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The finalists for the second 'The Italian Way Product Design Awards' have been announced

The finalists for the second 'The Italian Way Product Design Awards' have been announced

See who made the cut

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui


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The finalists for the second edition of The Italian Way Product Design Awards have just been announced...

With the latest edition of Dubai Design Week next month comes a new exciting line-up of art exhibitions, cultural experiences and design-focused pop-ups across the city.

One such event is The Italian Way Product Design Awards, which was established to bring together some of the Middle East's most creative minds to design a masterpiece that embodies good nature. 

With less than a month go until the prestigious event takes place, the shortlisted finalists have been announced and they've been tasked with designing a piece "inspired by traditional crafts and Italian style, that blends with Arab culture and would work for the outdoors", according to the official press release. 

The shortlisted candidates that made the cut this year are Elizabeth Valkovics, Ammar Kalo, Joud Malhas, Ruchi Joshi, and design collective Caravan, which includes Ivan Parati, Emanuela Corti and Filippo Corrado. 

See some of their pieces below...

The winner of The Italian Way Product Design Awards will be announced on November 14, 2018, at Dubai Design District during Dubai Design Week.  

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