The Significant Furniture 2016/2017 - FURNITURE DESIGN COMPETITION

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The Call for Entries titled The Significant Furniture 2016/2017 is now open!

CALL FOR ENTRIES - "Aldo Morelato Foundation" committed to the enhancement of furniture as “art” through Furniture Design Competition "The Significant Furniture" invites all participants professionals and students to develop a project, which analyzes a public space and develops furniture elements and tools, which stimulate the established or new reactions and dynamics to animate public spaces. Therefore suggests to direct the project towards objects that valorize woodwork and natural materials.


There is an increasing attention to the definition of the "character" of places for public spaces. The added value which Italian design has been able to develop within home spaces is now focalizing on places in which to develop group activities ranging from dining and hospitality facilities to public areas for leisure and for work.

A large sector where design could help develop and improve our relation with objects and tools.

The aim of the Furniture Design Competition is the enhancement of contemporary art furniture in relation to the Morelato production.

Fondation suggests to direct the project towards objects that valorize woodwork and natural materials. The project should be part of a reflection on the current trends and act as a response to the identified new requirements regarding public spaces as an innovative solution to offer to the market and not only as a stylistic exercise.

It is possible to participate as a group with a project developed by more than one person.

The awarding ceremony will take place during the Abitare il Tempo fair in Verona at Villa Dionisi with a gala evening dedicated to the Outlook on Applied Art of the Aldo Morelato Foundation, in which the selected projects will be exhibited together with the prototype of the winning project.

In order to participate a sum of 60,00 Euros must be transferred when applying.
In case the participant is still a student, the registration fee is 30,00 Euros.
The participation fee for group projects is the same as for projects developed by a single designer. Also for group participations it is possible to pay a reduced fee for students.

Who can enter?

This furniture design competition is open to professional designers from Italy and abroad as well as to students from different school types (Academies, ISIA, Universities and is restricted to INEDITED projects).


The following prizes will be awarded:

the First Prize for professional designers “The Aldo Morelato Foundation Award” will be 2.500,00 Euros.

The Aldo Morelato Foundation has the right to produce the prototype, which will become part of the MAAM permanent collection of the Foundation and which may be produced in a limited number as part of the “Opera Project” promoted by the Foundation.

award for the best participating project of a participant who still is a student will be 2.500,00 Euros.

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