Since its first event in 2001, the International Design Contest has grown year after year to become an international reference, especially in the creation of new seats and tables.
The numbers accumulated in the previous editions, with more than 28,000 contestants from 124 countries, offer an idea of the projection and importance that these awards have become.
Jasper Morrison, juror for the 2016 edition.
The key to the success of the contest has been working every year to try to do better than the previous one. Taking care of all the details, from the graphic communication - there are the excellent posters from each edition to prove it – to the awards ceremony. And most importantly, always inviting the best jurors linked to creation, art and architecture.
María de Corral, Alfredo Häberli and Robert Thiemann, three of the jurors from the 2017 competition.
The involvement of more than 200 schools and universities has also been fundamental, which has gotten into the contest, making it their own, spreading the word and encouraging students from all over the world to design, create and innovate.
To celebrate the almost twenty years of its Design Contest and encourage participation in the 18th edition, whose deadline to submit applications ends on November 30th, 2018, Andreu World has published a monograph that tells and demonstrates this little history of success in all its details, from the bases, the briefing, through to the winning projects, the graphic image and portraits of almost 100 jurors in the deliberation process. You can download it following this link.
You can also view more videos from the competition and the winners on our YouTube channel. We are awaiting your visit.