Maform attended the Italian A’design Award and Competition Gala held in Como, end of June in 2018. It was a good experience for us to study design trends and to share knowledge.
We could meet in person with more than fourteen design studios and freelance designers from all over the world and made new international friends. For example the ID.real studio from Spain, which we later visited in Madrid.
During the Gala it was interesting to see the growing trend of IoT devices and smart products, for example the Insta360 One by Su Wen and Li Jianxin or the Flush Dali Sensor, by the Niko Design Team. Each of these designs got awards in the smart and technical products categories, which maform has also applied in. It was good to see that other international studios share the same concept of connected and smart products.
The winner designs from maform included the X-Body or the Spirocco smart inhaler device, which are all part of the IoT, smart devices category. Also we are really proud of Adam Miklosi, who was part of the maform mentorship program, and has won a platinum award with his project DAB.
These projects combine technology with aesthetics, as we believe that high level engineering should not stay in the labs or offices but should be applied in everyday projects and devices.
We are looking forward for next year’s award and exhibition.