PLAY may be a design competition with the aim of generating interactive, modular and dynamic furniture prototypes for youngsters up to the age of 10. Furniture for youngsters should be a mirrored image of their personality and must be quite just a functional entity for them. The furniture should have an innate sculptural quality that would stimulate a child’s creativity and imagination.

Cognitive development is rapid and really important during a child’s growing years. because the kids grow, they get conscious of their surroundings during a more conscious way. Like most humans, they need an insatiable urge to explore the planet around them. They get more active physically and wish to play and move things around. Children have a raw unadulterated imagination. They wish to create their own stories and build their own worlds, tangible or intangible.

Kids furniture has improved aesthetically over the years. However, industrial design and production methods don’t really believe it from the attitude of youngsters . Kids furniture is treated as just another category/subset of a furniture catalog with static designs, lack of innovation and a rigid, practical approach. Kids furniture should be surreal and joyful which will capture and express a child’s imagination. Children interact with surroundings constantly and provides their own meanings to the objects around them. The furniture should enable the youngsters to interact and play with them and to be ready to mould it as per their imagination. Children find many uses and possibilities to things that the designer doesn’t even believe . The participants got to be creative to offer them room to interact with the furniture, and that they will do the remainder . it’s going to not be almost colours, shapes or built-in features. The participants should strive to offer them the space to imagine, explore and play with the merchandise .

Children get older at a rapid pace and therefore the furniture created for them tends to urge redundant after a particular point of your time . Also, they need short attention spans naturally and obtain bored of their belongings easily. The furniture should be dynamic and be ready to evolve and adapt consistent with the child using it. The participants should create transformative furniture which will be ready to modulate itself into different functionalities or uses. The furniture should keep its value intact and become an exemplary sustainable point of reference inside the space during which it’s kept.

All factors that are conducive for an enhanced experience like comfort, ergonomics, durability, accessibility (disabled friendly) and visibility should be considered important while designing the furniture. The briefs don’t mention any specific type or function for the ‘furniture/product’. The participants are liberal to designate any quite function(s), singular or multiple as per their narrative. The participants are liberal to choose the size and size of their product with the careful consideration to the top user i.e. a toddler during this case. PLAY is an initiative to specialise in kids’ furniture during a better way and curate ideas that are creative, fun and bespoke.


The competition is open to everyone in the world (architects, students, engineers etc.). You can participate individually or in a team. A team can have a maximum of three members only.
Standard registration: – 1st November 2020 – 31st December 2020
• International Participants: 60 EUR + Taxes (per team)
• Indian Participants: 1800 INR + Taxes (per team)
Late registration: – 1st January 2021 – 9th February 2021
• International Participants: 80 EUR + Taxes (per team)
• Indian Participants: 2100 INR + Taxes (per team)
Submission deadline: 10th February 2021
Result: 10th March 2021
*All deadlines are 11:59 PM- 00:00 IST (India)
Participants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with appropriate payment through our secure payment gateways at
The participants will receive their teamcode within 48 hours of completing the payment successfully.
Teamcode will be sent primarily to the email address provided to PAYUMONEY/PAYPAL.

15% discount for 5 teams and above. Write to us at

Winning participants will receive prizes totaling INR 2,00,000 with the distribution as follows:
•First prize- INR 1,00,000/- + Certificate
•Second prize- INR 60,000/- + Certificate
•Third prize- INR 40,000/- + Certificate
•10 Honorable mentions
Winners and honorable mentions will be published on our website and other international architecture magazines and websites partnered by us.


Download the information related to this competition here.

  • Title

    Open Call : PLAY- Interactive Furniture for Kids
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Ideas)
  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    February 09, 2021 11:30 PM
  • Submission Deadline

    February 10, 2021 11:30 PM
  • Price

    For Foreign nationals: 60 EUR PER TEAM; For Indian nationals: 1800 INR PER TEAM

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