ExpoWanted, the Design Competition launched through Instagram, is giving 10 Designers the chance to exhibit their products at Milan Design Week

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ExpoWanted, the Design Competition launched through Instagram, is giving 10 Designers the chance to exhibit their products at Milan Design Week

A prestigious jury, composed by established design professionals and a Hollywood celebrity (Sarah Wayne Callies), will choose the 10 winners who will receive a prize worth over 20.000 euros, each

ExpoWanted is the design competition created by DesignWanted, an Italian digital design media based in Milan.

Design is democratic, the value of the competition is to allow anyone with talent to compete and access the most prestigious stage in the world: the Milan Design Week.

Students, designers, architects, design studios and companies are invited to the competition, which is already online.

The only discriminating factor will be the quality expressed by the competing projects that will be selected (object of the competition) for how they impact on people's daily lives, helping to improve our days because they are smart and able to have a positive impact on our habits and activities.

A prestigious and authoritative jury:

• Mirco Pasqualini, Head of Design at Ogilvy (globally)
• Sarah Wayne Callies, Hollywood actress, Design enthusiast, protagonist of series such as Prison Break and The Walking Dead
• Margriet Vollenberg, Founder at Organisation in Design and Ventura Projects, one of the most influential and visited projects of the Milan design week .
• Aleks Tatic, Founder of the homonymous Tatic Designstudio and historical judge of the Red Dot Award
• Fabio Colturri, entrepreneur in the retail world, owner of the Haigō concept store in Milan
• Patrick Abbattista, Founder & CEO at DesignWanted

will have the task to choose 7 of the 10 winners, while 3 will be decreed by public vote on Instagram and on the official website of ExpoWanted.

Criteria such as originality, innovation, usability, aesthetics, sustainability and market potential will be taken into consideration in the selection process. Award not only in terms of public visibility but as a real business opportunity.

For the 10 winners, a prize in kind worth over 20,000 euros each, the media coverage of the big event and the opportunity to develop the business thanks to:

• Free space at the ExpoWanted stand @Tortona Design District
• A communication campaign with the support of DesignWanted, promoter of the initiative
• The meeting with thousands of professionals from the design industry, including buyers and journalists

A location in the heart of Fuorisalone

We will bring the winners to the heart of the Fuorisalone, in collaboration with Ventura Projects, within BASE Milano, in the most visited design district: the Tortona Design District.

Tortona District has always been synonymous with fashion and design, a neighborhood of industrial buildings once destined for factories and now home to numerous ateliers, studios and showrooms. In Milan, the place of creativity par excellence and recognized as such by the international creative community. The expected visitors are over 200,000.

Prestigious international partners, and new media

ExpoWanted is a project conceived by DesignWanted, and realized thanks to the collaboration of important national and international partners, on all:

• Ventura Projects, a strategic player of Fuorisalone that has contributed to shaping the Design Week as we know it today, and thanks to which ExpoWanted will be in Tortona.

• Radio Dimensione Suono RDS 100% Grandi Successi, the most important Italian private radio.

Among the media supporters of the event:

  • The magazines Feel Desain and Design42Day
  • The Instagram influencers Amazing Architecture, Architecture Hunter, Design Bunker, Design Only, All Of Architecture, which together reach over 5 million people
  • The Italian editorial group TVN Media Group
  • The Italian retail brand Haigō
  • The organizations: The Institute, which brings together all the Rumanian creative realities; Creative Industries Styria

Registration process and deadline for submissions

Participation in the event is simple, just register your project at this link: www.expowanted.com/submit

The first selection will be projects that have respected the formal criteria and content of the competition, after which the projects admitted will be reduced to a shortlist and then voted by both the judges and the public, in order to decree the 10 winners.

Deadline for registration: 28th February 2019 (with possible extension)

Price: registration is free.
If suitable, the participant can proceed with the selection process by paying a fee of €50.

Source: DesignWanted


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