Citroen C Design Competition

Citroen C Design Competition

Citroen has launched the first edition of the ‘C Design – Combine Connect Create’ online competition, open to designers from all over the world. Participants are required to create every-day products by combining parts from Citroen cars, available as 3D files.

Citroën’s first edition of "C Design – Combine Connect Create" is open to all designers without limitations of age or nationality, and takes place exclusively on-line.

The brief of the competition is to "design products for everyday life using three-dimensional components of mechanics and car bodies (coming from cars and prototypes) put at the disposal of Style Center Citroën."

Components are available for download in severeal 3D formats (.3dm, .3ds, .max, .obj) as zipped archives.

Based on the competition, an exhibition will be organized in Milan (Italy) during the Salone del Mobile 2008 week, presenting prototypes and designs of the most interesting projects. The prize awarding ceremony will take place during this exhibition.

The Theme

"Citroën wishes to put the car at the center of the thought and the design work.

"Usually, a design object springs from the industry demands and grows taking into consideration many factors, including materials, costs, production and distribution.

"With this prize, the order and the rules are overturned, asking from designers to test themselves and their own fantasy to create an innovative project, aiming at the reinterpretation of the elements that compose a vehicle."

The auto components can be integrated with any other object and material; designers can use elements at their own discretion, both as single or multiple components.


3 awards are available:

  • 1° prize €10.000
  • 2° prize €6.000
  • 3° prize €4.000

In addition to this, the selection of the best projects is also previewed all the way till the prototyping and the exhibition during the Salone del Mobile 2008.

Competition information

  • Platform will be online from until 15 January 2008.
  • Registrations will end the 8 January 2008
  • Deadline for projects delivery until and not later than 15 January 2008, at 12.00 a.m. (Italian time)


Projects will be evaluated and selected by a Jury composed from different cultural sectors. Jury members are:

  • Pietro Ferruccio Laviani – Architect/President of the Jury
  • Anna Yudina – Director of Monitor
  • Ambra Medda – Director of Miami Design
  • Jean Pierre Ploué – Director of Centro Stile Citroën
  • Alberto Bassi – Historian and design critic
  • Fulvio Cinti – Director of Auto & Design
  • Virginio Briatore – Director

For more information, visit

(Source: Citroen,

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