Another important result for tubes Radiators which, thanks to its radiator Rift, won the iF Design Award 2016, the annual prize awarded dall'iFInternational Forum Design GmbH.
This is the first award for Rift, designed by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba with Matteo Fiorini.
The iF Design Award, which since the early '50 rewards the best brands and products in the design field, is considered one of the major international competitions and every year sees more than 5000 70 from members countries.
The goal of the iF Design Award is to communicate the importance of design in all its aspects and to celebrate the aesthetic quality and technology of the design products: among these was chosen Rift, winner in the Building Technology category, It will be officially awarded the 26 February in Monaco of Bavaria for its ability to combine the best technical innovation and aesthetic care.
Rift will be exposed from the 6 2016 October to February 19 2017 iF Design Exhibition Hamburg, the permanent exhibition in the center of Hamburg dell'Hafencity.
Roberto Palomba we explore the main features of Rift.
The heater Rift Tubes won the 'iF Design Award, one of the most prestigious international awards. According to you, what its particularity impressed the judges?
Roberto Palomba: Rift is the first heater that has a great evolution in thinking and designing this type of product inside the house. Rift comes out completely from the traditional view of the radiator, by means objects that are positioned without an order of law, neither horizontally nor vertically between them, overturning the radiator concept as a single object and defined. It continues the important research conducted by Tubes on the radiator world.
Rift is a project that is completely technical approach departs in this area and see the 'star architect and designer.
Functionality and elegance are two key words: how to reconcile in the draft Rift?
Roberto Palomba: Very often one gets the idea that aesthetics and functionality are competing, we believe instead that the 'balance between these two elements generate what we commonly call good design.
Rift was born from your experience of architects? In your view on the market lacked a radiator of this type, modular and customizable?
Roberto Palomba: Tubes whole project stems from our need, such as architects, radiator elements that return iconicity idea of heat. It was essential to bring the idea of the heat inside the house through a new concept of contemporary iconic, once given by the fire from the fireplace or stove that represented semantically the center of the home and family. The Tubes path with Elements is precisely intended to rebuild a relationship between these issues and their symbolic and primary job in the domestic scene, borrowing and evolving, just as it has evolved the art from figurative to abstract and conceptual.
What role plays the wide range of accessories that make Rift a real piece of furniture? In which rooms you see it right? And with what personalization?
Roberto Palomba: Usually even the strongest objects end up getting lost in space, the eye stops reading after a while '. The constant interaction with this object allows us instead to recall the presence of functional as well as offering ideas, emphasizing even more the centrality of the heat. With the game Rift accessories it is essential, in fact the interesting thing about this product is the interaction game: accessories such as shelves and hangers recall to a use that is not merely passive.