IIDA Italy International Design Award


Italy International

Design Award 2023

International Jury Group

Andrea Branzi

Andrea Branzi, architect and designer, born in 1938 in Florence, where he graduated in 1966; he lives and works in Milan since 1973.
From 1964 to 1974 he was member of the group Archizoom Associati, first vanguard group internationally recognized, whose projects are preserved at Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione of Parma University; his graduation thesis and other projects are preserved at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, CSAC in Parma, FRAC in Orleans.
He has been editor of the magazine MODO and co-founder and director of Domus Academy, first international post-graduate school of design.
Author of many books about history and theory of design, he has been curator of many exhibitions in this field.
In 1987 he has received the Compasso d’Oro award for his career.
He works in industrial and experimental design, architecture, urban planning, education and cultural promotion.
Until 2009 He was professor at the third Faculty of Architecture of Politecnico di Milano, and President of the Course of Interior Design.
He is member of Italian Design Council instituted by the Minister of Cultural Activities.
Scientific curator of the Triennale Design Museum, he has collaborated with the main brands of Italian Design (Alessi, Cassina, Zanotta, Poltronova, Olivari, Danese, Magis).
In May 2008 he received the Laurea Honoris Causa in Design by Università della Sapienza in Rome and in the same year he was named Honorary Member of the Royal Design for Industry in London.
In 2018 he has been awarded the Rolf Shock Prize by the Royal Academy of Art and Sciences in Stockholm.
He has lectured in Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, United States, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Thailand.

Jury Coordinator
Mauricio Cardenas Laverde

He graduated from the school of architecture, University of Los Andes, with a master's degree from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in sustainable design from the Polytechnic University of Milan. During his career, he has worked in top international offices, such as Meiji Watanabe & Associates in Tokyo, Renzo Piano architecture studio in Paris, and head of ArupFaçade engineering team in Milan. In 2004, Studio Cardenas Conscious Design was founded in Milan, which conducts creative research, the use of sustainable materials and the development of innovative building technologies. In 2011, the Bootech dry hanging bamboo building system was awarded the "Italian innovator" award by the Italian innovation and technology promotion agency. He was once a professor of Milan Polytechnic University and a visiting professor of Tongji University in Shanghai

Jury Group

Paola Bertoletti

Training Manager for Philips Lighting and Professor of Lighting Design at Politecnico di Milano

Luca Bucci

Associate Founder presso Fasemodus Architettura

Carlos Osman

Architect, Fashion Designer & Consultant

Lina Obregón

Industrial designer, master in bionics and design with a background in strategic design

Marco Tina

Marketing and Business Development managing integrated marketing communication campaigns.

Silvia Marlia

Designer in many different areas for international companies: furniture, products, and interiors

Maria Elisabeth Tonali

Specialises in eco-friendly materials, founded in Milan in 2004 Materiavera

Nicoletta Morozzi

Former fashion science director of NABA, now fashion Science Consultant

Elena Mariele Elgani

Lecturer in the "Hotel Design" module for MID - Master Interior Design


Architectural practice based in Milano, Italy.