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!
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 all vying for the title and bragging rights as the Switch Design Competition winner for 2022.
The KüKoon Lamp
The S Lamp
The Solar Desk Lamp
The Tensegrity Lamp
The Tron Lamp
The Tap Lamp
The Minimalist Lamp
The Honey Dipper
The Skyline Light
ACDC Dynamics Industry Expert and Interior Decorator
ACDC Express Brand Manager
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.
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!
Vote now for your favourite lamp design before the clock strikes zero!
* 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.