MuDeTo Yearbook - Vol. III | MUDETO - Museo del Design Toscano Association

MUDETO - Museo del Design Toscano Association
 FROM APRIL 2018 | MuDeTo Yearbook - Vol. III

SQUEEZE IT | Trieste Contemporanea - Dialogues with the Art of Central Eastern Europe, > 12 NOV. 2018The Trieste Contemporanea Committee is pleased to announce the third edition of the SQUEEZE IT contest challenging the talent of artists and young professionals from the European Union and the CEI countries that are under the age of 30 and intend to work at the crossroads of three languages: Theatre, the Visual Arts and the Information Technologies.
The competition deadline is 12th November 2018. The entry is free.
Contestants are asked to create a short original theatrical action able to fit in an ideal 4x4x4m size box. After a semi-finalist have been awarded by the online vote and finalists have participated in a special workshop and staged their theatrical action, the winner of the Franco Jesurun Award will work with the 2018 guest director Miroslaw Balka at a video production.
Read more and check the competition notice at:

SQUEEZE IT | Trieste Contemporanea - Dialogues with the Art of Central Eastern Europe
 > 12 NOV. 2018
+39 040 639187

Iscrizione Concorso ScoglieraViva. Sculpting the Sea, > 15 MAY 2018Entries are open to ScoglieraViva. Sculpting the Sea, the international outdoor sculpture competition. Free application until May 15, 2018. The competition, now in its 19th edition, features the direct intervention of sculptors on the cliff of the town of Caorle (Venice). The sculptures turn the cliff into a real open-air contemporary art gallery, whose changes will be given by time and natural agents.

ScoglieraViva. Sculpting the Sea
 > 15 MAY 2018 
+39 041 5937242

#Florencecalling | Chiamata alle Arti, Firenze > 27 SEP. 2017 #Florencecalling has just been published: the "Call to Arts" promoted by the Municipality of Florence is online, welcoming the idea launched by Architect Stefano Boeri to engage creativity in the design of innovative security devices for public spaces, hosting trees and plants and working as urban furniture available for citizens. Published on the Civic Network of the City of Florence at, #Florencecalling is an international contest of ideas addressed to companies, schools, designers, creative and professional studios, aimed to build a new generation of passive security systems to protect sensitive targets, to improve the aesthetic and social quality of the city. "The message that Florence, the center of Humanism, is launching to creatives and cities around the world is not to accept terrorism blackmail – Boeri says – it is an invitation to transform the need to protect us from those who threaten death, in opportunity to invent new life-giving architectures, for the public space of our cities".

#Florencecalling | Chiamata alle Arti
 > 27 SEP. 2017 

Contest for a new peace logo / Concorso per un nuovo logo per la pace | The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, > 08 MAY 2017Contest for a new peace logo.
The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt requests submissions for a new peace logo.
It can be a logo using letters or an image, or a combination of both.
The occasion: the discursive thematic exhibition PEACE that will be presented at the Schirn from July 1 to September 24, 2017. The new peace logo will be chosen by an independent jury, will be remunerated with prize money, and will be integrated into the exhibition communications.
The deadline for receipt of entries is May 8, 2017 via upload to
Format and submission:
Designs and data can be submitted in the following formats (JPG, TIFF, PNG) by upload to the website. A brief descriptive account of how the logo was developed must also be provided.
Conditions of entry:
The competition is open to everyone, anywhere in the world. Professional designers as well as students and non-designers are all welcome to enter. We hope to get entries from people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds.

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
 > 08 MAY 2017 
Römerberg 60311 - Frankfurt am Main Germany

It is now possible to apply to WATERLINE, the 12th edition of the International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea 2016! We ask you to find a new idea and object about life, work and pleasure on water in Europe! Read more about the provided prizes and check the competition notice. The competition deadline is midnight (Italian time) of the 15th of July 2016. The entry is free. Designers from 24 Central Eastern European countries are called to submit a project of an original item of contemporary design. The contest is promoted by the Trieste Contemporanea Committee and is supported by the Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Central European Initiative (CEI).

 > 15 JUL. 2016

Concorso Squeeze It 2016. The Franco Jesurun Award opens to young Europeans under the age of 30. The competition deadline is midnight (Italian time) of the 10th September 2016. The entry is free. Squeeze your mind too and prepare an original small format / low budget theatrical action merging theatre, visual arts and new media.
Your project must fit in an ideal 4mx4mx4m box and last no longer than 16 minutes!
Read the contest rules and take a look at the previous edition! This is an interesting opportunity for young professionals and students from EU and CEI countries, from Kosovo and Turkey who have the opportunity to share and show their own ability and to promote their works in an international context as well.

Concorso Squeeze It 2016
 > 10 SEPT. 2016 
Comitato Trieste Contemporanea
tel +39 040 639187

Premio Arte Laguna - Premio BUSINESS FOR ART - RIVA 1920 | > 18 NOV. 2015 Contest for Designers and Creative People
If your wish is to see your design object or your piece of furniture produced by a big company, the right opportunity is to enter the BUSINESS FOR ART PRIZE - RIVA 1920 realized in the 10th Arte Laguna Prize.
Artists and designers can present their creative proposal based on the use of the particular briccola wood from Venice. The project will be selected by Maurizio Riva who is always looking for new ideas which can express the business philosophy and which consider the wood as the essential element.
The winner project will be created in the workshops of Riva 1920 and it will be presented at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan in April 2016.

Premio Arte Laguna

 > 18 NOV. 2015

On January 29 the call for applications for the second edition of the Mario Merz Prize will officially open again. The Art Prize addresses artists who have been recognized for the quality of their work in their home country and are launching their career on an international level. Candidates need to be nominated by curators, museum directors, art critics, gallery directors or members of other cultural associations. Artists cannot nominate themselves.
Each artist can receive multiple nominations and there are no restrictions with regard to age, nationality or artistic medium.
Application period: 29 January-31 May 2015.

Fondazione Merz
 > 31 MAY 2015 
via Limone 24 - Torino
T +39 011 19719437

HOST- Fiera Milano and together once again to reward the best in the field of new formats of hospitality.
Closing date for entries: March 30, 2015
Project delivery deadline: April 30, 2015
The total prize money of 7,000 euros, will be distributed as follows:
1st prize 4.000 €, 2nd prize 2.000 €, 3rd prize 1000 €.

The design concept should propose a service that involves a new experience and an increased involvement of consumers, as well as new ways of using, based on the trend of the evolution of consumption and presenting a complete scenario and futuristic in terms of services, products, artwork, space, equipment etc. The concepts must be able to conjugate service and experience, products offered and space/container in such a way as to offer a complete and coherent project.

Host - Fiera Milano + Contest
 > 30 MAR. 2015 (entries) | > 30 APR. 2015 (delivery) 
Download the REGULATION
Notice and how to join on:

MAP PIN - Eleventh International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea | > 15th JUNE 2014 MAP PIN - Eleventh International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea.
The competition deadline is midnight (Italian time) of the 15th June 2014.
The entry is free.
Designers from 24 Central Eastern European countries are called to submit a project of an original item of contemporary design: a souvenir object and an information flyer which relate to a distinctive feature of a place chosen in one of the countries within the purview of the competition.
The contest is promoted by the Trieste Contemporanea Committee under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Central European Initiative (CEI).
You can read more about the provided prizes and check the competition notice.

Trieste Contemporanea Committee
 > 15 JUN. 2014
download the announcement.pdf (ENG) | announcement.pdf (ITA)
download the map pin logo.pdf
tel +39 040 639187

Videonale - Festival for Contemporary Video Art | > 23 JUN. 2014 With the 15th edition, from 27 February to 19 April 2015, Videonale - Festival for Contemporary Video Art will celebrate its 30th anniversary. The theme is "The Call of the Wild," and artists all over the world are invited to submit works of experimental moving images on this theme to the VIDEONALE.15 competition. An international jury of experts will select the best entries and these will be presented at the VIDEONALE.15 exhibition in the Kunstmuseum Bonn. The closing date for submission is June 23, 2014. Information and application forms can be found at

VIDEONALE.15 at Kunstmuseum Bonn
 > 23 JUN. 2014 
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2 - 53113 Bonn

Promote Design announces the contest Din Contest 2014 open to design items handcrafted design. This years the theme is: Noisy Mobile is advanced aesthetics, contemporary spirit and artistic innovation. The contest is organized to give highest visibility to the designer/artisans during the Fuorisalone 2014, an international event that takes place every year during the Salone del Mobile in Milan. The winners will receive free a dedicated area within the exhibition space of Promote Design during the whole event (8/April 13, 2014).
All ideas must be uploaded by no later than 13 January 2014. Promote Design will communicate the winners by January 19, 2014. Products that pass the selection, must arrive at the location of the event on April 3 and 4, 2014.
Designers can bring their creations in person or send it by courier. The address of the exhibition location will be communicated to all designers.

Promote Design
 > 13 JAN. 2014
Tel: +39 02.36580208

TALENT ON THE TABLE Inner Design, with the participation of Taste of Milan and Eppela, organises Talent On The Table, the new competition for design talents.
The contest is open to Designers, architects, students, brands, fans: anyone can participate, as long as you are a registered member of Inner Design and resident in Europe.
The partecipants have to design a product for tableware? An object or prototype that can set and decorate the table, can serve, pour, cook, cut...
Three winners will be given the opportunity to exhibit their projects during Taste of Milan from 30th May to 2nd June, which will take place in Superstudio Piu’ in Milan, the citadel of creativity that produces and hosts events in fashion, design and contemporary art. In addition to the well-deserved visibility, the winning projects will also be included in a production and distribution plan.
The selected works will have access to a crowd funding operation which will be launched during the event in Milan and continued until the 7th July on the platform Eppela. The plan is to seek funds for the creation and distribution of ideas. If funding reaches the necessary budget for the production of a limited series, Inner Design will provide the resource of its online Shop for the sale of the product.
The necessary material should be sent no later than the 19th May at midnight (h24.00).

Talent On The Table
 deadline: 19 MAY 2013
Contest promoted by:

ZOOart 2013Il Concorso Internazionale per Architetti FAKROThe call for submissions to participate in ZOOart 2013 is now open, the international exhibition for young artists set in the public space, in its twelfth edition and organized by the association Art.ur in Cuneo (Italy).
Deadline: March 10, 2013.

ZOOart 2013
 deadline: 10 mar. 2013

Cristalplant® Design Contest 2013 | FalperCristalplant® Design Contest, at its fifth edition, is promoted by Cristalplant® in collaboration with Falper, famous Italian brand of design, with the aim of selecting innovative projects which adopt Cristalplant® as base material, inspired by the style of Falper. The contest is open to young designers born after 1st January 1973 who may present one or more projects under the categories:
· Project for bathroom area
· Project for outd oor bathroom area
Deadline 8th February 2013 at 11.59 p.m.
The presentation to the public and to the press will take place during the 52nd Salone del Mobile in Milan among the events of Fuorisalone. The two winners and other selected designers will be contacted at the beginning of April.

Cristalplant® Design Contest 2013
 deadline: 8 feb. 2013

Injection Design Award in collaboration with Uniteam, presents the Injection Design Award, a co-creation contest. The aim is identifying new and innovative projects of accessories for the of.ce which include the use of injection moulding as production technology and more speci.cally, the technology patented by Uniteam and called One Shot.
Uniteam is an Italian leader company in the .eld of design and construction of injection moulds for plastic materials and the engineering of process solutions mostly for the automotive sector. The great inclination towards innovation and turn-key services, the specialization in complex, highly technological and especially in bi-component products, allows the company to standout compared to its competitors.
The “One Shot” technology developed by Uniteam Italy over the years consists in a single moulding phase that enables you to obtain objects composed by different materials, such as plastics, rubber and fabric, in a single moulding process, thus avoiding the use of several moulds and/or several assembling phases.
In this .rst stage of development, you are asked to explore new ideas and innovative solutions for accessories for the office.
The office environment and the way people work has changed: in the same way the objects they need and they use should change. Focus on designing something new, imagine original functions, shapes, features.
The concepts may be represented with the help of drawings, illustrations, renders, etc.
Participants must take into account the following project constraints:
  • Production technology is injection moulding;
  • Maximum dimensions of the molded products are 30cm x 30cm x 30cm. In the case of products such as accessories sets, the maximum overall dimensions will still have to be 30cm x 30cm x 30cm, while in case of modular objects, the maximum overall dimensions refer to the single module.

  • Eligibility and submission
    Participation is free of charge and is opened to designers of any nationality and age. Participants can choose to present one or more projects, but only projects published on the web site via the upload page devoted to the “Injection Design Award 2012” contest, will be accepted.

     Upload phase: 22nd October 2012 at 00:01 - 29th November 2012 at 23:59 
    Community vote: 30th November 2012 at 00:00 - 5th December 2012 at 23:59

    Award "Office Innovator"
    1st: € 1250,00
    The selection of the winners by Uniteam will be the result of an unquestionable evaluation and it will take into account originality, project innovation and feasibility.

     deadline: 29th November 2012 at 23:59 

    BIC launches the competition Design on Fire for art and design lovers.
     Deadline: March 26, 2012 .
    All information available on and

    Design on Fire

    Art and Architecture / Art and Public Space Chandieu
    The Contemporary Art Fund of the City of Geneva (FMAC) is launching a call for applications to create an artistic work in the context of the construction of a school and public complex comprising a school, with a gymnastics room and a swimming pool, a children's play area, a multi-purpose room and high quality public spaces (completion at the end of the summer break 2015). This invitation is open to all artists, irrespective of nationality or age.
     Deadlines for submitting files: 16 March 2012 
    Information, conditions, regulations and inscriptions on:
    No other information will be exchanged individually.

    Contemporary Art Fund of the City of Geneva Call for applications
    CHANDIEU 34 - Rue des Bains CH-1205 Genève | F +41 22 418 45 31

    It's LIQUID International Contest - First Edition 2012 It's LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, is proud to present It's LIQUID International Contest - First Edition 2012.
    The contest is born with the goal of promoting contemporary art, photography and design through all the divulgating tools that the communication platform It's LIQUID has used for years (press release, mailing list with more than 60,000 subscribers, international contemporary art and design events realization).
    Submission Deadline:  January 19, 2012 .

    It's LIQUID Group c/o Luca Curci Architects
    Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33 - 70122 Bari (Italy)
    Tel. +39.0805234018 +39.3387574098

    Bed Bolzan Design contest 2011 - Bolzan LettiAs part of the 20th anniversary of Bolzan Letti, the company has decided to create a design contest inviting everyone to participate in the celebration: Bed Bolzan Design Contest 2011
    Participants must design a bed that fits into the style and craft of Bolzan Letti. To learn about the company you can visit the website:

    The competition is international and open to participants from any nation. Participation is free of charge. There is no age limit.Participants may be individual or by group. In the latter case a group leader should be indicated to act as representative for all members.
    Every participant in allowed to present from 1 to 3 projects, with one registration for all.

    Registration to the competition is free of charge and will be open from 15th September 2011 until 19th November at 23:59(Italy time). In order to enter the competition, the participants must send a word or excel file to with the following information:
    Project name, Name and surname (participant), address, telephone, cell phone and email.
    This information will be used to eventually contact the participant if necessary.
    This information is not obligatory but necessary for further communication.
    Once you have sent the email and you have been registered you will receive a response email confirming your participation in the contest.
    The subject of the email must say: registration (project or participants name).

    Registration:  from 15 September to 19 November (23:59 Italy time) .
    Last day to send in projects:  21 November 2011 .
    Publication of jury's final decision: 2 December 2011

  • 1st prize 1000 Euro e diploma
  • 2nd prize diploma
  • 3rd prize diploma

    The judges will evaluate the next aspects of the design.
  • Possibility of success
  • Presentation of the design
  • Innovation and originality
  • The jury's decision is unappealable and final.

    Bed Bolzan Design Contest 2011 (iscrizione)

    Festival Images is launching another round of its project competitions!
    Artists, film-makers and photographers have until April 15th 2011 to enter the 8th Vevey International Photo Award open to all artists, and professional or student photographers and the 6th European First Film Award solely open to film-makers who are European film school graduates (2010, 2009, and 2008).
    Call for entries - Closing date for application,  April 15th 2011 .

    Festival Images
    CP 443, 1800 Vevey - Switzerland
    T. +41 (0)21 922 48 54

    ABoT - Artists' Books on Tour: Artist Competition and Mobile MuseumMAK Vienna, the UPM Prague and the MGLC Ljubljana launch ABoT - Artists' Books on Tour: Artist Competition and Mobile Museum.
    "Artists' Books" as a distinct genre only came in the 20th century. The ABoT project promotes contemporary art and artists working in the field with the ambition to raise more public awareness for this genre of art. Deadline for Registration:  February 28th, 2011 . Submission: May 2nd, 2011 (postmark). To apply please fill in the application form online ( and send your work submitted to:

    "Artists' Books on Tour"
    MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
    Stubenring 5 - 1010 Vienna AUSTRIA
    Florence Design Week 2011 «Progetti per il Made in Italy»The international competition Concorso Internazionale Florence Design Week 2011 «Progetti per il Made in Italy» has been launched.

    Open to students, designers and professionals. Deadline January 31, 2011.

    Visit the web-site and send applications and project via e-mail to
    Third edition of Public Design Festival 2011 is almost there and the call for projects is already out with a new formula. No more 2to5 metres lots but site specific projects for four districts of Milan - Lambrate, Cadorna, Isola and Porta Romana...
    Services, interventions, installations and urban furniture elements scattered all over the city of Milan, from the city centre to the outskirts of town , designed and tailor-made to suite the city and shake the inhabitants of Milan and the guests of the Salone del Mobile.
    Call for  projects deadline: January, 17 2011 .
    press office:
    Tel e fax: +(39) 02 713 613
    Skype: public_design1
    Berlin Biennale - Open Call. Within the framework of the 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art in 2012, curated by Artur Zmijewski, artists from all over the world are requested to send in their artist material for a research investigation.
    All information are available on the website
    Please send your artistic statement or presentation as a hardcopy via regular mail, via e-mail or fax to the following address or number  before January 15, 2011 :

    KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
    Auguststr. 69 - 10117 Berlin/Germany
    F +49. 30. 24 34 59 88

    International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting video/short.films to include in the next 2011 Exhibitions: Liquid Cities & Temporary Identities at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)in Bangalore, India (March 11-13, 2011). The selection will be presented in a contemporary videoart event with street screenings in Lleida, Spain (January 20-22, 2011). The  deadline for applications is January 10, 2011 .
    Participation open to: professional artists, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.

    International ArtExpo
    Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33 - 70122 - Bari (Italy)
    +39.0805234018 +39.3387574098

    Jan van Eyck AcademieThe Jan van Eyck Academie is an institute for research and production where artists, designers and theoreticians work alongside each other. The JVE has positions available in the Fine Art and Design Departments for the next academic year, starting on 1 January 2011. Artists are invited to submit proposals for individual research projects; designers can apply for one of the projects formulated by the department.
    The project calls for designers, urbanists, video- and filmmakers.
    Application  deadline. 1 October 2010 .
    Please visit our website at for more information on facilities, applications, and the Jan van Eyck Academie in general.

    Jan van Eyck Academie
    Academieplein 1 - 6211 KM Maastricht The Netherlands

    Dressed Stone 2010White marble of Carrara is the material of time. Famous architects, designers and sculptors have always used white marble to leave their mark. Glass, material mainly used in architecture and design is the symbol of purity and fragility. The union between the two materials apparently so diverse but substantially similar gives rise to Dressed Stone 2010, to give an opportunity to new talent to express their creativity and see their projects manufactured by Antoniolupi. The contests goal is to identify, from the union between the white marble of Carrara and glass, new shapes of water. The environment of referral is the bathroom and wellness area connected with water. The contest targets young designers / architects and students of architecture or industriai design born between 01/01/1973 and 31/12/1991.
    The project should consist of a product study for the bathroom where marble and glass have a dialogue amongst themselves.
    The three best projects (one for each category; supported and free standing bath tubs/ supported, encased, hung and free standing sinks / bathroom furnishings and accessories) will be awarded (by a jury of International well known architects and journalists of the sector) and 5 other projects will be selected and given "honorable mention". The first prize consists in the actual manufacturing and introduction into the antoniolupi catalogue with a contract as professional designer. The contest will end with the official awards ceremony which will be held during the «Milano Design week 2010» at the Antoniolupi showroom in Porta Tenaglia where journalists of the top design magazines will be invited.
    Information and rules of the contest: e in the areas dedicated to Dressed Stone 2010. Deadline  February 12th 2010 .

    Dressed Stone 2010

    Zanotta & Cristalplant® Design ContestThe 2010 edition of the “Cristalplant® Design Contest” is organized in partnership with Zanotta company and is addressed to young designers being born after the 1st of January 1970, with the goal of rewarding their talent. The designers shall submit projects –  before 12th of March 2010    – that use Cristalplant® as base material and take inspiration from the formal elegance of the historic brand Zanotta.
    A qualified panel is deputed to reward, for each category, the best project able to enhance the versatility value of Cristalplant® material.

    The 2 categories in hand are:
  • Tables and small tables
  • Furnishing accessories

  • The contest will be concluded with the official presentation of the selected projects, during the week of Salone del Mobile in Milan, at the Fuori Salone, with the participation of journalists from the major design media.
    Participation to the contest is free of charge and open to the young designer from any nationality being born after the 1st of January 1970. The participation requires the acceptance of this contest rules and the free of charge assignment/transfer of copyright as for the projects submitted to contest.

    Cristalplant® Design Contest
    Fermo Posta, Ufficio Postale di Gaiarine, 31018 Gaiarine (TV) Italy

    Concorso di design - San Pellegrino Terme Identity - SPTIDSan Pellegrino Terme Identity - SPTID is an international competition reserved for graphic designers, creatives, designers and architects under 35 years old who are called to develop new ideas and graphic solutions for the corporate image of the San Pellegrino Terme territorial system. The area is well-known all over the world for its thermal baths and its water and it is now going through a reconfiguration process starting from an ambitious project of urban requalification.
    Applications for the first phase of the Competition can only be made by the registration on the website The registration form in the website must be duly completed and the uploading of the projects must be accomplished according to indications provided in it. Entrants will receive an e-mail confirming the successful registration and uploading of the project.
    Entries will be accepted strictly between April 18th, 2009 and November 18th, 2009. In particular, entrants must enter their registration form  before November 18th, 2009, 12.00 hrs .

    The Jury is made of the following members:
    Giancarlo Iliprandi (President of the Jury) / Paolo Ciuccarelli / Beppe Chia / Marisa Galbiati / Carlo Meo / Antonio Percassi / Mario Piazza / Gianluca Spinelli / Stefano Stroppiana / Francesco Zurlo.

    San Pellegrino Terme Identity - SPTID
    bando disponibile su:

    EESC Design ZeroNineTo mark the European Year of Creativity and Innovation, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is launching a design competition to create, and later produce, an innovative and sustainable design product, including packaging, with a strong civil society message.
    The EESC, in cooperation with the Belgian design organisation, Designed in Brussels, represented by Olivier Gilson, and the independent design curator, Giovanna Massoni, is launching EESC Design ZeroNine in all 27 EU Member States.
    The purpose is to create an innovative design product with packaging for a modern, mobile and international audience, aged 30+, which will be officially adopted by the EESC as a promotional gift for its President, Vice-Presidents and Members to be used during official visits and on other designated occasions. The winning design will be awarded 10 000 Euro and will be produced in a limited edition in 2010 as part of the EESC’s communication strategy.
    Regular updates and the translation of the call for entries into all EU languages will be available at
    The deadline for entries is  15 August 2009 .

    EESC Design ZeroNine
    bando disponibile su:

    The first stage of the open, international competition for a Freedom and Unity Memorial in Berlin has now begun! The submission date for the Competition for the Design of a Freedom and Unity Memorial in Berlin is 10. March 2009. The Memorial for Freedom and Unity is to be erected as a national symbol in the centre of the German capital. Its form and design are to express its special significance and effect.
    The future Memorial for Freedom and Unity will be located at the plinth of the former national monument for Kaiser Wilhelm 1, at the 'Schlossfreiheit' in Berlin-Mitte.
    The aim of the competition is to gain concept ideas in the first stage. The works selected should provide a base for development for further processing. The artists and creative groups selected in the first stage should be able to plan and erect the memorial.
    Further information, as well as application material and documents, are available at the website

    Competition for the Design of a Freedom and Unity Memorial in Berlin

    Beyond silver, macef 2009Beyond silver is a a new Designboom and MACEF international home show design competition.
    Participation is open to applicants from every country in the world, to professionals, students, and design-enthusiasts. Free registration required.
    The subject of the international competition is the silver. We are looking for functional and prestigious silverware with a new twist. innovative, must-have, high-value home accessories, tableware, utensils - made of silver.
    You are invited to participate with new designs, timeless gifts, new material combinations as silver & wood, stone, leather, plastic,... new production methods and glamorous new applications (fashion and jewelry items are excluded).
    Registration deadline december 18, 2008
    Deadline for submission of entries december 22, 2008

    The jury is composed of:
    Irene Bulgari,
    Francesco Illy,
    Paolo Moroni,
    Aldo Cibic, architect and designer
    Nello Martini, journalist
    Luca Trazzi, designboom

    Beyond silver

    Jump the gap 2008 - Roca International Design ContestWith the collaboration of BCD, Barcelona Design Centre, Roca organizes Jump the gap the third Roca International Design Contest that provide a platform for talented young designers, architects and interior designers, offering the opportunity to create and design innovative solutions for the bathroom and it's associated products.
    Jump the gap is a creative contest proposal that brings new and innovative concepts to the bathroom, understanding innovation as the anticipation of users' new desires and needs, as well as the transformation of dreams and desires into reality.
    In this third edition of the contest, Roca has increased its scope, opening it to all the countries of the world.
    The contest is open to:
    · Product or interior designers and architects
    · Product or interior design and architecture students
    All participants must be born from 1 January 1974 on. Entries may be individual or from a group of two people. All the texts included in the project must be written in English.
    All participants must submit their application to take part in the contest before 31 December 2008.
    The projects must be submitted to the contest website before 13 March 2009.
    The Awarding ceremony in September 2009 at 100% Design London.

    Jump the gap 2008 - Roca International Design Contest

    Lissone Design Award 2008, Lighting DesignLighting Design is the theme of the Lissone Design Award 2008 II edition. The award is open to university students (schools of Industrial Design, Architecture and Engineering), to students from Design technical schools, as well as to professional designers, artists and architects with no restriction on nationality. It is imperative that by 31st Dec 2008, each participant be 35 years old or younger. Submissions may be individual or representative of a team contribution. If a team is applying, a team leader must be indicated to manage official communications between the award committee and all the team participants. The age limitation set forth above is valid for all team members. It is mandatory that the projects be unpublished - in any manner or form. Infringement of this rule results in exclusion from the competition. Designs in production, submitted to other competitions, previously published or exhibited elsewhere are not admitted.
    The required design projects must be submitted in person, by post, or by courier not later than 20th December 2008 at 11.00 am.

    The designated monetary prizes are:
    a) € 10000 divided up as follows: € 5000,00 for the 1st prize, € 3500,00 for the 2nd prize, € 1500,00 for the 3rd prize.
    b) Fabrication of prototypes for the first 6 qualified projects (prototypes for 4 other projects will be fabricated if supported by a sponsor).
    c) Exhibition of all submitted projects at the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Lissone; the award ceremony will occur the day of the exhibition opening.
    d) All the submissions to the award will be collected on a commemorative CD or DVD that will be included in the permanent collection of prototypes.

    Premio Lissone Design 2008 - Arredare con la luce
    Comune di Lissone
    Ufficio Protocollo / Segreteria
    Via Antonio Gramsci, 21 - 20035 Lissone (Milano)

    Cristalplant® Design ContestMAXXI, the first national museum dedicated to contemporary art, calls for the realisation of two works of art: one for the building's main entrance lobby; the other for the exterior grounds. The overall budget for the two works will be 1,130,000 euros.
    The competition is in keeping with Legislation 717 of 1949, also known as "the 2% law", according to which federal administrations and all public bodies that undertake the construction of new public buildings must devote no less than 2% of the total estimated costs to the production of art works.
    The indoor work will be installed in the main entrance lobby, a vast and prevalently vertical space, and should be suspended at least 3 meters from the floor. The budget for this work is 430,000 euros.
    The outdoor work will be freely placed in an area that includes both open spaces and areas covered by projecting architectural volumes, with a maximum height of 5.5 meters. The budget for this work is 700,000 euros.
    The competition is open to artists of every nation, with the option of participating individually or as a group. The deadline for entries is February 7, 2009, exactly 120 days from the original date of publication of the announcement in the Official Journal of the European Union (October 11, 2008).
    Entries will be examined by a jury composed of 7 members: Francesco Prosperetti, General Director of PARC; a representative of the aforementioned Provveditorato interregionale for Lazio, Abruzzo and Sardegna; Maria Vittoria Marini Clarelli, Superintendent of the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contempornea, Rome; architect Zaha Hadid; artists Alfredo Jaar and Giuseppe Penone; art critic Mario Codognato.
    The competition is organized in two phases: in the first phase, the jury will select a maximum of six artists who will be invited to present a draft of the work; in the second phase, the jury will choose the winners to whom the two works will be commissioned.

    ph. + 39 06 32101827 (from 2:30 to 6:30 pm).

    Cristalplant® Design ContestAll renowned design labels choose it for the exceptional performance; it is one of the resources architects and designers prefer to use for bathroom furnishing and accessories and now we wish to provide to new talents the chance to express their maximum creativity and watch their projects be selected for manufacturing by a prestigious company. The material we’re describing is Cristalplant®. The participants will give life to the Cristalplant® Design Contest, a contest that has the additional goal of revealing still unexpected features of this material and its applications.
    The Cristalplant® Design Contest is aimed at young designers/architects and students of industrial design or architecture born between 01/01/1972 and 31/12/1989 with the goal of rewarding their talent: the designers shall submit projects that use Cristalplant® as a base and “respond to a question that has never been asked” in the following 3 categories:
    • Wall-supported and freestanding bathtub
    • Washbasins (countertop, wall, and freestanding)
    • Bathroom furnishings and accessories
    The company Antoniolupi shall include the three winning projects in its catalogue, one for each category.
    The 3 best projects will be chosen as the winners, one for each category. The first prize shall consist in the manufacturing and inclusion of the product into the Antoniolupi catalogue, and a professional contract.
    The project must be submitted within January 29th, 2009.

    Cristalplant® Design Contest
    Fermo Posta, Ufficio Postale di Gaiarine, 31018 Gaiarine (TV) Italy

    Axolute invites designers and architects under 35 years of age to take part in a design contest which will give them the opportunity to challenge their ideas with this new creative and entrepreneurial reality, applying where possible the HIS® system to their creations.
    The contest will take place on January 15th 2009 in the exclusive showroom Axolute Lab, where, for 15 hours non-stop, 15 designers will have the chance to conceive an idea or a project to submit to a judging committee.
    The selection of the participants will take place via web; each entrant willing to participate to the preliminary phase will have to enrol on a href="" target="_blank"> After having been contacted by the organizers, designers must send their portfolio and CV to strictly within November 15th 2008. Should subscriptions exceed the limit of 15, an ad-hoc Committee will gather to select the contestants. The decision of the Committee is to be considered unchallengeable. Applicants deemed suitable will be contacted via web within 30 days from the date of expiry of the subscriptions.
    The standard equipment provided by Axolute Srl will include a desk, paper, a plotter to print out the projects and a USB system support to upload the project files. No other equipment will be supplied by the organization: entrants should entirely provide to any additional planning instrument they might need.

    Axolute Lab Design Contest
    phone +39 04392791
    The Associazione "Artigianando nell'arte", in collaboration with BluArte and Artenuova launch the international prize I Edizione del Premio Internazionale di Fotografia "GIUSEPPE VANETTI" open to all international photographers.
    Deadline: September 13, 2008
    Seat: Sala Artigianando nell'Arte - Turin
    The form is available on the web site:

    Artigianando nell'arte
    The Associazione Culturale MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art) di Treviso and the Studio Arte Laguna launch the art contest Premio Internazionale Arte Laguna with three sections: painting, sculpture and photography.
    Deadline: August 28, 2008.

    Premio Internazionale Arte Laguna
    Per maggiori informazioni: Tel. +39 041 5937242

    The Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, in accordance with its desire to support creation and research in contemporary art and thought, announces a call for entries for a series of grants: MONTEHERMOSO 08 Art and Research Grants . The objective of this initiative, which is promoted by the Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council, is to facilitate the production of thirteen selected projects in the following categories: Art Project Production, Curatorship, Research, Film Scripts. Authors of any nationality, regardless of age, can present their projects individually or collectively.

    Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea
    Fray Zacarías Martínez, 2. 01001
    Vitoria-Gasteiz. SPAIN

    During the European Hotel Design Awards in London, The Best Hotel Design Award 2007 (Best Architecture category) was assigned to Massimo Dei and Piero Angelo Orecchioni of Studio 63 for the Hotel Sixty realized in Riccione, Italy.

    European Hotel Design Awards

    Studio 63

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    Gabriella Masiello