For the eighth edition of the Cristalplant® Design Contest, a competition that challenges young talents to create original projects that use Cristalplant® as the base material, organizer Nicos International has chosen Elica’s distinctive style and character.
Two projects will be awarded at the 55th Salone del Mobile in Milan, one for the young designer category (born after 1/1/1981) and another for the senior designer category (born before 1/1 /1981). Prototypes of the projects will be created and presented at Eurocucina 2016. The designs may subsequently be turned into products, in collaboration with the Elica Design Center, for the Elica 2018 catalog.
The full details of the contest, available in pdf format, are available on the section dedicated to the competition on designcontest.cristalplant.it. To enter the competition, you simply need to upload the renderings of the projects you wish to propose in the designated section of the site. The deadline for submitting projects is February 29 2016.
Elica and Cristalplant® have already worked together on another project presented at the last FTK. Their first collaboration produced YE, an island hood with an extraordinary concept, designed by Fabrizio Crisà: thanks to the use of Cristalplant®, which had never been used before for hoods, it was possible to design an object with an unusual shape, soft lines and a velvety finish, with a double directional suction source. The original design makes it a revolutionary product and the choice of material, which is resistant and pleasant to the touch, enhances the visual structure.