Smart Label 2019 Host Innovation Award: the winners
217 companies applied – an indication of the vitality of the sector – and 56 of these were awarded the prestigious green label. The Smart Label 2019 Host Innovation Award is an initiative promoted by HOSTMilano and POLI.design that provides an overview and brings confirmation of this situation by rewarding companies that have signed up for HOSTMilano 2019.
ideas submitted were assessed by a jury made up of Matteo O.
Ingaramo, general manager of POLI.design, Francesco Zurlo,
vice-principal of the Politecnico di Milano Design School, Venanzio
Arquilla, associate professor at the Politecnico di Milano Design
School, Fayun Zhu, vice-principal of the Design Intelligence Award
Committee Office of the China Academy of Art, Gillian Crampton Smith,
of the University of Applied Sciences of Potsdam, Shujoy Chakraborty,
chair of the Spatial Design masters programme and scientific
co-ordinator of the Design sector of Meios Interativos (DMI) at the
University of Madeira (UMa) and Iginio Massari, who is considered one
of the foremost pastry chefs of our time.
Crampton Smith explains the important role IoT plays: “This year
there were more participants, and they presented products that will
help small enterprises and craft concerns do big things. Many of
these things involve the use of smartphones or tablets as the user
interface, making it possible to control more complex activities and
to have updates on functions remotely. Others can link up directly to
a team of assistants remotely for purposes of prevention and
of the sectors that featured most prominently was coffee, as Shujoy
Chakraborty explained. “Perhaps because it is undergoing a
large-scale transformation, shifting from a mere beverage experience
to an innovative, hi-tech one. Manufacturers are implementing IoT to
offer precision and personalisation also to the rituals of beer
drinking and to demystify the chemistry of the beverage.” The
integration of IoT into all appliances in the category is in any case
“an indicator of the transformation of the professional kitchen
into a hi-tech place. Catering professionals will become increasingly
a meeting point between high-quality cuisine and next-generation
The 56 companies awarded the Smart Label were selected in three categories. The Innovation Smart Label, for products with a high level of innovative content, went to Ata, Euroengel s.r.l., CastelMac S.P.A., Ifi S.p.A., NSF International and StableTable Scandinavia AB.
ecology category involves a Green Smart Label being awarded to
products with a high level of innovative content with regard to
energy saving, environmental compatibility and eco-sustainability and
was awarded to Jong Duke, Ecodyger Srl Società Benefit, Lsa
47 products were awarded Smart Labels thanks to the significant contribution they make to developments in their relevant sectors: Alto-Shaam, Angelo Po Grandi Cucine SpA, Beanscorp Co., Ltd (T/A Cafflano), Bravo SpA, Burlodge SRL, Calligaris SpA, Cellografica Gerosa SpA, Churchill China, Comenda Ali Group Srl, Contral Srl, DaloLindén AB, Dishcovery srl, Duvall Espresso, Eggcting Products, Electrolux Professional S.p.A., Epta, ETC Group S.R.L., Eureka – Conti Valerio Srl, Evco SpA, Gastro Production S.R.O., Gastros Switzerland Ag, Iberital, Klarco S.R.L., Krupps Srl, La Marzocco Srl, Mc Forni, Moretti Forni SpA, Next Cooking Generation Srl, Nextis4us, Pengo S.P.A., Qualityfry, Rancilio Group S.P.A Con Socio Unico, Rational Italia Srl, Rcr Cristalleria Italiana SpA, Rieber Gmbh & Co. Kg, Scanbox, Schneider Gmbh, Scolaro Parasol, Smeg SpA, Sofinor Sas, Spinoco Czech Republic, A.S., Stronghold Technology, Tech Life, Tecnobeverage Srl, Unox SpA, Zerica Srl and Zummo.
All the products that have been awarded the Smart Label will appear in the Smart Label Index catalogue and exhibited at a dedicated show at HOSTMilano 2019. This will be the occasion for the seven Design Talks, seminars organised by HOST and POLI.design for architects and sector experts who will offer their thoughts on innovative solutions, on the instruments that come out of the analysis of big data, new urban scenarios and the implementation of new technologies.