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Porada International Design Award 2017 - International Design award
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: PORADA ARREDI S.r.l. in cooperation with POLI.design announce 2017 edition of international award titled Porada International Design Award this year focused to interpret the values and identity of Porada through the creation of innovative concepts for different types of small tables.
Promoted by Porada Arredi srl, a leading company in the production of furnishing accessories, and POLI.design, 2017 edition of the international Design Award , is focused on different types of small 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 small tables: end table, service table, coffee table and side table, in which the use of solid wood is prevalent(but not necessarily exclusive).
This new call was officially launched during the Milan Design Week 2017, as part of the award ceremony for the winning projects of the 5th edition of the competition which was held at the PORADA booth at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile.
There is a two categories in which you can participate:
Projects relating to the edition 2017 must be original and unpublished, they must enhance the use of production technologies and woodworking processes and typical finishing of the solid wood.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.
There is no entry fee to partecipate.
It's free to enter!
Who can enter?
This award is open to Italian and foreign designers and creative people (individuals or groups), professionals or non-professionals, corporate employees and students.
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 all further informations about the Porada International Design Award 2017 visit the following official website: