PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2017
The announcement of Porada Arredi srl, the leading furniture and furnishing company, and POLI.design, with the sponsorship of ADI, the Association for Industrial Design, is now on the way to the new edition of the competition international, which covers the design of different table variants, which is aimed at designers and creative Italians, foreigners, individuals or groups, free professionals, employees, students or professionals. Innovation, originality and search for new design solutions for woodworking.
The new announcement was officially launched at the Milan Design Week 2017, as part of the prize-giving ceremony for the fifth edition of the competition contest held at the PORADA stand at the Rho International Furniture Show on April 5th.
The solutions presented for the 2017 edition will have to be original and unpublished and aimed at enhancing the use of production technologies and processing processes typical of solid wood. They will also have to take into account compliance with specific functionality, compliance with current safety regulations, ergonomic requirements, and attention to environmental and sustainable design.
To judge and select the winning projects a jury formed by industry experts. In the evaluation of the works, consideration will be given, originality, degree of innovation and research of new design solutions related to solid wood processing, material testing and surface finishing, definition and anticipation of usage scenarios and innovative concepts in the " use of wooden furniture and contemporary furnishing accessories, with particular emphasis on typological, technological and morphological determinations. The winning projects of the competition can also be realized and eventually produced by Porada at a later stage.
The jury will select three winners for each of the two categories, which will be awarded during a dedicated event. The total prize pool of € 10,000 will be distributed as follows:
PROFESSIONAL STAFF: STUDENTS:
1st prize € 3,000 1st prize € 2,000
2nd prize € 2,000 2nd prize € 1,200
3rd prize € 1,000 3rd prize € 800
For more details on how to participate and to submit your application, Italian and foreign designers and creators can consult the bundle available at www.porada.it or www.porada-design-award.polidesign.net.