Wednesday, April 13 2016 at the Porada Stand at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (Fiera Milano, Rho), hosted the awards ceremony of the winning projects of the contest sponsored by PORADA ARREDI srl and POLI.design, under the patronage of ADI.

Here the winners of the contest:

1st PRIZE PROFESSIONAL (€ 3.000): “Concept Balcony” by Philipp Schaake
1st PRIZE STUDENT (€ 2.000): “Orbita” by Luca Nodari

Total prize money: € 10.000
Info and Regulations: www.porada.it
 
 
Friday, February 5, in the wonderful setting of the eighteenth-century building Palazzo Natta, venue of the Como Campus of the Politecnico di Milano, the jury of PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2015 selected the winners of the contest sponsored by Porada Arredi srl, a leading company from Como in the production of furnishing accessories, and POLI.design, under the patronage of ADI, the Association for Industrial Design.
 
Six winners - 3 in the Professional category and the same number in that of Student - who were able to capture the spirit of the competition by offering innovative and original projects on the different types of Media Units: TV cabinets, decoder support for Hi-Fi and TV, multimedia furniture, plasma or LCD panels support, able to represent the distinctive values of a leading brand of Italian design such as that of Porada.
 
The total prize money of € 10.000 will be allocated as follows:
 
PROFESSIONAL Category:
 
1st prize, € 3.000: Concept Balcony, by Philipp Schaake (Germany)
 
 
2nd prize, € 2.000: Tronco, by Libero Rutilo (Italy)
 
 
3rd prize, € 1.000: Equilibrio, by Ivana Cvetkovi Lakoš (Croatia)
 
 
STUDENT Category:
 
1st prize, € 2.000: Orbita, by Luca Nodari (Politecnico di Milano, Como Campus)
 
 
2nd prize, € 1.200: Beat, by Francesco Orsini (Politecnico di Milano, Como Campus)
 
 
3rd prize, € 800: Idolo, by Cristina Muto (Politecnico di Milano, Como Campus)
 
 
In addition to the six winning projects, the jury reserved two special mentions to the projects Facet by Samuela Naticchi, for the Student category, and Orizzonte by Maksim Nizov (Russia), for the Professional category.
Orizzonte by Maksim NizovFacet by Samuela Naticchi
They are all works of outstanding quality, able stand out from the 156 projects submitted to the judicial panel: 91 in the Professional category and 65 in the Student category. Numerous submissions by Italian designers, but also on the international front: Iran, Ukraine, Greece, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Indonesia and Japan are just some of the nations involved.
 
The winning entry in the Professional category is that of Concept Balcony, a piece of furniture for Hi-Fi, TV and multimedia devices made of walnut wood, chosen by the jury for its formal elegance and its ability to foresee user-friendly usage scenarios.
The product created by the German designer Philipp Schaake actually finds its distinctive feature in "area Balcony": a particular area covered in linoleum, placed on the front of the piece of furniture, which enables users to conveniently store remote controls or mobile phones without having to open the doors, and to easily recharge devices using its own power cable.
 
The Italian Luca Nodari is the winner of the Student category: a student, at Politecnico di Milano, claimed first prize with Orbita, a Media Unit whose structure, orbital in fact, allows the elements that constitute it to rotate around a pivot, always creating different shapes of the object.
Inspired by the radio designs of the 1960s and 70s, Orbita is composed of a base, with two rotary structures in walnut and a steel tube equipped with a strip of leather pockets: the jury decided to reward this project specifically for the versatility of the possible configurations of the object that open up, for the manufacturing company, potential diversified marketing scenarios.
 
The jury, formed by renowned industry experts including Arturo Dell’Acqua Bellavitis (Politecnico di Milano), Roberto de Paolis (Professor of Design – Politecnico di Milano), Bruno Allievi (CEO Porada Arredi srl), Tiziano Allievi (Porada Arredi srl Associate), LLoyd Scott (President of Scott + Cooner, USA), Charles Glain (Interior Architect, Managing Partner and Director of Design of IDS, Jordan), Annalise Fard (Harrods Director of Home & Beauty), Suzanne Imre (Editor of Living Etc Uk), Fumiya Ohno (Director of Akira Kuryu Architect & Associates Co, Ltd) and Cinzia Felicetti (Editor of Marie Claire Maison Italy), in assessing the works has taken into account their originality, their degree of innovation and pursuit of new design solutions related to the processes typically used for solid wood, their 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.
 
During the working session of the jury, finally, the artist Filippo Borella, from Cabiate, presented the recognitions that will be delivered to the winners at an awards ceremony. They are real “artists’ multiples”: a typological reinterpretation of the classic writing wooden desk, made with a multilayer of walnut sheets, aluminum, plexiglas and magnets, inspired by a cartographic reading of the Cabiate territory, home of  Porada company.
 
Look at the jury assessing the works:
 
PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2015
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.
Total prize money: € 10.000 
Info and Regulations: www.porada.it
 
Contacts:
Tel.: [+39]031.766215
 
Communication Office POLI.design: Valeria Valdonio 
Tel. : [+39] 02.2399.7201
 
Communication Office Porada: Laura Allievi
Tel.: [+39]031.766215
 

 
The contest collected more than 150 submissions from around the world: the names of the winners will be announced soon 
 
Jury Meeting: February 5, 2016
Total prize money: € 10.000
Info and Regulations: www.porada.it
 
More than 150 projects submitted from all over the world for the new edition of PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2015, released last April at the Milan Design Week 2015 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 event confirms the success of the previous three editions, recording numerous submissions by Italian designers but also on the international front, with applications coming from Russia, Japan, Turkey, Malaysia, France, Germany and the UK, to name just some of the nations involved.
 
The 2015 edition of PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD has been dedicated to the Media Unit: the announcement of the competition, in fact, called designers and creative professionals or non-professionals, employees of companies and students, to identify innovative and original concepts for different types of TV cabinets, decoder support for Hi-Fi and TV, multimedia furniture, plasma or LCD panels support, with integrated containers or media center. Projects in which the use of wood is prevalent, but not exclusive, and which convey the values and identity of the Porada brand: they must also be original, unpublished and aimed at enhancing the use of technology and production and finishing processes typically used for working with solid wood.
 
On November 30, the deadline set for the submission of applications, the selection board has counted 156 projects, 91 in the Professional category and 65 in the Student category.
 
To know the names of the winners, however, will have to wait until next February 5, when the jury, composed of renowned international experts in the field, will meet to judge and select the best proposals. 
 
Among the members of the jury, Arturo Dell’Acqua Bellavitis (Dean of the School of Design - Politecnico di Milano), Roberto de Paolis (Professor of Design – Politecnico di Milano), Bruno Allievi (CEO Porada Arredi srl), Tiziano Allievi (Porada Arredi srl Associate), LLoyd Scott (President of Scott + Cooner, USA), Charles Glain (Interior Architect, Managing Partner and Director of Design of IDS, Jordan), Annalise Fard (Harrods Director of Home & Beauty), Suzanne Imre (Editor of Living Etc Uk), Fumiya Ohno (Director of Akira Kuryu Architect & Associates Co, Ltd) and Cinzia Felicetti (Editor of Marie Claire Maison Italy).
 
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 made and possibly produced by Porada at a later stage. 
 
So don't miss Febuary 5 appointment, to find out the winners of  PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2015.
 
Further details are available at www.porada.it and www.polidesign.net/en/Porada2015
 
PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2015
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.
Jury Meeting: February 5, 2016
Total prize money: € 10.000 
Info and Regulations: www.porada.it
 

Announced the International Jury that will select the winners of the competition

Project delivery deadline: November 30, 2015
Total prize money: € 10.000
Regulations and application details on: www.porada.it 
 
Porada Arredi srl, a leading company in the production of furnishing accessories, POLI.design and ADI, the Association for Industrial Design, present the jury composed of renowned experts that will judge and select the winning projects of PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2015, the new edition of the international competition which this year has the "Media Unit" as its theme.
 
Jury will be therefore composed of:
  • Bruno Allievi, CEO Porada Arredi srl;
  • Tiziano Allievi, Porada Arredi srl Associate;
  • Roberto de Paolis, POLI.design;
  • Arturo Dell'Acqua Bellavitis, Dean of the School of Design - Politecnico di Milano;
  • LLoyd Scott, President of Scott + Cooner, USA;
  • Charles Glain, Interior Architect, Managing Partner and Director of Design of IDS, Jordan;
  • Annalise Fard,  Harrods Director of Home & Beauty;
  • Suzanne Imre, Editor of Living Etc Uk;
  • Fumiya Ohno, Director of Akira Kuryu Architect & Associates Co, Ltd;
  • Cinzia Felicetti, Editor of Marie Claire Maison Italy.
A commission of international level that, after November 30, the deadline of the competition, will meet to evaluate the entries. The judges will take into account: projects’ originality, their degree of innovation and pursuit of new design solutions related to the processes typically used for solid wood, their 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 then 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
 
This year edition of the contest has already received many submissions, but it is still possible to register by filling out the form on the website www.porada.it.
Italian and foreign designers and creatives have until November 30 to send their projects of TV cabinets, decoder support for Hi-Fi and TV, multimedia furniture, plasma or LCD panels support, with integrated containers or media center: innovative and original concepts for different types of Media Unit, in which the use of wood is prevalent and which convey the values and identity of the Porada brand.
 
Porada  International Design Award 2015
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 30, 2015
Total prize money:  € 10.000
Regulations and application details on: www.porada.it
 

 
IT’S TIME FOR THE "PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2015"
The MEDIA UNIT is the theme of this year's competition: furniture and accessories for TV, stereo and other multimedia systems
 
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 30, 2015
Total prize money: € 10.000
Regulations and application details on: www.porada.it
 
 
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, present PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2015, the new edition of the international competition which this year has the "Media Unit" as its theme.
 
TV cabinets, decoder support for Hi-Fi and TV, multimedia furniture, plasma or LCD panels support, with integrated containers or media center: the new challenge for Italian and foreign designers and creative people (individuals or groups), professionals or non-professionals, corporate employees and students, is to identify innovative and original concepts for different types of Media Unit, in which the use of wood is prevalent, but not exclusive, and which convey the values and identity of the Porada brand. 
 
The new call was officially launched during the Milan Design Week 2015, as part of the award ceremony for the winning projects of the third edition of the competition, held at the Sala Aries of International Furniture Fair in Rho on April 15. An edition that garnered 327 applications from all over the world (Italy, Iran, Ukraine, Greece, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Indonesia and Japan are among the countries that took part) and which saw the recognition of six projects, that stood out for their quality. The competition for the Professional category was won by "Double loop", presented by Canadian Libero Rutilo. An Italian, instead, won the Students category: Federica Eleonora Belli, from the Politecnico di Milano, was awarded first prize in this category with “Weg”.
 
Projects for the 2015 competition are to be submitted by November 30, 2015. They must be original, unpublished and aimed at enhancing the use of technology and production and finishing processes typically used for working with solid wood. The wood may be combined with metal, glass and other materials. The projects should also comply with specific functionality, with the current safety standards, with ergonomic characteristics, with both environmental and sustainable design characteristics.
 
A jury composed of renowned experts in the field will judge and select the winning projects. When 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 made 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
 
Porada  International Design Award 2015
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 30, 2015
Total prize money:  € 10.000
Regulations and application details on: www.porada.it
 
Contacts:
Tel.: [+39]031.766215
 
Communication Office POLI.design: Valeria Valdonio 
Tel. : [+39] 02.23997201
 
Communication Office Porada: Laura Allievi
Tel.: [+39]031.766215
 
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