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Design Meets Functionality And Innovation In The Kitchen contest

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Design Meets Functionality And Innovation In The Kitchen contest it has been modified: 2014-10-06 di Benedict Flowers

Pavoni Italy in partnership with announces the competition "Design Meets Functionality And Innovation In The Kitchen" aimed at Italian and foreign designers and concerning the design of objects used in the food design sector.

Interested parties have until December 31 2014 to submit their creative ideas.

Pavoni Italia has been a protagonist on the international market in the white art and catering sectors for more than 30 years, with a core business based on the production of plastic containers, molds, accessories, equipment and small machines for bakery and pastry. Today the attention has also extended to the household sector, putting all the knowledge and results acquired during one's professional experience at the service of the new line of molds and accessories PAVONIDEA. was born with the aim of promoting the work of designers, in a choral and democratic way, with the mission of developing contacts to create concrete possibilities of realization. The network is today the vehicle that gives a sudden response; in fact, after only a few months from the opening of the site, Promote Design has seen the number of its members grow exponentially. is visited by over 75000 users per month, with a total of 360000 page views; using different communication channels, is no longer just a web portal but a major network that offers services to worldwide creative.

Competition theme

The theme of the competition is for the design of useful objects to the preparation and / or consumption of food and accessories for the table / kitchen / gifts. It requires creative professionals to analyze the classical methods of use of objects of the food sector and to study any new form / type of accessory that can
make the function of these products more usable and dynamic. Participation is free and open to Italian and foreign designers who have reached the age of eighteen; Participation in groups of designers represented by a group leader who will be the only responsible and contact person is allowed.

It is however allowed the presentation of several design ideas.

How to participate

To participate in the “Design Meets Functionality And Innovation In The Kitchen” competition, it will be necessary to register on the website and follow the guided procedure to submit the documents. Each participant must produce high quality images that best specify the project. Furthermore, each project must be accompanied by a textual description that does not exceed 1000 characters (including spaces). Designers will be able to submit their ideas starting from 01 September 2014 until midnight on 31 December 2014. The winners will be announced by 31 January 2015. The designers who pass the selection must provide the company, within 10 working days, with the 3D necessary for the prototyping of the piece.

Design specifications

There is no limit to the type of project, as long as it is part of the category food design and is designed for a realization of the artifacts designed by mold. Therefore, they are to avoid or minimize any conditions undercut. The materials used are preferably elastomeric or
thermoplastic (eg, silicone, thermoplastic rubber, ABS, PP, PA, PMMA, etc.) with the possibility of coupling with metal or wood.


President of the Jury: Paolo Barichella> Food Designer
Enzo Carbone> Founder
Corinna Pavoni> AD Pavoni Italy
Francesca Russo> Publisher of ddn Magazine


All projects will be uploaded to by midnight on December 31 2014.


The first three winners will be paid a cash award and entered into a legal contract that provides for the payment of royalties on the production and marketing of the winning ideas. The prize money will be distributed as follows:

€ 1 1.000,00 place
€ 2 750,00 place
€ 3 500,00 place


The participant declares that the published projects are of his own exclusive conception and authorship and is solely responsible for the material sent, therefore he indemnifies the organization from any responsibility relating to the ownership of the project and from any infringement of industrial or intellectual property of certain third parties from the contents communicated by the participant to the organization. If the Commission of selection does not consider the quality of the ideas received sufficient, it reserves the right not to assign the prize and / or not to select the ideas for the public event and / or production.

More information on participating in the competition can be requested via email: or by telephone: 02 / 36580208.

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