Polypiù and Ied: the workshop with future designers was a success!

Polypiù and Ied: the workshop with future designers was a success!

PolyPiù and IED: the workshop with future designers was a success! Here are the projects presented by the students

PolyPiù and IED: the workshop with future designers was a success! Here are the projects presented by the students
In recent weeks we announced the interesting project where PolyPiù is collaborating with IED, the prestigious European Institute of Design in Milan, to contribute to the development of the design of the future and offer students the opportunity to express all their creativity.

After a guided tour in PolyPiù by a selected group of future professionals last June 21, the young talents have just completed the most fun phase of the program: the creation of PMMA prototypes of their projects.

Supported by professors Michele Nardo, PolyPiù’s Architectural Specialist, and Valentina Sarti, the youngsters worked tirelessly for a full week to shape their honeycomb polycarbonate solutions.

The five projects presented to PolyPiù’s top management, Domenico and Andrea Moretti, all have something in common: they are beautiful and achievable.

Let’s discover together the features of the various prototypes!

The five prototypes presented by IED students: here is the future of polycarbonate solutions
Reflection: the light installation that creates plays of light on the walls
The working group formed by students Giuliano Bonsembiante, Giulia De Gois, Elisa Gorra and Erica Maruelli opted for a splendid lighting project by creating a family of lamps called Reflection that, working in synergy, creates a decorative light installation on the walls onto which the light is projected.

Specifically, the Reflection line includes a table lamp, a floor model and an aluminum wall sconce characterized by a series of honeycomb polycarbonate sheets in different colors and side by side.

The backlighting provided by the honeycombs produces the special reflective effect on the walls.

 

The five prototypes presented by IED students: here is the future of polycarbonate solutions

Reflection: the light installation that creates plays of light on the walls


The working group formed by students Giuliano Bonsembiante, Giulia De Gois, Elisa Gorra and Erica Maruelli opted for a splendid lighting project by creating a family of lamps called Reflection that, working in synergy, creates a decorative light installation on the walls onto which the light is projected.

Specifically, the Reflection line includes a table lamp, a floor model and an aluminum wall sconce characterized by a series of honeycomb polycarbonate sheets in different colors and side by side.

The backlighting provided by the honeycombs produces the special reflective effect on the walls.

SpazioPiù: the new solution for dividing (and communicating) coworking environments

After a moment of relaxation in the wellness center, we move on to the project of the third working group. Riccardo Bortolotti, Mattia Macciachini, Francesco Tuzzi and Laura Tressoldi proposed a professional scenario that has now also found its dimension in our country: the coworking space

Here, polycarbonate takes on a function of separating and delimiting spaces: in fact, its extraordinary characteristics of transparency and lightness allow an optimal division of the various work areas without, however, producing any asphyxiating and alienating sensation, typical instead of other materials.

Called SpazioPiù, the project includes a partition and a modular bookcase composed of colored and illuminated honeycomb polycarbonate elements with aluminum profiles.

Polycarbonate returns all the magic of water

Instead, the team composed of Agostini, Cremonesi, Graci, Napoletano and Zuccoli drew inspiration from the transparency of polycarbonate to juxtapose it with the dynamism and colors of water: the result is a stunning design object that can be integrated into both a pool environment and a garden.

The suggestion of colors, backlit with LED lights, recalls precisely the hues of water and the movements of sea currents, creating an extremely relaxing atmosphere. In addition, the group played with the possibility of giving new shape to the alveoli inside the polycarbonate sheets, devising a new profile that produces particular chiaroscuro.

Concluding the project is a small outdoor table – also made of polycarbonate honeycomb sheets covered with an additional transparent polycarbonate sheet.

Outdoor design discovers a new dimension: smart, comfortable, sustainable

Last but certainly not least was the prototype presented by the creative group composed of Avelon Bardhi, Michelangelo Biasci, Alberto Carugo, Susanna Cattaneo and Giorgia Grilli: a spectacular garden living room made entirely of backlit opal honeycomb polycarbonate.

Sympathetically renamed DivanettoPiù and PoltronaPiù, this set-up could really represent one of the most appreciated solutions of future outdoor design!

IED talent projects unveiled, now it's PolyPiù's turn to get the ball rolling

The IED student groups proved to be truly formidable in their inventiveness, creativity and design approach, and each of their prototypes proved to be an incredible surprise to us.

Now the ball is in the PolyPiù team’s court this August to take charge of transforming the winning design(s) into a real polycarbonate product.

Next September, in the beautiful setting of the European Institute of Design, we will be happy to present the product and award the winning design team!