Calling all Dutch and American inventors! Kikkerland and Shapeways are teaming up to produce 500 copies of your Dutch-inspired item. Time to bury them with an avalanche of fun ideas!
The Netherlands want to give away 500 cool “things” in the United States that were inspired by Dutch culture, but what exactly are they looking for? Well, the small gift item needs to be affordable, fun, quirky and creative. After all, Dutch and American designers are both known for knocking it out of the park when it comes to pushing the envelope with new ideas, and we aren’t afraid to infuse our designs with as much fun as possible!
Kikkerland's Rhino Eraser
The ultra-talented crew of designers at Kikkerland are certainly no stranger at combining practical usability and ingenious design, and their Endangered Species Erasers, log pillows, and lightning bolt power strips are all great examples of how the international brand consistently thinks outside of the box. *Hint-Hint!* After the top ten finalists are selected shortly after the initial March 7th deadline, Shapeways will print out 3D prototypes of the surviving favorites for the public to vote on. Don’t be discouraged if you aren’t Dutch or American- The Dutch Design Competition is open to everyone’s bright ideas!
Kikkerland's Log Head Rest
You have until March 7th, 2014 to send in your Dutch inspired product to Dutch Culture USA, (Click here to enter your item!), so there’s still plenty of time to develop your ideas. Have fun, and good luck!