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AWARD ADI DESIGN INDEX 2013

AWARD ADI DESIGN INDEX 2013
6 November 2013 flowerssori
In Eventi, News, Premi

After  less  than  a  year  that  our  ecological line of furniture for  children  inspired by  the Montessori philosophy  has  been   set   up  and  placed  in   the  market,  on  the   1st   of  October   2013  the  entire Flowerssori  project  has  had  the  honor  to  achieve  one  of  the  highest  targets  that  an  architect,  a designer and a firm belonging to the Italian scenery would long for the  ADI Design Index award.

The pages dedicated to the Flowerssori project in ADI Design Index 2013

The pages dedicated to the Flowerssori project in ADI Design Index 2013

ADI  Design  Index  is  the   publication  of  ADI,  the   Italian  Association  for  industrial  design,  that collects,   year  after  year,  the  best  of  Italian   design  put  into  production,   selected  by  ADI  Design Permanent   Observatory.  This  commission   of  experts,   designers,   critics,   historians,   specialized journalists,  ADI members or  external  to  it,  is  continuously  engaged in  collecting  information  year after  year  and  in  valuing  and selecting  the best  products that  may  be published  on  the ADI  Index 2013,  that  actually  also  consists in  the pre-selection  for  the extremely  prestigious design  award Il Compasso d’Oro.

The greatest honor? Being just one page before the F12Berlinetta of Ferrari designed by Pininfarina!

The greatest honor? Being just one page before the F12Berlinetta of Ferrari designed by Pininfarina!

Established in  1954, ADI  Compasso  d’Oro  Award  is  the oldest  and  most  influential international design award.

Arisen  by  a  Gio  Ponti’s  idea,  the  award was  organized  for  years  by  “La  Rinascente”  department store in  order  to pick out  the value and quality  of the Italian  design  products.  Later  it  was given  to ADI  that,  since 1964,  has  managed  its  organization,  ensuring  its  impartiality  and  integrity.  The nearly  three  hundred   products  awarded  in   more  than   fifty  years,   along   with   the  almost  two thousand products selected  with  the Honorable Mention,  are  collected and  kept  in  the Historical Collection   of  the  Compasso  d’Oro  Award,  whose  management   was  given   to  ADI  Foundation, created for this reason by ADI in 2001.

With  a  step that  has  no precedent  anywhere else  in  the world of international  design,  the Italian Cultural   Heritage   Ministry,  Regional   Office  for  Lombardy,  with  a  Decree  dated  22  April   2004, declared the Historical Collection  of the  Compasso d’Oro Award  to  be “of  exceptional artistic  and historical interest” and included it in Italy’s national heritage.

The article of the national newspaper La Repubblica about ADI Design Index 2013: in the foreground the Flowerssori Chair cat. 2

The article of the national newspaper La Repubblica about ADI Design Index 2013: in the foreground the Flowerssori Chair cat. 2

Flowerssori  has been  selected  for  the category  “Design  for  Living”  and also included,  with  only  few other   firms,  in   the  prestigious  section  “Design  for   all”,   in  which  particular   attention  is  paid  to products  that express respect  for  the environment,  public  and  social value,  care for  the usability, the interaction and the concept of what can be defined a “design for all”.

Here it is reported the description of the project as presented on the publication.

“This project  is the result  of a  long  period of research  carried out by professional  architects into the theme  of  furniture   for   children.  Attention  to  nature   and  a  passion  for  the   Montessori   Method consequentially  led to  a  synergic  desire  to  develop  solutions  that  were non  simply  a  down-scaled version   of  adult  products,  but   objects  designed  around  the  ergonomic   and  sensorial   nature   of children. The furniture is created from  a  single sheet  of rotary  cut veneered  ash; the  surface layer  of the  objects  is  finished   with  a   sheet  of  clear  ash,   while   the  lower  layer  has  an   olive   tone.  This alternating  was thought  up because children  immediately  understand the  concept  of “inside”  and “outside”; it is not created artificially but is linked to the depht of the ash veneer.

Finally,  the  Flowerssori®  system  of  stacking  is  a  real  innovation,   so  much  so  that  it  has  been patented: it  effectively  resolves the problem  of stacking  chairs  and it  is in  itself an  element  of the furniture with which children can play.

A final point: the project adopts all the necessary points covered by Design for All.”

(ADI Design Index 2013, a cura di Maria Cristina Tommasini, ed. Corraini, Milano 2013, pp. 162-163)

More information on the ADI‘s website.

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Design/Opera at Triennale di Milano: the ADI Index 2013 Exhibition

DESIGN|OPERA

This year, for the first time, a selection of the products published on ADI Index 2013 will be exposed live at Triennale di Milano, the prestigious italian “house” of Design.

The exhibition will present 139 products along with pictures, videos and special documents.

ADI DESIGN INDEX 2013: DESIGN|OPERA

2 october – 3 november 2013

Triennale di Milano, Salone d’Onore

Palazzo dell’Arte, v.le Alemagna 6, Milano

Opening hours: Tue-Sun, 10.30-20.30, Thur 10.30-23.00

Il sistema d'impilaggio Flowerssori esposto a Design|Opera fino al 3 Novembre 2013

Flowerssori’s stacking system exposed at Design|Opera until 3 Nov 2013

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