A small group of young graduates from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano have explored the theme of site-specfic souvenirs in a workshop creating a series of souvenirs dedicated to the Mart, a local modern art museum, and the town of Rovereto, Italy.
“With a small group of young graduates, I explored this theme in a workshop, seeking to design souvenirs that are original, fun but also able to convey a sense of genius loci.” says Kuno Prey, Professor of Product Design at the university. “The result has led to the production of appealing, intelligent articles, some of which are also highly decorative. Many of the objects have been planned to be made of oak – rovere in Italian – which of course connotes the name of the town of ROVERETO.”
Prototypes of the souvenirs are being shown at ‘There and Again. Souvenir de voyage’, an exhibition featuring the works of the three young designers; Stefania Conci, Florian K. M. Reiche and Andreas Trenker. The designs will be on display in the foyer on the ground floor of the Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto until September 8th, 2013.