In via Tortona 31 everything is set to host the award night of the Archiproducts Design Awards 2019. On November 14th, winners will be honored during the ADA Night, an exclusive event held at Archiproducts Milano right in the heart of the Tortona Design district.
Like for the previous editions, winning brands and designers will come together at Archiproducts Milano for a moment dedicated to Design and creativity. During the event, winners will be awarded with the trophy designed by the Spanish MUT Design Studio and crafted by De Castelli: a one-of-a-kind sculptural object playing with the oxidation of metal and inspired by the optical illusion of the Möbius strip.
De Castelli, official partner of the ADA 2019, reveals the poetic aspects of a material they have been working with for four generations, matching new technologies with traditional craftsmanship. The combination of these two principles guarantees the uniqueness of every single object: the oxidation process results in peerless nuances that oscillate between gold and copper. Each winner will receive a trophy that is truly unique and irreproducible.
Also this year’s trophy has been designed by the Spanish MUT Design Studio. The interplay of two surfaces inspired by the optical illusion of the Möbius strip perfectly reflects the Awards identity. As said by Enzo Maiorano, Archiproducts Co-founder and Art Director: “We wanted to create an object able to express both the identity and values of the Awards. Two distinct surfaces, without a separating line, blending in a perfectly natural manner: this is exactly how we visualize the actual collaboration between brands and Designers.”
A single metal strip, worked and bent on itself to obtain a figure that winds between the full and the empty, light and shadow. “The idea was to go by subtraction, to start with the very basics and try to keep the object as simple as possible”, confirm Alberto Sánchez and Eduardo Villalón. “Knowing that the winners will be taking home one of our own creations, in a fashion makes us feel like we’re winners, too.”
The call for entries for the 2019 Archiproducts Design Awards is about to close. Brands have got until September 23rd to nominate their products and have the chance to be awarded as winners. Would you like to join the competition? Nominate your products now!
The Award Night will take place on November 14th, at Archiproducts Milano in via Tortona 31.