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  • Previously designed but unpublished work is okay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


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.


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