Call for application: Open Design Italia 2016

Call for application: Open Design Italia 2016

Product, fashion, jewelry, interior and graphic /web designers: Take the chance now to showcase your work in Italy!

Open Design Italia is a talent incubator where international designers, makers, creatives and craftsmen meet, establish relationships with one another, and grow their businesses.

Participants for Open Design Italia 2016 will be selected during three events in Milan, Rome, and Naples.

Call for application for Rome, 28-29th April 2016 and Naples, 5-6th May 2016, is open now.

Note that non-residents of Italy will have the opportunity to take part in the casting of OpenDesignItalia Challenge (and may choose among Milan, Rome and Naples) via a video conference with webcam, up to a maximum of 10 participants for each city.


Final exhibition from 10-12th June 2016:

Selected designers will be able to exhibit and sell their works in the prestigious surroundings of the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza, Italy, and will get B2B opportunities with international buyers and distributors.

Open Design Italia 2016 provides the selected designers with the opportunity to access a series of services through a focused programme aimed at developing their enterprise and improving their products by putting them into contact with sector professionals and companies.

During the exhibition in Vicenza, an international jury will assign prizes with the partners:

  • 3.000 Euros to develop a product in partnership with CNA Vicenza
  • A publication on the print and digital edition of Living Magazine Italy
  • The participation of an international event in partnership with National CNA
  • An opportunity of promotion in an Italian train station by Centrostazioni Group

Find out more at and apply today!