After the success achieved by Make it Odd (Take it Home), Istituto Marangoni and Cappellini are issuing a new challenge to young designers worldwide, this year named Create His-Story with Ceramic figurines.

Young attendees are invited to create decorative figurines in ceramic or porcelain, conceived as a decorative element, recovered and redesigned, a modern take on a classic concept. These can represent characters from fairy tales, but also celebrities, but can’t be taller than 15 cm.

Create His-Story with Ceramic Figurines is inspired by the story of the porcelain figurines collector Kaspar Utz, by Australian writer Bruce Chatwin, and the misfortunes he faces in the attempt to preserve his fragile treasure, first from Nazis, then by Russian regime. When he dies, the collection mysteriously disappears.

The works must be submitted by 9thJune, 2017, complete with sketches, color rendering and a report about the reasons and sources of inspiration of the project.

A jury composed of the School of Design Teaching executives, together with professionals from the Italian and international design industry – including ADI founding member Antonella Andriani; journalist, Icon and Icon Design director Michele Lupi;,Architect, Designer and Art Director of Istituto Marangoni Giulio Cappellini, who is also the Head Judge on this occasion – will evaluate the projects on the basis of their consistency with the theme of the competition, innovation and concept synthesis. The winner will be awarded with a scholarship offered by the Cappellini group to participate in the October 2017 intake of Italian Product & Furniture Design Masters course held at Istituto Marangoni School of Design in Milano, in addition to an exclusive internship opportunity at Cappellini’s.

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