The winners are announced for the contest sponsored by PORADA ARREDI srl and POLI.design, under the patronage of ADI.
 
1st PRIZE PROFESSIONAL (€ 3,000): "Sliding Plates" by Luca Giacomelli and Lorenzo Rossetti
1st PRIZE STUDENT (€ 2,000): "Noua" by Nicole Maccari and Serena Chillé
 
Monday 4th December, in the charming setting of Villa del Grumello in Como, the jury of the PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2017 have selected the winners of the competition, promoted by Porada Arredi srl, a leading company in the furniture accessories production industry, and POLI.design, under the patronage of ADI, the Association for Industrial Design.
 
There are seven winners - four in the Professional category and three in the Student category - who were able to grasp the spirit of the competition by proposing a number of innovative and original projects based on the different types of tables: lounge tables, service tables, coffee tables and side tables, able to represent the distinctive values of a key brand for Italian design such as Porada. 
In fact, the jury decided to award two shared prizes for the professional category, increasing the total prize money to € 12,000, which will be distributed as follows:
 
For the PROFESSIONAL category:
1st prize, € 3,000: Sliding Plates, by LUCA GIACOMELLI (Italy) and LORENZO ROSSETTI (Italy);
2nd prize shared, € 2,000: Relaz, by ALESSIO BIAVA (Italy);
2nd prize shared, € 2,000: Cycle, by YU HIRAOKA (Japan);
3rd prize, € 1,000: Leo, by SIMONE ALBERTO GERBINO (Italy).
 
For the STUDENT category:
1st prize, € 2,000: Noua, by NICOLE MACCARI (Italy - Politecnico di Milano, Industrial Product Design) and SERENA CHILLÉ (Italy - Politecnico di Milano, Product Service System Design);
2nd prize, € 1,200: Fly, by ANDREA PEDULLI (Italy - Politecnico di Milano, Integrated Product Design);
3rd prize, € 800:  Torii, by NICOLÓ DEVETAG (Italy - Politecnico di Milano, Design & Engineering).
 
In addition to the seven winning projects, the Jury has reserved three special mentions to the following projects: Odiyn by AYSE YAKAR (Turkey - Politecnico di Milano, Architectural Design) for the Students category, and Fido by GABRIELE VELLA (Italy) and Bearing Table by TOM FEREDAY (Australia) for the Professionals category.
 
They are all works of outstanding quality, which stood out to the judicial panel from the 209 projects submitted: 101 in the professionals category and 108 in the students category. There were many submissions from Italy, but there was an equally positive international response/ Australia, Japan, Iran, South America, Eastern Europe and Turkey were just some of the nations involved.
 
The winner of the Professional category was Sliding Plates, which was chosen by the jury because, in bringing out a playful element in the interaction with the user, it was able to combine attention to detail, appropriate choice of materials and fluent modification in the product configuration, fully interpreting the philosophy of Porada furniture. In fact, the unique characteristic of the product designed by Luca Giacomelli and Lorenzo Rossetti is its three, freestanding, supporting surfaces, which can be turned independently. This allows you to change the shape of the table and gives the object an element of "play" that the user can exploit at will, meaning you are able to change the configuration of your living space with just a single piece of furniture.
 
Nicole Maccari and Serena Chillé, students at the Politecnico di Milano, have been awarded the first prize in the Student category with Noua. The members of the jury particularly recognised "the innovative multifunctionality [of the project], combined with the simplicity of use and the coupling of different materials, whose polite aesthetic fits well with the company's products".
In fact, Noua can work both as a coffee table, thanks to the built-in, removable tray; as a clutter-collector, thanks to a section carved out under the tray; and as a magazine rack, thanks to a folded sheet of metal, which also acts as a support for the entire table.
 
The  jury  was made up of well-known experts in the field including Bruno Allievi (Chief Executive Officer at Porada), Tiziano Allievi (Partner at Porada), Roberto de Paolis (POLI.design), Manuela Garbin (Designer), Zheng Lingjian (CEO & Chief designer at Taizhou Pinzhen design Co., Ltd), Mao Mingjing (CEO & Chief designer at Shanghai Maudea interior design engineering Ltd), Francesca Taroni (Director of Living), Gerhard Amann (Publisher of  H.O.M.E), Tina Mahony (Director of Go Modern, London) and Ghada Al Sayed (Design Principal & Partner at Horizon Interiors , Manama, Bahrain). To evaluate the works the jury considered their originality, their degree of innovation, and research into new design solutions concerning the typical processing of solid wood, experimentation with materials and surface finishes, the ability of projects to define and anticipate scenarios of use, and innovative concepts for the use of wooden furniture and contemporary furnishing accessories, with particular regard to typological, technological and morphological resolutions.
 
More details on the winning projects are available on the www.porada.it website and on the www.porada-design-award.polidesign.net page.
 
Porada International Design Award 2017
International Design Competition for Italian and foreign designers and creative professionals.
Promoted by PORADA ARREDI srl and POLI.design, under the patronage of ADI, the Association for Industrial Design.
Regulations and application details on: www.porada.it and www.porada-design-award.polidesign.net.
 
Contacts:
Tel.: [+39]031.766215
 
POLI.design communication office: Valeria Valdonio 
Tel. [+39] 02.23997201
 
PORADA communication office: Laura Allievi
Tel.: [+39]031.766215
 

More than 200 applications received from all around the   world.
Soon the winners will be announced.
 
Over 200 candidates for the new edition of PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD, launched last April at the Milan Design Week 2017 from Porada Arredi srl, leading company in the production of furnishing accessories, and POLI.design, under the patronage of ADI, the Association for Industrial Design.
 
The challenge, addressed once again to Italian and foreign Designers (singles or in groups), freelance or non-professionals, employees of companies and students, was to convey the values and identity of Porada, a leading brand of Italian design, through the creation of original and innovative concepts 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).
 
On November 10, the deadline set for the submission of applications, the selection board has counted 209 projects, 101 in the Professional category and 108 in the Student category.
 
The initiative confirms the success of the previous editions, recording several submissions by Italian designers but also on the international front, with applications coming from Australia, Japan, Iran, South America, Eastern Europe and Turkey, to name just some of the Nations involved.
 
To know the names of the winners, however, you will have to wait until next December 4, when the Jury, composed of renowned international experts in the field, will meet in the prestigious setting of Villa del Grumello, in Como, to judge and select the best proposals. 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.
 
Among the members of the jury, Bruno Allievi (CEO Porada), Tiziano Allievi (Partner Porada), Roberto de Paolis (POLI.design), Manuela Garbin (Designer), Zheng Lingjian (CEO & Chief designer of Taizhou Pinzhen design Co., Ltd), Mao Mingjing (CEO & Chief designer of Shanghai Maudea interior design engineering Ltd), Francesca Taroni (Director of Living), Gerhard Amann (Publisher of H.O.M.E), Tina Mahony (Director of Go Modern, London) and Ghada Al Sayed (Design Principal & Partner of Horizon Interiors, Manama, Bahrain).
 
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. 
The total prize money of € 10.000 will be allocated as follows:
 
PROFESSIONAL Category:
1st prize: € 3.000
2nd prize: € 2.000
3rd prize: € 1.000
 
STUDENT Category:
1st prize: € 2.000
2nd prize: € 1.200
3rd prize: € 800
 
So don't miss December 4 appointment, to find out the winners of PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2017.
 
More details are available on the website www.porada.it  or www.porada-design-award.polidesign.net
 
Porada International Design Award 2017
International Design Competition for Italian and foreign designers and creative professionals.
Promoted by PORADA ARREDI srl and POLI.design, under the patronage of ADI, the Association for Industrial Design.
Project delivery deadline: November 10, 2017.
Total prize money: € 10.000.
Regulations and application details on: www.porada.it and www.porada-design-award.polidesign.net.
 
Contacts:
Tel.: [+39]031.766215
 
POLI.design communication office: Valeria Valdonio 
Tel. [+39] 02.23997201
 
PORADA communication office: Laura Allievi
Mail: laura@porada.it
Tel.: [+39]031.766215

Here is the international jury that will meet on December 4th, 2017 to decide the winners of the competition

Porada Arredi srl, a leading company in the production of furnishing accessories, POLI.design and ADI, the Association for Industrial Design, present the jury of experts who will judge the applications received to decree the winners of PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2017, the new edition of the international competition, focused this year on the design of different types of small tables.

The jury will, therefore, consists of:
Bruno Allievi, CEO Porada
Tiziano Allievi, Partner Porada
Roberto de Paolis, POLI.design
Manuela Garbin, Designer
Zheng Lingjian, CEO & Chief designer of Taizhou Pinzhen design Co., Ltd
Mao Mingjing, CEO & Chief designer of Shanghai Maudea interior design engineering Ltd
Francesca Taroni, Director of Living
Gerhard Amann, Publisher of H.O.M.E
Tina Mahony, Director of Go Modern, London
Ghada Al Sayed, Design Principal & Partner of Horizon Interiors, Manama, Bahrain
 
An international level jury, that on December 4th , 2017 will meet at Villa del Grumello, Como,  to evaluate the applications received. 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. 
The total prize money of € 10.000 will be allocated as follows:
 
PROFESSIONAL Category:
1st prize: € 3.000
2nd prize: € 2.000
3rd prize: € 1.000
 
STUDENT Category:
1st prize: € 2.000
2nd prize: € 1.200
3rd prize: € 800
 
Even this year the projects submitted are numerous, but you can still sign up by filling out the form available on the website www.porada.it or www.porada-design-award.polidesign.net.
Italian and foreign designers have, in fact, until November 10th  to send their 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) and the identity of the Porada brand is conveyed.
 
Porada International Design Award 2017
International Design Competition for Italian and foreign designers and creative professionals.
Promoted by PORADA ARREDI srl and POLI.design, under the patronage of ADI, the Association for Industrial Design.
Project delivery deadline: November 10, 2017.
Total prize money: € 10.000.
Regulations and application details on: www.porada.it and www.porada-design-award.polidesign.net.
 
Contacts:
Tel.: [+39]031.766215
 
POLI.design communication office: Valeria Valdonio 
Tel. [+39] 02.23997201
 
PORADA communication office: Laura Allievi
Tel.: [+39]031.766215

 

The VI edition focused on small tables. Total prize money: € 10.000. Deadline: November 10, 2017.

International Design Competition sponsored by PORADA ARREDI Srl and POLI.design, under the patronage of ADI, the Association for Industrial Design.

Project delivery deadline: November 10, 2017
Total prize money: € 10.000
Regulations and application details on: www.porada.it and www.porada-design-award.polidesign.net
 
 
PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2017, the new edition of the international competition, is focused this year 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).
 
Promoted by Porada Arredi srl, a leading company in the production of furnishing accessories, and POLI.design, under the patronage of ADI, the Association for Industrial Design, the competition is open to Italian and foreign designers and creative people (individuals or groups), professionals or non-professionals, corporate employees and students. Innovation, originality and search for new design solutions for woodworking processes: these are the guidelines of the challenge.
 
The new call was officially launched during the Milan Design Week 2017, as part of the award ceremony for the winning projects of the fifth edition of the competition which was held at the PORADA booth at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Rho on April 5. The 2016 contest, dedicated to innovative solutions of coat hangers, raised a total of 427 applications from around the world (Italy, Iran, Russia, Ukraine, United States, Finland, Poland and Venezuela are among the countries that took part) and saw the recognition of six projects that stood out for their quality. In the Professional category the winner project is The Swaying Bamboo created by the Russian designers Bogdan Bondarenko and Yuliia Fedorenko. An hanger with a modular design made of two elements: the wall box and a rack with hook. The structure is inspired by the bamboo which symbolizes undying love, safety and well-being in the house in the Eastern philosophy. The naturalistic perspective inspired also Arborem, the project of Davide Mazza, student at Politecnico di Milano, winner in the Student category. The structure of this free-standing hanger in solid wood can be divided into three main areas: three legs to the base, the central node and branched arms, to recall the sinuous shape of a tree.
 
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. 
The total prize money of € 10.000 will be allocated as follows:
 
PROFESSIONAL Category:
1st prize: € 3.000
2nd prize: € 2.000
3rd prize: € 1.000
 
STUDENT Category:
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 more details on how to participate or to submit an application, designers and creative professionals, both Italian and foreign should consult the announcement on the site www.porada.it or www.porada-design-award.polidesign.net.
 
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Contacts:
Tel.: [+39]031.766215
 
POLI.design communication office: Valeria Valdonio 
Tel. [+39] 02.23997201
 
PORADA communication office: Laura Allievi
Tel.: [+39]031.766215
 
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