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PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2015

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 

Milan, December 2015 – 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, Consorzio del Politecnico di Milano, 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prevalent, but not exclusive, and which convey the values and identity of the Porada brand: they must also be original, unpublished and aimed at enhancing the use of technology and production and finishing processes typically used for working with solid wood.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, Consorzio del Politecnico di Milano, 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 

Contacts:
Email: award@porada.it
Tel.: [+39]031.766215

Communication Office POLI.design: Valeria Valdonio  
Mail: Comunicazione@POLIdesign.net
Tel. [+39] 02.23997201
www.polidesign.net/it/Porada2015

Communication Office Porada: Laura Allievi
Mail: laura@porada.it
Tel.: [+39]031.766215