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Smeg Tour 2020 Competition

Entries are now open for the Smeg Tour competition, recognising and rewarding architects and interior designers for outstanding kitchen design. Four winners will be selected to attend the prestigious Venice Architecture Biennale 2020 and join the coveted Smeg Tour.  With deep roots in artistry, Smeg is proud to support Australian architects and interior designers with this bespoke experience.

HOW TO ENTER

Click here for eligibility details, submission requirements, judging criteria, key dates, entry form, terms & conditions and prize information.

KEY DATES

2019

1 May Entries open 

12 July Entries close 

August shortlist and winners announced 

2020

21+22 May Venice Architecture Biennale Vernissage 

24-26 May Smeg Tour

JURY

The esteemed panel includes leading architects, interior designers and industry influencers:

Janet Holmes a Court AC

Commissioner, Australian Exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2018

Smeg Tour 2012 & 2014 

John Wardle, John Wardle Architects

Smeg Tour 2018

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Anita Panov, panovscott Architects

Smeg Tour winner 2018

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David Karotkin, Carabiner  

Smeg Tour 2014

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FROM THE ALUMNI 

The Smeg Tour was a memorable and invaluable experience - not only to see first-hand the care and attention to design, detail and manufacturing that goes into the Smeg products, but also their generosity in wanting to share their love of Italian food, the local produce, landscape and architecture. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to get to know a great and diverse group of other talented Australian designers.

Isabelle Toland, Aileen Sage Architects

Highlights of the tour were the visit to the innovative Smeg headquarters andmanufacturing facility, meetingg and discussing the future of appliance design with Smeg's principal designer, Guido Canali, the generous hospitality of the Bertazzoni family and, of course, the camaraderie amongst all participants.

Peter Cotton, Mirvac Design

The tour which Smeg generously organises as an adjunct to the Biennale experience is a wonderful excursion. For three days, our group enjoyed architectural and culinary treasures in a great spirit of friendship and adventure. Other highlights included visits to the beautifully designed Smeg head office in Guastalla and their state of the art robotic factory in Bonferraro. Both of these facilities, which demonstrate Smeg's commitment to innovative architecture and product design, provided excellent counterpoint to the historically focused nature of the excursion.

Karl Fender OAM, Fender Katsalidis

I can’t imagine a better way to come back to earth after the architectural overload of Venice and the Biennale than to spend a few days in the hands of Smeg and the Bertazzoni family touring the Veneto and Emilia-Romagna. You get an insider’s view of historic towns, buildings and landscapes, while getting special insights into the remarkable design and industrial culture of Northern Italy. Visits to the Smeg head office, design centre and manufacturing plants were a real eye-opener for me. Add to this the special hotels and meals at the finest regional restaurants and you have and trip that is definitely not to be missed.

Paul Berkemeier, Architect