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Discover The Candidates For The Italian Way Product Design Award 2018Saturday 27 October 2018
Discover The Candidates For The Italian Way Product Design Award 2018 ⇒ The five finalist for The Italian Way Product Design Award 2018 have been selected! On November 14th, 2018, at the Molecule, Building 6 at Dubai District Design, as part of Downtown Design, the winner will be announced. Today, CovetED brings you an inside look at the work that these five designers selected!
As we slowly approach the month of November, preparations for the award ceremony are underway. Peroni Nastro Azzurro is launching the second edition of The Italian Way Product Design Award. The contest challenged the region’s most creative minds to submit a design that embodies the spirit of conviviality and explores a range of products from modular pieces to imaginative everyday tools. Entrants to the competition were tasked to design an object of any scale inspired by traditional crafts and Italian style, that blends with Arab culture and would work for the outdoors.
The shortlisted candidates for this year include Elizabeth Valkovics, Ammar Kalo, Joud Malhas, Ruchi Joshi, and design collective Caravan, which comprises Ivan Parati, Emanuela Corti, and Filippo Corrado.
Elizabeth Valkovics is an award-winning interior designer with global experience in Bangkok, Baku and Dubai as well as having her own design studio in London. She presented the Shams Lounge Chair, an outdoor lounge chair inspired by Arabic hospitality and that celebrates Italian traditions of craft, effortless style and innovation.
Designer Ammar Kalo created Jalsa, a low outdoor lounge chair. Being only 15cm off the ground, the Jalsa seat is designed to mimic the humble nature of an Arabic Majlis cushion with the elegance of Italian design. Its posture is ergonomically comfortable and being close to the ground offers a unique way to relax after a long day. It could also have side cushions which would be used between the seats as an armrest.
Joud Malhas designed The Italian Majlis, give a touch of Italian style to the Emirati majlis, resulting in a contemporary and functional product with a refined design.
BiForm by Ruchi Joshi.
Design collective Caravan designed Cavero, inspired by the fire pits that have a strong social role in Arabic culture. This piece could be used indoor above a carpeted area, well elevated from the ground to avoid burns but could be taken outside to create an outdoor welcoming space, an outdoor majlis is typical of Gulf tradition for gathering with friends rather than relatives. Another term that is often used in the Gulf region and especially in the Emirates is kuwar that was Italianized to name this project Cavero.
The winner will be approached by Alias; one of the most consolidated names of Italian design, to realize a prototype of their design. The awards event will take place during Dubai Design Week; on November 14th at Molecule in the Dubai Design District.
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