Last Submission Date: 15 October 2021
Language: English, Italian
Prizes: Upto € 10,000.00
Category: Idea level for Professionals and StudentsMore Specs
PORADA, in cooperation with POLI.design, founded by Politecnico di Milano, announces an international ideas competition to identify new innovative concepts on different types of Chair, in which the use of solid wood is prevalent (although not necessarily exclusive) and which conveys the values and the identity of the Porada brand.
The wood, whether in natural-finish (preferably in finishes mainly used by the company), or lacquered, can be combined with metal, glass, leather, hide leather or fabric. The submitted designs shall be original and unpublished; they must enhance the use of production technologies, woodworking processes and typical finishing of the solid wood and they must respond to the principle of functionality. They must comply with the existing safety standards in force, also respecting ergonomic, environmental and sustainable design requirements.
The competition is open to:
* Professionals category (P): Italian and/or foreign designers working independently or employed by companies (if duly authorized by their company).
* Students category (S): Italian and/or foreign students enrolled in Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees and recent graduates.
The selection and evaluation of the designs will take account their originality, the degree of innovation and research of new design solutions related to the typical woodworking processing of solid wood. Experimentation related to materials and surface finishes, the ability to define and anticipate scenarios of use and innovative concepts of use of wooden furniture and contemporary furnishing accessories with specific regards to typological, technological and morphological determinations, however in line with the identity values and mission of the Porada brand.
The total prize money of € 10,000.00 will be allocated as follows:
1st prize € 3,000
2nd prize € 2,000
3rd prize € 1,000
1st prize € 2,000
2nd prize € 1,200
3rd prize € 800
Porada reserves the right to produce prototypes of the winning projects and to possibly put them into production.
For more information on submission, dates and requirements visit the following websites.