1st Toscana Design Competition


Category Other Competition / Open to Students
Type International Funiture Idea Competiton
Genre Furniture
Country Italy
RegDeadline 25 July 2008 GoogleCal iCal
25 July 2008 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Designers, Architects, and Engineers duly registered with their respective professional associations, independent designers, and designers working in a subordinate capacity if duly authorized by their companies or Students enrolled at the Faculties of Arc

Consorzio PMI hereby calls a contest for design of products for the home living area.
The category includes numerous furnishing/decorating products, from the sofa, the principal point of reference, to an entire series of complements, from armchairs to rugs, from wall units to occasional furniture and tables to picture frames, lamps, etc.
The salient project elements, beyond innovation, must be careful selection and attention to materials, finishings, color schemes, surfaces: all aspects that contribute to characterizing the concept of luxury, as called for by the competition theme statement.
Consorzio PMI reserves the right of option on use of the projects submitted to the competition, for a period of one year from the date of the minutes of the jury session. During this period, PMI will decide whether or not to put the articles into production; in that case, economic relations with the designer/project author will be governed by a specific contract drafted in observance of ADI valuation criteria.

Denis Santachiara (Designer)
Philip Taylor (Fashion Consultant)
DDN (DDN magazine)
Carlo Bimbi (Designer, Vice-President of ADI Toscana)
Gianfranco Gualtierotti (Designer)
Alberto Mantellassi (Pres. Consorzio P.M.I scarl)
Massimo Pucci (Piemme Group)
Gianni Overi (CEO Mirabili e Formitalia)
Elisa Gradi (Gradi srl)

Judging Process
One-Stage, Anonymous Competition

1st prize: euro 5,000
2nd prize: euro 3,000
3rd prize: euro 2,000
The authors of the first 10 selected projects will be invited to visit the production district.
The commission will select 50 designs for display at a special competition exhibition.

Entry Fee

2 or more plates (50 x 70 cm) and a short report describing (in A4 and must not exceed 3 single sides) and a digital CD

Results announcement: within 30 days of the end

P.M.I scarl Agenzia di Promozione del Mobile Imbottito

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