Barilla and Desall recently announced the winners of its second Smart Pasta competition, which challenged people to come up with inventive 3D-printed pasta shapes.
The pasta designs explore the ways in which the shape of a noodle can play a significant part in the flavor and texture experience of a dish. Of nearly 1,200 entries from 124 countries, Barilla and Desall chose to call out three different winning designs. The winning first place 'Turbine' design from a 26-year-old Italian designer reimagines the famous fusilli, while the runners up creatively reinterpreted elements of the natural world with their 3D-printed pasta concepts.
As part of the competition, Barilla has also offered a €1,000 option right for designs that may be purchased for commercial use, whether or not they have been chosen as winners.