Testimonials of partecipants
Designer Martina Malomo, and architect Francesca Scipioni, with their project "Lamerai", have taken the 2nd place at the Restile Awards. LAMERAI is a project that starts from markedly urban matters, such as the anti-slip metal sheet (or embossed) and the concrete, and becomes real in a double ceramic surface product.
The designer Gianluca Carraro, with his project SHASHIKO, took the 1st place at the Restile Awards. His project, SHASHIKO, takes inspiration from an oriental technique of embroidery, typical of the Japanese tradition: a tile that embodies the marks of a creative poem and gives life to a sofisticated tile.
The architect Matteo Cecconi has taken the third place in the Restile Awards with his project FENIX. The main object of his research on porcelain stoneware tiles has been the ancient techinque of "cocciopesto" (earthenware), a building tradition dated at the time of the Phoenicians. How did the the architect design a surface like this? What did he tell us? Let's find it out in the interview.
I first saw the Restile initiative on the internet portal of Abitare magazine. We decided to take part for two reasons: the prestige of the company involved and the brief. It immediately struck us that it was a fantastic opportunity to offer something different and more sought-after.
I found out about the Restile contest while surfing a website dedicated to architecture. Reading the contest details I thought that the theme was exciting and allowed for the utmost creative expression, therefore my decision to take part came naturally, as did the idea for my project.