RELAX Design Competition


Submission deadline: March 30, 2009

UPDATE 1: Closed. Take a look at all the entires! Hang tight people, we’re still judging all the entries based on concept, design, modeling, rendering, and presentation.

UPDATE 2: We need more time to judge all the excellent entries. Winner will be announced April 13.

Subject Matter:

  • Use the power of Rhinoceros to design a piece of furniture that addresses relaxation


  • One entry per person, no teams, schools, or companies
  • Design has to be original, no copy-cats!
  • Previously designed but unpublished work is okay
  • Modeling work MUST be created in Rhinoceros. You’re free to use whatever renderer you like tho we suggest Hypershot


  • All submissions must be received by March 30, 2009
  • Winner will be announced April 6, 2009


  • Full retail version of Rhinoceros 4.0 for Windows
  • BONUS! Winner will also receive Hypershot HD if they render their design using Hypershot. Download the demo

How to enter:

  • Download the Rhino 4.0 trial if you don’t already own it
  • Mac OS X 10.5 users can download the beta
  • Zip up both your native Rhino file along with a medium sized JPG render of your design. Include your name, email address, and an explanation of your design. Email to [email protected]


By participating in the competition, you authorize Yanko Design and Rhinoceros to publish and exhibit all designs including project data submitted – waiving compensation – at exhibitions and events and/or use them in any publication that the organizers may deem suitable. Yanko Design will not pursue production of any design submitted.