A' Design Award, Gala Night and Exhibition At Como, Italy

The Award Ceremony On 1st July 2011 in Como, Italy Was The Culmination of The a'design Award and Communication's First Edition

On the spectacular scenery of the Villa Gallia on the shore of the Como Lake, Italy, over 200 international guests from the design industry, media and politics celebrated the happy winners.“Highlight, Advertise & Advocate good design”. This is the vision of the manifestation that wants to provide a fair, ethical and competitive platform for companies, designers and innovators from all fields, while providing them a global audience to showcase their success and talents. The first edition of the A'Design Award and Competition received 2500 projects submissions from 102 nations and awarded 69 outstanding designs. The jury, composed of international design professors and experts, had the difficult task to select the best concepts, among the selected entries. Each design were voted several times by three different types of jury: Academic, Professional and Focus Group, according to specific criteria such as Functionality, Ergonomics, Enginnering, Innovation, Market value... The finalised score was then calculated by weighting each notation.A three-weeks exhibition, inaugurated the day after the award ceremony, closed this first edition, featuring all winning projects and some prototypes. An Italian-style aperitivo welcomed designers and visitors at the new exhibitive space dedicated to modern art and new emerging arts. In the heart of historical Como, the exhibition attracted over 300 visitors. With 3 institutional patrons - the city of Como, the Design Faculty of the Politecnico of Milan and BEDA (European Bureau of Design associations), and a full dedication from the organisor, OMC Design Studio, this design competition is already becoming a reference. The Call for submission for the second edition is available on the competition's webiste with all the details for joining. Exerpt:On the spectacular scenery of the Villa Gallia on the shore of the Como Lake, Italy, over 200 international guests from the design industry, media and politics celebrated the happy winners.“Highlight, Advertise & Advocate good design”. This is the vision of the manifestation that wants to provide a fair, ethical and competitive platform for companies, designers and innovators from all fields, while providing them a global audience to showcase their success and talents. The first editio..

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