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Alessi wins Slow Glow award at D&E2014!
30 October 2014
Official press release:
During the 9th Design and Emotion Conference in Bogotá / Colombia, for the 3rd time the Slow Glow Award was handed out, this time to the Italian company Alessi.
The chair of the jury, Paul Hekkert stated the following:
This time, and for the first time, the winner of the award is an organization, an organization that keeps astonishing us since its foundation in 1921, an organization that is present in almost every household around the globe, an organization that incessantly delights us with emotionally rich designs and clever metaphors, an organization that commissioned the best designers and architects and inspired them to come up with their smartest designs, an organization that never fails to charm, amuse and surprise us, an organization that brings us daily comfort and consolation. At a conference with a motto “colours of care”, we could not award a better candidate than the one of the most colorful of all companies around the world: Alessi.
The award was handed over by Design & Emotion chairman Professor Paul Hekkert to Tomasso Cardana – agent for Alessi in Latin America and Rodrigo Torres – industrial designer from Colombia who has designed some of the icons of the Alessi collection.
The Slow Glow award is granted biannually by the board of the Design & Emotion Society. It is awarded to a person or organisation that has made an excellent and long lasting contribution to the field of design and emotion and whose work has made a profound impact to our understanding of the experience of everyday things and has consistently and authentically shown us how to design for a world that is very much worth living in. In 2010, the first award was handed out to design researcher Jodi Forlizzi and in 2012 the board granted the award to critical designer Anthony Dunne...
The award is named after the lamp, designed by NL-Architects and sold under the Droog Design label.
Bogotá, October 2014
In the photo: from left to right: Tomasso Cardana (Alessi agent), right: Rodrigo Torres (designer), Gianni Bardini (Italian Ambassador in Colombia) and Paul Hekkert (chair of the Design & Emotion Society)
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