Call for Designs: Distributed Design Market

Do you have an idea, a design or product fit for distribution? Apply for a spot at the Distributed Design Market and promote your goods to 3000+ potential customers, and 300+ international makers at Copenhagen Maker 2018.

At Copenhagen Maker we want to cultivate and promote this new market by presenting aspiring designers and inspiring designs at our Distributed Design Market at Copenhagen Maker 2018, September 29-30.

Award. We will select 10 designs to be promoted as visionary practice in the emerging distributed design market. The chosen designs will be showcased at Copenhagen Maker and the designer offered a production residency at fablab Underbroen.

Showcase at Copenhagen Maker 2018. showcase - or even market - your product at Copenhagen Maker September 29-30.

Residency at fablab Underbroen. work on your design and finalize you product with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and a creative community of designers at fablab Underbroen, located under the historic Langebro in the center of Copenhagen. The residency takes place in eJuly or August and includes access to the full lineup of prototyping and manufacturing facilities, and feedback on you design, prototype, and final product from Underbroen’s members and designers.

To be considered for the Distributed Design Market the design must reflect the following aspects:

DISTRIBUTABLE: the design can travel globally to be manufactured locally

REPRODUCIBLE: the design takes local availability into account and is based on globally available materials and hardware

VALUABLE: the design creates value for people, companies, and/or society.


Apply for the call. send in your design before June 20th. To apply, send you your design via this link

Selection of designs. The chosen designs will be chosen and notified Tuesday June 26th.

Want more information? Join the information meeting / Maker Meetup #6 at Underbroen. Want to know more about the call, Copenhagen Maker, Underbroen and the Distributed Design Market Platform? Join us at a Maker Meetup at Underbroen Thursday May 31st. More details on time and place via this facebook event.


Distributed Design. with the coming of a more digitized world the way we design, produce and buy products has changed. A global movement of locally based designers focused on good design, smart manufacturing and quality goods is emerging along with a new type of customer wanting to connect with the products they own. This paves the way for distributed design.

Working with digital platforms and fabrication technologies, these designers not only produce their own designs but produce, co-design and distribute them to be manufactured in fablabs and makerspaces worldwide or by the end users themselves, using local materials in small batches and adapted to the needs of the user.

A distributed design approach enables new types of designers and emerging local markets all connected to a global marketplace of digital platforms, manufacturing spaces, and skilled makers.

Who is behind? The Distributed Design Market is presented by the Distributed Design Market Platform in collaboration Copenhagen Maker, and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union


For more information on the call or the Distributed Design Market Platform Project, contact Head of Copenhagen Maker, Stine Broen (