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jul 01, 2008

flexibility flexible bench by giulio iacchetti

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flexibility – design in a fast changing society ex carceri ‘le nuove’, turin june 29 – october12 http://www.torinoworlddesigncapital.it

‘flexibility – design in a fast-changing society’ is one of the many events taking place in turin this year in conjunction with the city being named the ‘design world capital for 2008’. the show consists of nine projects by international designers installed at a former prison ex carceri ‘le nuove’.

flexible bench by giulio iacchetti

‘flexible bench is a special seat for urban furnishings. through the rotation of the seat/seat back it becomes a shelter,
a sort of roof that protects from the summer’s blistering heat, from the bad weather and as a night shelter.
a project dedicated to those who arrive in the city and don’t have a place to stay.’ GI

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giulio iacchetti giulio iacchetti was born 1966 in castelleone (cremona), italy. he graduated from the architecture program at milan’s polytechni and in 1992 opened his own practice in milan. in 2001, his project for a disposable fork ‘moscardino’ (designed with matteo ragni) won the compasso d’oro ADI and is now part of the permanent exhibition at MOMA in new york. his client list includes italian supermarket chain COOP, bialetti, casamania, caimi brevetti, desalto, de vecchhi, ferrero, f.lli guzzini, mandarina duck, meritalia, sambonet, pandora design and thonet vienna. iacchetti regularly teaches at several universities and design schools in italy and abroad.

http://www.giulioiacchetti.com | designboom interview with giulio iachetti (2007)

see the nine installations:

renewable clothing
by fernando brízio

instant rooms
by matali crasset

liquid memory
by ross lovegrove


by patricia urquiola

by bertjan pot

flexible bench
by giulio iacchetti


domestic sandbags
by antenna design

jailbreak (vendôme series)
by kram/weisshaar

my treasures trash
by emiliana design studio

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