PLY DESIGN HOUSE 2021
The success of the iF DESIGN AWARD, which the FRIGATE chair family won in 2021, has encouraged the Plydesign brand to expand its collaboration with new creative talents, and has launched the PLY DESIGN HOUSE open call for Hungarian current and recent students. The competition welcomed entries that develop a design project using plywood in the field of everyday objects, accessories, and interior design.
This year, for the first time, the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize will be conferred on October 15, 2021.
A prize of 1,000,000 Ft and a 6-month paid career training program at Plydesign, during which the winner's primary project idea will be developed from product development, through production to market introduction. In the event of successful product development and market launch, Plydesign Ltd. will sign a license agreement with the winner. The Applicant will be entitled to royalties after the sale of the product developed.
The Audience Award Winner will have the opportunity to travel with the Plydesign team to the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair in February 2022, with all expenses covered by Plydesign.
Tamás Babits (founder and CEO) brought about Plydesign in 2014, intending to create a design collection based on his 30-year family-owned factory's extensive experience in manufacturing molded plywood.
Plydesign has a holistic view – design is not merely about creating objects; it is a matter of deep understanding of social and personal context, therefore a physical answer for real everyday problems.
With this mindset, Plydesign has successfully found a way to bring about such an ecosystem where end-users, stakeholders, partners, employees, and team members equally find solutions for their needs.