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MAKEMORE: the Maker enters innovation in large companies

MAKEMORE: the Maker enters innovation in large companies it has been modified: 2014-03-27 di Social Design Magazine

MakeTank e Veneta Cucine launch a new challenge to the world Maker: A competition for the design of contemporary furnishings, deadline 30 2014 June.

New challenge of innovation and creativity for Makers across Europe. MakeTank, the marketplace of Digital Maker (, And Veneta Cucine (, A leading manufacturer of kitchen furniture, launched the first edition of MakeMore (, Competition free theme for the design of furniture with a contemporary design.
Il contest è for designers, artists and designers (Individual or group), active across Europe, with innovative ideas and an object, mainly wood, to achieve. The objective of MakeMore is to join the artisan tradition of Veneta Cucine, the creativity of the Maker and the use of innovative production techniques (lasercut and open hardware) to develop a piece of furniture or an object of home decor (lamps, wall clocks, accessories for the kitchen, etc.) in a limited edition.

The projects in the competition will be judged by a jury of experts will select the five finalists admitted to the next stage of the race which provides for the publication of the projects on the site of the contest and the chance to be booked by prospective customers. L 'object which first reach the minimum number of bookings will be declared the winner the first edition of MakeMore with the opportunity to be produced and distributed by Veneta Cucine. On the jury: Daniela Archiutti (Art Director Veneta Cucine); Andrea Branzi (architect and designer); Dante Donegani and Giovanni Lauda (architects); Laura De Benedetto (co-founder of MakeTank); Eleonora Ricca (designer and entrepreneur - Vectorealism).

“Veneta Cucine wants to get in touch with a world that can represent a new vision of the way of producing - says Francesco Dell'Agnello, Product Manager Veneta Cucine -. For this we thought of involved in our project is the great masters of design is the new generation of designers and makers: We aim to have diverse interpretation of our philosophy. We are committed to a new vision of the product and the mode of production that would not hesitate to define revolutionary, a real change of direction. "

“The idea of ​​a contest to put Makers in contact with a leading company such as Veneta Cucine we immediately liked it - says Laura De Benedetto co-founder of MakeTank - because it was born from the desire to combine the wisdom in woodworking with the creativity typical of Makers combined with the most innovative manufacturing techniques. These are the ingredients that, when mixed, will give life to a line of contemporary furnishing accessories produced by a major global brand. "

And a tip for the Maker in the race comes from sworn Eleonora Rich Vectorealism: "Avoid the stereotypes of the wood, the wood today is not a material 'old', is trendy! If you worked with the most advanced techniques and applied to objects for which a few years ago would have been unthinkable, wood can become a technological material, but with a familiar taste. "



To enter the competition you must fill in the form published on the site and post projects by June 30 2014. Participation in the competition is free. By 15 July will be announced the five finalists and the 1 31 September to October will take place the booking online. The winner will be announced by November 15 2014.

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