Good Design Award 2019 Winner: Lagoa
Tacchini wish to celebrate the armchair Lagoa – designed by Zanini de Zanine and edited by Tacchini during the last Salone del Mobile in Milan – that won the prestigious Good Design Award 2019.
Founded in Chicago in 1950, Good Design Award remains the oldest and the world’s most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. This year, the Museum received a record number of submissions from the world’s leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms representing the most important and critical mass of influential corporations in the design industry from over 47 countries. In November/December, the 69th Good Design jury met in Los Angeles and New York and selected over 900 product designs and graphics from over 47 nations worthy of the Good Design Award for their Design Excellence.
Zanini de Zanine, the famous Brazilian designer, son of architect and designer José Zanine Caldas, creates an absolutely original model, conceived exclusively for Tacchini: Lagoa. Its soft, rounded forms surround a suspended seat that gives a marked contrast in terms of thickness. The ends of the seat slot into the sides of the structure, disappearing into a seamless natural embrace. A piece that shows brilliant, original creativity, drawing inspiration from the softness of the Carioca tradition, with an all-new visionary spirit.
The Lagoa armchair is inspired by the sinuous curves of the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon that enchants Rio de Janeiro. Its organic form and delicacy reminds us even more of the tropical spirit that influences this product. Produced with plywood structure, carefully wrapped with different thicknesses of polyurethane foam, and upholstery to the final finish, Lagoa offers great strength and comfort, valuing residential and corporate interiors.
Zanini de Zanine
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1978, Zanini de Zanine grew up watching his father, José Zanine Caldas work. He trained with Sergio Rodrigues, when he produced his first mobile. In 2002 he graduated in Industrial Design at PUC-Rio. From 2003, he began producing solid wood furniture, with pieces of demolition — columns, beams and posts of old houses — baptized as “Contemporary Carpentry.” From 2005, he began to create a new line of furniture pieces produced industrially using controlled origin wood and different materials such as plastic, acrylic, metals and other parts of manufactured products. To represent this new furniture line, Zanini creates in 2011 Studio Zanini.
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