Oliva wins the Archiproducts Design Awards 2019

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The armchair Oliva, designed by Constance Guisset for Zanotta has been awarded with the Archiproducts Design Awards 2019 in the “furniture” section, distinguishing for its concept and the sophisticated constructive solution that gathers functionality, ergonomics and formal aesthetic in a perfect balance.

Viewed from the front, the armchair evokes the idea of an open shell, embodied by the soft seat and back, with their enveloping and generous curves. Padded polyurethane elements conceal a steel frame upon solid wood legs. Like a piercing, the front legs extend through the seat cushion, before joining the rear legs to create a distinctive effect of structural lightness. From the back, the armchair assumes a greater volume and personality. Design tells the encounter between companies and designers who, together, bet on an idea and start experimenting and researching in order to improve the ways of living a space.
The Archiproducts Design Awards select and reward 100 products that better represent the best outcome of this encounter in terms of design and innovation, according to criteria of formal solutions, functionality, longevity and ergonomics. Ranging from furniture to lighting, from contract to construction, the Archiproducts Design Awards are assigned to 14 product categories. An international and independent jury, made up by skilled professionals who are competent in various fields – architecture, design, media, photography – have judged more than 700 competing products nominated by over 400 brands all over the world, rewarding the best material experimentations, the solutions which stand out for originality and emotional power, as well as those able to anticipate the uses and concept in the residential and contract markets.

On November 14th the awarding ceremony will take place at Archiproducts Milan – via Tortona 31, together with the exhibition of selected winning projects, including Oliva.