We’re looking for a new way to think about furniture that helps cats, humans, and the Earth. Got an idea? Show us your best, and you could win a $1,500. Your winning design will be produced in the U.S. and promoted as one of Tuft + Paw’s new flagship products. It will also be donated to shelters across the country.
The winner will be decided before December 31st 2017. Submissions deadline is November 30th 2017.
Designers retain ownership of their designs unless they explicitly agree to a sale with Tuft + Paw. Winning designer will receive a $1500 offer from Tuft + Paw for ownership of their design.
Create an original design for cat furniture that meets the below critieria.
1. It's sustainable
As part of Tuft + Paw’s commitment to environmentally responsible products, it must be made of ethically sourced and produced materials that don't harm our planet.
2. It's affordable
When your piece goes into production, we want it to be inexpensive enough that any cat owner can have it in his or her home. Material costs should be less than $30.
3. It's beautiful
Don’t skimp on style- we want to see something that adds a “wow” factor to modern homes and looks more like it belongs to an interior designer than a Tabby cat. Take a look at our cat beds to see some examples of what we consider beautiful design.
4. It's easy to ship
We want your design to be our customers’ go-to choice when they donate an item to a shelter. This means it has to be lightweight and easy to ship. Bonus points for collapsible flat-pack shapes.
5. It's practical
Along with your physical prototype, give us technical drawings that specify exact dimensions and instructions for how it will be produced. Good luck!
Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's an example of the level of detail we'd expect in your design files along with photographs of the physical prototype.