Competition BigRep Innovation Award for 3D-Printed FORNITURE | Free Student Competiton

Register 11 February, 2018 | Submit 11 February, 2018 | Free Student Competiton



BigRep Innovation Award for 3D-Printed




BigRep Innovation Award

What sort of chair will change the way the world thinks about seating? New technologies make for exciting opportunities to revolutionize furniture + design.

BigRep and NOVACAD Systems are thrilled to launch the BigRep Innovation Award, and invite post-secondary students from across Canada to develop designs that will shift the way we manufacture furniture in the future.

If you’re a student enrolled in a Canadian program for design, engineering, architecture or another related field, we want to see your vision for an innovative 3D printed chair.

It’s your chance to explore the possibilities of FDM (fused deposition modeling) to create a chair that could only be brought to life using a 3D printer. Play with form, geometry, shape, materials and color – show us your talent for fusing aesthetics and function!

Get yourself a seat at the future table, by designing it yourself.

We’re excited to see the fruits of your creativity!


Deadline: 11 February 2018



$3000 cash prize;

fully printed and finished scale model of the winning design (additional models assigned to BigRep and NOVACAD for display/marketing purposes)

return airfares to Halifax for the designer/one (1) representative of the design team to receive the award.


There is no entry fee.



Amir Fattal
BigRep GmbH

Gregor Ash
NOVACAD Systems Inc

Lindsay Lawson
BigRep GmbH

Brian Lilley
Dalhousie School of Architecture