BASF launches ‘Sit down. Move.’ seat design competition

BASF launches ‘Sit down. Move.’ seat design competition

BASF has organized an international design contest asking to design a car seat for the future using its materials in an innovative way. The deadline is January 30, 2013.

BASF Seat Elastoflex W MaterialThe contest was launched on the occasion of the Design Night of the Paris Motor Show at the end of September.

It is open to anyone interested in automotive design and seating comfort, and specifically asks participants to use BASF material in their designs.

The six-member jury consists of three renowned industrial and automotive designers (Konstantin Grcic, Ken Kiyoyuki Okuyama and Dave Lyon), as well as BASF representatives from different regions involved in the business of engineering plastics.

Contest Rules

Presentation of the winning concept in Geneva

The deadline for submission of the entries is January 30, 2013 – participants can submit their works via email to

The global winner will receive a cash prize in the amount of 6000 euros, while the two regional winners will be awarded 3000 euros each.

The three winners and their design concepts will be presented at the Design Night of the Geneva International Motor Show in March of 2013.

Contest Brief

“BASF invites you to imagine and design your ideas for the automobile seat of the future, using BASF materials in an innovative way.

“Perhaps you want to design a seat focusing on short-distance drives in tomorrow’s megacities, or a seat that offers unique features for an aging population? The concept for your seat is up to you. However, each submission should have a core message, defined by the applicants, as to how their seat offers a solution for the future.”

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(Source: BASF)


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