Il Ricordo

The Zolijns Riva 1920 Briccole Design Competition was held in India, with over 150 entries from 6 design colleges. The brief was to re-use the Briccole posts from the Venetian lagoons and design a table out of them. The Oak posts get worn out by tiny molluscs that live in the water and need to be replaced periodically. This competition was an attempt to find a new use for them in the furniture industry. 

My concept was to highlight these holes and I designed ‘Ricordo‘, which means keepsake in Italian, as a reminder of the dying seafaring traditions of Venice. As an end table, it can be used anywhere in the house. My mentor for this project was Sanjay Puri, renowned Indian architect. Ricordo was chosen as a winner from over 150 entries by Maurizio Riva, of renowned Italian furniture firm Riva 1920, and Michele de Lucchi, famous Italian architect and designer.

The prototypes, one with natural resin and the other with Wax, the trophy designed by Karim Rashid and the certificate.
The prototypes, one with resin and the other with wax, the trophy designed by Karim Rashid and the certificate. 
Article in the Ahmedabad Mirror, 31st August 2014.
Article in the Ahmedabad Mirror, 31st August 2014.

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