FAQ1. Which kind of wood is available for the competition (for example, oak, pine, fir…)?
Spruce, fir and beech are the predominant types of wood in our region, and consequently play the most important role in our competition.
2. Could students use different types of wood in order to exploit chromatic distinctions? Which kind of wood finishing is expected? For example, is coloring wood possible?
Yes, they can. Please feel free in your decision to find a individual funiture line. How this feature is achieved, for example by using different types of wood or by special processing of the wood surfaces, is in the hands of the designer. Under this aspect also the use of coloring wood as a stylistic device is possible.
3. Which type of production technology is available? Only the most traditional handcrafted techniques or also CNC milling machines (multiaxis machines)?
Efficient processing with conventional machinery (5 axis HSC,...) should be possible. The deeper idea of the competition is based on the ability to combine traditional craftsmanship with modern manufacturing methods. Both elements - craftsmanship and timely production technology - represent the single defining feature of the future furniture line.
4. Which type of furniture can be submitted to the award?
Please concentrate your drafts on the topics sitting and dining, variations and new features are warmly welcomed.
Additional types of furniture such as shelves or lamps cannot be rated within the competition.