29 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
Open Design Italy stands as a privileged partner in the promotion ofcollaboration among designers, businesses and artisans, creating networks between the actors of the supply chain and encouraging the sustainability of the production cycle. All the selected designers will have guaranteed Business to Business meetings and a series of training classes to improve their own business.
Participation in the competition is free of charge and to apply it is necessary to fill out the application form available online at www.opendesignitalia.net. Deadline: 6 pm on the 23rd of February 2015.
During the three-days event, the international jury of Open Design Italia will select among all the exhibitors, the best projects that will be awarded with the following prizes:
– The Open Design Italy Award: the winner will gain full access to the Open Design Italia local and international promotional network, and win a free packet of consultancy services on web-marketing, communication, protecting intellectual property rights, online retail, photography and coordinated image.
– Special Award DE.MO. 2014 – support for new designs for art shops and bookshops and for the international mobility of young Italian artists: promoted by MiBACT – Ministry for Cultural Assets and Activities and for Tourism, Gai – Association of the Network of Young Italian Artists and the Municipality of Modena.The objective of the award is to select, within the scope of the 2015 edition of Open Design Italia, a young designer of no more than 35 yrs, to support his/her participation at an international event on self-production.
– The Prezi Award: the winning designer will have one of Prezi graphic artists helping him/her creating a personalized Prezi presentation for promoting his/her design pieces and activity. The outcome of this collaboration between the winner and Prezi graphic artist will become one of the examples of Prezi’s website.
– The Living Award: the winning project will be published in the Living magazine and on their corresponding website www.living.corriere.it. The winner will receive a free subscription to the digital Living magazine for a year.