The call for entries for the third edition of the Award is now open
Design is a matter of head, heart and hands. It’s the “magic of the project”, the collaboration between brands and designers getting together with the aim of combining resources and talent, to give shape to the creative process. It is to highlight the importance of these collaborations that the Archiproducts Design Awards are back. The ADA 2018 aim to reward experimental research and innovation, but above all to emphasize the emotional and functional power of the project.
Getting into its third edition, the ADA have confirmed its acknowledgement as international prestigious award. The 2017 edition had 90 winners, 600 products submitted by 300 brands from 15 countries. An international jury of 40 architecture studios among the most influential ones had rewarded the research of innovative solutions, from residential to contract design.
Mario Bellini, Marcio Kogan, Ben Van Berkel, the Norwegian Snøhetta studio, Pitsou Kedem, Fran Silvestre and Masquespacio from Spain, Dutch i29 interior architects, Satoshi Kurosaki evaluated each product together with the Italian Piuarch, Studiopepe, Mercante-Testa, Carlo Ratti and Alfonso Femia – and the international architectural photographers Fernando Guerra, Fernando Alda and Roland Halbe.
The result was a panel of winners in 14 categories (Furnishings, Bathroom Furnishings, Kitchen, Office, Contract, Lighting, Wellness, Decor, Finishes, Building Envelope, Tech, Components and Materials, Construction).
Among the winners in the Furniture category there were Desalto with ENDLESS by Arik Levy, Flexform with ADDA by Antonio Citterio, Poltrona Frau with LET IT BE by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, Tacchini with ROMA by Jonas Wagell, Porro with MATERIC by Piero Lissoni, Magis with OFFICINA by the French Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and Kartell with SIR GIO by Philippe Starck. Winners for the Bathroom category were PRIME by Inbani and Danish NORM ARCHITECTS, NARCISO by Ceramica Cielo, design by Andrea Parisio and Giuseppe Pezzano, ADDA by Salvatori designed by David Lopez Quinconces. INFINITO by Davide Groppi won for the Lighting category, along with YANZI by Neri&Hu for Artemide and FontanaArte with EQUATOR by Buratti Architetti. In the Finishing category the commission has appreciated well-known brands such as Marazzi, Cedit, Lea Ceramiche, Emilgroup and Bardelli together with younger and less famous brands. Sanwa and Multiform were the absolute winners of the Kitchen category, while Arper, La Cividina, Paola Lenti, Scab Design, True Design and Blà Station won for Contract. GAN for GARDEN LAYERS BLUE by Patricia Urquiola, Ethimo, Varaschin, Nola Industrier and Extremis won the Outdoor category.
For the first time, winners were awarded with an exclusive prize designed by the Spanish designers Alberto Sánchez and Eduardo Villalón from MUT Design. A limited-edition glossy white ceramic and copper finished anodized aluminium three-dimensional object which explores the anamorphic inspired by the Archiproducts Design Award concept.
The ADA winners were invited to receive their prize during an open day event at Archiproducts Milano, in the heart of the Milan Design District. The location in Via Tortona 31 hosted the ADA 2017 award ceremony, the perfect opportunity to renew and strengthen relationships between brands, designers and the Archiproducts Team.
The call for entries for the ADA 2018 is now open! Nominate your products!
While waiting to find out more about this brand new edition, relive the ADA 2017 best moments and get inspired by the collections and projects that succeeded in combining formal experimentation and technology.