Open Design Italia – Best of 2016

Open Design Italia is a design talent incubator for international designers from product design, interior design, jewellery and accessory design and fashion that started out in 2010.

This year’s final exhibition followed a call for application and competitions in three cities of Italy: Milan, Rome and Naples. 57 of the best designers showcased their designs from 10th to 12th June 2016 at the historical building of Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza.

We are happy to introduce some designs from the best-of selection of 2016:

SOSTANZA SOSTANZA

SOSTANZA is a wooden pencil that will never end: when the graphite gets consumed, just inserting a new one will give the object another life.

It consists of two elements: the light wooden body that houses the replacable mine, and the external ring that slides towards the top to lock it.
Intuitive and therefore easy to use, Sostanza proves how a simple object can be beautiful and work well with very little.


Handcrafted in Italy. More at www.sostanza.info.

THE GOOD MACHINERY THE GOOD MACHINERY

The handcrafted bracelets of THE GOOD MACHINERY by designer Desanka Ilic are made from Asphalt. The cement is transformed with colors ranging from burgundy to orange, blue, and phosphorescent black-green into pieces that are unique each.

Made in Italy. More about the sculptural jewellery at www.thegoodmachinery.com.

LA CANTINA DI PAUL LA CANTINA DI PAUL

The "prêt-à-porter" version of LA CANTINA DI PAUL is the perfect piece to introduce the high-class interior design skills of the family business Falegnameria Campo. The Personal Wine Suite is highly detailed in artwork and functionality (offline and online) and ready to transform any space into a wine corner.

Made in Italy. More at www.lacantinadipaul.com.

WOODINO WOODINO

With WOODINO, designer Lorenzo Radaelli tests your handicraft skills. The collection of sculptural dinosaur designs come in a box ready to build up on your own!

More at www.littleitalo.com.

STIRIA PERPETUA STIRIA PERPETUA

Popsicle all year long!

The project “Styria Perpetua” by ARAGO DESIGN is based on giving longevity to a childhood icon by replacing ice with ceramics. Styria perpetua (latin translation of perennial popsicle) is a playful fusion between artificial and natural beauty. Besides, the pop icon concealed behind this strange name takes on a whole new fabled connotation: thanks to the attractive colors and long wooden stick, the popsicle turns into a ceramic flower that brightens your home ambient.

Find out more at www.stiriaperpetua.com.

More designs and designer information at http://opendesignitalia.net/en/2016edition/exhibitors/.