The Porada International Design Award 2019, is focused on different types of sideboards and cupboards. The challenge is to interpret the values and identity of Porada, leading brand of Italian design, through the creation of innovative concepts for sideboards and cupboards, in which the use of solid wood is prevalent (but not necessarily exclusive).
Projects relating to the 2019 edition must be original and unpublished; they must enhance the use of production technologies and woodworking processes and typical finishing of the solid wood.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, and with both environmental and sustainable design characteristics.
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: originality, the level of innovation and the pursuit of new design solutions.
The total prize money of € 10,000 will be allocated to the Professional and Student categories, and the winning projects of the competition will also be prototyped and possibly produced by Porada at a later stage.