Porada Design Award by Politecnico di Milano

Deadline: 8 November 2019
Open to: Italian or foreign designers or students enrolled in Ba/Ma
Awards: the total prize money of EUR 10,000.00


PORADA, in cooperation with POLI.design, founded by, announces an international ideas competition to identify new innovative concepts on different types of Sideboard and Cupboard, 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The submitted designs shall be original and unpublished; they must enhance the use of production technologies, woodworking processes and typical finishing of the solid wood and they must respond to the principle of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 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.


  • 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 total prize money of EUR10,000.00

Professionals Category:

  • 1st prize EUR 3,000;
  • 2nd prize EUR 2,000;
  • 3rd prize EUR 1,000.

Students Category:

  • 1st prize EUR 2,000;
  • 2nd prize EUR 1,200;
  • 3rd prize EUR 800.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please register here.

For more information, please visit the official web page.