matrix design competition

Young Bird Plan 2018 Matrix Modular Office Furniture International Design Competition

Submission: September 17, 2018
Registration: September 17, 2018
Language: English, Chinese
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


This competition invites all designers to conceive a collection of office furniture that consists of units which are able to be used with no less than four combinations. It shall be aesthetic, functional and delightful, and can make users’ work and life more ordely, productive, and efficient.

Meanwhile, all the materials, sizes, techniques and combinations applied to your projects shall be specified. A unique name of the design is important as well, because the winning entries will be further modified, produced and sold by professional teams of MATSU. Designer will retain the right of authorship.


■ This competition is open to designers, students and design enthusiasts of all ages with design and art related background across the world;

■ One team can have a maximum of two participants. Each of team members shall complete the registration form online. FAQs will be published on the website.

■ When filling the registration form, please guarantee the information you provided are accurate and complete, abbreviations or acronyms for your universities or companies can be confusing and are unacceptable.

■ Each team or individual shall submit no more than two entries; if you want to upload two entries, you need to register another account(s) on the website and obtain a new Registration No.

■ One Registration No. only denotes one entry.


■ 2018.07.13        Call for Entries

■ 2018.09.17        Submission Deadline

■ 2018.09.27        Release of TOP 50

■ 2018.10.08        Release of TOP 10

■ 2018.10.12        Release of TOP 3 and the Champion


■ First Prize:

1 winner; 30,000 RMB (pre-tax; no overlap with the other Top 3 prizes) and Certificate of Award.

■ Top 3 (except the first prize):

2 winners; 10,000 RMB (pre-tax) and Certificate of Award.

■ People’s Choice Award: 1 winner, a Papilio ergonomic chair by MATSU, Certificate of Award

■ Top 10: 7 winners; a Papilio ergonomic chair by MATSU; professional comments will be made by 10 purchasing officer from top enterprises who have deep cooperation with MATSU Group. One Special Award will be selected.

■ Top 50: 40 winners; Certificate of Participation; YoungBirds Magazine.

■ All winners would be published in YoungBirdPlan official website, YoungBirds Magazine and SHU of MATSU Quarterly Magazine.

Go to the competition’s website