COFO x Launchpad Design Challenge

Get ready for the COFO x Launchpad Design Challenge – an homage to the small things.

In this exclusive opportunity for Launchpad members, COFO’s design challenge will focus on small household goods, home decor items and accessories.

This is a chance to see your designs come to life and into production for COFO Design’s Fall 2019 collection. COFO Design is looking for the best in class ideas for useful, thoughtful and well-designed small goods for the home.

Check out COFO Design’s website for inspiration, but don’t be afraid to go beyond. The winning ideas will have a blend of stunning design, meaning and commercial viability. And the best part? They’ll be produced with high-quality, sustainable materials right here in Canada.

The COFO x Launchpad Design Challenge is open to Full Access members of Launchpad only. Not yet a member yet? Join now to take advantage of free on-boarding (including basic + two studio orientations) this month only. Apply online today!

Increase your chances at winning by collaborating with others – teams can submit one idea for each person on their team!

COFO often partners with emerging Canadian designers to see their ideas realized, produced and authentically brought to market. Their mission is to give back to the design community by featuring Canadian design at home and around the world. Launchpad members Trish Roque and Mary-Anne Garcia have already seen their designs brought to fruition by COFO.

For full rules and regulations, click here.

The COFO x Launchpad Design Challenge officially begins April 1, 2019; final submissions are due June 24, 2019. There will be two check-in points during the design process for participants to garner feedback.

The Roque Chair, designed by Launchpad member Trish Roque


Challenge Timeline

March 26 – Deadline to register as a new member

April 1 – Official kick-off

April 30 (@ COFO pop-up at stackt– Conceptual design review

May 21 – Prototype design review

June 24 – Final prototypes delivered to Launchpad


Judging Criteria

Final winner(s) will be determined by COFO Design based on the following judging criteria.

30pts Degree of innovation
30pts Style and aesthetic quality
15pts Functionality and usefulness
15pts Social and environmental responsibility

How to Enter

Registration for the design challenges has closed. Stay tuned to our Instagram for news on our competitors and how the challenge unfolds!