Housing Ethics: Competition of Ideas for a Sustainable Design

The competition aims at identifying and producing, care of Prato CNA affiliated companies, objects and/or systems that are really innovative for their sustainable design.

Category Award / Open to Students
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Furniture, Lighting, Product
Country Prato, Italy
RegDeadline 28 September 2009 GoogleCal iCal
28 September 2009 (Must be Received)
Eligibility All
Target Field All products designed to be easily produced on industrial scale and easily marketed by Prato CNA affiliates

The aim of the competition is to make a prototype of each of the 7 winning projects and possibly start production of same. In fact the competition winners will have access to the development workshop for the project they presented. The workshop will be managed by Salvatore Re of Architects Studio, by Dutch Architect Frits van Dongen and by some members of the scientific committee in collaboration with the CNA affiliates that will be responsible for making the prototypes. The objective of the workshop will be to elaborate the winning projects in order to make them suitable for production by CNA affiliates and integrate them within the display of the exhibition La Casa del III Millennio to be held in the Urban Center of Prato from December 4th to December 20th 2009.

- Furniture and furnishings
- Lighting
- Furniture and furnishings for bathrooms and kitchens
- Garden furniture and furnishings
- Wall and floor covering systems, paving and finishings in general
- Internal partition systems, windows and doors
- Domotic systems, automation and equipment

Salvatore Re (Curator of “La Casa del III Millennio”)
Frits van Dongen (Guest speaker to “La Casa del III Millennio” Workshop)
Flavio Albanese (Director of Domus Magazine)
Marco Bazzini (Art Director of “Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci”)
Stefano Bettega (Principal of ISIA - Florence)
Luca Gambacorti (Order of Architects - Prato)
Fabio Mazzanti (Director of CNA Prato)
Maria Paoletti (Teseco Art Foundation Trust)
Alessandro Ricceri (Director of Artex)
Massimo Ruffilli (Course Director for the Degree in industrial Design – University of Florence)
Flores Zanchi (Liaison Officer for “La Casa del III Millennio”)

The winners (eact category): 1,000 euro
A special mention

Entry Fee

- A CD-rom containing: max. 5 high resolution photographs/images/3D models and 1 report (max. 2500 characters including spaces) containing the description of the design conceptand 1 report (max. 2500 characters including spaces) containing the technical report and 1 report (max. 2500 characters including spaces) containing the description of the production process
- A4 format containing: a brief CV of the candidate (max. 1000 characters including spaces) etc.

Submission Address
Concorso di design
“Etica dell’Abitare. Nuova Estetica del Vivere”
C.N.A. Prato, via Zarini 350c, I–59100 Prato

Publication of winning projects: 5 October 2009
Workshop: 15-17 October 2009
Exhibition “La Casa del III Millennio”: 4-20 December 2009

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