Joaquim wins Wallpaper* Design Awards 2020: Best Flashback
We are delighted to announce that Joaquim, the low table designed by Giorgio Bonaguro and presented by tacchini during the last Salone del Mobile in Milan, is the winner of 2020 Wallpaper* Design Award for the category Best Flashback.
In the February 2020 Issue – already on newsstands – Wallpaper* reveals the winners of the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2020, adjudicated by their diligent and discerning jury: Solange, singer/songwriter and cultural icon; Daniel Lee, the discreet mastermind of Bottega Veneta; Liz Diller, doyenne of contemporary cultural architecture; Alex Israel, LA-based multimedia artist and this month’s limited-edition cover star; Adrian Cheng, Hong Kong developer and cultural impresario; and Pierre Yovanovitch, Wallpaper’s reigning Designer of the Year.
The past year has been significant for design, both in terms of output and philosophy. At Wallpaper* we have always championed the idea of design for life – beautiful, life-enhancing pieces that stand the test of time – but never has this idea had greater resonance. As we enter a fresh new decade, we’d do well to bear this in mind, and celebrate the designers and producers who are making a positive difference. Here’s to a better designed future! – Sarah Douglas, Wallpaper* Editor-in-Chief
The softness of Brazilian furniture design between the 40s and 60s in the modernist architecture of Niemeyer, Costa, Vilanova Artigas and Bo Bardi provides the inspiration for the new collection of Joaquin tables by Bonaguro for Tacchini. In aesthetic terms, the linear, geometric shapes are a homage to the simple, elegant lines of Joaquim Tenreiro, considered one of the fathers of modern tropical design. In technical terms, the Joaquim collection was designed to salvage off-cuts, fully embracing the principles of upcycling and environmental sustainability, which are major linchpins of Brazilian creativity. The tables feature a metal frame with tops and bases in Patagonia or Elegant Brown.
Giorgio Bonaguro studied mechanical engineering in Modena and then graduated at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan, in the double Master of Industrial and Interior Design. He has worked in several design studios in Milan; actually he collaborates with different companies and develops limited editions presented at some international fairs such as Design Miami/Basel, London Design Festival, Operae. He works between Italy and Brazil in the field of product design, interior design, exhibition and lighting, trying to combine a linear style with research and contamination between materials.
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