We are very grateful that the awards season has continued in earnest for PodMarket®. This time it’s the A’ Design Awards based in Italy.
We received word late in mid 2018 that PodMarket® has received another international design award. Not bad from a Melbourne based studio, all the way on the other side of the earth. This time it’s the Italian A’ Design Awards. The Pende series of furniture was awarded the Silver Prize within the Furniture and Homeware Design category. This one surprised us quite a bit, and it’s quite an honour to say the least.
We will be heading off in June/July to Lake Como to accept the design award at the fancy Gala event, which is to be held at the old opera theatre in the heart of the old town. Ah, it’s just like the academy awards.
This Pende series has now been officially recognised on an International level by receiving various awards, including the German Design Award (nomination), the ICONIC Innovative Interiors Award (also German) and now the A’ Design Award in Italy. Given this range didn’t rate that highly with local judges here at home, this seems even stranger and a lot funnier to us now. But we will not use this as an excuse to take a swipe at the design knowledge and prowess of the design experts here at home. Good design is after all very much a subjective thing, and we understand that.
Note: since the original time of writing this post, we have also won a Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. Please refer to our post specifically on this Good Design award here.