Promosedia International Design Competition 2006

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The competition encourages creativity and innovation in young designers to present unpublished and unpresented, original and technically feasible designs, with due attention to ergonomics, function, materials and the requirements for mass production, as well as incorporating a significant use of timber (this latter condition is due to the tradition of the Industrial Chair District of Friuli which is known for its specialisation in wooden chairs). Each competitor is limited to one single design (maximum 4 tables), excluding chaises longues, divans, stools, pouffes etc.

All entries must reach Promosedia - on CD - by 5th May 2006. The Panel of Judges adjudicating the anonymous entries will consist of influential representatives and opinion leaders from the world of design, and will award a single 1st Prize equal to 3,500 Euros and may award up to 2 special awards (500 euros each as reimbursement of expenses).

The winning chair and possible specially awarded chairs will have prototypes made, they will be published in the official Catalogue of the competition and will be on display in Udine from 9th to 12th September during Promosedia2006 - International Chair Exhibition. The presentations will be made on this occasion.

Information and Rules and Regulations are available from the organising office:
Calt Relazioni Pubbliche (+39 0432 229127) or

The competition also includes a special “by invitation” Section co-ordinated by the architect Marco Romanelli, in which 6 promising designers, under 40, will be presented.

Since 1997 Promosedia has focussed increasingly on young design through the Promosedia International Design Competition Caiazza Memorial Challenge. What had initially been a short term investigation of the young Italian design world has assumed an increasingly far-reaching dimension. The 2005 competition received entries from students, architects and designers under 40, not only from Italy and Europe, but also from Australia, USA, Canada, Brazil, India, China, Japan, Singapore New Zealand and Hong Kong. Their designs revealed very personal expressive research and their creativity further confirmed the role of the competition as an experimental playing field unleashing new functional and aesthetic instincts bridging the worlds of youthful creativity and industry.

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