3M for Design

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3M for Design

July 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm CEST


New contest on 3M and Desall invite you to design a new furnishing item for indoors or outdoors, that may be assembled exclusively using the 3M adhesive systems in place of the traditional mechanical fixing methods (screws, rivets, soldering, etc.)

3M relies on the international community of designers to explore new projects based on the exclusive use of the 3M adhesive systems for their assembly, in place of the traditional mechanical fixing methods (screws, rivets, soldering, etc.). They are looking for innovative and creative solutions able to maintain an actual feasibility trait.

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Contest timeline

Submissions deadline: 25th November 2019 (1.59 PM UTC)

Community Vote: 25th November 2019 – 9th December 2019 (1.59 PM UTC)

Client Vote: from 25th November 2019

Winner announcement: approximately by the end of January 2020

Total awards


Participation is free of charge and open to all creative people (at least 18 years old).

* The contest gallery will remain private for the whole duration of the upload phase and will be made public from November 25th, 2019 to enable the vote of the community.

The 3M trademark is the exclusive property of the 3M Company


Science is the core of all 3M products. Company history starts more than a century ago, as a little a small-scale mining venture in Northern Minnesota, then named Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. Now 3M is a global powerhouse and meets the most difficult challenges by creating surprising new solutions that improve the daily life of people around the world. We reduce the weight of electrical cables by increasing their power. We help companies consume less by getting more. We automate the health data management to ensure correct information. 3M activates progress, contributing to a genuine global sustainable development by protecting the environment, with social responsibility and for economic progress. We apply our science to have a real impact on every person’s life, all over the world. From industry to safety and people care, from transportation to the energy management 3M is at the side of each person and company and never stops surprising with continuous innovations.

DESALL is an open innovation platform dedicated to design and innovation, that offers to companies a participatory design tool involving in the creative process an international community coming from all over the world. To date, Desall gathers more than 100000 creatives from over 210 countries and has collaborated with international brands like Luxottica, Whirlpool, Electrolux, ALESSI, Enel, Leroy Merlin, KINDER, Barilla, illy, Chicco, Mondadori and many more.

Thanks for the contamination of different cultural backgrounds and creative industries, the Desall community is able to provide high-quality project solutions for every product development phase requested by the client, from concept to product design, from naming to packaging.


July 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am CEST
November 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm CEST
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