6th episode of our weekly talk with Archiproducts Design Awards jury members

31/08/2020 – For this week’s episode we have questioned Davide Angeli, deputy studio director and head of international business with AMDL CIRCLE | Michele De Lucchi, Dimitris e Konstantinos Karampatakis, co-founders of k-studio, and Luigi Rosselli, architect and founder of the Australian studio Luigi Rosselli Architects.

They shared with us their personal point of view of project culture and their expectations of this year’s nominees.

Davide Angeli: “We need products that […] take into account the needs of future generations.” Born in 1982, Davide Angeli is deputy studio director and head of international business with AMDL CIRCLE | Michele De Lucchi. He is a winner of the “Top Young Italian Industrial Designer Award”, endowed by the New York Institute of Italian Culture.

What are you looking forward to finding in our entries and which features are you going to reward?

“I am looking for a bit of madness and something daring.”

Which role do you think a Design Award should have nowadays?

“A Design Award should celebrate ‘possible futures’, especially futures that are not obvious, outcomes that don’t simply follow trends and foreseeable patterns.”

In which direction should contemporary product Design go and how should it evolve to answer people’s needs?

“We need products that are inspired and inspiring, conceived today but taking into account the needs of future generations.”

k-studio: “Design has to be inspired by the past, fit the present and look optimistically at the future.” 

k-studio, founded by Dimitris and Konstantinos Karampatakis, is a team of 55 architects and interior designers. Headquartered in Athens, Greece, k-studio endorses an approach that creates unique ‘artisanal’ architectural experiences, tradition-steeped, focused on materiality and inspired by contemporary life.

What are you looking forward to finding in our entries and which features are you going to reward?

“The design that deserves to be awarded is one that is conscious of the place […] and guarantees low-impact solutions. The extraordinary is something that belongs, but at the same time excites. It is a-temporal, in a way that inherently carries the three moments in time: it is inspired by the past, fits the present and looks optimistically at the future. It respects and learns from tradition and heritage, responds to current affairs with a fresh look, and […] lasts in time without becoming irrelevant.’

Which role do you think a Design Award should have nowadays?

“A thorough comprehension of the design process and the complex dependencies between quality, time and cost is important when evaluating a meaningful design.”

In which direction should contemporary product Design go and how should it evolve to answer people’s needs?

“Ultimately, not designing for an award, with the mere aspiration of reaching an aesthetic goal, but rather to provide appropriate solutions to any scale of design issues. We would be very happy to come across these qualities in the judging process.”

Luigi Rosselli: “Contemporary design should ‘reuse, recycle and reduce’, with creativity and innovation.” 

Luigi Rosselli is the founder Luigi Rosselli Architects, an architecture firm based in Sydney, Australia. Native of Milan, he worked with renowned masters of architecture such as Mario Botta and Alvaro Siza. In 1984 he moved to Sydney to found his own studio whose approach is based on the human aspects of architecture and design.

In which direction should contemporary product Design go and how should it evolve to answer people’s needs?

“Product Design, like architecture, […] should focus not only purely on the aesthetics of objects but more so on their practicality and ways to influence and shape our lives and environment. We believe in a sustainable approach to design and in the importance of the impact of our actions. Contemporary design should ‘reuse, recycle and reduce’, with creativity and innovation, in order to produce big or small positive changes.”