MINI Space Product Design Competition

MINI Space Product Design Competition

MINI has launched a design competition that asks participants to create innovative solutions for the center rail that characterizes the interior of the Countryman, connecting the front and the rear areas. The submission deadline is 11 May 2010.

MINI Countryman Center RailThe MINI Countryman Product Design Competition is based on the “creative use of space” concept, applied to the Center Rail feature, which connects the front with the rear of the Countryman, in both form and function.

“It runs between the left and right seats, providing a platform to stash lots of favorite items conveniently and securely.

“For example, it can serve as a cable-management system that lets you charge your mp3 player, cell phone, and other electronic items, easily and without a mess of cords. But the possibilities are basically endless for what you can hook up to it.”

The international contest asks participants to create their favorite solutions and features for this interior element.

Designers must submit their designs (up to nine) as 2D images (1280×800 pixels in size and JPG format) based on one of the templates available for download. The submission deadline is the 11th of May, 11:59am GMT.

MINI Countryman Center Rail MINI Countryman Center Rail

Top three winning submissions will be rendered to 3D by the MINI design team, and finally transformed into an actual prototype product.

These prototypes will be shown on the MINI Center Rail of the MINI Countryman at the Paris Motor Show in October 2010. The designers’ names will also be credited.


MINI Countryman Center RailThe 1st prize is a trip to Paris for two and passes to the Paris Motor Show in October of 2010. Airfare and 3 nights at a hotel are included. The winner’s idea will be made into a prototype and debuted at the Paris Motor Show with your name credited.

The second and third Prize are an Apple Macbook Pro.

The fourth and fifth winners will receive an iPod Touch, while the Popular Vote prize will be an
iTunes store credit equivalent to approximately 100 songs. Popular votes are awarded by members of the MINI Space community.

The MINI Design Team will act as the jury and select the winning designs.

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(Source: MINI)


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