Andrea Cingoli, the Abruzzo designers founder Concepticon study, Wins prestigious international award Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016.
Three of Andrea Cingoli concept rewarded during an exclusive ceremony on Thursday 22 September at the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore: the Qwerty Sofa bed, the CrickIT electric vehicle for mobility and the Balamp table lamp, Andrea Cingoli's winning pieces that celebrate innovation, design, art, functionality and sustainability.
"I live this new international recognition as a confirmation of the conceptual exploration process started - says Andrea Cingoli of Concepticon studio - the victory of three Red Dot Awards for Design Concept with Qwerty sofa, Balamp and CrickiT makes me particularly happy because these three works summarize the field of my design at its best: from furniture design to lighting design for residential or contract use, up to the most innovative solutions for mobility and urban furniture ". “The Red Dot is a true quality brand and I hope - concludes the designer Andrea Cingoli - to find entrepreneurs and companies who can give shape to these concepts with the development of the actual product”.
This year, eight Red Dot prizes and an Honorable Mention were awarded to Italy for the Design Concept: three out of eight Red Dot awards went to the Abruzzese designer Andrea Cingoli.
Qwerty Sofa, Concepticon design studio Andrea Cingoli (category: furniture design)
Recovering the archetype of the faithful keyboard, Sofa Bed Sofa Qwerty aims to accommodate between her soft "keys" in different moments of everyday life, with a hint of irony. Qwerty Sofa is much more of a sofa-bed: the electric micro motors controlled by a remote control are designed in such a way that each key / cushion is adjustable in height so as to customize the entire surface provided according to their own preferences of form and functionality. Qwerty Sofa is a playful and unconventional furniture that can turn into a couch or a bed at will.
CrickIT, Concepticon design studio Andrea Cingoli (category: mobility)
CrickIT is a true motorized alternative for urban mobility and logistics. It is characterized by its multi-functional versatility thanks to its ability to transform from a vehicle for people to a trolley for luggage, all at the push of a button. It can easily replace a bike and travel on pavements with pedestrians, along cycle paths or in historic centers. As a vehicle, it is foldable and easy to handle and is capable of sustaining long rides; it can reach the speed of 15 km / h. Once folded, it is compact enough to fit in the trunk of a car. CrickIT can also be used for the transport of the disabled or in the medical field. As baggage it can hold up to 250 kg, by reversing the handlebar, the passenger transport platform thus transforms into a loading surface for goods. The device is also equipped with anti-theft localization software and for tracking goods.
Balamp, Concepticon design studio Andrea Cingoli (category: furniture design)
Balamp is a table lamp (an abatjour) designed to live in symbiosis with the surrounding context, whether it is a residential or contract environment. Its functions depend on the weight of the object placed on it. When an object is placed on the lamp, the plate is pushed down and the weight is registered while keeping the lamp off. Once raised, the lamp emits a soft light source. To turn the lamp on with a higher light intensity, just press the support plate and hold it down to activate the dimmability function of the built-in LEDs. Balamp boasts many other functions: it can be an area for placing personal effects but it is also an alarm clock that projects the time on the bedside table for a few seconds or a wireless charger that allows you to charge mobile phones just in contact with the top plate.