Starting from year one, Regenesi will give increasing opportunities to up-and-coming young designers, both through continuing relationships with Italy's best design colleges and with the international community, progressed through the company's website.
Partnership arrangements are currently in place with the Polytechnic University of Turin and the University of Venice.
In the 2008 - 2009 academic year, as part of the degree course in Industrial Design at the Polytechnic University of Turin, about 160 students took a class in design techniques which considered all aspects associated with product lifecycles, from design to disposal, focusing on issues which influence the choice of material and the relationship between the lifespan of the material and the working life of the product. Eco-compatible product distribution methods have also been explored, not just as an operation to be improved solely from the perspective of environmental impact but as a tool for the design of new product categories.
At the end of the course a workshop has been held, involving all the approximately 400 students from the degree course in Industrial Design (first, second and third years). The students have worked for a full week, in maximum freedom and, in addition to their official tutors, have had access to all the teaching staff of the degree course who, during their normal teaching periods, will offer suggestions, criticism and advice on the students' work.
Subsequently, the results of the workshop have been analyzed and revised by the second-year students, who have worked with Regenesi for the whole year.
At the end of the academic year, the three most deserving students have been awarded a scholarship, while all the students' projects have been exhibited at a show in the Sala Colonne at Castello del Valentino.
The awarding of prizes has taken place Saturday Nov the 7th at Aula Magna of Polytechnic University of Turin and in the same occasion have been communicated also the winner of the scholarship.
The winning projects have been selected among forty projects carried out in 2008 within the classes of Requisiti Ambientali del Prodotto Industriale (Enviromental requirements of industial products. prof. Paolo Tamborrini) and Disegno Industriale II (Industrial design 2. prof.i Cristian Campagnaro e Andrea Virano).
In the presence of the president of the Faculty prof Luigi Bistagnino, of the coordinator prof Claudio Germak, of all the professors, of Maria Silvia Pazzi Regenesi CEO and of Alfredo Montanari Regenesi vice president the students have received the prize.
Pierrette Passoni, Barbara Stabellini, Elena Strina
Project CRIME CARPET
Carpet with holder pockets.
a product which can be easily produced and in line with strategic and commercial Regenesi's target.
Giulia Petruccelli, Maria Chiara Saccone, Fulvio Vignolo
Project MODULAMI (modulate me)
A variable intensity table lamp .
coherence of the product with initial brief and skilful of the students in solving construction problems due to the use of the materials.
Marco Ciola, Paolo Fiorenza, Elisa Senor
Project PER FARE UN FIORE CI VUOLE IL SEME (it takes a seed to have a flower, Italian quote)
A pot that can be opened made of biodegradable material and carton packaging
a truly innovative product thanks to the new use of the material and - last but not least - a product that eliminate a potential waste: the old plastic pot.
Moreover, two honorable mention have been assigned to:
Dario Forneris, Flavio Montagner, Federico Martorana
A project about urban transportation.
Valentina Mogliotti, Rebecca Vernero, Luca Zuliani
A chair that can be produced without any waste of material.
All projects are online on Regens (Regenesi's blog www.regenesi.com) and can therefore be enriched by the suggestion of all community's participants.
Silvia Pazzi, Regenesi CEO has commented: "I am very proud of the awarded projects. We will work together with the students to verify if possible to carry out the projects. This will be the most important prize."
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