15 June 2021
Simone Bonanni is a Product Designer graduated in Industrial Design at IED, that is actually working for selected international brands such as Alessi, Moooi, MDF Italia, FIAM, Falper and Mingardo. Also, he is a member of the Product Design faculty at IED Milano.
His thesis project “Atmo” received an Honourable Mention at the 23rd ADI Compasso D'oro Award.
Simone focuses on product design and limited edition, investigating the world of creativity while simultaneously looking for new trends and fresh perspectives to inject in his work.
He considers objects as “activators of emotions” - in fact, he has switched the focus of his designs, to give more importance to the sphere of perception rather than the material one.
For instance, he created the Obon Table Collection for Moooi - three pieces inspired by “an ancient, earthy, irregular material: terracotta”. As reported on his website: “The tables’ design is the result of a patient process of combining shapes and volumes. Their graphical purity blends into the structure of ceramics, creating a unique mix of new and antique”. This project awarded him the Silver Medal at the A’DESIGN AWARD & COMPETITION.
Moreover, he has developed Kandisnky for Alessi. A technological facet for the kitchen of the future - “a sculpture with clear geometric shapes and colours determined by the possible combination of different materials. The work is based on the union of three key elements: design, functionality and technology”.
However, these are only two of the many projects that Simone has worked on. Visit his website to find out more.
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IED participates in the new edition of WantedDesign in Manhattan and wins a Conscious Design Award
IED decided to reward those students who commit up front with a special Early Bird discount.
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Il Giro del Mondo in 80 Giorni - 150 anni dopo (Around the World in 80 Days - 150 Years Later) (book by graphic designers from IED Rome), the start-up Potap (a family of filters to purify water, by two product designers from IED Milan) and the tech fashion collection LAGRANDE: SISTEMA are officially competing for the prestigious Compasso d'Oro Award
IED Milano Alumni in Product Design. He's considered one of the most important Italian contemporary designers.
Two IED projects made it to the finals of the historic Umbria-based manufacturer's international competition reserved for students attending Art and Design Academies around the world.
First place went to the start-up Swarmix (by Edoardo Amato, Enrico Canella and Giacomo Pizzoni), focusing on the preservation and repopulation of bees.
We are ready to kick off the first edition of the Master of Arts in Transdisciplinary Design. The course will take place in Turin and will combine the topics of Mobility of the future and Cities in Flux.
Valentino Bosetti, Francesco Magenta and Gaia Zarantonello (IED Milano) are the authors of the 'Vertical' project, awarded at Cumulus Green.
"TAKING YOU BEYOND”, THE IED ALUMNI EVENT IN VIA SCIESA MILAN FROM 7 TO 11 JUNE.
Students take us through their thesis projects, from behind the scenes to company satisfaction.
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Light Identities: 'TES' is the project selected as the best one among the 10 Product Design dissertations carried out as part of a partnership with the well-known Made in Italy brand
IED supported Alumni Bodin Hon and Dilara Kan - the duo founder of Yellowdot Design studio - in their participation at Le Off - Paris Design Week
IED and the University of Liverpool (UoL) in UK, the Hochschule Anhalt/DIA at the Bauhaus in Dessau/Germany, and MVADV in Rotterdam/Netherlands launched a Transdisciplinary Design Network to initiate and spearhead a leading-edge debate on emerging models of transdisciplinarity with the aim of exploring cross-sector impact pathways.