28/07/2016 - Work in progress for Archiproducts Design Awards 2016, the international design competition that recognises and celebrates design excellence with particular attention for the 'Culture of Project'. We are excited to reveal the first names of experts, designers, and journalists who will support the editors of Archiproducts for the selection of winners!
Winners will be selected by some of the most interesting international architecture studios, along with journalists, entrepreneurs, designers and architectural photographers. Here are the first names:
Brasilian architect Marcio Kogan, founder of mk27 studio; Israeli Pitsou Kedem, author of several important projects in Israel; Benoit Jallon and Umberto Napolitano from LAN Architecture studio based in Paris; Spanish architect Fran Silvestre; Mexican designer Hector Esrawe, founder of the Industrial Design degree at the Center for Design, Cinema and Television (centro de Diseño, Cine y Televisión); Portuguese architectural photographer Fernando Guerra, founder with his brother Sergio of Últimas reportagens studio.
Journalist Riccardo Luna, first editor-in-chief of the Italian edition of Wired as well as promoter of the Internet’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Price; Sam Baron, Creative Director at Fabrica, a communication research centre established in 1994 from the vision of Luciano Benetton, and still today an integral part of the Benetton Group;
Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa, founders of the UdA Architetti based in Turin; Alfonso Femia, Simonetta Cenci and Gianluca Peluffo from architecture studio 5+1AA, based in Genova.
But this is only sneak peek! In the next weeks we’ll reveal the names of the other jury members that we invited to give us their contribution for the selection of the products that truly stand out for their relation with the production in the world of Design and Architecture, full embracing the 'Culture of Project' .
Just two weeks after the official launch of the prize, there are over 200 submitted products by 100 brands from 15 different countries.
The prize will recognise design excellence across 13 categories - Furniture, Bathroom, Kitchen, Outdoor, Office, Contract, Lighting, Wellness, Decor, Finishings, Building, Envelope Building and Construction Tech. For each category we will mention 5 products that will be awarded 'Best of Category 2016'. Among these, we will nominate 3 products as 'Best of the Year 2016', which will be awarded up to €10,000 in web marketing services on the Archiproducts network.
Only brands which are “Members of Archiproducts” can participate in ADA 2016. Each company can nominate from 1 to 5 products presented throughout 2016.
Applications must be received no later than 05/09/2016.
Announcement Best of Category is scheduled for 19/09/2016. Announcement Best of the Year is scheduled for 07/10/2016
For more information about ADA 2016: awards.archiproducts.com