June 05 >10 2011
chairs and more
International workshop with eight young designers representing eight different countries leaded by three Italian Design masters
2011 Wood and design: a winning combination today as in the past. Timeless masterpieces of design as the historic Thonet no. 14 chair or the contemporary LaLeggera demonstrate the validity of a material that accompanies man from immemorial time. Modern technologies now allow new solutions and new applications that, from furniture, have helped to put this material into new market areas and products.
The first edition of the ITALIAN WORKSHOP DESIGN was characterized by the protagonists, namely 8 young international designers coming from 8 different Countries that, led by 3 Italian masters of Design, Carlo Colombo, Matteo Ragni, Studio Blumer, participated in the Workshop “Design Woodmaking: Chairs and More” to confront with the twenty-four companies of the Chair District participating with the aim of developing new design ideas and the ones that can then be turn into real products.
Therefore, eight talents of the international design selected for the Workshop: Demet Bilici (Turkey), David Ericsson (Sweden), Krystain Kowalski (Poland), Susan Verheijen (Holland), Behnam Farahpour (Lebanon), Sebastian Herkner (Germany), Jaroslav Jurica (Czech Republic) and Emanuele Magini (Italy).
The selection, organized by a Committee formed by ASDI Sedia, ICE and the editorial office of the magazine INTERNI, took into account the originality of the projects submitted and the experience in the design of wood products, but also the communicative power of the video presentation of each designer, the ties with the professional world and academies, and, again, the value of the publications and awards obtained by the designer up to date.
To represent the excellence of the Industrial Chair District during the Workshop, there were the following companies: Airnova Leader (Campolongo Tapogliano), Billiani (Manzano), Blifase (Corno Di Rosazzo), Blues (Tricesimo), Bp Sedie (Buttrio), Bucovaz (S. Giovanni Al Natisone) C.F. Legno (Buttrio), Calligaris (Manzano), Cizeta (S. Giovanni Al Natisone), Costantini Pietro (S. Vito Al Torre), Diemme (S. Giovanni Al Natisone), Domitalia (S. Giovanni Al Natisone), Gervasoni (Pavia Di Udine), Interior Beltramini (Manzano), Itf Design (Buttrio), La Sedia (Manzano), Livoni (Corno Di Rosazzo), Montbel (Manzano), Piaval (S. Giovanni Al Natisone), Potocco (Manzano), Riccardo Rivoli Design (Manzano), Techla (S. Giovanni Al Natisone), Tonon (Manzano), Torre (S. Giovanni Al Natisone).