.

Urbanscape not only refers to the configuration of built forms but also the elements that define the interstitial space.
In today’s urban landscape timelessly rising skyscrapers have overpowered the smaller yet equally important elements in our city. Through the “Urbanscape” theme we are exploring the urban furniture that enriches the built environment and improve the quality of interstitial space. The design must enhance the overall aesthetics, functionality and usability of the space. It should be a forward-thinking design approach with the ideas of treating these interstitial spaces and create new options within existing constraints.

Submission: Entries can be submitted only through the UNI platform. Participants need to register
prior to submitting their entries. Entries will be submitted in digital media as per the given format on the submission portal of UNI.

Obligatory submission items that need to be submitted in all the entries, failing which the entry may be disqualified:

A maximum 6 DIN – A3 presentation boards in digital format (JPEG) to be uploaded on our submission portal at UNI.

Questionnaire as given under the FAQ section at the submission portal. Participants are encouraged to add more FAQs if that helps in explaining their design better to the jurors.

Cover Image of size 1024 x 410 px or larger in aspect ratio 2.5:1 to be uploaded on the submission portal.

Individual Images and graphics used in the sheet or any additional images (these images will be used for the web presentation purpose only and will not affect the judging criteria).

Participants are encouraged to submit additional materials, such as videos, Prototype images or additional textual material by mail however, submission of these contents is not obligatory, nor shall
their submission/non-submission will influence the evaluation process. This data will be used for web publications.


Early Registration : 05 December 2017
Standard Registration : 05 January 2018
Late Registration : 05 February 2018
Submission of Entries : 20 February 2018
Result Declaration : 01 April 2018


Winner : 1500$ cash + Sponsored ticket to Boun Exhibit and an opportunity to showcase your product to rest of the world.

1st Runner Up : 1000$ in cash

2nd Runner Up : 2 x 500$ in cash

Honourable Mentions : 10 x Scroll of honor and publication in our Bi-annual Digest

Shortlisted Entries : All shortlisted entries will be featured on our website, exhibited in Boun Exhibit and will get a participation certificate.

Publications: All medal holders, and winners will get an elaborate section of publishing in the Bi-annual Digest and on our partner websites.

Realisation & Promotion : Fabrication and Marketing opportunity with royalty in association with UNI

Go to the competition’s website