Introducing the $10,000 Rizoma Design Problem

Are you a designer seeking to kickstart your profession within the moto trade? A significant new competitors launched right this moment by Rizoma could possibly be simply the leg-up you want. Anybody who follows the customized scene will know the Italian firm Rizoma. It’s one of many large names in premium bike equipment, with an enormous vary of superbly designed components—principally machined from light-weight billet aluminum. The Rizoma Design Problem is a contest for designers, engineers, and college students—with two prizes value $5,000 every. There’s additionally an internship on the Rizoma headquarters close to Milan up for grabs—a priceless alternative for a younger designer desirous to get into the moto trade. The theme of the competitors is ‘create the way forward for motorcycling.’ As a result of, as everyone knows, the velocity of change within the trade proper now's staggering. There are two separate entry classes; a digitally rendered idea/customized bike, and an aftermarket bike product or accent. The winners of each lessons will every win $5,000 value of product prizes—taking their choose from merchandise by Rizoma, REV’IT! or NEXX Helmets. College students based mostly within the US and enrolled in design applications may also submit entries in both class. They’ll get the possibility to win a six-month design internship on the Rizoma R&D lab, simply exterior of Milan, Italy. Winners will probably be chosen by a mixture of public vote and by a panel of judges—who're all steeped within the design aspect of motorcycling. Heading the heavyweight panel is Fabrizio Rigolio [below], the CEO and co-founder of Rizoma. He’s joined by Miguel Galluzzi [below], the top of Piaggio’s Superior Design Middle in Pasadena, California and the person behind the unique Ducati Monster, the MH900E, and plenty of present fashions from Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and Vespa. The opposite judges are: Chris Hunter [below], founder and writer of Bike EXIF; Alex Earle, the previous VW designer who now teaches transportation design on the Artcenter Faculty of Design in California; and Francois Nguyen of Frog Design, who has led product design for corporations comparable to Apple and Google. They’re joined by Lawrence Au of the Pratt Institute, a New York Occasions-featured industrial designer, and Matias Correa. He’s the co-founder of Behance, a former Head of Design at Adobe, and a present accomplice at Union Storage NYC. You’ve acquired till June 30, 2019 to get your entry in. The general public voting interval begins on July eight, and there’s excellent news for non-designers too: a random voter will win a $500 Rizoma/REV’IT!/NEXX voucher. Head over to the Rizoma Design Problem web site to get the design transient—and present us the way forward for motorcycling. Rizoma Design Problem | Rizoma