Porada International Design Award 2024

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Porada International Design Award 2024

Porada International Design Award 2024 is now open for entries!

Porada International Design Award 2024: PORADA ARREDI srl, in cooperation with POLI.design, founded by Politecnico di Milano, announces an international ideas competition to identify new innovative concepts on different types of BEDS, in which the use of solid wood is prevalent (but not necessarily exclusive) and which conveys the values and identity of the Porada brand.

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Porada ARREDI srl, in cooperation with POLI.design, founded by Politecnico di Milano, announces an international ideas competition to identify new innovative concepts on different types of BEDS, in which the use of solid wood is prevalent (but not necessarily exclusive) and which conveys the values and identity of the Porada brand.

Wood, in natural essence, preferably from among those in the company's predominant use, or lacquered, may be combined with covers in fabrics and other materials (preferably chosen from those in the collection). The submitted designs shall be original and unpublished; they must enhance the use of production technologies, woodworking processes and typical finishing of the solid wood and they must respond to the principle of functionality. They must comply with the existing safety standards in force, also respecting ergonomic, environmental and sustainable design requirements.

The selection and evaluation of the projects will take into account their originality, the level of innovation and research of new design solutions referred to the typical solid wood processing, the experimentation on materials and surface finishes, the ability of the projects to define and anticipate scenarios of use and innovative concepts in the use of wood furniture and contemporary furnishing accessories, with particular regard to the typological, technological and morphological determinations of the bed system and the adherence of the proposed solutions to the values and identity of the Porada brand.

The project will be selected by a dedicated jury that will choose the project that, among the others, will most distinguish itself for the best balance between artisanal tradition associated with woodworking and modern design expressed in the structural and creative development of the project.

Submission requirements:

1. a brief descriptive text-only report (max. 3000 characters, i.e. no more than one page), without images, describing the motivations, the general concept, the characteristics of the project and the materials envisaged. The .pdf file of the report must be contained in a vertical ISO-A4 format sheet (21 x 29.7 cm).

2. graphics consisting of no. 3 horizontal ISO-A3 tables (42 x 29.7 cm), in .pdf format, composed on the layout of the table that can be downloaded, after registration, in the section ‘template’ from the website http://www.porada-design-award.polidesign.net which must contain:
- Board 1: an overview, reference scenarios and modes of use, mood board, general concept of the object in the context of use and sources of inspiration;
- Board 2: technical drawings: plans, elevations, sections, axonometric views, exploded views, dimensioned construction drawings at appropriate scales and details of details and choice of materials, considered significant;

- Board 3: representation of the object, rendering, photos of the model.

The three presentation boards should be combined into a single .pdf file (maximum file size 5 Mb).

3. a preview image of the project, summarizing the salient features (which may correspond to the render or another image deemed important) and it will be the first image viewed by the judges to identify the project, in .jpg format (maximum file size 1 Mb).

Who may enter?

Professionals category: Italian and/or foreign designers working independently or employed by companies (if duly authorized by their company).
Students category: Italian and/or foreign students enrolled in Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees and recent graduates and students of secondary schools.

For both categories, group entries are also permitted.

Prize:

PROFESSIONALS Category:

1st prize € 3,000
2nd prize € 2,000
3rd prize € 1,000

STUDENTS Category:

1st prize € 2,000
2nd prize € 1,200
3rd prize € 800

It is also established the "Special Mention Giacomo Allievi" prize of the economic value of € 1,000 assignable to 1 student or 1 professional.

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