Simone Gerbino's Chapeau lamp shortlisted for's TalentLab

In this movie produced by Dezeen for┬á, Simone Gerbino tells us how his design for a hat-inspired lamp was shortlisted for TalentLab, the brand’s platform for emerging designers.

“TalentLab is an online platform where anyone can upload their product ideas” says Gerbino, a trained architect aiming to break into product design.

Regardless of experience, training or location, TalentLab invites burgeoning designers to submit their products to its online platform. then selects a shortlist from the entries to present on the TalentLab website.

Customers visiting the site can vote for the designs they’d like to see produced by pledging a refundable deposit. will then put the designs that receive the most pledges into production, and make them available for purchase as part of their range of products.

The designers will receive royalties in line with the percentage that pays all of its existing professional designers.

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