Porada, in cooperation with Poli.design, founded by Politecnico di Milano, announces an international ideas competition to identify new innovative concepts on different types of writing desks & dressing tables, in which the use of solid wood is prevalent (although not necessarily exclusive) and which conveys the values and the identity of the Porada brand. The wood, whether in natural-finish (preferably in finishes mainly used by the company), or lacquered, can be combined with metal, plate glass, leather, hide leather or fabric. The submitted designs shall be original and unpublished; they must enhance the use of production technologies and woodworking processes and typical finishing of the solid wood and they must respond to the principle of functionality. They must comply with the existing safety standards in force, also respecting ergonomic, environmental and sustainable design requirements.


Competition participants maintain ownership and the rights of exploitation of their works.

Porada reserves the right to stipulate a contract for the industrial exploitation of the projects with the designers of the winning or finalist projects.

The participants grant Porada the option to use the winning projects for one year from the date of the jury’s report. Within this period, the company will evaluate whether to put the design into production and in that case, the economic agreement with the designers will be regulated by a specific contract.

Porada agrees not to modify the works presented in any way without the approval of the designer. Porada also has the right to request a one-year option on projects which are not awarded prizes, upon payment of the rights to be agreed between the parties.

Website: porada-design-award.polidesign.net