Valencia (Spain) 23 April 2020 – Spanish furniture company Andreu World is pleased to open the call for entries to the 20th edition of its International Design Contest – one of the most important and longest- running product design competitions in Spain. Submissions are welcome until 26 November 2020 inclusively. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, Andreu World has collaborated with the World Design Organization (WDO)® to submit the sustainable design of a seat and/or table. A first prize in the amount of 5,000 euros and a second prize of 2,500 euros will also be given during the announcement and award ceremony in December 2021.
The design must consider the entire product lifecycle with a clear focus on responsible use and the selection of materials, as well as subsequent use to ensure high durability and longevity. The approach should focus on a design that aspires to the durability and resilience and long-term desirability of the furniture. Submissions may also be related to the promotion of universal accessibility, cultural enrichment and the application of design to improve the well-being of people in the environments they inhabit.
The 2020 jury, to be announced shortly, comprises an inter-disciplinary panel who will assess the level of innovation, quality, technology, sustainability and manufacturing processes of all submissions.
The Andreu World International Design Contest is geared towards young designers and professionals, though there is no age minimum or limit to participate. More than 31,000 contestants from 124 countries have participated in previous editions over the last two decades, with submissions from 200 international design schools.
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About Andreu World
For more than 65 years, Andreu World has worked to create sustainable and innovative designs, providing furniture solutions that allow the enjoyment of spaces that people use in an intelligent and healthy way. Passion for design, innovation and sustainability – Andreu World works with 100% sustainable wood that completes the FSC® chain- of-custody from the tree to the final product – and love for details are the company’s core values. Andreu World has a commercial network present in 70 countries around the world and different showrooms in Spain, U.S., Middle East, Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia-Pacific. Throughout its existence, the firm has been awarded with recognized international design awards such as Red Dot Design Award, Best of NeoCon, German Design Awards: Wallpaper Awards and the National Design Award.
About World Design Organization
The World Design Organization (WDO)®, formerly the International Council of Industrial Design Societies (Icsid), is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1957 that has a special consultative status with the United Nations. WDO advocates innovation driven by industrial design to create a better world, involving more than 170 member organizations, including Andreu World, in collaborative efforts. Its international programming including World Design Talks, World Design Impact Prize, World Industrial Design Day, Interdesign and the World Design Capital®, which has been designated to the city of Valencia in 2022.