Open Call For Applications: Open Design Italia 2012 - Made To Measure

23.11.2012 - 25.11.2012

Deadline for submission: 24 September 2012, 6 pm.

Open Design Italia is an international contest-exhibition-market exploring the field of self-production and allowing selected designers to exhibit and sell their objects directly and with no mediation. The main aim is to promote new ways to approach design which combine creating, thinking and designing – with producing. Since 2010, OpenDesignItalia has served to promote the collaboration between local designers, companies and makers, thus favouring the creation of networks among different subjects in the supply chain and enhancing the sustainability in the production process.

Joerg Suermann, CEO of DMY, will be among this year's jury members of Open Design Italia. The jury will grant three awards and special mentions among all exhibited projects.

The third edition of Open Design Italia 2012 will be held in Venice in the area occupied by Magazzini Ligabue. The event is scheduled on November 23-25 as part of the 2012 edition of Venezia2019-European Culture Forum. Curators of the initiative are Elena Santi, architect and founder of Open Design Italia, Laura Succini, architect, and Alan D’Incà.

Are you a designer, professional worker, artist, maker or studio working within the field of small scale design or developing products that combine the skills of a designer and those of a maker?

You just need to apply for Open Design Italia: applying is 100% free! Please follow the procedures specified in the call for applications.


More information: http://www.opendesignitalia.net/2012
Call for application here: http://www.opendesignitalia.net/2012/open_design_italia_eng.pdf .

FIELDS OF ACTIVITY
Projects must belong to one of the following categories:
- product-design: objects, technology, packaging
- interior-design: furniture, decoration, textile, lighting
- fashion-design: fashion, accessories, jewels, textiles
- communication-design: graphic art, publishing, web, applet
- urban-design: public furniture

SELECTION CRITERIA
The staff of Open Design Italia will select the best projects according to the following criteria:
- originality and innovation
- technical functionality and aesthetic quality
- used technologies and sustainability of the production process

All candidates will be notified of the results of the selection process.

Once you are selected for Open Design Italia 2012, you will be required to pay a fee to cover organizational, communication and exhibition space rental costs.

(Source: opendesignitalia.net & dmy-berlin.com)