The winner (first prize) is Alessandra Orengo, who created a Tavolino (a small table), left in the picture, a geometric pattern made of metal, glass and leather insets. The runner-up is Manolo Grazioli, who created a Tavolino Rubik (a Rubik small table), in the picture in the middle, a challenging brainteaser that firmly rests upon its leather upholstery. Third best is Andrea Hadener, who designed a Triciclo per Bambini (a tricycle for kids), whose seat and handlebars are upholstered with soft leather. On December 17, Lineapelle officially rewarded the three emerging designers from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts.
Emerging designers at the Academy
The prize-giving ceremony turns out to be the final stage of the Elementi di Arredo in Pelle (Décor Leather Items), a contest arranged by Lineapelle in collaboration with the Milanese University. The contest was directed, in particular, at students attending the Scuola di Progettazione Artistica per l’Impresa (School of Art Design for Enterprises). Seven works reached the final: subsequently, they were on display, last October, at Fieramilano Rho, during the last edition of the leather and fashion materials exhibition. Right here a panel, composed of nine experts on leather and interior design, assessed the works. Students were supposed to present and illustrate not only their insight concept and design, but also the manufacturing stages of their prototype. That is why such award aims to highlight the whole creating and manufacturing process, applied to design articles.