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SZIDF 2018 Gadget Design Award – Winner!

Awards, Events

We’re glad to announce we are the winner of SZIDF 2018 Gadget Design Award! The contest was aimed at the design of a new gadget that may represent the values of the fair and of the Shenzhen area as a whole.

The winner will have the great opportunity to be hosted at the 06th edition of the SZIDF 2018 fair in a dedicated booth with travel and accommodation expenses covered by the organisation. On Nov 5th the winner will be invited at the award ceremony held during the designers night. Surely the experience will represent a great opportunity to be introduced in the Asian market and will provide a great chance for networking and creating new business connections.

In fact, the award provided for an all-inclusive SZIDF 2018 EXPERIENCE offered by the organisation, specifically created to offer maximum visibility and opportunities to the winner.

Red Dot Design Award 2018

Awards, Events

MyEquilibria is a seven-metre tall, iconic fitness tree. This elegant, weather-resistant sculpture, which will work in a variety of outdoor spaces, was inspired by Voronoi diagrams. It harmoniously brings together art and fitness. This piece of sports equipment is mainly made of high-strength concrete that seamlessly integrates with the high-grade stainless steel and thus makes for an innovative product solution. It is suitable for both experienced users and beginners for total body workouts. An app provides more than 500 video exercise tutorials.

Design : Davide Anzalone @Vito di Bari Associates

Statement by the Jury

The sculptural design of the MyEquilibria Fitness Tree will create an appealing, artistic highlight in any outdoor space.

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IDEA “The Design Supermarket”


Idea – The Design Supermarket

“Idea – The Design Supermarket”

An ironic and amusing exhibition curated by the Danish designer Niklas Jacob, “IDEA – The Design Supermarket” as a tribute to large distribution chains: 18 designers from 6 different nations will exhibit flat-pack projects with a “Do it Youself” assembling, not however the usual objects found in large-scale retail outlets. So here is the assembling spare tyre, the hiding-lovers wardrobe, the pedestal for the egocentric ones, the bookcase for only a favourite book, a dining table for those always on a diet, the cradle that seems a boat, a portable shelter for dogs, the table with interchangeable legs, and many more.

The exhibition is made in collaboration with LifeComunica who did all the photos, Falegnameria Nazzareno Pagnanelli, who did all the prototypes and the company ICA who supplied the coatings that made this project eco-friendly, taking advantage of their BIO product, which is made with renewable materials, that helps to reduce carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, thanks to the photosynthesis of the substitutive substances of oil.

We will present HÄLLELUJA, a multifunctional piece of furniture with upholstered supports comfortable for various activities and positions, whether for prayer or for moments of intimacy.

Designer Day @ ICA Group


18 designers have created witty and unconventional objects as a tribute to IKEA, all of them coated with ICA BIO coatings. The result is an exhibition that will be held at “FuoriSalone” during the Milan Design Week

There is a table for antisocial people called Chatt, a dining table for those on a diet called Diät, or Grandiös, a pedestal for the egocentric ones. Also, there is the hiding-lovers wardrobe, with a seat inside to sit comfortably, the bookcase for just one book and many other works worth to be seen. They were all created by 18 designers from 6 different countries, who were asked to realize flat-pack, self-assembly projects by the Danish designer Niklas Jacob, as a fun and ironic tribute to IKEA world. Who doesn’t know it?

They met Sandro Paniccia, ICA Chairman, Andrea Paniccia, General Manager, and Lorenzo Paniccia, R&D Technical Manager, and were able to get a close look at the new ICA product: Iridea BIO, the first highly eco-friendly, oil-free coating in the world. “Every company should ask itself what’s its impact on the planet – says Sandro Paniccia – Our BIO coating is the result of 3 years of research and it proves that going green in the chemistry industry is possible”.

The 18 objects created were coated with Iridea BIO coating and collected for an exhibition entitled “IDEA – The Design Supermarket“, during one of the leading international events for the furnishing world, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. The exhibition will be held from 17 to 22 April at Superstudio Più, Via Tortona 27, Milan, and will be one of the events of the FuoriSalone, which attracts thousands of visitors every year. An original way to present the new ICA product and its green features.

Apollo DAC presented at Moscow Hi-End Show


Apollo Digital to Analog converter will be launched at the next MHES 2017, the Moscow Hi-End Show that will take place from 10th to 12th November

Speech at UNICAM Univeristy, Ascoli Piceno



Giovedì 12 gennaio 2017


Saletta Conferenze – 3° Piano

Scuola di Architettura e Design
Università di Camerino
Sede di Sant’Angelo Magno

Viale della Rimembranza
Ascoli Piceno

Speech at UNICAM Univeristy, Ascoli Piceno

ADI Design Index 2016


BRICK, the operating panel designed for Vega Lift has been selected for the ADI Design Index 2016!

ADI Design Index 2016

Red Dot Design Concept Award Ceremony in Singapore


Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015 – Awarding ceremony in Singapore

On 25 September, the winners of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015 will be honoured at the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore. Especially on this occasion, the awardees will fly to the Asian metropolis to receive their certificates and well-deserved awards on stage from Professor Dr Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot. This is the day, when the winners of the Red Dot: Luminary will be announced.

The Red Dot Award: Design Concept started in 2005 as a platform to uncover the best and most advanced design concepts. The competetion has matured to be today’s largest and most prestigious international award for design concepts at a professional level: In this year’s competition 4,680 entries from 61 countries competing in 31 categories were submitted.

Red Dot Design Concept Award Ceremony in Singapore

German Design Award


Re Cinto sofa has been nominated for the German Design Award 2016!

The competition is only open to entries that have been nominated
for the German Design Award by the German Design Council, one
of its foundation members, or a German state’s economics ministry.



BRICK, the operating landing panel designed for VEGA LIFT win the 2015 GOOD DESIGN™ Award! by the The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies! Now in its 65th year, GOOD DESIGN is the oldest and the most prestigious Awards Program organized worldwide. Founded in Chicago in 1950 by the former MoMA curator Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., together with such pioneers in modern design as Charles and Ray Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson, and Eero Saarinen, GOOD DESIGN honors the yearly achievements of  the best industrial and graphic designers and world manufacturers for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence.

The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. present the Museum’s annual GOOD DESIGN ® Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world.

Each year, The Chicago Athenaeum presents the GOOD DESIGN Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world.

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