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Wed 31.7.

‘I’ve brought you a souvenir’ project by Free University of Bozen-Bolzano students (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 31.07.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

Bretteljause by Florian Reiche; two chopping boards that wrap around a bottle of wine with two wooden cups made of oak, the same wood used to make wine barrels. Created to enjoy the "cured meats and good bread [that] are some of the excellent products from around Rovereto".

Bretteljause by Florian Reiche; two chopping boards that wrap around a bottle of wine with two wooden cups made of oak, the same wood used to make wine barrels. Created to enjoy the “cured meats and good bread [that] are some of the excellent products from around Rovereto”.

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.

 

 

Dolci Quartieri (sweet districts) by Andreas Trenker; a chocolate bar to discover the various parts of town, "Move from one district to another, break off the corresponding piece from the chocolate bar and boost your energy for a visit to the next one."

Dolci Quartieri (sweet districts) by Andreas Trenker; a chocolate bar to discover the various parts of town, “Move from one district to another, break off the corresponding piece from the chocolate bar and boost your energy for a visit to the next one.”

“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.”

 

Memoria by Andreas Trenker; a USB pen drive hidden within a figure of Fortunato Depero, creating "a link with the fascinating creativity of the Rovereto-born artist. The pen drive can be used to contain the impressions of the town, be these in the form of photos, films or audio recordings."

Memoria by Andreas Trenker; a USB pen drive hidden within a figure of Fortunato Depero, creating “a link with the fascinating creativity of the Rovereto-born artist. The pen drive can be used to contain the impressions of the town, be these in the form of photos, films or audio recordings.”

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.

 

to the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano website

 

to the Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto website