24 June 2022
An innovative design system that allows the easy production of food starting from plants, without any additional effort on the part of the user as a result of hydroponic technology
This is just the successful idea that has brought Valentino Bosetti, Francesco Magenta and Gaia Zarantonello (second year students of Product Design at IED Milano) to the top at Cumulus Green 2022: Nurturing Our Planet, a student competition taking place every two years and promoted by Cumulus, Global Association of Art and Design Education and Research.
The project developed by IED students (video explanation here) was a full response to the issues raised by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), that is, Zero Hunger.
Awarding the merit mention and other prizes was an international Jury from both academia and the industry, with experts in sustainable and critical food design, food philosophy, regenerative agriculture, and global food systems. Along with co-chairs Allard and Pikkov, the Jury was represented by Rahul Bhattacharya, Erik Ciravegna, Dolly Daou, Lynda Deakin, Daniel Grushkin, Philipp Heidkamp, Soojin Jun, Silvana Juri, Anna Meroni, Pedro Reissig, Vishnu Swaminathan, John Thackara, Xiao Yong, and Francesca Zampollo.
The projects submitted were assessed in terms of their overall desirability/feasibility, with a focus on the rigorous research process behind them and the level of innovation, rewarding the quality and diversity of the different submissions.
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.
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"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.
Gabriele Chiave knows no boundaries. As a lifelong observer of the world around him, Gabriele is driven by the comprehensive nature of design and a desire to ignite meaningful interaction between product and consumer. After Studying industrial design at IED Milano, he has worked in Marc Sadler Studio and the IS European Design Center. These experiences helped Gabriele master the subtle nuances and delightful balance between form and function, industry and art, structure and experimentation. Gabriele exudes this foundation at Marcel Wanders, where he has worked since 2007. Evolving to become Creative Director, he now oversees all projects in product and interior design, and art direction for some of the most renowned international design brands such as Kartell, Poliform, Moooi, Flos, Cappellini and many others.
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
Graduated at IED, Simone Bonanni is now an awarded designer that works for international brands. Find out more about his projects in this article.