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SWITCH Design Competition 2022

Awards Ceremony

Friday, 10 March 2023

14H00 - 15H00

Virtual Online Ceremony - YouTube

About the SWITCH Design Competition

Hosted annually, the SWITCH Design Competition is an ACDC Express initiative that encourages South African designers to solve an everyday issue faced by countless South Africans.

This is an opportunity for aspiring designers and professionals to showcase their talents, demonstrate their creativity, and build up their reputation, by designing an innovative invention that could just be the next BIG thing on store shelves!

Last year, entrants were required to design an innovative a unique desk lamp.

Entrants needed to create an innovative design for a desk lamp using design software and the design itself must be original, aesthetically appealing, creative, and functional.

After receiving over 100 entries, only 20 remain. On Friday, 10 March 2023, a SWITCH Design Competition winner will be announced!

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The Top 20 Designs

The Goal and Motivation

The motivation behind this year’s task is to contribute to the local community and industry development by giving new designers a platform to showcase their skills, and an opportunity to gain exposure and experience.

The expectation is for each entrant to have created an innovative design for a desk lamp using design software. The design must be original, aesthetically appealing, creative and functional.

ACDC Express is always looking for new products and concepts that will appeal to customers and boost public awareness of our brand.

Meet the Top 20 Candidates

Meet the Top 20 candidates all vying for the title and bragging rights as the Switch Design Competition winner for 2022.

Antonio Delgado

ANTONIO DELGADO

 The KüKoon Lamp

Bebeda Pfano

PFANO BEBEDA

 The S Lamp

Hannah Naidoo

HANNAH NAIDOO

Wooden Lamp

Jacobus Kai

JACOBUS KAI

The Solar  Desk Lamp

Jacques Pienaar

JACQUES PIENAAR

Uplight

Jacques Steenkamp

JACQUES STEENKAMP

Little Red

Jako Muller

JAKO MULLER

Multi-Functional Lamp

James Thomson

JAMES THOMSON

The Tensegrity Lamp

Martin De Bruyn

MARTIN DE BRUYN

 The Tron Lamp

Murray Gibbs

MURRAY GIBBS

The Tap Lamp

O Hollard

OLIVER HOLLARD

The Naturalist

Patrick Vice

PATRICK VICE

BEAM

Pieter Burger

PIETER BURGER

The Qi-Light

Robert Taylor

ROBERT TAYLOR

The Minimalist Lamp

Ryan McCallum

RYAN MCCALLUM

The Honey Dipper

Stephan Swanepoel

STEPHAN SWANEPOEL

Light Carts

Thabang Ditshego

THABANG DITSHEGO

Thabs Tech

Wethu Mokoena

WETHU MOKOENA

Ludziwo Lokukhanya

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WILLEM KLOPPER

Natural Lighting

Zayd Dindar

ZAYD DINDAAR

The Skyline Light

The Judges

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NATASHA MAIO

ACDC Dynamics Industry Expert and Interior Decorator

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GIULIO DI STEFANO

ACDC Express Brand Manager

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RYAN JONES-HOCKLEY

ACDC Dynamics Lighting Specialist

The winners will be announced on Friday, 10 March 2023 @ 2 pm, via a Live virtual SWITCH Design Competition Awards ceremony. The stream link will be available 24 hours before the date of the awards ceremony.

Fans Favourite Award

Here’s your chance to vote for your favourite desk lamp!

Our esteemed judges might be deciding on the winner of the SWITCH Design Competition, but we also want to find out who’s the ‘Fans Favourite’Most of the contestants have submitted videos promoting their design to state their case.

Click here to view their videos and learn more about these exceptional desk lamp designs and what makes them unique.

Click on the Vote Now button below and cast your vote before 1 pm on Friday, 10 March 2023.  Let’s see who wins the title as the Fans Favourite desk lamp!

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PRIZES - WHAT'S UP FOR GRABS

  • R100 000 (One Hundred Thousand Rand) as a cash prize
  • A featured blog post on Visi Magazine
  • 1% of Royalties will be paid by Dynamics for each lamp sold / Dynamics will cover all manufacturing costs of the winner’s lamp*

 

* The winner’s design will then be trialed by ACDC Dynamics. If it can be manufactured and is successful, it will be available in ACDC Express stores nationwide where the winner will earn 1% royalties on their lamps sold.

  • R50 000 (Fifty Thousand Rand) worth of cash
  • A featured blog post on Visi Magazine

 

  • R20 000 (Twenty Thousand Rand) worth of cash
  • A featured blog post on Visi Magazine
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“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.”
~ Robert L. Peters