Over 500 projects were entered into the internationally renowned Icons Design Contest, which is now in its tenth consecutive year. The initiative is organised by Treviso-based company Cristalplant®, this year in collaboration with Falper.
The aim of the contest is to tap into the creativity of young, talented designers to create innovative products which are inspired by the unmistakeable Falper style and use Cristalplant® as their base material.
There were three winners selected, one for each of the three designed categories. Lucia Carlomagno won the “bathtubs” category with Lancetta, the inspiration for which was the idea of optimising comfort and cosiness by incorporating a chaise-longue style seat into the bath. Lorenzo Mariotti won the “wall-mounted or table-top washstand” category with Otre, a design based on the shape of a goatskin flask which succeeded in turning the symbolic meaning behind this into a tangible product. Finally, Simone Savini was crowned the winner of the “table-top, wall-mounted and free-standing sinks” category with Offset, where clean, precise lines form a vertical surface separate from and parallel to the wall, complete with a storage shelf.
There were also two special mentions: for the Stickman free-standing sink, created by the Malpighi Lab team made up of young students from Bologna’s Liceo Malpighi, and for Fold, a bathtub by Russian designer Dmitry Kozinenko.