Time to design – new talent award is an international design award with focus on the needs of young design talents in the beginning of their career. The award consists of three months residency at the National Workshops for Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, 50.000 DKK donated by the Cultural Ministry of Denmark, two weeks exhibition in Normann Copenhagen Flagship Store and career coaching.
To Hunn Wai and Francesca Lanzavecchia are the winners of this year’s Time to design – new talent award 2009. From November 26 the results are showcased at Normann Copenhagen where Wai & Lanzavecchia exhibits a series of interior products.
All of the furniture are made of Danish maple tree (acer) and covered with changeable, stretchy fabric, which takes form depending on the things the furniture contains. The visitors will see a shelf with skin which at the same time protects the books and creates alternate sculptural expressions, – a commode which swallows your possessions in different apertures, and a chair which acts as a personal sanctuary for one (or two) and which is able to transform its space from private to public