EuroMold EuroMold design competition to feature 3D-printed products

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The event includes objects we wear and those in our surroundings.

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EuroMold visitors will have the chance to win some of the products entered in the competition.
EuroMold visitors will have the chance to win some of the products entered in the competition.
(Source: Purmundus)

German design studio Purmundus has announced that it and EuroMold organiser Demat will conduct a competition focusing on “jewellery for human beings or their direct environment” at this year's fair in Frankfurt, Germany.

The studio said the inaugural Purmundus Challenge event encourages artists, designers and engineers to utilise the creative freedom of 3D printing to design innovative concepts for industrially produced jewellery. Finalists even have a chance to win a licensing agreements with Purmundus, which added that the first prize in the competition also comes with a cash award of €2,000.

The studio noted that it produces and distributes limited editions of home accessories, lighting and jewellery. It specialises in production technologies and said it also performs “customized mass production”. The international jury for the competition comprises specialists and professionals from the fields of design, economy, teaching, industry and press, according to Purmundus. Entries were submitted from around the world, it said, adding that products up for consideration include jewellery, fashion design and tableware.

In addition to the competition, entrants are also eligible for the audience prize, which will be decided by votes cast by visitors at the EuroMold fair. A few show attendees may even get lucky: Visitors will also have a chance to win their favourite product, too, according to the studio.

The announcement of the finalists will take place at EuroMold as part of the award ceremony during Designer Night on 29 November 2012 at 6:00 p.m.