MODULAR BOOKCASE DESIGN Free Architecture Competition

Register December 20, 2018 | Submit December 20, 2018 | FREE ARCHITECTURE COMPETITIONS






New product design contest on Metalmeccanica Alba and Desall invite the international community of creative talents to design a new combinable, modular and easily dismantlable bookcase, for the historical AlbaComponents brand.

Company description

The history of Metalmeccanica Alba begins more than 30 years ago, and it continues today in the new and prestigious headquarters of Ca’ Rainati in San Zenone degli Ezzelini, Treviso Province.
A 6.000 square metres headquarter, manufacturing 1.500.000 seat frames, 300.000 stools, coat hangers and tables, and 1.400.000 frames for other furnishing components every year.
The AlbaComponents products are designed and manufactured in Italy and today are available all around the world thanks to a commercial network which covers more than 60 countries.
Design and innovation are key values for the brand that, working side by side with numerous designers, turns ideas and projects into new products. The passion, commitment and engagement of all the people working at AlbaComponents generate the best answers to the client requests.
Since 1999 we are part of the TwinsNetwork, an international network of companies, point of reference in the research, design and manufacturing of components for the furnishing industry.



Upload phase: 27th September 2018 – 20th December 2018 (1.59 PM UTC)
Client Vote: from 20th December 2018
Winner announcement: approximately before the end of February 2019

Optional deadlines
Concept revision: 27th October 2018 (1.59 PM UTC)



1°: €4000
The selection of the winner by Metalmeccanica Alba will be the result of an unquestionable evaluation and it will take into account originality, feasibility and consistency with the brief presented.

Option right
For the duration of the option right, the Sponsor offers an extra chance to all participants setting a fee of Euro 2,500.00= (two-thousand-five-hundred/00) for the purchase of the license for the economical exploitation of the projects not-acknowledged as the winning proposals.

For more info, please login and read the Contest Agreement from the upload page. For questions about the brief please use the “Have a question” button or write to We invite you to download the PDF of the brief for some extra guidelines and advices for your submission.










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