We’ve teamed up with leading VR design platform Gravity Sketch to bring you your next design challenge.

A shared passion for the future of design lead to a collaboration that will utilise the latest digital and VR tools to develop our concepts.

The winning designer will also receive a VR headset, Gravity Sketch licence and options to take the design further!



After 2 weeks of intense voting rounds, with over 20,000 votes cast - we are pleased to present the 5 concepts going through to our esteemed judging panel. Each designer will now be sent a VR headset and tools to transform, detail and perfect their concept using the latest Gravity Sketch platform. Stay tuned to our Instagram stories as we track their progress - we can't wait to see these develop!




New ways of interacting with design enables new thinking. Utilising the latest tools allows us to progress and refine our concepts far closer to production than ever before!


In this competition we challenge you to design the next slideAs well as a killer aesthetic, what performance and ergonomic features could be included, enhanced or perfected?

As always, we want to champion community design, so avoid using brand logos (other than your own!). Other than that, check out our moodboard below for some inspiration.

Other than that, the brief is open and over to you...

To enter, all you need to do is post your entry on Instagram and #lacelesschallenge



For those designing in 3D from the start,

download our final last design below:



The challenge will follow key 5 stages over the course of 6 weeks, as outlined below.

As well as the prizes, Gravity Sketch have also made some of their latest tools available exclusively for this competition, so find out how you can maximise your potential below! As always, successful designers will have the opportunity to develop their concept/renders between each stage for the best chance to progress - simply re-post and tag #lacelesschallenge in the update.

Any questions, let us know. Otherwise we look forward to seeing what you come up with!


All entries from any platform welcome. Simply post your designs on Instagram and #lacelesschallenge to enter.

(8th-29th May)


We invite the community to participate in our knock out rounds via our Instagram stories to get the designs down from 20 to just 5.

(1st - 12th June)


Gravity Sketch will loan their platform and headsets to enable the final 5 designers to iterate and visualise their concept in 3D.

(15th June - 3rd July)


Finally our voting panel will review the concepts live in VR and decide on the winning design.

(6th July - 10th July)


Winner receives VR headset and Gravity Sketch licence. Exclusive T-Shirts for the 5 finalists.

(11th July)



To celebrate the release the latest version of their famous design software, Gravity Sketch have given participants exclusive access to some of their latest tools at each stage of the contest.

first 200 sign ups* - beta access to design platform (closed)

finalists - loan of VR headsets to develop  

winner - VR headset and platform licence 


Gravity Sketch is the design platform for teams that create, collaborate, and review in 3D. Express your 3D ideas in real-time, at any scale, from initial concepts through to detailed 3D models, using an extensive array of tools for creative exploration. Gravity Sketch removes friction from your workflows, enhances team collaboration, and ultimately make the process of creation a joyful one.



Q. Does my submission have to be created on the Gravity Sketch iPad app?

A. No, we will accept submissions from all formats and any platform.

Q. Is sign up mandatory to join in the competition?

A, No, sign up is for exclusive access to the Gravity Sketch iPad app only.

Q. Will I receive a confirmation email when signing up for the Gravity Sketch iPad app?

A. No, we will post a list of successful applicants (first 200) on Wednesday the 6th May.

Q. Will the chances of winning be better if using the Gravity Sketch iPad app?

A. No, concepts should be judged according to they're solution to the brief only.

Q. Do I have to submit designs in 3D?

A. We will accept initial submissions in 2D, but in round 3. "DESIGN ITERATION" we expect designs to be revised in 3D.

Q. Can I use brand logos in my submission?

A. No, as our aim is to champion community design, please avoid using brand logos in your submissions.

Q. Can "slides" be interpreted to mean women's platform slides?

A. Whilst we welcome women's versions, the intention of the brief is to design a lounge-wear slide.

Q. Can I submit more than one design?

A. Yes, just ensure you #lacelesschallenge in each of your submissions.

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