Contest closed

The Winners

thingarage Business Card

thingarage Business Card


Design a distinctive gift for our events and presentations


thingarage is a web portal that provides companies access to the most advanced digital fabrication technologies. It helps worldwide companies and firms to innovate and scale-up into international markets giving them innovative design concepts, engineering consultancy and fast prototyping services using 3D printing technologies.

Through the contest dynamics, every company can crowdsource a 3D model on-demand to our community of talented designers and skilled 3D artists, receiving a 3D printed prototype ready to be produced. This will be done in just a few weeks, reducing timing and costs connected to traditional manufacture.

thingarage is an innovative startup that is actually participating to the Acceleration Program of LUISS ENLABS, a company owned by the investment fund LVenture Group. If you want to know more on thingarage activities please visit our website or follow us on social networks:







Basic Requirements and Evaluation Criteria

thingarage is looking for an idea out of the box, a gadget that will get across the brand in an innovative way and that will be distributed during worldwide events and presentations.

The fundamental aspects that will be considered evaluating all the contestants’ submissions will be:


  • A 3D model optimized and 3Dprinting-ready. The object will be printed using 3DSystems printers.
  • Creativity. Who dares, wins!
  • Simplicity. Minimal is chic!
  • Speed: you got just 7 days to go!


Please have in mind that to participate, each contestant has to upload at least:


One 3D model in the formats specified in the section 3D Model Technical Requirements;

One HD rendering plus some sketches of the product;


How to partecipate

Participation in the contest is free and open to all designers, 3D artists, firms or groups of designers worldwide. Every contestant (no matter if it is a group or a single designer) is obliged to subscribe to thingarage website and complete his/her/its designer profile including:


A picture or a logo as a profile avatar;

A banner for the background of the profile;

A biography with professional skills and personal abilities (of all members if it’s a group);



Contestants that will not provide all these informations or that will not complete their profile within the deadline will be excluded from the competition. So please make sure you have completed these sections before you submit the application!



Contest closes on June 20th 2014 (1:00 PM GMT+1).

The final ranking will be published on and all the contestants will be informed at the end of the evaluation phase.


3D Model Technical Requirements

  • File formats: .stl, .obj, .zpr, .3ds, .vrml, .dae
  • Printing material: Up to contestants.
  • Dimensions: 8x8x8cm (512cm3)


Evaluation phase

The contest winner will be decided directly by thingarage team. Their final decision will be unquestionable.


Questions and answers

We will be glad to receive contestants questions! If you have a doubt, feel free to write down your questions in the comment space located under each model. This will help everyone to stay updated, solving doubts that other contestants may have.


Please remember that the community is international and that the official language of the portal is English, so we strongly encourage you not to write in Italian!


Contest Award

The winner will be awarded of 500€ [VAT included] for creating the 3D model.


Legal Disclaimer

The designers participating to the contest have agreed and are fully compliant with the "Terms of Service" of this platform. All models on thingarage are under the exclusive intellectual property of the designer who uploads it. The designer explicitly affirms that models are original and they have never published before on this or on any other platform.



The winning designer will bear all the responsibilities connected with the collection and/or payment of taxes which he/she may be liable according to his/her national jurisdiction. 

Prize total reward

1st award 500

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