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Entries open for Smeg Tour to Venice Architecture Biennale

Entries are now open for the 2020 Smeg Tour, which rewards outstanding architectural kitchen design.

The winners will receive return flights to Venice from Australia, and embark on a tour that takes in both the Venice Architecture Bienalle and Smeg’s headquarters in Guastalla, a town in Reggio Emilia where the company was founded in 1948.

Isabelle Toland of Aileen Sage Architects, who is both a previous Smeg Tour winner and a curator of the 2016 Australian pavilion and the Bienalle, described the tour as “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.

Venice, as seen on the 2018 Smeg Tour.

Venice, as seen on the 2018 Smeg Tour.

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“It’s also a fantastic opportunity to get to know a great and diverse group of other talented Australian designers.”

Australian architects and interior designers must submit a new kitchen project – which could be a new build or a renovation – completed between January 2018 and August 2019. To be eligible, projects must have made use of Smeg product.

Entries will be evaluated by a jury comprising Anita Panov (Panovscott Architects and 2018 Smeg Tour winner), John Wardle (John Wardle Architects), David Karotkin (Carabiner) and Janet Holmes a Court (philanthropist and architecture supporter)

In 2018 the winning entries were Myrtle Tree House by MAKE Architecture, Jac by Panovscott Architects, Henry Street House by Eugene Cheah Architecture and 41 Birmingham by SJB.

For more information, visit the Smeg website.

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