Staron Design Contest

Staron will be running a design contest, StaroNature; a twist on the brand name Staron entwined with nature. With the increased awareness of protecting our environment at the forefront of customer’s minds, all entries should show a new Staron solid surface design inspired by the magic of nature. Staron’s commitment to working with professionals and aspiring creatives encourages innovation and product development that pushes the boundaries of design.

  • Submission

    15.10.2019 - 31.12.2019

  • Participant eligibility

    If you are an architect, a designer or student of architecture or design, you can participate in this contest. You can apply as an individual or as a group (up to five people).

  • Competition categories

    1 A new Staron design inspired by nature

    A stand-alone imaginative
    object inspired by nature
    using Staron.

    2 A new Staron design which
    shows balance between
    nature and Staron

    An imaginative object using a
    combination of Staron and a
    natural material such as wood, water or plants.

    3 A new eco-friendly product

    An innovative and practical
    object created using Staron
    to improve our environmental

Judging Criteria


  • 1st Round

    06.01.2020 - 19.01.2020


    The first round is based on two main judging criteria, namely: production feasibility and subject suitability. An evaluation team appointed by the organisers will check each applicant’s design very carefully and judge it according to these main criteria. Each member of the evaluation team is a technical or design professional with a great deal of experience with Staron as well as in the related industry. Based on their assessment, a maximum of 20 applications will be nominated to progress to the next stage.

  • 2nd Round

    27.01.2020 - 09.02.2020

    • A professiona judge’s
      assesment 70%
    • Public Poll 30%

    The applications from the first round will be evaluated by an independent professional judge/jury.
    The judge/jury will assess the following specific aspects:
    • Subject suitability /overall concept
    • Innovation
    • Aesthetics
    • Impact/utility
    • Brand fit
    • Ecological compatibility
    • Production feasibility
    • Design quality
    • User-friendliness
    The evaluation by the judge/jury will count for 70% of the final result.
    At the same time, the public will vote for the best design among the shortlisted candidates – the public poll serves to provide an overview of the general preference.
    Each individual can only vote once, and this will count for 30% of the final result.


Winners get 25,000 EUR in total

  • 1st Prize

    10,000 EUR

    1 person/group

  • 2nd Prize

    4,000 EUR (each)

    2 people/groups

  • 3rd Prize

    2,000 EUR (each)

    2 people/group

  • Special Prize for a very innovative application

    3,000 EUR

    1 person/group

Apply now

Submission15.10.2019 - 31.12.2019

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