The SAT Design Store opened its doors at Al Qasimiyah school last September with its inaugural collection 'Re-store' made from recycled materials and produced by local and regional designers. The store is now looking to expand its Re-store collection with additional recycled and recyclable products through its second open call for local and regional designers.
Sharjah Architecture Triennial invites emerging and established designers based in the UAE or the countries listed below (see Applicant Criteria), to submit a proposal for a functional product made with locally recycled materials.
Through a selection process, chosen pieces will be displayed and sold in the SAT Design Store.
Together with the Re-materialize programme, Re-store calls upon designers to take active part in the wider conversation around material choice and how it can play an important role in ensuring a more ecologically responsible future.
All proposals should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with subject heading ‘RE-STORE SUBMISSION
’ by midnight (GMT+4) on July 5, 2023.
• To minimize carbon footprint, this open call is for designers based in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
• The product belongs to one of the following categories: household functional objects, accessories, textiles, and graphics (prints, notebooks etc.)
• The overall volume of the packed object is to be limited to 0.064 m3
• The product is affordable to the average consumer
• The design is conceived and produced using fully or partially-recycled materials
• The product is fully-recyclable
• Packaging is reduced to a minimum or eliminated where possible.
• The product considers the following aspects of environmental impact:
1. Resource origin: source of the material/method of sourcing or extraction/transportation method/processing of material
2. Human health: working conditions/long term effects of the used material used (effects of degradation and aging)
3. Ecological consequences: effect of ecosystems by material extraction/methods of disposing, reusing, recycling and upcycling
4. The product is produced in proximity to the source of the materials
• A product description (between 300 and 400 words) explaining the design concept, the provenance and projected life cycle of the material and product
• A minimum of 3 photographs of the product
• Size and weight of the product
• The wholesale price of the product
• Designer biography of around 150-200 words
• Designer portfolio of previous work (not exceeding 2MB)