Two up-and-coming designers take out the Time to Design 2009, New Talent Award.
September 9th, 2009
The two, who met while studying at Design Academy Eindhoven, have just been awarded the Time to Design 2009 New Talent Award for their project, ‘SPAZIALE SERIES: New expressions of skin and structure’.
As part of their award-winning package the duo will spend time in Denmark using the facilities at the National Workshops for Arts and Crafts to bring their project to fruition.
Based on voids, skin and structure, ‘SPAZIALE SERIES’ takes inspiration from fashion, architecture and human behaviours. Fusing these influences, Wai and Lanzavecchia create interior objects which question our perception on the rituals of possessions storage and ecological-awareness.
Drawing on this concept the duo will cultivate new possibilities and gain new perspectives on the function of furniture, aesthetic, interaction and purpose.
Time to Design is an international design award that offers a unique platform to designers in the initial stages of their career. The award winner is granted three months residency at the National Workshops for Arts and Crafts, 50,000DKK donated by the Cultural Ministry, and two weeks exhibition in the Normann Copenhagen Flagship Store.
Hero Image: Wai & Lanzavecchia, Corian PING PONG table, design by Hunn Wai. Photo: Daniel Peh
Wood x, plastic shelf, design by Hunn Wai
Francesca Lanzavecchia, proaesthetics, disability artifacts, lingerie
Tre di Una chairs, design by Hunn Wai Photo: Myoung Won Suh
INDESIGN is on instagram
The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed
Inner city Melbourne has many beautiful locales and highly sought after suburbs in which people want to live, but few are so pretty as the beachside suburb of Elwood. An established suburb, Elwood has become a hub for those who appreciate parklands and the beach while still wanting to immerse themselves in the social interaction to be found at nearby cafes, restaurants and speciality shops. And the Elwood House is the perfect example of this suburb’s popularity.
Moshe Safdie should need no introduction. He is a stalwart of the industry with megastructures dotted all around the world. Michael Smith of The Red and Black Architect sat down with Moshe Safdie when he was recently in the country for the Australian Institute of Architects National Conference.