How to become an author of crystal products: creative competition and a series of webinars


Do you want to try yourself in the field of industrialdesign? Then the "Diamond Edge" competition, organized by the "Create!" and the Gusev Crystal Factory named after. Maltsov is for you. is the traditional media partner of the event. The Foundation for Support of Young Designers and Architects "Create!" and the Gusev Crystal Factory named after. Maltsov, with the information support of the portal about design, decor, architecture and interiors, are holding the All-Russian industrial design competition "Diamond Edge" for the best sketch of a glass product. If you feel the desire and strength to try yourself in the field of industrial design or are already a professional designer, this is an excellent opportunity to declare yourself and take part in the wonderful business of developing the famous production of crystal products in our country.

About the contest

Participation in the competition "Diamond Edge" canany citizen of Russia and the former republics of the USSR, regardless of education and professional activity. The competition will be held in several stages. You can apply for participation in the qualifying round until February 15, 2015. Further, the expert commission will select the most interesting works and publish them for online voting. A qualified jury, taking into account the results of the voting, will determine the sketches, the authors of which will continue to develop the project at the next stages. In the final, the authors will be able to bring their projects to life and even launch them into production. Winners will be defined in several categories:

  • New Product;
  • The best model range;
  • Classics - a new look;
  • Russian traditions in modern execution;
  • Non-standard style solution;
  • Business gift;
  • Packaging (for all types of products and luxury segment).

Projects that have received the highest jury approval andthose who took first places in the nominations will be put into production. At the same time, their authors will receive 4% of the total sales of products. In addition, all winners of the Diamond Edge contest will receive branded prizes, diplomas, and gifts from partners. Projects that have reached the final stage will be included in the catalog of the manufacturer, which is the Gusevsky Crystal Factory, and will also be posted on the website of the Foundation for Support of Young Designers and Architects "Tvori!" On the official website of the "Tvori!" published with more details.

How to participate

To become a participant of the Diamond Edge contest,you need to create a draft design of a glass product. The technique and subject of the work remain at the discretion of the participants: a sketch can be presented as an image created in any graphic editor, a freehand drawing, a collage, and so on. An important point: the object should be depicted in three planes, with a three-dimensional drawing (isometric or 3D projection). It is also necessary to attach the most complete description of the project, containing the technical ideas of the author (for example, colors, sizes, decor, decoration, purpose, application). In addition, you need to download and fill out. Competitive works and information about the participants are accepted until February 15, 2015 at the address marked "Gus-Khrustalny". The letter must contain:

  • Application for participation in the competition.
  • Color photo of the author of the competition work.
  • Images of the competition work in JPG format.
  • Description of the project in DOC format, executed in the text editor Microsoft Word.
  • About webinars

    In addition to the competitive program, the competitionThere is also an educational "diamond edge". On February 3, 5, 9 and 11, 2015, an hour and a half webinars will be held to help the contestants to understand the technological possibilities of production. During the webinars, everyone will be able to plunge into the history of the production of crystal products, as well as learn about current trends in this area. All participants will be able to ask industry specialists the questions they are interested in and get qualified answers to them. Themes and speakers of the webinars:

  • "Unlimited possibilities of a diamond face". Speaker - GM Vlasova, head of the model OOO "Gusevskaya Crystal Plant. Maltsov. " During the webinar, participants will learn about the unique technology of hand-making crystal and the features of its decoration.
  • "Maltsovsky traditions". Speaker - GM Vlasova, the head of the model OOO "Gusevskaya Crystal Plant named after. Maltsov. " Webinar about the creative schools of artists, as well as the directions of different periods of modern plant history.
  • "Crystal: luxury or utilitarianism?". Speaker - L. V. Martyantseva, head of the sales department of LLC "Gusev Crystal Plant. Maltsov. " Participants will learn about the current state of affairs in the crystal market, get acquainted with its main Russian and foreign producers. In addition, it will tell about the preferences of the Russian buyer, his tastes and needs.
  • "Modern crystal. Design and trends. " Speakers are leading designers on glass, the main editors of major publications about design. The participants of the webinar will share current information on key industry trends and modern directions in the design of glass and crystal products.
  • The cost of participation: all four webinars - 500 rubles; One of the webinars - 150 rubles.

    Excursion to the factory of crystal

    Those who wish to visit the legendary Gusevskayacrystal factory, there is an opportunity to get on an educational tour "Secrets of the production of crystal products." This excursion program is part of the Diamond Edge All-Russian Industrial Design Contest. During the excursion, you will be able to plunge into the incredible world of crystal production, learn how colored glass is obtained, what the work of blowmen, compactors, and typesetters consists of. During the excursion program, participants will be told the history and legends of the plant, introduced to the methods and types of engraving on crystal products. In addition, everyone will be able to visit the museum of the plant and, of course, purchase the items they like.,,