PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2018
The VII edition focused on the different types of writing desks and dressing tables
International Design Competition sponsored by PORADA ARREDI Srl and POLI.design, under the patronage of ADI, the Association for Industrial Design.
Project delivery deadline: November 9, 2018
Total prize money: € 10.000
PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2018, the new edition of the international competition, is focused this year on different types of writing desks and dressing tables. The challenge is to interpret the values and identity of Porada, leading brand of Italian design, through the creation of innovative concepts for different types of writing desks and dressing tables, in which the use of solid wood is prevalent (but not necessarily exclusive).
Promoted by Porada Arredi srl, a leading company in the production of furnishing accessories, and POLI.design, under the patronage of ADI, the Association for Industrial Design, the competition is open to designers and creative people (individuals or groups), professionals or non-professionals, corporate employees and students. Innovation, originality and search for new design solutions for woodworking processes: these are the guidelines of the challenge.
Projects relating to the 2018 edition must be original and unpublished; they must enhance the use of production technologies and woodworking processes and typical finishing of the solid wood. The projects should also comply with specific functionality, with the current safety standards, with ergonomic characteristics, with both environmental and sustainable design characteristics.
Wood, whether in natural-finish, preferably in finishes prevalently used by the company, or painted, can be combined with metal, mirrors, crystals, leather, hides or fabric.
A jury composed of renowned experts in the field will judge and select the winning projects. In evaluating the entries, the judges will take into account: their originality, the degree of innovation and pursuit of new design solutions related to the processes typically used for solid wood, experimentation with materials and surface finishes, the capacity of projects to define and anticipate scenarios of use and innovative concepts in the use of wooden furniture and contemporary furnishings, with particular regard to typological, technological and morphological decisions.
The jury will choose three winners for each of the two categories (Students and Professionals) in the competition, who will receive their awards at a dedicated event.
The total prize money of € 10.000 will be allocated as follows:
1st prize: € 3.000
2nd prize: € 2.000
3rd prize: € 1.000
1st prize: € 2.000
2nd prize: € 1.200
3rd prize: € 800
The winning projects of the competition will also be prototyped and possibly produced by Porada at a later stage.
For more details on how to participate or to submit an application, designers and creative professionals, both Italian and foreign should consult the announcement on the site www.porada.it, www.polidesign.net and www.porada-design-award.polidesign.net.
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