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Design available for production : 13 VIA Projects Assistance Grants
Design available for production
13 VIA Projects Assistance Grants
Yves Gradelet, February 16, 2009
Philippe RAHM_Ventilation, 2009_A. Dupuis
Philippe RAHM_Ventilation, 2009_A. Dupuis
 
In its role as a discoverer of young talent, VIA analyses all the projects that are spontaneously submitted by designers every year. A committee composed of well-known figures from industry, distribution, creation, education and the press reviews these projects and selects those that appear to be the most relevant and innovative in terms of design, technique, aesthetics and environmental. Financing for the construction of prototypes is then allotted. This enables direct dialogue between the designer and the manufacturer or producer, with an eye to finding a market opening. VIA project assistance thus provides a valuable means of expression for all young design school graduates. Apart from the promotion aspect, designers also benefit by the fact that VIA puts them in direct contact with manufacturers. At the same time, VIA Project Assistance grants give manufacturers, producers and distributors the chance to discover and meet the talented people who are designing the products of tomorrow.

Samuel Accoceberry_Air Chair, 2009_Marie Flores
Samuel Accoceberry_Air Chair, 2009_Marie Flores
 
Samuel ACCOCEBERRY - "Air chair" stackable chairs

The technique for this piece relies on the close interlocking of seven curved wooden laths aseembled in decreasing height. The splay of the laths constitutes the back, their joining low down forms the rear base. Material is honed to the strict essential, but the rhythm of the laths creates a visual effect. Stacked Air Chairs save space and provide graphic and colourful animation. Wood, the recyclable material par excellence, is joined using biological glue.


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