IED Network

September 11, 2018

IED at London Design Festival

In occasion of the London Design Festival  2018, IED supports the talent of young designers in two ways:

Portfolio Review
Designers interested in receiving suggestions and feedback about their physical or digital portfolio, with an intent to apply to IED Courses, can drop by the ACE Hotel Shoredtich on Saturday 22nd from 1.30 to 3.30 pm and meet with Jacopo Manganiello, IED International Marketing Manager. Places are limited.



– Product on show
IED Alumnus Matteo Congiu will take part to the Italian Pavilion of the London Design Fair between the 20th and the 23rd of September 2018, with its project BISUthe first cork bed in the world!

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Bisu is the first cork bed in the world that is capable to join functionality, ethics of well-being and design. The absence of metallic components, the naturalness of cork, its antistatic properties protect the sleep from the destabilising action of magnetic and electrostatic flows.
There is an island in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea where wood manufacturing finds its roots. It is the Sardinia island, a thousand-year old land of know-how and well-established dedication to production, where three generations of artisans of the company “Sud Legno” have been passing down the art of carpentry from father to son in an ever-lasting relationship of passion and quality. OTQ is an idea of innovation mixing a company experience of more than three decades and the project ambition of the young designer Matteo Congiu, the last in line of the great family of “Sud Legno”.
Matteo grew up inside the family-owned business, and has been combining his secondary-school education with the experience of the wood manufacturing processes. He graduated in Product Design at IED Cagliari, then he focused on the relationship between artisanal techniques and new technologies. He earned a Master's in Digital Fabrication at IED Milano thanks to a scholarship sponsored by IED and Samsung Italia.