There are five finalists that Monday September 15 compete online to win the title of winner of the first edition of MakeMore, the contest promoted by Veneta Cucine, in collaboration with MakeTank (www.maketank.it).
After the selection of the jury, the choice of the winning project passes to the users who, by connecting to the website www.make-more.it, will be able to book their favorite object, helping to make them reach the required budget by 15 November 2014. A reservation that will allow you to guarantee a preview copy of the product.
"The projects we received were over 80 and they proved to be very valid from a qualitative point of view" declares Daniela Archiutti, Art Director of Veneta Cucine. “For the jury it was a real challenge to identify those that best represented the union between new production techniques and artisan tradition, as indicated by the announcement of the competition. We are very satisfied with this first experience, which we consider an important step to establish a constant and constantly evolving dialogue with the world of young designers, architects and makers ".
An opinion shared in full by Laura De Benedetto, co-founder of MakeTank, adding: “The great commitment shown by Veneta Cucine in actively involving the Makers, giving them the opportunity to transform a project into a product, was a truly gratifying experience for MakeTank. Now the word goes to consumers: just book your favorite project to have the opportunity, not only to support an emerging designer, but also to secure a truly unique and exclusive object, perhaps for the next Christmas gifts ".
The 5 finalist projects, selected by the jury composed of Daniela Archiutti (Art Director Veneta Cucine), Andrea Branzi (architect and designer), Dante Donegani and Giovanni Lauda (architects), Laura De Benedetto (co-founder of MakeTank) and Eleonora Ricca ( designer and entrepreneur - Vectorealism), are a perfect synthesis of innovation and tradition.
PLANISFERA - Suspension lamp (Koal by design)
The project was born from the idea of reconciling the traditional aesthetics of wicker with the new production technology of laser cutting. The result is a flat structure that takes on a three-dimensional dimension thanks to simple gravity and based on the functional or aesthetic needs chosen by the user. Planisphere is composed of two layers: a sheet of wood and a thin metal foil.
Koal design is a duo of Constance Giuffrida (Milan, 1987) and Alberto Gruarin (Pordenone, 1988), young designers graduate in Industrial Design at the Politecnico of Milan with a major in Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology. They love to design and create products that are simple but recognizable, with a keen eye to innovation, functionality and the relationship between object and user. Card Planisfera
JOINT - table birch (by Andrea Casati)
the idea behind the project is to create a table that is easy to assemble, without gluing or mechanical joints, and suitable for any type of home and furniture. Clean in the lines, but refined in the image, Joint is made of multilayer birch panels with a bearing structure obtained by CNC milling. It is proposed in the essential white water-based paint.
Andrea Casati (Cantu, 1975) he graduated from the Faculty of Design of the Politecnico di Milano in 2001 and worked in various design and graphics studios before arriving in 2003 at Studio D'Urbino Lomazzi where he refined design skills and competences in the fields of furniture, furnishing accessories and products of design. In 2006 he created the Andrea Casati Design studio and began collaborating with important Italian and international companies. Joint board
FACT - Wall Clock block-notes (by Philip Mambretti)
The project combines in a single object the functionality of a wall clock and that of a notepad. The base and face of the clock are made of wood and, through a simple 2D cut, combined with a notepad of paper sheets of which spare parts will be available.
Philip Mambretti (Como, 1981) student at the artistic high school of Cantù meets Bruno Munari who gives him a passion for planning and design. He graduated in Furniture Design with specialization in "Furniture Design" at the Faculty of Industrial Design of the Politecnico di Milano and began collaborating with various studios. In 2010 he created Mambrò Design Studio based in Chiasso (Switzerland). Design teacher participates and wins in many design contests and collaborates with numerous Italian and international companies. Exactly card
Tore - Wooden tray (by cbdisegno)
Made of laser-cut beech plywood, Torē plays with the flexibility of wood to generate a dynamic yet practical shape. The lateral elements of the sides of the tray fit together in the lower part, while the upper part, bent outwards, creates a comma useful as a grip to grip the object.
cbdisegno is the design laboratory of Claudia Bignoli (Novara, 1968), architect and interior designer from 1995 to 2010, when she approaches the world of furniture design and furnishing accessories. Claudia designs and produces her ideas making use of skilled artisans in the sector. Card Tore
MAKESPACE - Container saving (by Mariano Spadaro)
MakeSpace is a modular element designed for both domestic spaces and for those professionals, with a structure made from natural ash and base covered with a colored film and customizable. Designed as a stackable, interlocking with battlements, MakeSpace reinterprets forms of the past with a contemporary feel.
Mariano Spadaro (Barletta, 1986) he graduated in 2011 in Industrial Design at the Faculty of Architecture of the Polytechnic of Bari. He collaborates with various studios in Bari and Florence, inspired by the great masters of architecture and design. After completing a Master in “Exhibit & Public Design” at the Faculty of Architecture in Rome, in 2003 he moved to Frankfurt where he embarked on a new adventure between culture, art and innovation. Card Makespace
The announcement of the winner will take place in December 2014 at the Show Room of Veneta Cucine in Milan.