The design of Rio de Janeiro is now synonymous with research, creativity, innovation, respect for the environment.
So many meanings that can be summarized in two main concepts: technology and sustainability. These are the main threads of the seventh edition of the Rio + Design, during the International Furniture Fair Milan, from the 14 19 April.
The exhibition is an initiative of the State Government of Rio de Janeiro, through laSegreteria Economic Development in partnership with Sebrae-RJ, Apex and FIRJAN.
In the always bustling Zona Tortona - wrapped in a setting characterized by bright colors and eye-catching images of Rio de Janeiro, created by Guto Indio da Costa - they will be exposed more than 75 pieces and projects seeking 40 design studios. All creations of young talents and established professionals who are born from the passion for discovery in a stimulating atmosphere. A selection that travels from furniture to jewelry, through the furnishings.
The sustainable wood will have a leading role, demonstrating environmentally responsible and conscious choice of the creative minds of Rio. This is the case of products such as lamp PlampZ, designed by Bolei Design, made of paper and pine reforestation Brazilian - materials derived from natural renewable sources, worked with laser technology. Or iltavolino Moiré, the study O Formigueiro, characterized by a contemporary style and made from scrap wood.
The innovation will be present through amazing projects like "Gota", a partnership between NEXT PUC-Rio and FMC Technologies do Brasil, in which design is used to optimize the exploration of oil and gas under the sea. Always NEXT PUC-Rio will present structured replies, made 3D printer, the most famous monument of Brazil: the "Cristo Redentor". The audience at the Salone del Mobile will also learn about the creative process that involved the creation of the pieces. Through monitors will screen videos that tell details and curiosity of each project, as well as the profile of the creators.
A special tribute will be made to the teacher Sergio Rodrigues, who died in September last year. Considered one of the fathers of modern furniture Brazilian Rodrigues he attended the Rio + Design since its first edition. "Rio de Janeiro (not only the city, but the entire state) is a constant source of interesting projects which confirm the potential of our design. We are always open to new business and partnership with other countries, and now many of the professionals of Rio are a reference in the world when it comes to Brazilian design ", says the Secretary for Economic Development of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Dulce Ângela Procópio.
Ring Expansão - design: Ana Berredo Joias (designer: Ana Berredo)
The ring is Expansão result of a partnership between jewelery and woodwork. The walnut has been chosen for its delicacy that favors the carving and the long term, in addition to its excellent appearance. The wood used is recycled, as this is a Brazilian species threatened with extinction. The frame is silver 950. E 'versions available in round, square and oval.
Luminaria PlampZ - design: Bolei Design (designer: Victor Lopes Mascarenhas)
The sustainability of the line of lights PlampZ, designed by Bolei Design, was designed to the last detail. Were used paper and pine reforestation Brazilian materials derived from natural renewable sources, processed using laser technology. The object is fully removable, to facilitate transport, in addition to reduce the waste of raw materials. The light source is LED, and to guarantee minimum power consumption and longer life. All reducendo also the environmental impact of disposal.
Moiré table - design O Formigueiro (designers: Caio Bahouth, Henrique de Mello Franco, Lucas Portes, Vinicius Mesquita)
The table Moiré agency, design O Formigueiro, simulates the effect that gives it its name. This optical illusion occurs when two elements are superimposed, in this case, the two layers in straw, and is visible when the observer approaches to the cabinet. In addition, the foot of the table are a clear allusion to the brand studio. The Moiré is a piece that combines traditional materials and contemporary forms. And it is especially very Brazilian. Materials: reclaimed wood, natural straw and glass.
Voronoi Skateboard Organic - Design: Terravixta (designers: Bernardo do Amaral and Carina Carmo)
Made of wood, bamboo and carbon fiber, falling skateboard Voronoi firmatoTerravixta, it is unique, tailored to the user. Parameters such as weight, pressure zone and drive type is considered to produce customized product that each technology and precision industry standards to hand finishing. Light is also attractive thanks to unique and original designs for this sector.