PERSPECTO by Francesca Badame and Anna Farina, of the University La Sapienza, Rome
In the project, the use of veneers with different shades of multiple composite colors, juxtaposed and overlapped, generates a surprising effect of geometric transparencies in the wooden surface, such as matter crossed in a different way and calculated by a clear background light.
RIGATO by Camilla Cermenati and Erika Frusca of the New Academy of Fine Arts, Milan
Aesthetics of great impact, refinement and elegance of the design and presentation, as well as originality in the idea: they are the connecting elements between this project and the FontanaArte brand.
A unique texture generated by the rotation of multilaminar veneers in two different wood species surprises with unexpected geometric combinations and amusing chromatic games.
FADED by Francesca Trentani of the Fine Arts of the Brera, Milan
A delicate pattern inspired by the organic and fluid shapes of the marine species that populate the coral reef designed to elegantly decorate the living spaces. The intent of the designer is to raise awareness of the phenomenon of coral reef bleaching, which is the cause of heavy imbalances in the marine ecosystem.
ROCKY WOOD by Giulia Bruno, Gualtiero Borgonovo and Pietro Mariani of the Fine Arts of the Brera, Milan
The graphic play of full/empty, light/shadow is faced in the project with a particular sensitivity to three-dimensional illusion in a controlled parametric grid, where cavities and reliefs of an immaginary geography appear forcefully, generated by the use of veneers of five contrasting essences, assembled with the large-size inlay technique.
QUADRICUBIA by Gabriele Luciani and Claudia Martinazzo, Polytechnic of Milan
The simple programmed serial modification of a square element within a grid of dark square elements generates a surprising effect of dynamic three-dimensionality and spatial depth. It is explicit the reference to the procedures of programmed art and to one of its masters Enzo Mari.
MANI DI FATA by Lorenzo Mangili, Luca Persico, Andrea Maria Mensi and Luca Balestra
COSTELLATIONS by Andrea Olgiati, IED Academy Aldo Galli, Como
A minimal and compact dark surface made vibrant by the grain of the veneers is populated by a myriad of light dots of different size and intensity, connected by thin clear lines that didactically describe a starry sky and its constellations.
ALFABÌ di Porchi Fabiola, IED Accademia Aldo Galli di Como
Awarded for the combination of environmental responsibility and the didactic purpose of the decorative, more and more infant training centers are careful to combine the didactic functionality and environmental sustainability of the products. Sustainability is learned and experienced since childhood!
ON THE ROAD by Marco Fabio, Academy of fine Arts of Brera
For the exclusive choice of FSC-certified veneers, but also for the recall of the pneumatic element which represents the last frontier (in terms of product) of FSC for the certification of a product deriving from a forest https://it.fsc.org/it-it/news/id/909-. The decorative could very well be used in a showroom for the sale of cars with FSC certified tires.
PRISM by Zheng Mingming, ISIA, Florence
For the exclusive choice of veneers certified both FSC 100% and FSC mixed and the nice juxtaposition of colors that also represent the mix of the different expectations/visions of the FSC stakeholders, but all converging on a more responsible forest and environmental management.
PROFONDO by Pandolfi Yvonne, Academy of fine Arts of Brera
The panel, designed for the Graffiti collection with the industrial inlay technique, creates an extraordinary sensation of movement and depth that seems to expand the spaces, thanks to the alternation of the wood grain and the combination of 180° rotated panels.
TAVOLO AUDREY by Federica Sciretta, Cecilia Avesani and Greta Villa, Polytechnic of Milan
Like the Art Deco phenomenon that inspired it, the Audrey table expresses a classic and at the same time volumetrically dynamc style thanks to the sophisticated combination of the graphic and architectural elements of the triangle and the radius.
DOODLE MANIA by Orlandini Ivan, Polytechnic of Milan
Design with an original, cheerful and at the same time expressive line, Doodle Mania is based on the idea that thoughts become art starting from a collective experience in which different users have produced scribbles, signs, shapes, imprecise traces or small drawings without thinking or thinking about it enough to enclose a thought. The whole has been combined to create a unique design made with the embossing or bas-relief technique, for a new and intriguing three-dimensional surface result that enhances the wood, thanks to technical virtuosity.
FIAMMA by Branca Gianluca, Academy of fine Arts of Brera
DOBLE by Guzman Marina, Camarasa Josep Maria, Carreras Judit, Garcia Maria, ELISAVA Barcelona
GILLS FLOW by Fulvi Giacomo, Teneggi Chiara, NABA Milan
FADING SQUARES by Bonacini Anna, Academy of fine Arts of Bologna
HIDDEN POLYGONS by Gazzotti Alida, Polytechnic of Milan
IPS by Servi Nicolò, Academy of fine Arts, Genova
PERPETUO by Longhi Giovanni, Bianchi Chiara and Corti Edoardo, IED Academy Aldo Galli, Como
TOUCH OF THE FOREST by Genkina Mariia, Marangoni Institute of Milan
DIVINO ETERNO by Moretti Michela, Curti Giulia, Guì Giorgio and Kasa Kevin, Polytechnic of Milan
CUBIC by Shinjo Taeko, IED of Florence
ARCHYITMO by Grazioli Manolo, Academy of fine Arts of Brera
AURORA by Alkass Aziz, Istanbul
Awarded for the extraordinary ability to recreate the atmosphere of a sunset in an environment through the harmonious overlapping of light and dark colors of three different inlays from the Graffiti collection.
KASURI by Silvia Notaro, Hong Kong
Inspired by the transposition on inlay of the ancient Japanese Kasuri technique, with which the warp and weft threads are dyed before weaving by tying parts of the skein to protect them from dye, the project enhances, through the combination of different woods with harmoniously matching colors, the charm of a delicate and surprising aesthetic.
UNITY by Elahe Eli, Teheran
The project, based on the progressive variation of a regular orthogonal mesh texture, makes the graphic surface dynamic and decorative also thanks to the use of two contrasting essences and a dimensional expansion that surprises with its elegant optical effect.
RAIN by Annamaria Bontempi, Parma
The reassuring suggestion of a rainy day becomes in the RAIN project an opportunity for the exaltation of the bas-relief technique, with realistic three-dimensional effects on the wooden surface, made vibrant by a set of broken and parallel vertical lines.
FACADE by Geovanny Carignani and Luca Cotini
On a two-dimensional grid graphic scheme, which cites the full/empty relation of an architectural facade structure, the play of shadows and light/dark, simulated by imaginary opposing light sources, generates a three-dimensional and spatial effect that is wisely non-realistic and full of ambiguity.
INTER.PLAY by Kedikli Elifnur and Gülnihal Koçberber
Awarded for the exclusive choice of FSC certified species and for the original preliminary study in which the causes and effects of the perturbations of anthropic events on nature are analyzed. Knowing the effects of anthropogenic activities is essential to understand how to make our lifestyle more sustainable.
AMSTERDAM by Diomedi Arianna
Awarded for the exclusive choice of FSC certified species, then glued on a non-woven fabric support also FSC certified, evoking a city that is itself a symbol of sustainability, also through the supply of FSC certified wood for the construction of some public works.
FRAMMENTI COSMICI by Mundula Gabriele
Dynamism, complexity and expressive richness characterize the project proposed for the Groovy collection, which, through the bas-relief technique, extends the meaning of decoration beyond the simple vertical dimension. Inside the bas-reliefs, which develop themselves irregularly over the entire surface, a mirror film is inserted, that reflects the environments, taking on an ever-changing appearance according to the light, the surrounding movements and the arrangement of the furnishings.