A challenge in the field of fabrication that transcends the divide between the digital and the physical.
The YouFab Global Creative Awards recognize and award prizes to creations and inventions that were created through the powerful collaboration of digital and physical fabrication.
Every year since 2012, the award selects projects, activities, and works from all over the world. These may encompass anything from products, art, or architecture to performance art, workshops, and the like.
DESIGN募集期間：SUN, AUG 01, 2021 - SUN, OCT 31, 2021
YouFab Global Creative Awards 2021
YouFab Global Creative Awards 2021
TECH募集期間：SAT, AUG 01, 2020 - SAT, NOV 07, 2020
YouFab Global Creative Awards 2020
YouFab seek works that reflect upon current events that affect our world today, looking at how bridges are connected between various elements such as the environment, the society, the economy, and the political, with design.
TECH募集期間：THU, AUG 01, 2019 - MON, NOV 11, 2019
YouFab Global Creative Awards 2019
The YouFab Award seeks and evaluates works that promote the asking of new questions and push the limits of current 'Fab' models. We want to challenge the status quo, fight “sound judgement”, and hack “common sense”. We look forward to gathering works that align to this spirit with great anticipation.
ARTS募集期間：WED, AUG 01, 2018 - SUN, NOV 04, 2018
YouFab Global Creative Awards 2018
YouFab Global Creative Awards 2018 recognize and celebrate creative works and inventions that stem from a powerful collaboration between digital and physical fabrication, based on the concept that ”Fab = creativity that transcends and combines the digital and physical realms”.
ARTS募集期間：TUE, AUG 01, 2017 - TUE, OCT 31, 2017
YouFab Global Creative Awards 2017
Show us how you ROCK IT! Calling for creative works that transcends and combines the digital and physical realms.
ARTS募集期間：MON, AUG 01, 2016 - TUE, NOV 01, 2016
YouFab Global Creative Awards 2016
Calling for new creatives that transcend the divide between physical and digital
ARTS募集期間：WED, JUL 01, 2015 - WED, SEP 30, 2015
YouFab Global Creative Awards 2015
A global creative award to push the boundaries of digital fabrication
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YouFab Global Creative Awards 2014
Mixed with a pinch of ingenuity and a dash of creativity,technology stands to transform the future of fabrication.
ARTS募集期間：WED, MAY 15, 2013 - MON, JUL 15, 2013
You Fab 2013
Create designs of paper-made items for play, communication, or surprise!
DESIGN募集期間：THU, JUL 12, 2012 - FRI, AUG 31, 2012
A collection of creative hack ideas brought to life with the laser cutter.
Works by Past Winners
Decomposition of Materiality by Scarlett Yang, Grand Prix, 2020
‘Decomposition of Materiality’ speculates a simulated ecosystem where biomaterials grow, decompose and shift form as they are exposed to the elements.
Penta KLabs by Collective Hysteria, Grand Prix, 2019
A public event that bridges multiple stakeholder. Initiated in 2016, this event was an art project biennale that was located in specific site areas. This annual event was held to better understanding how to deal with city issues as well as the lack of art ecosystem in Semarang. Penta Klabs is not only a contemporary art exhibition but also a stakeholder that involves city-making using individual local’s abilities (architecture, urban planner, etc).
Fish Hammer by Neil Mendoza, Grand Prix, 2018
The goldfish swims around the aquarium, unaware of the sensor above which is communicating its movement to the hammer outside. The fish moves and the hammer crashes down on the miniature furniture outside. This work raises questions related to the influence of humans on the ecosystem.
Regenerative Reliquary by Amy Karle, Grand Prix, 2017
Regenerative Reliquary is a work created from human stem cells and 3D printers to reproduce the bones of the human hand. By drawing out the possibility of life from inanimate objects, this work raises questions about the mystery of life.
OTON GLASS by OTON GLASS Inc., Grand Prix, 2016
OTON GLASS is a pair of smart glasses that support the reading ability of people who have difficulty reading written words by converting visual character information into sound. The glasses capture characters located in the same position as the user’s viewpoint with a camera and convert them into textual data using text recognition technology. The glasses read out the words as sound, thus enabling the user to understand the character information.
Kinematics Dress by nervous system, Grand Prix, 2015
This is a dress created using a a 3D printer. Composed of thousands of parts that are printed as a single folded piece, the dress does away with the need for human assembly. In its combination of design, simulation, and digital fabrication, the dress represents a new approach to fabrication—the creation of complex, customized products.
Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs by Aki Inomata, Grand Prix, 2014
The production of this series of works started with No Man's Land (2009), an exhibition marking the demolition of the French Embassy in Japan. The former French Embassy was used as the exhibition space. This land had been “France” until October, 2009. For the 50 years after 2009 it will become Japan, and subsequently, it will become “France” again. Shocked by this story, the artist made an imaginative leap to the image of hermit crabs and their habit of moving into new “shelters.” Inomata felt something in common between this peaceful entry and change-over of countries on the same land and hermit crabs, which look completely different due to the “shelter” carried on their backs, even though their “content” remains the same.
Special prize: Yamaha Award, The Switch to your Emotions
The Yamaha Award was established as a special prize during the YouFab Global Creative Award of 2016.
In recognition of Yamaha Corporation's corporate slogan of "Creating Emotions, Together,” the Yamaha Award is awarded for works that take on the challenge of creating a “switch to your emotions.”
During the 3-month application period for the Yamaha Award, 147 entries from 27 countries were received. The judges selected OTON GLASS as the recipient of the Yamaha Award, the work that won the Grand Prix in the YouFab Global Creative Awards of the same year.
“emoglass,” a prototype developed by OTON GLASS and Yamaha employees, was exhibited in the YouFab Prize-Winning Works Exhibition which was held subsequently, based on the Yamaha Prize applications theme “the switch to your emotions.”
（About the Yamaha Award: http://www.youfab.info/2016/yamaha_exhibition_report.html?lang=ja）
Organized by FabCafe
FabCafe is an open platform for the support of production by individuals. Fabrication equipment of the likes of laser printers and 3D printers that use digital data have been installed in a cafe space.
The FabCafe network currently extends around the world with locations in Tokyo, Hida, Kyoto, Taipei, Barcelona, Bangkok, Toulouse, Singapore, and Strasbourg.
『YouFab Global Creative Awards』official site
JR東日本 / Ezoe Memorial Recruit Foundation
Panasonic / QWS / Ezoe Memorial Recruit Foundation
LION / NI-WA CREATIVE GREEN PLATFORM / trotec / Adobe / AUTODESK / Ezoe Memorial Recruit Foundation
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HARDWARE MASSIVE / SCRATCH BARCELONA / icreatia.es / Barceionactiva / heyshow.com / Taiwan Designer’s Week / TAIWAN DESIGNER’S WEB / WIRED
YAMAHA / brother / loftwork / Roland / AUTODESK / trotec / 東急電鉄
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trotec / brother / AUTODESK
Roland / FUJITSU / TOPPAN
DESIGNBEATS / YOROKOBU / art4d / room / TCDC / idesign / makerasia / MdN DESIGN INTERACTIVE / fabcross / THE BRIDGE / TechLife / COMPUTER ARTS / heyshow.com / Taiwan Designer’s Week / TAIWAN DESIGNER’S WEB / BUSINESS NEXT / roomie / Wallpaper / WIRED / Graphic Competition