It’s not often that a leading international furniture brand presents an opportunity to outline a new physiognomy in the crowded world of design. Since 2012, Porada has held separate annual competitions for Professionals and Students to design an innovative concept for one aspect of the modern home. 6 winners are selected and rewarded with a lucrative prize alongside the possibility of seeing their work put into production with one of Europe’s most coveted luxury furniture brands.
Chaplins realises that the future of design rests with its visionary protagonists. As London’s top supplier of over 180 furniture brands, including Porada, we’ve collated all the information you need to enter the competition alongside our top tips on how to win.
Infinity Oval Wood Dining Table by Porada
Ziggy Side Table by Porada
This year’s competition focuses on small tables, anything from coffee tables, side tables to end or service tables. Porada are a luxurious Italian brand that prides them self on being deeply attuned to the history, craftsmanship and future of wood furniture and their desire to make lasting art out of the natural world had led to collaborations with many renowned designers including Stefano Bigi, Tarcisio Colzani, Maconato & Zappa and Gina Corollo.
For this reason, all projects must feature the use of solid wood although this does not have to be the exclusive element. The wood can be painted, lacquered and combined with metals, mirrors, crystals, hides or fabric.
Bignè Side Table
The competition is open to all creative people and designers, the entrants will be judged on the following:
- Degree of innovation in pursuit of new design solutions relating to processes of wood.
- Experimentation with material and surface finishes.
- The capacity of projects to define and anticipate scenarios for future use.
There’s also the not-so-small issue of prize money. As well as garnering the attention of industry titans, participants will be handsomely remunerated for their work, with the prizes as follows:
1st prize: € 2.000
2nd prize: € 1.200
3rd prize: € 800
1st Prize: €3,000
2nd Prize: €2,000
3rd Prize: €1,000