A few months ago Koning Willem I College from The Netherlands presented its students in Furniture Design with a daring challenge:
‘Design and manufacture a piece of furniture within the ‘Slow Design’ theme: longer processes of design, research and fine-tuning using local materials in local production, with due respect for the environment’
In addition to regional and recycled materials, students could also use existing designs or concepts. The results were judged by a select group of experts: Dutch designer Jeroen Wand, designer and teacher Raymond Hilhorst and managing director Bouw-Infra, Architectuur & Meubeldesign/ architect Paul Kokke.
The prize designs will be on display in Ventura Lambrate during the Designweek 2016. Also the winning students will be there.
Rick van Loon with ‘Chair-Desk’ (overall winner)