Istituto Marangoni scholarships

Istituto Marangoni challenges designers to create "future products" to win a product design MA scholarship

Dezeen promotion: creative school Istituto Marangoni is offering a scholarship worth 50 per cent of tuition fees on its new MA Product Design course at the school's London campus.

The Future Products competition, which has been launched in collaboration with Dezeen and is now open for applicants, invites young creatives to invent new typologies for domestic objects, or design improved versions of existing products.

The prize for the best submission is a scholarship for Istituto Marangoni's MA Product Design course, which will be taught at its London location from October 2020. The prize is worth 50 per cent of the total tuition fee.

For the chance of winning, applicants should propose "future products" that make use of new technologies and materials and also address sustainability concerns.

The deadline is May 15 2020.

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Istituto Marangoni has launched four competitions that give designers a chance to win scholarships at its London campus

Istituto Marangoni launched the Future Products competition to support young designers that wish to embark on a career in the product design industry.

It is one of four other ongoing competitions led by Istituto Marangoni, for which the prizes are all scholarships to study a masters degrees at its campus in Shoreditch, London.

Also open until 15 May, the three other competitions have been launched with the likes of Zaha Hadid Architects and the French luxury fashion house Balmain Paris.

"The call for applicants has been developed in collaboration with leading fashion and design houses such as Zaha Hadid, Dezeen, Balmain and Diamond Producers Association," explained Istituto Marangoni.

"These scholarships will offer future designers and managers concrete support in developing their creative capacities while enjoying a truly unique experience in professional training and personal growth at Istituto Marangoni."

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Istituto Marangoni is collaborating with Diamond Producers Association on the competition for the school's MA Fine Jewellery Design

The competition launched by Istituto Marangoni in partnership with Zaha Hadid Architects presents the opportunity to win a scholarship to study on the school's MA Interior Design course.

To win, designers have been asked to develop inclusive interior design solutions for "the new realities of fashion stores".

Meanwhile, creatives wishing to read the school's masters in Fine Jewellery Design can enter a competition being overseen with the Diamond Producers Association.

The brief asks applicants to develop a jewellery collection that celebrates the "value and uniqueness of natural diamonds".

Lastly, Balmain Paris is inviting applicants to develop a digital marketing strategy that can monetise its digital audience, with a chance of winning a scholarship for the school's MA Fashion & Luxury Brand Management degree.

Find out more about Istituto Marangoni's Future Projects competition here, and information about the school's other scholarships here.

Originally founded in 1935 in Milan, Istituto Marangoni is a private Italian school of fashion and design that has locations in London, Florence, Paris, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Mumbai and Miami.

It educates over 4,000 students every year from more than 100 different countries and has helped train more than 45,000 fashion and luxury professionals.