THE WINNERS OF UDINE DESIGN WEEK 2020 AWARD

26 June 2020

The jury, composed by Virginio Briatore, Patrizia Moroso, Antonella Bertagnin, Filippo Saponaro, awarded the first prize to:

SOFT WALL, realized in “Spazio Querini” with the company La.sol.Est.

With the following motivation:

The composition already says it all, even from a distance. Up close it reveals itself. Simple and absolute. Federico Comuzzo was able to fully enhance the poor material and transform it into something new and exciting. A material that was born to be "inside" and here is used to be seen. Wood dust from inconsistent takes geometric and structural form. The circle, and not other forms, as portholes allow you to have glimpses of the interior and especially enhance the products on display. It is an installation but retains architectural character. The idea is strong and immediate, understandable by all, not self-referential but at the service of the place where it is located.

Down below is the description of the project, the designer, the shop and the partner company:

Soft Wall recalls the idea of the heavy-light opposition, "the most mysterious and the most ambiguous of all oppositions" (Milan Kundera). A scenic setting in wood chips envelops the garments and accessories proposed, which fluctuate in the wooden material. The background becomes the centre stage, helping the eye to focus on details and colors.

Federico Comuzzo graduated in architecture at the University of Udine; he then got, through the state exam, the qualification to perform the profession at the IUAV in Venice. He has worked in several architectural firms and is currently a freelancer. His work ranges from residential to commercial, from interior design to temporary installations.

Spazio Querini was founded thirty years ago under the name of “Profili”, offering a classic clothing for men and women. Ten years ago it was extensively renovated and called as we know it today. The choice of brands is characterized by high fashion research and, in addition to clothing, you can also find personal and home accessories.

LA.SO.LE EST operates in the field of technical wood flours for both the industry and the animal husbandry. Through the use of modern technologies, the company is committed to avoiding waste and to enhancing this material in all its qualities.

 

The jury of experts also awarded an honorable mention to:

GALLERIA DENTRO LA GALLERIA (“Gallery inside the Gallery”), realized in Caffè Moderno with the company So.vi.Pre.

with the following motivations:

The place and the material were difficult to portray. The result is an architectural interweaving, both brutalist and light at the same time. The project investigates a raw and poor element like a rod that becomes volume and creates a new structure close to an industrial installation where the open weave not only contrasts fractal patterns inspired by vegetation, but it exposes a rigid geometry of simple forms that lead back to the basic elements of engineering and architecture.

Down below is the description of the project, the designer, the shop and the partner company:

Galleria dentro la Galleria refers to the nineteenth-century “passages”. The only material used is the rod, bent and welded in order to form an open weave, which opposes fractal patterns that are inspired by vegetation with rigid geometry of simple shapes.

Christian Toson graduated in architecture at the IUAV in Venice where he is currently doing a doctorate in History of Architecture and Cities. After various experiences abroad, in Switzerland and in Saint Petersburg, he now actively collaborates with the AArchitects studio in Udine.

Caffè Moderno is located next to one of the historic cinemas of Udine, the Ariston, now closed, built inside a complex of the 70s. It is a sober and welcoming meeting place, where families and passers-by can find a coffee, a snack or an artisan ice cream.

SO.VI.PRE. manufactures prefabricated slabs, current slabs and double-slab walls. It also deals with the processing of iron for reinforced concrete. Advanced machinery allows a wide range of services on request in the field of building components: wrought iron, formwork for foundations, prefabricated vents, electro-welded nets.

The popular jury, by vote in the Facebook profile of the Mudefri, with 1390 likes awarded the prize to:

TRAME D'ACQUA , realized in Tendaggisti Barison with the company Marmi Vrech

Down below is the description of the project, the designers, the shop and the partner company:

Trame d'acqua consists of an inclined separé - reminiscent of the Mose of Venice - composed of marble slabs and panels covered with fabric. The two materials shape the theme of Udine Design Week 2020: the first comes from nature; the second is a finite, artificial material. The peculiarities that characterize them- which resulted contrasting in the physical composition, but common for the infinity of striae-tessiture- have been the key through which one assumed the semblance of the other, in a reciprocal exchange of essences, where the water is artificial as the textures used.

Teresa Sambrotta attends her last year of the Master’s Degree in Architecture at the University of Udine. She has participated in workshops, seminars and Erasmus projects. Nicola Tessaro attended the University of Mòron in Buenos Aires obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Sciences in Udine.

Tendaggisti Barison, founded by Antonio Barison in 1972, is now carried out by his daughter Tiziana, who over time has been able to innovate, constantly looking for new types of fabric. The shop, always putting quality first, offers a complete service to the customer with a 360 degree advice before and after the purchase.

Marmi Vrech, has maintained and developed, through two generations, the vocation for high quality and an approach based on continuous research of excellence. Experience, organization, creativity and punctuality are the strengths with which every project is faced, in any part of the world, whether it is a cruise ship or a large luxury hotel.

The popular jury, by vote in the Facebook profile of Mudefri,  awarded the honorable mention to:

BRASS, realized in Caffè Biquadro Grosmi with the company Steeljobs

Down below is the description of the project, the designers, the shop and the partner company:

Brass combines nature and artifice, two hemispheres conceptually distant, but metaphorically close. Form is the connecting element. Brass evokes the branch and the beans of the coffee plant. The bean becomes a real design object, with the function of container.

Ilenia Boer graduated with a master’s degree in architecture from the Vanvitelli University of Naples. She has done an internship at the Gallerie del Progetto in Udine and collaborated with SI Architects in Madrid during the Erasmus program. Stefano Bertacco, a new architect, obtained a master’s degree at the IUAV in Venice. In Zaragoza, with the Erasmus program, he was able to experiment with design at every stage, from the initial concept to the development of constructive detail.

Caffè Biquadro Grosmi offers the opportunity to taste and buy the different freshly ground coffee blends but also high quality confectionery products. In this little “shop of taste and flavor”, the strongpoint is coffee, imported from all over the world and selected in order to have a product of the highest quality that combines aroma and flavor.

Steeljobs specializes in the metal processing from tube, sheet and plate such as steel, aluminum, inox and brass. It offers a service that ranges from the creation of individual pieces to samples up to medium-large series. The technologies used allow a large number of processes: laser cutting, bending, welding, calendering, assembly, tube bending, turning, manual and automatic cutting and shearing for iron up to 3 mm.

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