Klipsch is challenging European designers to visualize products for their iconic heritage line!

I go on and on about design competitions, but honestly my motivation as an Industrial Designer myself is truly just one simple thing. Seeing my designs translate into real products! There’s no bigger joy than knowing that your concepts, sketches, design directions have influenced the end-design of a product that now sits on display, waiting for people to look at it, fall in love with it, and purchase it. Awards, honestly, are nice, but to a designer, there’s nothing more rewarding than having your ideas help create new, beautiful products… and the Klipsch European Design Competition is a great way to have your ideas form the backdrop of Klipsch’s line of hi-end audio products!

Klipsch is challenging industrial/product design and engineering students and young designers under 30 from France, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy to visualize products in their heritage line. Winners are entitled to a cash prize of up to €5,000, along with the opportunity of bringing influence to Klipsch’s design direction with your winning work.

Tapping into young design talent for Klipsch’s Heritage Line is perhaps one of the best ways of getting a completely new and redefined perspective on a timeless collection of products. The hi-fi audio company is looking for young designers to develop new aesthetics and design details of products that have formed Klipsch’s 73 year old legacy. The brief is simple… redesign the outer form of the speakers and headphones of tomorrow, with a form language and CMF that one would consider premium and timeless (wood, rose gold, matte black metal, fabric, any CMF that’s regarded as a classic).

The Klipsch heritage line comprises their One and Three wireless speakers, as well as the HP-3 headphones, and the company is looking for fresh design talent to help redefine the company’s brand aesthetic. If you’re up for the Klipsch European Design Challenge, head to the website down below and register to participate! The last date for entry is 15th June, enough time to create a series of very intriguing renders! Besides, who can deny the absolute sense of pride one gets from pointing at a product on display and saying “I helped make that”!

Click Here to Submit Your Designs Now. Ends June 15th at 11:59pm CET.

1st Edition Klipsch Design Competition

In 1946, Paul W. Klipsch, genius, madman and maverick designed and hand-built the legendary Klipschorn loudspeakers with the goal of bringing life music into his living room.

The Klipsch design contest is part of the brand DNA (avant-gardism, innovation) but it also perpetuates the will of Paul W. Klipsch which was to offer a unique audio experience while using beautiful products. With this contest, the goal is to ask students to conceive the future « Heritage » products.

Theme is « HERITAGE »

Young talents will have to revisit their roots to imagine the products which could fit in our Heritage line of products (only the look of the products, not the technology inside). They are looking for products that their customers want to hear and feel.

The 2 Categories: Active Speaker & Headphone

– Active Speaker: create tomorrow’s speaker in the line of the One and the Three.
– Headphone: imagine the new Heritage headphone (over-ear)

Heritage The One Speaker

Heritage HP-3 headphone

Prizes & How to Submit

– 1st Prize 5000€
– 2nd Prize 2000€
– Participants must have undertaken their studies and lived in one of the following countries: France, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy.
– Open to: Students in Engineering, Product Design, Industrial Design.
– Under 30 years old who graduated from one of the above fields.

Click Here to Submit Your Designs Now. Ends June 15th at 11:59pm CET.