Just ended the international contest HOSThinking, a design award sponsored by Host - Fiera Milano and POLI.design 

with the sponsorship of ADI, Associazione Italiana per il Disegno Industriale (Italian Association for Industrial Design).
The international contest HOSThinking a design award ended with 180 candidacies arrived from all over the world.
The winners are 18 proposals selected out of the 71 presented project, the selection criteria were: concept innovation of the product/place/service, consistency with the idea and integration of experience values.
Award ceremony: October, 18 2013 at Host 2013, FieraMilano - Rho. 
The challenge proposed to world's designers has been that of developing innovative and original concepts in the sector of the hospitality industry Ho.Re.Ca (Hotel, Restaurant, Catering) and Retail, proposing concept designs ranging from space, to products and services.
The 18 selected projects have been exhibited in a dedicated area within Host 2013, the International exhibition of the hospitality industry, the leading trade fair for Ho.Re.Ca and Retail world scheduled in the fieramilano in Rho from 18th to 22nd of October 2013. From this shortlist the jury selected 3 winners, who received a cash prize and have been announced during Host 2013.
The winners:
1st prize (4.000€): 610 HI-TECH HOST HANDLE, by Marco Pellicci, Suzana Freitas De Lima, Alberto Piccini e Giorgio Russo
2nd prize (2.000€): LA STANZA NELLA DIMORA | Ospitalità contemporanea in residenze d’epoca, by Matteo Fioravanti, Donatella Caruso, Margherita Bagiacchi e Magdalena Vidal Biedma
3rd prize (1.000€): COM | Cascina Ospitale Milano by Roberta Co
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HOST - FIERA MILANO AND POLI.DESIGN together for rewarding new formats and innovative design in the sector of the hospitality industry
HOSThinking, a design award, is the international competition promoted with the sponsorship of ADI, Associazione per il Disegno Industriale, which will select the best projects, ones that are able to express, with original and distinctive proposals, the evolution of trends and practices that are widespread in the sphere of the hospitality industry and of the new hybrid spaces of consumption and sales. 
Total awards: 7,000 Euros and an exhibition within HOST 2013.
Announcement and participation requirements: www.hosthinking.it   
Furthermore, within the framework of Host 2013, Host, Fiera Milano and POLI.design have promoted SMART Label, the new form of recognition created to award the most innovative products and companies participating to HOST 2013, in term of function, technology,eco-friendlyness and ethical and social implication.
35 projects obtained the SMART Label identification and have been registered in the Index of “Smart Products” present at HOST 2013. A recognition not only for valuing single products and cutting-the-edge companies, but also to appraise a sector which is innovating and moving in the interest of the whole hospitality sector.

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