More award winners from Copenhagen Design Week - this time it's the youngsters at the Time to Design New Talent Award 2009.
Time to Design was established in 2008 and is an international design award focusing on the needs of young design talents in the beginning of their career.
The award is based on the idea of creating a unique platform for young design talents within the design industry – a platform that can contribute to the winner’s future professional career. The winner is granted with three months residency at the National Workshops for Arts and Crafts, 50.000 DKK donated by the Danish Cultural Ministry and two weeks exhibition in the Normann Copenhagen Flagship Store.
Two talented young designers; Hunn Wai and Francesca Lanzavecchia, have just been announced as winners of the talent award from a stack of applications from more than 35 different countries all over the world.
M.E. had previously singled Francesca out as one to watch and we feel a little smug - take a look at her impressive degree project here.
With national backgrounds from Singapore and Italy respectively, the two winners will now meet in Scandinavia to take on the challenging task: their winning project “Spaziale Series: new expressions of skin and structure”.
Wai & Lanzavecchia will embark on their project that is based on voids, skin and structure.
Taking inspiration from fashion, architecture and human behaviours, they will amalgamate those inputs, according to their vision, into a new breed of interior objects aimed at questioning our perception on the rituals of possessions storage and ecology-awareness within furniture manufacture, distribution and construction.
The key is the potential changes; the mean is the mystery emerged out of the imagination of what is hiding behind the wrapped items. By adding the concept to a series of products the duo will let new possibilities and perspectives grow in relation to the function of furniture, aesthetic, interaction and purpose.
Wai & Lanzavecchia began their cooperation at the Design Academy Eindhoven, where both studied for their IM Master (Interior / Industrial / Identity Design) under the management of Gijs Bakker, co-founder of Droog Design.