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8th International Maier S. Coop Design Competition

Maier S. Coop. announces the “8th Maier S. Coop International Design Competition”, focusing on Automotive Vehicle Design, from both the standpoint of Style and Color & Trim.

The competition is themed: Visions 2025+. Participants are invited to show their vision of how light will change the way we see cars beyond 2025.

A total of 15,500 Euro will be awarded as four separate prizes — Prize for professional designers (8,000 Euro), Prize for students (4,000 Euro), Prize for the best material sample book (2,000 Euro) and Prize for the best University (1,500 Euro).

The aim of the contest is to show the integration of light on Colour & Trim design (new aesthetics, finish, materials) and Design/Styling (new concepts, products) linked to new functionalities and see how they will affect the Exterior front module (front grille, trims, etc.) and the Exterior upper side (B/C pillars, etc.) of the vehicle.

The theme is described in details on the official website:

Today we are attending to some crucial changes around the car pushed by environmental issues, social trends and new uses.

In the next ten years electric drive trains will make possible a more dramatic change on the proportions of the entire vehicle than the combined changes from the past 30 years.

Besides, every single area will be rethought with new functionalities linked to advances in aerodynamics, electronics, charging or lighting.

In a scenario where cars will be designed to look nice and to be more functional, light will have a key role, expanding to areas that until now were just conceived by style criteria.

How light will influence both Style and Colour & Trim of the 2025+ car?

Any natural person or legal entity may present their candidacy, as an individual or as a group. The Competition is open to both students and professionals.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for 28th June 2019 in Bilbao – Bizkaia, Spain.