João Martins, Diogo Pimenta, João Queirós, and Pedro Travassos emerged victorious in the 2nd edition of the Design Award “Adico Desenha o Futuro”, a challenge that tests creativity and skills in the fields of design and ecodesign. The competition aims to promote collaboration between industry, universities, and young professionals starting their careers.
Out of the 40 proposals submitted, and following a rigorous evaluation by the jury, João Martins was awarded the 1st prize (€1,300), and Diogo Pimenta received the 2nd prize (€700) in the Young Professionals category. João Queirós, a student at the School of Arts and Design in Caldas da Rainha, and Pedro Travassos, from the University of Aveiro, shared the 1st place (€700) in the Student category.
The 2nd edition of the Adico Design Award was open to students in Design and Architecture programs, both in the 1st and 2nd cycles of Higher Education, as well as young professionals under 30 years old. The challenge involved creating an armchair for indoor use that respected the Adico DNA.
The selection of the winning proposals went through strict criteria, including quality, originality, innovation, feasibility, applicability, market potential, and sustainability of the submitted idea.
The jury, consisting of Adelina Dias Costa, Adico's administrator, André Pinto, Head Designer at Adico, Luís Laranjeira, author of various Adico products, Diogo Aguiar, architect, university professor, and author of the "Blue Circle" installation, promoted by the Municipality of Estarreja in homage to the Portuguese Chair, and Virgínio Moutinho, architect and author of various pieces combining furniture design, sculpture, and toys, evaluated the competition proposals based on criteria such as quality, originality, innovation, feasibility, applicability, market potential, and sustainability.
"We are very excited about the quality of the proposals we received in this second edition of the Adico Design Award. Design is an essential part of our activity, and we feel the responsibility to prepare the company so that someone, down the line, can celebrate Adico's 200 years with the same strength and resilience with which we celebrated the first centenary. This award allows us to understand that design will be in very capable hands, hands that will have all the skills to shape the future while always respecting the legacy of the past," stated Miguel Carvalho, Adico's administrator.