Italian accessories manufacturer Alessi is launching its first on-line competition to design travel accessories. Entitled The Nomad, in favour of a nomadic lifestyle, the competition is free and open to anyone, including design groups.
The all-Italian jury includes Alessi managing director Alberto Alessi, Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani and architect and designer Alessandro Mendini among others. Their chosen designs will be exhibited on-line for three months on the Alessi website – www. alessi.com – and the top three designs will receive the following prizes in Italian lira: ten million for the winner; five million for the runner-up and three million for third place.
Closing date for entries is 31 October 2000, and entry details can be found on the website.