IDA 10th International Design Awards 2016

Posted by on Mag 20, 2017 in Awards, News
IDA 10th International Design Awards 2016

Happy to announce my 2 recent design awards:

GOLD AWARD for Villeroy & Boch Folding trivet

& HONORABLE MENTION for Villeroy & Boch Oil/vinegar spout.

THE 10th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED The IDA Juries have finalized this year’s annual Design Awards winners selections.
May 08 2017 Los Angeles, Paolo Minola | minoxdesign of Italy was awarded: First Prize in Home Interior Products Competition for the Folding trivet Project.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This folding trivet is part of Villeroy & Boch Cooking Elements range project. Made by high quality silicone, nonstick, heat resistant up to 240 degrees. The folding lines have a minimum thickness which allows a perfect fold (this feature is its main key point). There are many other folding trivets in the market, but this one is made by one silicone piece only, which is its second key point: all the others use at least 2 or more pieces and materials, or they have joints that will wear out with use and washing. I worked closely with Sourcing and Technical teams in order to achieve the minimum thickness for allowing the folding and to find a good surface finish for a good grip and tactile feeling. In 2 sizes: 18cm x 18cm and 18cm x 27cm.

THE 10th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS ANNOUNCED The IDA Juries have finalized the 10th annual Design Awards Honorable Mention winners selections.
May 08 2017 Los Angeles, Paolo Minola | minoxdesign of Italy was Awarded: Honorable Mention in Kitchen Accessories/Tabletop Competition for the Oil/vinegar spout Project.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This spout is part of a set of oil and vinegar dispensers for Villeroy & Boch Cooking Elements range project, but its concept is adaptable and can be extended to different sizes and different bottle shapes. It features an innovative system of fluid drainage, which is its main key-point. It also features an innovative cap system, making use of silicone’s natural flexibility and resistance: on top of the spout there is a thin membrane (forming part of the spout itself) that acts as a cap, keeping the content protected in the dispenser (but not sealed: ok for domestic use). Its second main key-point. There are many other spouts in the market, but this one is made by one silicone piece only.


IDA honorary juries examined over 1000 entries submitted by architects and designers of interiors, fashion, products, and graphics from 52 countries throughout the world. After final decisions had been made, the jury rewarded the best professional and emerging designers for their achievements in terms of design, creativity, usability and innovation. Judging was a rigorous process, with winners receiving publication of their work in the International Design Awards Book of Designs. The coveted IDA Trophy will be awarded to all Designer of the Year title winners at the official biennial International Design Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles. This annual competition recognizes, honors and promotes legendary design visionaries and uncovers emerging talents in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design on global level. The members of the jury included Alice Blackwood Editor, Design Quarterly, Kahi Lee Host, HGTV’s “Design on a Dime”, Style Network’s “My Celebrity Home”, Melissa Sterry Interdisciplinary Design Scientist, Founder, Societas,Josh Rubin EditorinChief, Founder, and Publisher, Cool Hunting, Martin Venzky Stalling, Senior Advisor, CMU STeP, Jeffrey Nemeroff CoFounder, Creative Director, Entra Magazine, Jordan LandesBrenman CEO, Haute House PR & Marketing, Raj Nandan Managing Director, Indesign Group, William Menking Founder, EditorinChief, The Architects’ Newspaper, Nicole Lloyd Senior Art Buyer, Deutsch, Inc., Rebecca Epstein Kong Cofounder, Artware Editions, Aaron Kenedi EditorinChief, Print, Geraldine Grisey Editor, Punky B Fashion Diary.
About IDA A handful of designers, thinkers and entrepreneurs created the International Design Awards in 2007 as a response to the lack of recognition and celebration for smart and sustainable multidisciplinary design. The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design. IDA aspires to draw attention to the iconoclasm of design world wide, conceptualizing and producing great work.

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