It's just an ancient Chinese motto to sum up the spirit of this interior design competition: “the onlookers see more than the players do”: through the vision and interpretation of Chinese culture by young Italian designers and creative talents, the promoters aim to encourage the new generation of Chinese designers to discover the importance of their own culture and to hand such heritage over to the designers of the future.

A number of facets and peculiar characteristics of this ancient culture, in fact, have been ignored, and have consequently disappeared or never emerged because of the recent sudden boom in Chinese economy.

Working individually or in groups, participants will experiment with three different Categories of Project inspired by Chinese culture:
A. Home space;
B. Decor;
C. Work of art.

Participants in Categories A and B of the Competition will have until October 5, 2016 to send their application and their project, that should in any case be new and developed specifically for the contest.
Specifically, projects must be feasible and suitable for prototyping, to comply with the second phase: the promoters of the competition, with the support of the participants, will proceed to the realization of prototypes of the selected projects, which will be shown at the 21st Guangzhou International Art Fair, scheduled for December 2 to 5, 2016 in the city of Guangzhou (China).
Will have until November 3, 2016 to independently carry out and present their work of art, those who choose to compete for the Category C of the competition.

It's up to a Jury of experts, consisting of academics and professionals, to find the proposals that will be distinguished by consistency, integration of values, aesthetic quality and feasibility of the project.

Who can enter?

Participation is open to students of art and design schools, young designers and creative under 35, Italian or who are studying/working in Italy.


The jury will select three winners for each category of project in the race: the total prize money of € 13.500,00 will be divided as follows:

- home space (Category A):
1st prize: € 2.000,00
2nd prize: € 1.500,00
3rd prize: € 1.000,00

- decor (Category B):
1st prize: € 2.000,00
2° classificato: € 1.500,00
3rd prize: € 1.000,00

- work of art (Category C):
1st prize: € 2.000,00
2nd prize: € 1.500,00
3rd prize: € 1.000,00

In addition to the cash prize, the winners can participate in the 21st Guangzhou International Art Fair, showcasing their project; They will also have the opportunity to have an interview with the Guangzhou Yuan She Yi He Decorate Design Co. LTD architectural studio for formalizing any prospective jobs.

Official website

For all further informations about the POLI.design: Twin City - Civilization Redesign visit the following official website:


Call for Applications Info


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