With more than 190 countries and territories now affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19), design agency Bompas & Parr invites the creative community to design inspired takes on the sanitiser pumps now on counters across the globe with its Fountain of Hygiene competition.
On its website, the agency states that this initiative sits within the wider context of the creative industries using the means at their disposal to reduce the physical, social and economic impact of the virus. Bompas & Parr say that "by embracing the power of design we can acknowledge the impact it can have. Fountain of Hygiene wishes to unite the design community in the challenge to rethink hand sanitisation in order to aid the global fight against the spread of infection. The project is open to all, inviting creatives, designers, makers and those with a good idea, to design inspired takes on the sanitiser pumps and hand washing rituals being explored across the globe."
The competition has officially extended the application deadline to 5 April 2020. Entries will raise money for the British Red Cross. The competition results will be showcased online. A physical display will be hosted at the Design Museum in London once it reopens, with successful projects auctioned by Christie’s at the launch to generate further funds for the British Red Cross.
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