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Luxology Sponsors International Furniture Design Competition with Skuuma

Contestants Are Invited to Develop Original Creations; Contest Runs Through Late July (April 22, 2008)

DMN Newswire--2008-4-22--In a rare opportunity, furniture designers of any level can compete to have one of their creations manufactured by a prominent international furniture manufacturer. Luxology® LLC, an independent 3D software company, announced that it is the primary sponsor of Skuumas home and office furniture design competition, which began on April 21 and concludes July 23, 2008. Winners of the Skuuma Design Competition will be announced at the Dutch Design Week in October 2008 in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

We are on the hunt for totally new, original furniture designs that we can showcase for the designer and ultimately manufacture at the highest levels of quality, said Ruud Hendrikx of Skuuma. We have special relationships with a variety of state-of-the-art furniture makers and are prepared to implement the most innovative designs in real foam, vinyl, wood or whatever material is appropriate to the design.

More than 500 design schools in 65 countries are being invited to participate, as well as professionals and anyone with a flair for producing original, creative furniture. Five winners will be chosen, and their designs will be manufactured in limited quantities and displayed in selected museums and commercial venues. The grand prize winner will receive an $8,000 prize and the top five winners will also earn royalties from their designs if they are subsequently taken into commercial production by Skuuma, a highly regarded Dutch-based design label.

modo® software is an ideal tool for furniture design and we invite anyone with an idea for a special article of furniture to enter the competition, said Bob Bennett, VP of Marketing for Luxology LLC. We were attracted to this competition because the winners will experience the ultimate in 3D hardcopy as their ideas are physically built for the real world.

Luxology has developed video tutorials on how to design furniture with its modo software and is making these tutorials available to contestants along with a time-limited version of its modo 3D design software for the PC and Mac. These are all available now at

Final judging by a panel of experts will be completed by August 28, 2008. To learn more about the Skuuma design competition and to see examples of the manufacturing process, please visit
About Luxology

Based in San Mateo, Calif., Luxology® LLC is an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software that enhances productivity via artist-friendly tools powered by a modern underlying architecture. Founded in 2002 by Allen Hastings, Stuart Ferguson and Brad Peebler, Luxology is home to some of the top 3D engineering expertise in the industry. More information on Luxology, its flagship product modo®, a gallery of artists' images and the active modo community is available online at

About Skuuma

Skuuma is a design label based in Venlo, Netherlands, that is dedicated to showcasing the work of leading designers worldwide for its home and office collections. Skuuma is working on this competition with another Dutch company called Formidastic, which organizes design competitions on an international scale. For information on previous competitions by Formidastic, please visit their website



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