Emerge Italy

Product Design Competition

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The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), FederlegnoArredo and the Italian Minister of Economic Development  have announced a new competition, Emerge Italy Product Competition: an Italian Design Experience.

The competition was created to recognize and celebrate the next generation of young design professionals whose product designs are innovative, functional and original.
The winning design will be produced by an Italian design company and exhibited at the 2014 Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Additionally, the winning designer and their Design Director or Principal will each win a trip to Milan to attend the 2013 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, April 9-14, 2013.

The Honorable Mention winners and their Design Director or Principal will also win a trip to Milan to attend the Salone Internazionale del
IIDA is excited to make this unique opportunity available to young designers,” remarked Cheryl S. Durst, Honorary FIIDA, LEED AP, Executive Vice President and CEO, IIDA. “Their work will not only be highlighted on the world stage, but also manufactured and brought to market, allowing them to gain unprecedented exposure.”

Designers will be challenged to create a fresh, innovative product with market potential that embodies contemporary North American design companioned with a nod to Italian urban style. Products can be submitted in the following categories: chairs, stools, benches, tables, beds (excluding Retail), doors, storage units/systems and sofas.

This competition is open to any interior designer, architect, or other designer professionals, in the United States & Canada, age 35 and under. The projects must be submited by 14 March 2013.