ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2019

Thank you very much for submitting to ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2019. We are pleased to announce the winners of ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2019. The meeting of the Design Award Selection Committee was held at Milan, Italy the other day. In FY 2019 one of the best awards and two excellent award recipients were selected!The juries are consisted of “ABITARE” Monthly Design Magazine Director, Ms. Silvia Botti, Order of the Architect of Milan Board Member, Ms. Marialisa Santi and GARDE Italy, Mr. Yukio Ishiyama.Design Theme was the “Portable Space” that means that “capable to carry”. Here are the winners and the review from the judge follows.

Best Performance Award


The food chosen as an element of meeting and conviviality. The sense of the slab and the bento box, containers for transporting food typical of the culture of Milan and Tokyo, revives in an essential modular system, dismountable and transportable, which generates a place for meeting and hospitality. The project interprets the theme of portability by expanding a transportable object par excellence in a physical space. The structure is simple, easy to manufacture and assembly / disassembly, easily usable both outside and inside. It combines Japanese culture with Italian culture in a captivating way, using elements of traditional culture - the bento box and the slab - to meet the contemporary city's need to create spaces in which to isolate and socialize.

TOMI Project PDF

Outstanding Performance Award

hyde / Paolo Giacomazzi

The illusion of being watched and listened to by everyone who gives us digital technology becomes the object of a disenchanted design reflection. The outcome is a contemporary interpretation of the London Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park: a raised chair, a megaphone, a protective panel and a curtain that calls attention to give voice to every individual. The project interprets with intelligence and irony the tendency of the contemporary man to express his opinion to the world through technological devices, bringing the action back to a physical and spatial dimension that remembers its real meaning.

hyde Project PDF

Furnitures made from a sheet / Yuichiro Morimoto

Three furniture objects take shape from the folds of a sheet of flexible material. The Japanese art of origami is interpreted to give life to the essential elements of a work or relaxation environment: a lamp, a chair and a support for books and magazines (or tablets). In a few gestures these objects can return to the two dimensions to be easily transported or stored. It is an idea of more advanced and contemporary portability, which goes beyond the possibility of moving typical of each piece of furniture. The two-dimensionality makes it possible to store these objects, for example in a closet, freeing up space for different settings even in very small rooms.

Sheet Project PDF

ADF decided to exhibit the showcase at Fuori Salone in “Milano Salone (Salone Internazionale del Mobile)”, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition held once a year in Milano, Italy in 2019. Along with that, we are planning to display the work of those at Fuori Salone who received the best award. Since we are planning to hold a design award 2020, we look forward to having all of your entries.