The third day has come to a close marking the halfway point of the 60th edition of the world-class showcase in the heart of the Ligurian Capital. The programme opened with the award ceremony for the first ever edition of the “Design Innovation Award”, a brand new event launched in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Show organised by the Italian Marine Industry Association and the company I Saloni Nautici, aimed at supporting and encouraging excellence in the boating industry and awarding innovation among the exhibitors taking part in the Genoa Boat Show. The award acknowledges products on display at the Show and which have been presented over the course of the past year.
Selecting the winners this year is an international Jury, featuring Silvia Piardi, Professor of Industrial Design at the Politecnico di Milano, Franco Michienzi, Chief Editor of the magazine Barche, Andrea Pagnin, Innovation Strategist at the Italian Institute of Technology, Justin Ratcliffe, Editor in Chief at Yachts International, Philip Easthill, Secretary General of EBI – European Boat Industry. Jury President is architect Luisa Bocchietto – Senator at the WDO – World Design Organization.
“This year’s edition – explained Luisa Bocchietto – is edition number zero for an award that is set to become a hallmark event over the next few years, showcasing the most innovative products of the year. The values we have aimed to express through this selection are the importance of research, innovation, technical quality, formal quality and sustainability”.