Pigreco wins the 2022 German Design Award

Tacchini is honored to inform you that Pigreco, the first product designed by Tobia Scarpa and presented by Tacchini in 2021, is the winner of the 2022 German Design Award.

The German Design Awards are the international premier prize of the German Design Council. Their goal is to discover, showcase and recognise unique design trends. As such, high-calibre submissions from the fields of product and communication design – all of which play a pioneering role within the international design landscape in their own way – are honoured every year. The German Design Awards, which were initiated in 2012, are amongst the world’s most renowned design awards and enjoy a prestigious reputation that extends well beyond specialist circles.

The Winner distinction of the German Design Awards pays tribute to outstanding and commendably realised design work in the context of a specific category. In each category, an appropriate number of design submissions is awarded the distinction of Winner. These are selected by a separate expert jury in each category of the German Design Awards.

Tobia Scarpa for Tacchini: Pigreco

The Pigreco chair is the first product designed by Tobia Scarpa, conceived in 1959 as a graduation project at the end of his studies in architecture at the University of Venice. The chair is the result of the designer’s early youthful intuitions. He wanted to create an object that could convey a “sense of space”, representing the concept of dynamism in a product. The technical construction requirements led Scarpa to design a seat canonically composed of four legs, two of which are very close together, so as to guarantee solidity while remaining faithful to the concept that initially inspired it: the triangular shape. Pigreco still stands out today thanks to its two characteristic “sister legs”, joined by a simple horizontal element that increases the structural strength of the seat. This design choice gives the chair and its technical and stylistic features a unique lightness in which nothing is revealed but everything is explicit.