The versatility of these materials will be highlighted in a competition focused on creating a product that is original, useful and meets the criteria of industrial replication and mass production, representing the quality and excellence of Made & Styled in Italy.

Designers will be able to find inspiration in scenarios of everyday life in order to design a single-material product that is both innovative and functional, exploiting the less common features of the two materials.

The created product must be original, useful and competitive, and represent the quality and excellence of Made & Styled in Italy

This design competition will award the talent and skills of intelligent design, versatile use of EPP and EPS materials, uniqueness, multiplicity of use, flexible ideas, innovative design, simple implementation, feasibility, observance of production times, awareness of production processes, functionality behind the product created and production economics.

There is no entry fee for this design competition!

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

Design competition European IES Design Award 2015 is open to all product designers who want to try their hand at creating a new and innovative project that promotes creative expression.


The winner of the competition will receive a prize of 10,000 Euro and will have the opportunity to implement the created product in the Style Department and laboratories of the Milan-based company IES. The second prize, awarded to the Best Project Under 25, is a trip to a European City of Design.

Official website

For all further informations about the European IES Design Award 2015 visit the following official website:


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