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The judges panel of the Prêmio Salão Design awards selected 139 projects for the final stage of the awards, from the 750 that were entered, in which the finalists send their products or full-scale prototypes to Bento Gonçalves (RS).

Salão Design is the biggest product design awards of Latin America. The announcement of the winners of the 20th “Prêmio Salão Design” awards takes place in February, and High Design Expo will receive the exhibition of the winners in August, 2016.

The awards integrate creativity and technological innovation with furniture and accessories through design. In this edition, R$ 205,000 in prizes will be awarded in the categories of Student, Professional and Industry. The panel of judges is made up of five renowned professional and academics: the designers Angela Carvalho, Glaucia Binda, Gustavo Bertolini, Ivens Fontoura and Paulo Biacchi.

The Prêmio Salão Design awards received entries in seven categories: Illumination; bedroom furniture; Dining-room and lounge furniture; Kitchen furniture, laundry area and bathroom; Outdoor furniture; Office furniture and home-office; and Home accessories.

Apart from the prize money, the traditional Professor Orientador trophies will be awarded, for the mentor indicated in the prize winning student project, and Madeiras Alternativas (Alternative Timber), which awards the best Project of the edition manufactured from what the Brazilian Forest Service considers as under-utilized species.

Check out the list of selected products on the Blog of Salão Design

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