Boun – Urbanscape Symbiosis

Boun – Urbanscape Symbiosis


Urbanscape: Symbiosis is a step forward that seeks to bind the concept of urban identity and the furniture that speak for the city. It aims at creating elements that connect the dots to reveal the identity of a city.

The challenge here is creating a family of furniture for the desired city with common features in concept / form / color / design that needs to be derived from the city into consideration. The location of these furnitures also matter by analyzing key spots where not only these could look meaningful but be meaningful as well.

The goal of this competition is to give birth to furniture concepts that sprout from the city’s identity instead of industrial convenience. This would be possible in the following three steps: 1. Choose a town/city
2. Create a concept family of furniture from the category
3. Photograph your city spaces and place them to establish a link between them.

The following Five obligatory items need to be submitted in all entries, failing which the entry may be disqualified or rejected:

A maximum 8 nos. – 1880 x 2880px sheet in portrait digital format (JPEG)
Answer 6 mandatory questions and 2 self formulated questions in the discussion section as given on the ‘additional materials folder’.
Participants are encouraged to submit additional materials such as videos, prototype images and textual material
Cover image of size 2000 x 1000 px or larger in aspect ratio 2:1
Individual images and graphics used in the sheet or any additional images (for publication purpose and not for the judging of entries)

Ensure that the final sheets which are submitted do not include your name or any other mark of identification.
To learn about the best practices of submission refer to this pdf here.
Plagiarism of any idea/form/design/image will be disqualified with a notice.

The submission of the entry has to happen on our submission portal at only with the format given on the website. No other mode of submissions will be accepted. In order to avoid last minute rush, plan and try uploading your entries prior to the submission deadline . Check this video tutorial of how to make the submission on the platform .

Short Description

Furniture That Tells Tales


UNI Design

Link to Competition

Link to Registration form




1500 USD

Trophy + Medal + Certificates

(Open for Student & Professionals)

-Runner – Up

750 USD

Medal + Certificate in each category

(Open for Student & Professionals)

-People’s Choice

500 USD

Trophy + Medal + Certificate

(1 x Students and 1 x Professionals)

-Honorable Mention

200 USD

Medal + Certificate

(2 x Student and 2 x Professionals)

-Institutional Excellence Award

Trophy + Certificate + Medal

(For per Institutional Participation)


All medal holders, and winners will get an elaborate section of publishing in the UNI 2019 design book, and on our partner websites.

Type of Competition

Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)

Who can Participate

The competition is open to all students and professionals (Worldwide).Minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.This competition is open for both students and professionals.Team size is maximum of 4 members per team.All disciplines are eligible.Team: Teams with all student participants (with valid ids required) will be categorized under student teams.Teams with even one professional participant will be categorized under professional team.

Dates and Time Frame

Registration Opens February 4, 2019
Registration Closes June 24, 2019
Deadline to Submit Project July 4, 2019
Winners announcement Date August 15, 2019



Location of Competition


Additional Information

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