Our 2022 began on an incredibly exciting note with the #DoWhatFloatsYourboAt Design Challenge and we can’t be more thrilled to announce the winners! Instead of the conventional 3 winners, this time we’ve chosen 5 winning entries – Gold, Silver, Bronze, a special Student prize, as well as a new Honorable Mention that we added at the last minute because of how impressed we were with the entries! The challenge saw more than 1500 people signing up to participate and clocked in nearly 400 entries by the time the competition ended. The jury, headed by Katharina Stärck, Ayush Singh Patel, and Sarang Sheth arrived at 5 entries that delivered on the competition’s brief of rendering/designing the boAt Stone 1200F Wireless Speaker to make it look impactful and alluring. Over the course of this week and the next, we’ll introduce you to the winners and their designs.
Following Alex Casabo in second place, designer Lidia Gómez charmed the jury with her #DoWhatFloatsYourboAt Design Challenge entry’s subtle-yet-eye-catching color palette. The happy, almost summery colors of the speaker were a wonderful pick since they complement most interiors as well as most outfits – as opposed to the loud, in-your-face reds, blues, or blacks seen on other wireless speakers from companies like *cough* JBL *cough*.
“[I] decided to keep the original design of the boAt Stone 1200F speaker but I’ve chosen a color palette that expresses the wildness and young spirit of the brand. In the shots, I’ve also tried to reflect the fresh and powerful style that characterizes this speaker in a style that ‘floats my boat’,” Lidia told Yanko Design.
“The first step that I took in my work process was to choose a vivid and energetic colour palette that represents the boAt style”, Lidia said about her design approach. “Once I made my choice, I started playing around with different compositions and lightings in Keyshot, always taking into account that the renders had to be clean and minimalist to allow the viewer to focus on the lead of the scene: the boAt Stone 1200F speakers.”
Lidia Gómez is an industrial designer based in Spain. Apart from working in a research center as a mechanical engineer, for more than a year, Lidia has been exploring the world of product design. In her projects, she combines functionality and aesthetics with a special emphasis on composition and visualization. As a Silver Winner of the #DoWhatFloatsYourboAt Design Challenge, Lidia wins INR 10,000 boAt Products + KeyShot 10 Pro License (free upgradable to KeyShot 11). She even wins $10,000 worth Lifetime Access to Creator Club Master Classes on How to Succeed at Crowdfunding. Creator Club is the first community-based membership and e-learning platform for tech and design startups that help you master the product development process, using crowdfunding (Kickstarter/Indiegogo), e-Commerce, Amazon, and other strategies to bring ideas to life and turn them into products that drive sales.
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Designer: Lidia Gómez