Do You Have The Imagination For It?

How would you reinvent our canvas product? Follow a few simple steps for a chance to be named the 2016 Marina Design Star.

* Canvas Product

How It Works

  1. Start by studying the image of the ‘Canvas Product’, the reclaimed-wooden side table. Seek inspiration from its materials, textures, structure, shape or function and connect that to your individual sensibilities, design philosophy and artistic passion.
  2. With a concept in mind, set to work on your Vision Statement. For initial registration purposes, this statement does not have to be comprehensive. It is important to show genuine originality and creativity in this statement, as it will be the deciding factor in the acceptance of your entry. Only once this has been filled out, will your application be considered complete.
  3. When all applications have been reviewed, we will send a confirmation of acceptance to those who have qualified.
  4. The canvas products will then be dropped off to you at your campus to officially begin the competition across the city.
  5. Participants will only have twelve days to reinvent the product, so it is important to develop the concept, source materials and implement the reconstruct of it right from the first time. No replacements of the canvas product will be provided.
  6. There are no restrictions to your design. Deconstruct, reassemble, embellish, paint, engrave, sculpt – just imagine, ideate and invent with your unique touch.
  7. Your final installation MUST FIT within these dimensions: 120cm (H) x 100cm (W) x 100cm (D). Any installation that exceeds this size will be disqualified.

If you think you can rise to the challenge, REGISTER HERE and get started.

NOTE: Only students enrolled in participating universities can compete in this project.

The Canvas Product

Important Dates

  • May 22ndRegistration opens
  • June 1st Registration closes at 11:59 pm
  • *Registration deadline extended till Saturday June 4th 11:59 pm.
  • June 5thParticipants announced
  • June 7thCanvas product drop off at your campus
  • June 8th – 18thInvention phase
  • June 19thInstallation pick up from campus
    You have until 11.59 pm on June 19th to update your vision statement
  • June 22ndJudging Event plus student interviews at Marina Home, Mall Of the Emirates showroom
  • June 26thTop 10 installation shortlist revealed

  • September 14th – 22ndReopen Project Remake 2.0 with Public Voting of Top 10
  • September 21stTop 10 installations on exhibit at CID Awards
  • September 27thWinner’s award presentation

How Will I Be Judged?

A distinguished and multi-specialty panel of judges will evaluate your final installation based on five criteria to shortlist to the top ten installations:

• Creativity (Form)
• Design (Function)
• Execution (Quality of Build)
• Optimum usage of canvas product
• Resourcefulness in use of additional materials

A final component of public vote will determine the outcome of the competition and the ultimate winner, the titleholder of the 2016 Marina Design Star.