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12 set 2014 Valentine by P.A. King & E. Sottsass jr - File 46

Valentine by P.A. King & E. Sottsass jr - File 46

One Hundred Years of Italian Products

PADOVA. 

Title: Valentine
Year: 1969
Designer: Perry A. King ed Ettore Sottsass jr.
Company: Olivetti

A form for writing: the epitome of portable typewriter. Compact, lightweight, and of simple construction, for many the Valentine remains an irreplaceable companion.



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10 set 2014 A 'green' Nida Design Workshop 2014 is on stage

A 'green' Nida Design Workshop 2014 is on stage

SID is partner of the Lithuanian creative week again: part 1

NIDA, LITHUANIA.  Scuola Italiana Design, with its tutors and students, has joined Nida Design Workshop for the second year. It’s the creative lab organized by Vilnius Academy of Arts following the structure of SID Rovinj Workshop.



Lots of cultures, an unique place

The workshop is taking place during these days (from September 5 to 13) within the wonderful Nida Art Colony location, a place where nature and sea host an architectural structure which is under development thanks to EU support. In fact, 2 new buildings are growing in the area.

People from all over Europe come there: not only the participants of Nida Design Workshop (6 Italians from SID, 6 Lithuanians from Vilnius Academy of Art and 6 Russians from Kaliningrad branch of MGU), but also Lithuanian and Welsh artists for other cultural labs. In addition, 35 people coming from the University of Jerusalem came and visited Nida Art Colony.

Sustainable mobility and green as themes of the workshop

Three client companies for three projects to be developed by 3 creative groups in the workshop:
  • Elinta Motors: they asks for the design of Homebox, a charging station for electric vehicles. In the first day, the group participated in the inauguration of the first “electric” parking lot in Lithuania along with the company.

  • Dancer, a start up from Klapeida which is developing, along with the Department of Architecture of Vilnius Academy, an electric bus from an old vehicle of the past century. Dancer wants the creative group to design a campaign to raise awareness of citizenship.

  • Municipality of Kaunas wants to improve its wonderful Park Kalnieciu by asking to the creative group which “soul” to give it: nature, fitness, social, and which street furniture or other supports with?
Knowing each other, knowing the companies, the brainstorming phase, the first iconizations: the creative groups are working and the ideas to respond the 3 themes are springing up.




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8 set 2014 Contests |  Wanted graphic designer for Expo 2015

Contests |  Wanted graphic designer for Expo 2015

Volume cover needed for the graphic novel of the event

MILANO.  Expo Milan 2015 is coming, and for that event new graphic and design contests are organized. We talked about Came Design Award, today we present Medhelan - International Cover Contest, organized by Parco Nord Milano, Star Comics, Fondazione Milano Lingue and QN Il Giorno.
Participants have to design the cover of the graphic novel Medhelan which, translated into 5 languages, tells the history of Milan and its land in occasion of next Universal Exposition.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

The contest is open to professional and not graphic designers. All drawing styles and techniques are admitted. The work must be original and distinctive.
The concept for the graphic interpretation of Medhelan is “urbs sapiens”, whose keywords are linked to history and nature, as reported on the call for entries.

DEADLINES

The work and the registration form must be sent up to November 30th, 2014.
5 covers will be included in a shortlist up to February 28th, 2015 and the winner will be chosen up to March 31st, 2015.

PRIZES

The winner will receive:
  • a prize of € 1,000
  • round trip with food and lodging in Milan for 3 days and a pass to visit Expo
  • publication of the graphic novel with the winning cover printed.

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5 set 2014 Up5 Donna by Gaetano Pesce - File 45

Up5 Donna by Gaetano Pesce - File 45

One Hundred Years of Italian Products

PADOVA. 

Title: Up5 Donna
Year: 1969
Designer: G. Pesce
Company: C&B

The feminist armchair: a celebrated product of “Italian radical design”, where form comments upon the female condition.



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4 set 2014 Contests |  A logo for young entrepreneurs

Contests |  A logo for young entrepreneurs

Chamber of Commerce in Padua looks for new creative proposals

PADOVA.  The Chamber of Commerce in Padua is looking for a logo for its Committee for Young Entrepreneurship. The logo will be useful to promote the enterprise culture, encourage the development of young entrepreneurs and stimulate the associative spirit.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

The call for ideas is open to all adults. The logo must contain the definition “Comitato Imprenditoria Giovanile Padova” and represent the values of innovation, dynamism and inclusiveness.

DEADLINES

The project must be submitted not later than October 3rd, 2014 at 12.00 pm.

PRIZES

The winner will receive a prize of € 1,000 gross.

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3 set 2014 What to see and do at Abitare il Tempo 2014

What to see and do at Abitare il Tempo 2014

The fair of furniture in Verona is (also) an opportunity to learn

VERONA.  The design and furniture trade fair Abitare il Tempo will take place in Verona at the end of this month. You can reach it in less than one hour by car from SID.



Learning at the Fair

3 main topics include the 2014 international debates:
  • DECORATION PROJECT. A new vision of design and know how of material and process transformation: it’s the vision of the meeting/exhibit “Beyond decoration, Venezia as a creative lab from past to present”. The event will talk about interior finishing with an evocative approach coming from famous artists’ paintings, highlighting a rich Venice in architecture, design, decoration and art.

  • TECHNICAL PROJECT. High-level lessons for interior, divided into 4 main themes: interior design with the contemporary Dutch design experience; the role of contemporary interiors in the reuse of historic heritage; Universities interior design; custom-made interior design.
    Also, there will be 2 seminars about Home Automation 2.V and about Coworking and Urban Regeneration.

  • RETAIL PROJECT. Other 6 workshops on: culture of the project and business management; skills and techniques related to advertising and promotion of products, on event design thinking of increasing integration between physical and virtual spaces.

Exhibition spaces: focus on Contract

The main theme of Abitare il Tempo 2014 is contract:
  • Italy Contract is a selection of the best Italian products in furniture, lighting, textiles and carpets.
  • At Home connects Abitare il Tempo to Marmomacc, in order to show the potential of marble applied to furnishings and interiors. 3 are the presented collections: Living (focus on the evolution of mosaic), Night (a new concept of four-poster bed) and Welness (an architectural theme responding to spa functions).

When and where

Abitare il Tempo, together with Marmomacc, will take place at Verona Fiere from September 24 to 27.






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2 set 2014 A keyboard played in 3 dimensions

A keyboard played in 3 dimensions

Here's how the Design Museum product of the year works

LONDON, UK.  Who plays keyboards knows: a sound can never be continuous. Every key provides a sound with a wavelength that “breaks” with any other. Here comes Seabord, a brand new concept of keyboard.



A short step back: the exhibit Designs of the Year just ended at Design Museum in London. It’s the yearly collection of cutting-edge innovation and original talents. The best of 2014 has been divided into categories (architecture, digital, fashion, etc.), end every category has its “winning” product.

Of course, we’re interested in the product category, won this year by Seabord Grand by Roland Lamb and Hong-Yeul Eom.




The innovation is in the keys: continuous sound is finally reality!
This is due to a new tactic control of the key, which allows moving the fingers in all 3 spatial directions. Also, keys change their shape: no longer rigid, but soft waves instead.

The style of the keyboard combines modern minimalism to traditional handcrafted quality.

The product has been designed by London-based studio Roli, since 2009 specialized in increasing the bandwidth of interaction between people and technology.


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1 set 2014 Contests |  Visual applied to a coffee cup

Contests |  Visual applied to a coffee cup

Pimp Your Cup turns a common object into a work of art

NAPOLI.  The new SID Pills year starts with the proposal of a contest for the students who haven’t yet started 2014/2015 courses.
In fact, the creative contest “Pimp Your Cup” reaches its 8th edition. Caffè Kenon organizes it with the aim of transforming the coffee cup, a common use object, in a work of art.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

The competition is open to artists, designers, students who capable to interpret the highly symbolic value of Neapolitan espresso. The theme of this year creative path is: “The Gold of Naples through its songs, sounds and rythms”.

The graphic design of an espresso cup and its saucer is requested.

DEADLINES

The proposals can be submitted until October 15th, 2014.

PRIZES

The winner will receive a 1.000 € award and his work will be replicated.

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31 lug 2014 How to contact us during the summer break

How to contact us during the summer break

SID secretariat is out of office from August, 2 to 24

PADOVA.  Scuola Italiana Design is closed during summer weeks, but you can still contact us for any information about courses and enrolment.


When will SID be closed?
SID secretariat is out of office from August 2nd to 24th. The institute opens back on Monday, August 25th with regular business hours 9.00-18.00.


How can I contact SID during summer holidays?
In this period you can send an e-mail to our didactic manager Arch. Eugenio Farina:


He’ll answeryou soon with all needed information on 3-year Study Plan in Creative Design, 1-year Master in Creative Design and on SID Academy brief courses starting on October.


Where can I find basic information?

See youafter the summer break for another year of courses, SID Pills, design and creativity!

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30 lug 2014 Toga by Sergio Mazza - File 44

Toga by Sergio Mazza - File 44

One Hundred Years of Italian Products

PADOVA. 

Title: Toga
Year: 1969
Designer: S. Mazza
Company: Artemide

An armchair for every occasion: with Toga armchair, Artemide began producing chairs which utilize plastic as its core material.



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