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Prize-giving and party of the ADI Awards: Delta Awards, ADI Medals and ADI Culture Awards


Even-numbered years are awaited by the industrial design community because they are the occasion for the ADI Awards. On the night of the ADI Awards we will discover the best product design in the professional sphere (Delta Awards), the best proposals by students (ADI Medals) and proposals that contribute to the culture of design (ADI Culture Awards).

Delta Awards for Industrial Design

39th edition of the Delta Awards for Industrial Design, the biennial awards organized by ADI-FAD, the FAD’s Industrial Design Association. Faithful to their spirit, they are back to recognize the work of national and international designers and businesses, to celebrate excellence in industrial design and to recognize its importance as an expression of economic, social and cultural values.

At this new staging, the Delta Awards arrive with novelties. The first one is that the competition is divided into five categories: products for people, products for the indoor habitat, products for the outdoor habitat, products for mobility and international design, open to products produced by foreign companies. This means that a Gold Delta and two Silver Deltas will be awarded in each category. A novelty that is being driven by the new ADI-FAD Board in its quest to evolve the quality and objectiveness of the Delta Awards is the establishment of an independent Committee of Experts, which will define the “Delta Selection”.

The jury of the Delta Awards 2018, comprised of Luca Nichetto, Anna Maria Cybulski, Joan Forrellad, Pepe García and Isabel López Vilalta, will be in charge of awarding the prizes according to the assessment criteria described in the contest rules: innovative character at a conceptual, formal, functional, productive, strategic, social and semantic level; capacity to communicate the product and its aesthetic and cultural values; integration of technology and design; usability; and aspects such as sustainability and environmental suitability.

ADI Medals for Industrial Design

ADI-FAD, the FAD’s Industrial Design Association, is back with the 27th edition of the ADI Medals and calls young designers who have recently trained in schools to enter their Dissertation, Master’s or Postgraduate Projects. Created in 1976, the ADI Medals were created with the aim of helping to establish bridges between the academic field and the industrial world. The award enjoys considerable tradition in our country’s design scene and fosters the future talent of the younger generations.

The judging panel, comprised of Emili Padrós, Harry Paul Van Ierssel, Stefano Maffei and Roc Miranda, will select and recognize the best projects according to the evaluation criteria of the contest rules: the innovative character of the projects, with special emphasis on the creative process and on research; formal, functional and aesthetic resolution; environmental suitability; social impact; and appropriate application of technologies and materials.

ADI Culture Awards

Second edition of the ADI Culture Awards, which have the goal of promoting public recognition of projects that help the social and cultural development of design, that incentivize dialogue, ideas, initiatives, exhibitions and publications in the industry. The 2018 jury, which comprises Martín Azúa, Valentín Roma, Anna Puigjaner and Ethel Baraona Pohl, will decide the winners in the two categories of the award: «project» and «trajectory».

The ADI Culture Awards focus on projects whose result centres on the non-object theoretical framework and which generates impact, critique and dissemination in the field of design: publications, exhibitions, cycles and congresses, physical spaces (galleries, stores), virtual spaces, webpages, blogs, applications, teaching programmes, films and any other concepts yet to be explored. Also projects with a strong conceptual and innovation facet, that result from experimental or interdisciplinary processes, installations, unique pieces or numbered series, object outside common commercial circuits or those that help to recover or open up new avenues in product design.

FAD members and guests are expected at 18:30h for a previous networking session. General public arrival time is 20.00h.


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