July 16, 2020
Roversi Design Awards: golden mention for two Master students
THEIR MICRO-ENVIRONMENT FOR RELAXING IN CROWDED PLACES OR AS A MULTIPURPOSE CORNER IN THE HOME WINS OVER THE INTERNATIONAL JURY
Two students of the Interior Design Master’s programme at IED Milano also responded to the competition of ideas organised in collaboration with Cesare Roversi (one of the best-known brands of furniture Made in Italy), which invited designers from all over the world to imagine living, working and having fun in the era of 4.0, fluidity and dematerialisation.
And at the Roversi Design Awards 2020 the IED students Priyanka Kalamdani (from India) and Natalia Florez Chavarriaga (from Colombia) earned an honourable mention from the international judges with their “modular” project that interprets the needs of contemporary living and the profound identity of the Cesare Roversi brand, which has always been an expression of functionality and adaptability.
The project consists in a micro-environment designed for indoor use (hotels, shopping centres and conference centres, but with potential also for use in the home) that offers a chance to take a break in the frenzy of crowded places: a small oasis made of wood where you can enjoy a coffee and a relaxing moment with your own thoughts. Built using wooden planks, it allows creating individual modules that can be replicated in order to expand or reduce the break area as needed. While in public places the micro-environment can function as a coffee stop, mini restaurant or café (or as a relaxing corner for some alone time), it can also be used in the home (especially in small spaces) as a study/reading corner, sleeping area or wardrobe.