The Design MCB Award has been held since 1986 by the Museu da Casa Brasileira, an institution of the Secretary of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo. The award, the most traditional of the segment in the country, reveals talents and consecrates professionals and companies.
The Award is divided into two main moments: the Poster Contest and, afterwards, the award for products and written works.
The Poster Contest challenges participants from all over the country to create the main publicity piece for the Award. Started in 1995, the Contest results in a collection of posters that record part of the moments experienced by Brazilian graphic design. Proposals received are evaluated by an independent judging committee, which elects the winner and the finalists. The chosen piece is printed and distributed by the museum to publicize the inscriptions of the awards, in addition to guiding the visual identity adopted for each edition.
At the awards for products and written works, the MCB receives creations in the following categories: Construction, Transport, Electronics, Lighting, Furniture, Textiles, Written Works and Utensils. The works are analyzed by two independent judging committees, one for the product categories and the other for written works. Finally, the winners and selected projects that make up the exhibition are chosen, which will be on display at the Museum for about two months.
MCB Design Award Book
To celebrate the 30th edition of the Design Award, the MCB in partnership with Editora Olhares produced a special publication that reflects on the award and Brazilian design. The three authors are recognized thinkers in the design area: Chico Homem de Melo, Marcos da Costa Braga and Maria Cecilia Loschiavo. You can purchase it on the publisher’s website. We thank Ed. Olhares’ partnership for the publication; Dpot and Dpot Object for supporting the project; MaisType for the partnership for printing.
34th MCB Design Award
Registration: May 20th to August 4th
Registration fee: R$ 98.00. 50% discount for students and 25% for MCB Friends
Result: through the website www.mcb.org.br
Tue. to sun. from 10am to 6pm