The Bolidt Design Challenge 2021 is all about inspiring innovation in passenger ship design. Let out your inner dreamer and submit your concept for resin-based floor and wall coverings, artworks and other interior elements. Over the years we've co-created with many designers and architects to translate their design concept into living and breathing realities! Will you be next?
If you are an established designer or design student, then we invite you to submit your concepts for innovative passenger ship interior solutions.
How to participate? Press the sign up button below, fill in the form and we'll send over more details soon. Read on for more details on the rules of the game, jury and deadlines.
Join us in celebrating more than 50 years of design innovation.
The winner in each of the two categories will be transformed from concept into reality and exhibited at the Bolidt Innovation Center close to Rotterdam, where we showcase our innovations.
In addition, the winning designers will have the opportunity to pitch their concepts to a cruise operator with support from Bolidt.
The cruise industry is going through arguably its most difficult period, facing environmental regulations and evolving passenger expectations while navigating a pandemic unprecedented in the modern era. For the sector to overcome these challenges and ensure success in the years and decades ahead, it requires creative solutions – and nothing sparks creativity like some healthy competition.
Participants are encouraged to consider several themes, such as how health and safety measures might influence decking; how art can be incorporated into onboard surfaces to impress, educate or provoke thought; how a design based on resin materials can change and interact with its environment; how these materials can contribute to reducing the environmental impact of cruising; and how design and colour can affect those observing it.
Jacco van Overbeek, director of Bolidt’s maritime division
Each member of our multidisciplinary judging panel is a specialist in his respective field – and together, their expertise covers every angle of cruise ship design.
|- Jon Ingleton
|Executive editor of Cruise & Ferry Review and Cruise & Ferry Interiors
|- Dmitriy Ponkratov
|Technical director at the Royal Institution of Naval Architects
|- Nikolai Gyllenhammar and Jonny Aaseth
|Broslo, Brødrene Oslo - an artistic duo from Norway who are strong advocates for art as a central part of the cruise ship experience
Submissions are sought from designers, developers, inventors, artists and other creatives and will be judged in two categories:
practicing designers and student designers.
The shortlist for both categories will be announced in mid-August 2021
and the winners will be revealed on 28 September 2021.
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