Downtown Design has launched the inaugural The Italian Way Product Design Awards, that aims to marry two cultures that are renown for their hospitality and dedication to dining.
Open to industry professionals, the awards programme is a platform for established and up and coming product designers to showcase their work by developing a functional piece of tableware.
All designs must be inspired by Italian traditions of craft and style, and should result in an object that meets the demands of a typical Arab home.
The five shortlisted designs will be determined by a panel of industry experts and displayed at this year’s Downtown Design, with the winner announced during a VIP event at the fair.
The winner will be matched with a manufacturer to produce the prototype and realise the final design for presentation at Downtown Design 2018.
Deadline for competition entries is November 1, 2017.
You can find submission guidelines here.