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Two projects from SPD shortlisted for the next Compasso d’Oro award. On exhibit in Rome from 31/5.

Two projects from SPD shortlisted for the next Compasso d'Oro award. On exhibit in Rome from 31/5

Two projects from SPD shortlisted for the next Compasso d’Oro award. On exhibit in Rome from 31/5.

Two works conceived by SPD students have been shortlisted for the Targa Giovani, the collateral event of the XXII Compasso d’Oro promoting the most interesting thesis projects developed by students from Italian University and design schools in the last three years. The Jury for the Award will meet by the end of the month to choose among the selected finalists the three winners, to be announced on 12 July 2011.

The projects still competing for the prestigious prize are: Couture by Hiromi Fukikoshi (Japan), Kelli Pearson (USA), Isaac Piñero (Spain) and Roberto Rossi (Italy), a collection of hand-blown glass pieces combined to form table and suspension lamps with unique design;

the Light Orchestra, an interactive installation by Daniel Simonini (Italy/Brazil) with Lorenzo Marini (Italia) and Fernando Gonzales Sandino (Guatemala), creating armonies of sound, colour and light on the building and monuments which are present in our cities.

As a part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, the 22nd ADI Compasso d’Oro Award will take place in Rome from the end of May till Septmeber with a rich programme of exhibition and collateral events. In particular, all the shortlisted design for the Targa Giovani will be on show from the end of May up to the end of September at the MACRO, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, in the Pellanda exhibition center located in the Testaccio area.

Couture

Combining the languages of fashion and hand-crafted detail, a collection of new lamps is born. The project experiments with production waste introducing different manufacturing practices and couture methods in a very traditional field. The tailored glass lamps thus resulting, re-use selected leftovers from Murano furnaces and stitch them together celebrating the artisanal care and the creativity of made in Italy in its broader sense.

 

Couture – Lamps collection in hand-blown, glass pieces, sewn together

Design by Hiromi Fukikoshi (Japan), Kelli Pearson (USA), Isaac Piñero (Spain) and Roberto Rossi (Italy)

Master in Industrial Design

Supervision: Huub Ubbens

 

The Light Orchestra

Light Orchestra is music for the eyes. It associates sounds with a perceptive domain different from hearing. The highlight of the installation is an oversized keyboard resembling a futuristic piano with 12 coloured buttons that control 12 LED sources. The visitor interacts with the instrument and creates changeable atmospheres by painting a vast, empty space with a palette of lights, colours and sounds. He is truly at the center stage, as the director of an imaginary orchestra. This grand piano whose shape is modelled on a waveform graph casually recorded, combines colours and sounds according to Goethe’s colour wheel, based on 12 colours, and to the circle of fifths, expressing the relationship between the 12 tones of the chromatic scale. Exhibited during the Milan’s LED Lighting Design Festival in 2010, Light Orchestra was voted by the general public as the best installation in the schools’ category and was also awarded the second prize overall by the Jury.

The Light Orchestra – interactive installation

Design by Daniel Simonini (Italy_Brazil) with Lorenzo Marini (Italy) and Fernando Gonzales Sandino (Guatemala)

Master in Industrial Design

Supervision: Huub Ubbens

Production: LED Contest with the technical support of APG Group