The theme of the fifth Portuguese edition of the students’ design competition was: “Olive oil, as transparent as glass”, in tribute to this symbolic ingredient of Mediterranean cuisine.
Verallia employees, customers and partners selected ten winners from the 79 competing projects. Paulo Oliveira, from the Art and Design school of the Polytechnical Institute of Leiria, won first prize for his Acrolea bottle. This long model stands out notably thanks to its shades-of-cannelle decor and special engravings on the shoulders and push-up.
Since 2009, different Verallia subsidiaries have organized an annual design competition. In 2018, the Verallia Design Awards are organized in six countries: Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal and Ukraine. Students and young art or design school graduates imagine, from a defined theme, an innovative type of glass packaging. The entrants receive support from Verallia’s teams to familiarize themselves with the glass material and its demanding industrial requirements.