Carry your own comfort


Theoretically, means of public transportation like city bus, metro or train are considered the best for commute in terms of economic, environmental and other planning consideration. However, there are only a few examples where it is the most willful choice of commuters.

An ever growing population served by limited public transit capabilities, can make the commutes longer - slower - stressful. These issues have a different magnitude with varying demogaphics(especially elderly and children).

Increasing seats, more buses, frequent metros are there - and will exist. But can you design something which can ease our distress while commute? For example - Can it serve as a portable seat, or something to lean, or give us shade, or maybe as simple as make long commutes fun, or make waiting a little less boring, or make us socially more connected? or you can come up with something new altogether!



WINNER - 1500$ Cash Prize

+Trophy + Certificate of Achievement (Common for both Students & Professionals)

RUNNER UP - 750$ Cash Prize x 2

+Trophy + Certificate of Achievement (Separate for Students & Professionals)

PEOPLE'S CHOICE - 500$ Cash Prize

+Trophy + Certificate of Achievement (via online polling - Common for both Students & Professionals)


Medal + Certificate of Achievement (Common for both Students & Professionals) + Bi-annual digest of BOUN


Winning and special mention entries will be published on our online media partner’s website, social platforms and under our bi-annual book.



Winning entries will get an opportunity to exhibit their work in BOUN Design conference and will be featured on our website

*For details of the award categories and judging criteria please download and read the brief.


Standard Registrations ends: 15th July 2018

Students 25$ | Professional 35$


Late Registrations ends: 31st August 2018

Students 40$ | Professional 60$


Last Date of Submission: 10th September 2018


Public voting opens: 11th September 2018


Display of shortlisted entries: 10th October 2018


Public voting closes: 11th November 2018


Result Declaration: 20th November 2018



The submission of the entry has to happen on our submission portal at only with the format given on the website. No other mode of submissions will be accepted. In order to avoid last minute rush, plan and try uploading your entries prior to the submission deadline . Check this video tutorial of how to make the submission on the platform .


 Brian Alexander,

Furniture Designer, Brian Alexander Studio, U.S.A

Anita Dineen,

Product Designer, Alessi, Australia

Massimo Mariani,

Architect & Designer, London


  • Participants from all geographical regions are eligible.
  • Open to participants of all backgrounds, including design students and professionals.
  • Participation is on individual basis only. Organizations/studios may participate however, certificate/awards will be issued to a single contact person registering for the award.
  • Entries must be original works of the entrant, who will be recognized as the sole designer of the said entries throughout the course of the competition.
  • You can enter more than one indoor furniture entry in the competition, however the entry has to be submitted separately.
  • Only designs conceptualized/created/built after 2014 are eligible.
  • Entries that infringe, breach, prejudice or violate the property, interests or rights (including but not limited to contractual rights, user rights, copyright, design rights and all other proprietary and intellectual property rights) of any third party will be disqualified. Participants shall be liable for claims by such third parties resulting from the infringement. The Organizer shall not be held responsible for any infringement.


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