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Cristalplant design contest 2017 in collaboration with the Dutch company Tortu

Cristalplant design contest 2017
Cristalplant design contest 2017 in collaboration with the Dutch company Tortu it has been modified: 2017-05-26 di Benedetto Fiori

The 2017 Cristalplant design contest that the Treviso-based company launched in collaboration with the Dutch company Tortu, specialized in unconventional bathroom furnishings, is entitled Dutch Design Contest 2017.

After the2016 edition in collaboration with Elica who requested the design of a kitchen hood, the 2017 edition of the Cristalplant design contest will focus on bathroom furnishings, in particular on the theme of the washbasin.


Cristalplant® launches the Dutch Design Contest 2017 and seeks the best architects on the square! Creativity, innovation and technology are the focal points on which this initiative is based, in collaboration with Tortu, the leading Dutch non-conventional bathroom furniture company.

Dutch design contest 2017To participate in the new edition of the Cristalplant design contest is necessary Propose and develop a washbasin with innovative design that uses the Biobased Cristalplant as a building base, inspired by the Tortu style. The “Cristalplant® Dutch Design Contest 2017” competition provides free and open participation to architects of all ages and nationalities. The washbasin must be appropriate for use in luxury apartments, hotels and offices. The material with which it will be made, Cristalplant, adapts to any shape and concept: fluid, organic, perfectly planar, circular or faceted and angular. It is an absolutely ideal material to give life to creations with a soft touch effect.

All information on Cristalplant technology is available at and in the section dedicated to the Cristalplant® Design Contest ( Each studio will be able to participate in multiple projects submitted by several architects. Unselected projects will not be published to allow planners to present them and re-use them in a professional context.


The deadline for project delivery is July 1 2017. For each project, 3 renderings in .jpg format at 150 dpi resolution with dimensions of 210 × 297 mm (A4 format) must be submitted and uploaded to the appropriate section of the website within the established deadlines.

The projects will be judged by a jury (made up of qualified personalities in the design and furnishing world) and presented to the public and press during the awards ceremony in the Tortu showroom in Rotterdam in September.

Among the selected designs, the jury will declare the winner to be included in the TORTU catalog. If the washroom is put into production by the 2018, it will remain in the sole discretion of TORTU. Worthy are therefore the visibility opportunities for the winner, who will be able to stand by affirmed designers and face significant growth opportunities.

Info and Participation Modes

The full version, downloadable in pdf format, is available in the competition section (

To participate in the competition, just upload the renderings in the appropriate section of the site.

Cristalplant: Young and dynamic, Treviso reality operates with a careful look and always aimed at innovation. It's no coincidence that for eight years it's a lot about creators and their potential through the well-known contest. Founded as a spin-off by Nicos International in the 90 years, Cristalplant operates in a precise philosophy: responding to the needs of designers and architects of customer companies, to ultimately reach the end user satisfaction, to which they are also provided Additional services and assistance.

Tortu: Offers a range of bathroom furnishings with minimalist and innovative style. Tortu's vision is based on decades of Dutch design heritage. The result is purely unconventional, but artisanally designed for one purpose: to give a rest and relaxation time. Tortu takes inspiration from the marine turtle: one of the oldest living reptiles, has adapted brilliantly to a wide variety of climates and habitats, as well as being commonly considered as a lucky charm. These are elements that inspire Tortu in the creation of its products.

Thanks to the audacity of design and the quality of its designs, the company aims to make Dutch design known and appreciate to an increasingly global audience.



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