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Business for Art - Arte Laguna Prize

Selection of creative projects for the collaboration with companies.

Agnese Design | Valdobbiadene, Italy

Agnese Design


Prize of 4000€ for the winning artistic proposal.

Participation requires the presentation of works or indoor projects designed for the enhancement of modern and refined environments.
Specifically, the projects for 2 padded armchairs are required. There are no limits of size, technique or material.
Keywords: product quality, beauty, design, relaxation.
In the case of production, the company will name the armchairs with the artist's name


Valdobbiadene, Italy

Agnese Design is upholstery and artistic furnishing craftsmanship in Valdobbiadene, located in the lush hills north of Treviso, home of the white wine "Prosecco Superiore Docg", now a Unesco heritage.

For years specialized in furnishing solutions, upholstery, curtains, furnishing accessories, architectural and lighting projects, turnkey designs. At Agnese Design it is also possible to have contract design, services for commercial activities: shops, hotels, bed & breakfasts and restaurants. It offers complete advice, for the whole house or for just a room, but also for more specific works: curtains, pillows, tablecloths, furnishing accessories.

Details are essential to complete the atmosphere of a room.
For this reason Agnese Design proposes a selection of objects to enrich the furniture with a personal touch: pleasant fragrances for the environment, comfortable cushions for optimal rest, sparkling glasses.
They create environments with character, which convey emotions, which welcome you like a hug, for the best possible experience.

Past collaborations

  • Majer | Venice, Italy
    Majer | Venice, Italy Majer


    Prize of 2,500€ for the winning work

    Selection of one artist among the Under25 artists who submit at least one work in the painting category.
    The winning work will remain the property of the company that will cover the transportation costs and exhibit it in one of its premises.

    Venice, Italy

    MAJER was born in 1924 as a bakery in Piazzale Roma. In 2006 it was taken over by Fabrizio De Nardis who kept its original name. After 13 years of activity, Majer is present in the city with eight stores and a restaurant on the island of Giudecca. Every day many customers are served with artisanal products of the highest quality, Made in Venice.
    The heart of our production is the oven where we cook fresh bread every morning.
    Our passion for local traditions retraces a long and patient experience where we keep alive the way we make bread, as we once did. Using organic flours with natural leavening.
    Together with the bakery the artisanal pastry shop of our production, which is produced in the laboratories also with the procedure and the ancient recipes of the pastry tradition handed down from 1924 to today. There are also Venetian specialties, known and appreciated all over the world. For example, artisan biscuits with an unmistakably unique flavor, prepared with shortcrust pastry, high quality fresh butter and natural aromas.
    Coffee is also roasted and blended in its own Venetian roasting in the Ghetto, acquiring the best origins in the world of grains.
    The Majer restaurant, on the Giudecca island, in a refined and innovative style, offers a cuisine of delicious dishes according to the season cooked on the grill Josper.
    Future ... In the coming months we will open a shop ... and a second restaurant near the Scuola Grande di San Rocco.


    Weixuan ZhangWeixuan Zhang
    (Guangxi, China)

    Winner at 14th edition
  • Outofblue | La Palma, Canary Islands
    Outofblue | La Palma, Canary Islands Outofblue


    Prize of 3000 € for three artists (1000 € each)

    The participation includes:
    - round trip
    - accommodation in La Palma - Canary Islands
    - on-site assistance
    materials for creating the work (to be agreed with the property)

    La Palma, Canary Islands

    Outofblue was born in Venice as an idea of hospitality with particular attention to aesthetics, to design and the artistic value of the spaces it makes available.

    During 2019 the idea spread to the beautiful island of La Palma (Canary Islands), declared UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for its precious ecosystem, still largely intact.

    Known as the Isla Bonita for its breathtaking landscapes, the imposing volcanoes, the dense forests, the welcoming beaches and starry skies, La Palma hosts the world's first Starlight Reserve which attracts scholars and enthusiasts from all over the world.

    Outofblue will offer a space of artistic expression that will be available for a month and open to every form of creativity.

    “Art belongs to everybody and nobody. Art belongs to all time and no time. Art belongs to those who create it and those who savour it. Art no more belongs to the People and the Party than it once belonged to the aristocracy and the patron. Art is the whisper of history, heard above the noise of time. Art does not exist for art’s sake: it exists for people’s sake.” Julian Barnes

    We will thus offer to our future guests the wonderful opportunity to stay inside an artistic space that will fill not only their eyes but also their soul.


    Anna KryukovaAnna Kryukova
    (Elabuga, Russia)

    Winner at 14th edition
    Francesco NassoFrancesco Nasso
    (Reggio Calabria, Italy)

    Winner at 14th edition
    Kaoru ShibutaKaoru Shibuta
    (Hokkaido, Japan)

    Winner at 14th edition
  • Maglificio Giordano's | Treviso, Italy
    Maglificio Giordano's | Treviso, Italy Maglificio Giordano's


    Prize of 2000 € for the winning proposal.

    Participation requires the submission of works or art projects extended also to photography, video art, performance where the connection with the fashion world is predominant.There are no limits of size, technique or material. The winning work will remain the property of the artist.

    Cappella Maggiore (TV), Italy

    Maglificio Giordano's, founded in 1948, is an international reference point for the most important brands in the fashion scene worldwide.
    The key to its success is the high quality of its products, the result of enormous care in the execution process, combined with the highest level of machinery and technological support. Before leaving the Maglificio, each garment goes through b20-25 different processes, making it possible to obtain an extraordinary product, ideal for demanding and international customers looking for the real Made in Italy, synonym of excellence. The production of Maglificio Giordano’s takes place in Italy, both to guarantee its quality, which has always distinguished it, and for a precise ethical reason. All the production stages, from the study of the surface to the modeling, to the delivery of the prototype and to the development of production and logistics, are shared with the customer in order to offer a highly personalized and extremely punctual service, like true luxury artisans.


    Oscar AgudeloOscar Agudelo
    (Medellin, Colombia)

    Winner at 13th edition
  • 47 Anno Domini | Treviso, Italy
    47 Anno Domini | Treviso, Italy 47 Anno Domini


    Prize of 2000 € for the winning project.

    Participation requires the presentation of site specific installations or projects, indoor or outdoor, designed for the enhancement of the spaces of 47 Anno Domini (see photo www.47annodomini.it/le-sale). There are no limits of size, technique or material. The theme is free, but the project must be inspired by the conceptual approach of the company that associates wine production and the quality of the products with ideas of beauty, design, relaxation. The company will then decide whether to support the production of the project, for this reason the artist, during the application stage, must also indicate the production costs.

    Treviso, Italy

    47 Anno Domini is an authentic Wine Creative Lab on the Treviso Mare road. The company name is a reference to the completion date of the ancient Roman road along which the 30 hectares of vineyards wind and whose grapes create the flagship wines of the group. The company was founded on fertile soil, clayey and rich in minerals: it is a difficult soil to cultivate, but one that contributes much to the sweetness and intensity of the flavours of the grapes, made unique by the Libeccio wind that gives the area a unique microclimate.
    Precisely on this land, capable of offering important, refined wines with unmistakable elegance and consistency, 47 Anno Domini was built; an expression of love for the land and good wine that has always been part of the Tombacco family. Surrounded by chiselled rows of vineyards, 47 Anno Domini is an expression of the Wine by Design philosophy: every element of the company gives voice to an innovative conceptual approach, which combines wine production and product quality with ideas of beauty, design, relaxation.
    Not just production, but also design. 47 Anno Domini is a company with an unusual identity: wood, glass and steel intersect in diagonal lines and form dynamic contrasts with the open brickwork. The play of the light and geometrics render the interior spaces unique and make the Wine Creative Lab the ideal space to enjoy 360 ° tasting experiences. Not forgetting the fundamental role of Open Vineyards, a window with breathtaking views of the vineyards and the steel barrels, the true protagonists from which the wine comes to life.


    Chelita Riojas ZuckermannChelita Riojas Zuckermann
    (Mexico City, Mexico)

    Winner at 13th edition
  • Fraccaro Spumadoro | Treviso, Italy
    Fraccaro Spumadoro | Treviso, Italy Fraccaro Spumadoro


    Prize of 2.000 € for the winning project.

    Participation requires the presentation of works or graphic proposals to be applied to the packaging of the products by Fraccaro Spumadoro in order to create a packaging prototype with the winning graphics. The submitted proposal can be free or declined for one of the packaging used by the company and must be inspired by the key concepts of “excellence and artisan elegance, a story of love and simplicity eighty years long, natural ingredients and sourdough, essentiality”.

    Treviso, Italy

    Fraccaro Spumadoro SPA is a story of love and simplicity eighty years long.
    Elena and Giovanni Fraccaro opened their first bakery in the ancient castle walls of Castelfranco Veneto in 1932. Since then, the name Fraccaro Spumadoro has been constantly linked to the traditional art of Confectionery.
    This passion has been kept alive to this day: the Fraccaro products are still made using artisan methods, with the same aromas and atmosphere of eighty-six years ago.
    Pasticceria Fraccaro products are special because we use our most precious ingredient: the sourdough we got since 1932. Our sourdough is still renewed every day with flour and water, allowing us to bake our cakes with the traditional method of “natural leavening”, adding only healthy and genuine ingredients that guarantee the inimitable taste of homemade cakes.
    Our sourdough is used for all our products: Panettoni, Pandoro, Sweet Focaccia, Colomba, Brioches and Snack to give them natural softness and digestibility.
    The company in the last years has started to open its business to international markets, developing a strong interest in packaging, wanting to start a journey in search of a style that enhances the craftsmanship, simplicity and elegance of its products.


    Amelia CorvinoAmelia Corvino
    (Udine, Italy)

    Winner at 13th edition

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  • Tessitura Bevilacqua | Venice, Italy
    Tessitura Bevilacqua | Venice, Italy Tessitura Bevilacqua


    The historic Venetian company awards the best artistic proposal with the precious fabric Velvet Soprarizzo Leoni, made with a loom from 1700, worth € 2,000.

    Participation requires the submission of projects involving the use of the Bevilacqua fabric. The theme is free, there are no limits of size and the artist has freedom of choice on how to use the fabric. The winner will receive a fabric supply in agreement with the company, the project must be completed within 1 year from the reception of the materials and will remain the property of the artist.

    Venice, Italy

    Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua was founded in Venice around 1700, but the textile tradition started many centuries earlier: it dates back to at least 1499, when the name “Giovanni Bevilacqua, waver”, one of the family’s ancestors, appeared on a painting by Giovanni Mansueti. It is the oldest European weaving still in activity. On the original looms belonging to the Silk Guild of the Republic of Venice, even today the precious soprarizzo velvet is hand-woven with the same techniques and the same quality level imposed by the Doges. The Bevilacqua historical archive, with more than 3500 drawings, is a source of inspiration for the most famous stylists and designers from all over the world. The manual production, which still takes place in the company's historic headquarters overlooking the Grand Canal, since the 1930s has been accompanied by a mechanical production always performed on exclusive Bevilacqua designs with the use of particular techniques to ensure the quality and prestige of the brand name.

    Tessitura Bevilacqua is divided into a part of mechanical production and one of manual weaving. The latter still has its headquarters in Venice, in Santa Croce, overlooking the Grand Canal. The soprarizzo velvet is the most refined and complex type of velvet, since it consists of two layers of velvet: the cut velvet and the curly velvet. It owes its name to the fact that the cut velvet is higher than the curly (riccio) one: from here sopra-riccio or soprarizzo. The difference between these two types of velvets, in addition to embellishing the design, also creates different shades of color, starting from the same yarn. As a matter of fact, the curly velvet reflects the light and is lighter, while the cut velvet absorbs it and, as a consequence, it is darker. The processing is extremely slow, since, on each loom, only a few centimeters a day are produced. However, the satisfaction of creating something unique, whose secret is now guarded by only a few people in the world, repays all the efforts.


    Elio TiccaElio Ticca
    (Nuoro, Italy)

    Winner at 13th edition

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  • Manifattura Zanetto | Padua, Italy
    Manifattura Zanetto | Padua, Italy Manifattura Zanetto


    Prize of 2.000 Euro for the winning product design and realization of the project.

    Presentation of a new product design for the realization of a vase which will contain at least a noble metal sheet.

    Padua, Italy

    Zanetto, founded in 1963, is an Italian craftsmanship laboratory, dedicated to the creation of noble metals art objects for room and table decoration.
    Zanetto is a workshop of highly skilled silversmiths devoted to the crafting of decorative household objects in silver, silver-plate and fine metal alloys. The Zanetto production philosophy involves maintaining the artisanal character of its products, convinced that hand production provides a unique and absolute guarantee to achieving exceptional quality and original workmanship.Traditional techniques and ancient secrets are maintained and reinvented to create contemporary objects that strive for simplicity and balance: "Balance is our measure, reflected, restored and transfigured by the LIGHT of metal,the very light we like to think as a gift within each article produced by our workshop."


    Riccardo ErataRiccardo Erata
    (Cremona, Italy)

    Winner at 12th edition

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  • Eurosystem | Treviso, Italy
    Eurosystem | Treviso, Italy Eurosystem


    Prize 5,000 Euro for the winning project.

    Submit a video enhancing the art-technology relationship through unique and creative communication.

    Treviso, Italy

    To participate, applicants are asked to submit a creative proposal aimed at connecting art and technology, two worlds that are increasingly intertwined.

    “Art comes from technology. It is the opposing force that balances the disruptive effects of new technologies in culture. Art is the metaphorical aspect of the same technology that it uses and criticizes”.
    (Derrick de Kerkchove, The Skin of Culture: Investigating the New Electronic Reality, 1995)
    It is the etymology of the term “technology” that brings along and defines its close relationship with art (the word technology comes from the Greek "techne", art meants as skill, and "logia", that is speech, treaty).
    Artists have always relied on technological knowledge and ingenuity to find the best materials and tools to express their dreams, thoughts, visions and beliefs, and each work of art is determined first and foremost by the materials available to the artists and their ability to manipulate them.
    Not only does technology affect artistic creation by establishing the artists' possibilities of expression, but it also determines the passage to different functions of art, changing therefore the way it can be enjoyed. On the other hand, art, by its very nature, helps improve and increase the perceived value of technology.
    The aim of this Prize is therefore to design a tool that the Eurosystem company (specialized in IT technology) can use to enhance the relationship between art and technology.
    The creative proposal must consist in a video made using any technique and lasting up to 3 minutes.

    The creative submissions will be selected by the Company, together with the Art Director of the Arte Laguna Prize based on originality, alignment with the company's hallmarks, and feasibility.
    The documentation (including images) will not be returned.
    The winner will be announced during the opening and awards ceremony of the 11th Arte Laguna Prize in March 2017.

    The Special Prize of 5,000 (five thousand) Euro net will be awarded to the winner with a contract agreement in two tranches:
    • 2,500 Euro in April 2017,
    • 2,500 Euro in July 2017
    The winner will give the Company all rights of industrial, intellectual property and image exploitation, while recognizing the moral rights to the author.


    Fabio TabacchiFabio Tabacchi
    (Prague, Czech Republic)

    Winner at 11th edition

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  • Papillover | Neaples, Italy
    Papillover | Neaples, Italy Papillover art collection


    Prize 1,000 Euro for the winning project.

    Submission of painting and graphic proposals, of new textures or shapes for bow tie designs, in order to create a prototype for a Limited Edition branded Papillover.

    The proposal may feature the design of new products, similar to bow ties, aimed at the company’s target market.

    Napoli, Italia

    PAPILLOVER is the project of Manuela, Sara and Fabio, three young entrepreneurs who have decided to turn their passion for bow ties and for Made in Italy into the core of their business, focusing on an entirely handmade product, made with the highest quality materials.

    The young start-up places the bow tie at the center of its world, as an everlasting symbol of elegance and formal style, and revolutionizes the identity of this product by presenting many new designs and original patterns to suit every look.

    The bow tie is no longer listed among men's accessories but it also becomes suitable for women and children. In short, bow ties for everyone and for every occasion.


    Philip ColbertPhilip Colbert
    (Perth, United Kingdom)

    Winner at 11th edition

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  • Rima Sofa & Beds | Pordenone, Italy
    Rima Sofa & Beds | Pordenone, Italy Rima Sofa and Beds


    Prize 5,000 Euro for the winning project.

    creative proposal inspired by the world of soft furniture (sofas, armchairs, puffs, beds) in order to enhance and promote the company's products.
    The proposal may include:
    - promotional videos
    - images for advertising campaigns
    - design submissions for soft furnishings

    Pordenone, Italy

    The trademark Rima Salotti was founded in 1992 as a manufacturer of removable upholstery both in fabric and leather; in 2008 the trademark became Rima Sofa & Beds.

    Since the beginning, our aim has been creating models in line with market needs, keeping the original mark of the brand: Quality, Services, Convenience. We produce classic and modern sofas with the possibility of inserting a bed, transformable sofas, design sofas, upholstered beds and complements.

    Our values are our soul: we find them in every action we do, they are the core of our work and our flag. They are our deepest beliefs. Each one of us is called to live them, promote them, and respect them. All together they define our company and the kind of people we are.


    Kemikal ComunicazioneKemikal Comunicazione
    (Vicenza, Italy)

    Winner at 11th edition

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  • Capo d'Opera | Treviso, Italy
    Capo d'Opera | Treviso, Italy

    Treviso, Italy


    (Venice, Italy)

    Winner at 2nd edition

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  • Tenuta S. Anna | Venice, Italy
    Tenuta S. Anna | Venice, Italy

    Venice, Italy

    Tenuta S. Anna, Genagricola S.p.a. Group, offers the “Tenuta S. Anna Art Collection” special prize, which is reserved to the artists that register with 2 artworks to the Painting section. The theme of this special prize is “Colors of the Earth”. Artists can participate with the same works of the main contest or present two other art pieces.


    Rotem ReshefRotem Reshef
    (Tel Aviv, Israel)

    Winner at 4th edition

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    Rotem Reshef
    Rotem Reshef
    Rotem Reshef
  • ReiL | Bahia, Brazil
    ReiL | Bahia, Brazil

    Bahia, Brazil

    ReiL company collaborates with the Arte Laguna Prize for the 2010.11 edition, reserving the prize to the artists who submit 2 works in the sculpture section.
    The Art Residency takes place in Bahia (Brazil) from 29th September 2011 and it finishes with a photo shoot/video. The Residency includes travel, accommodation, lodging, assistance and materials. The aim of this art residency is to realize an artistic project in one of the residential estate's house of Bahia.


    Joan MateuJoan Mateu
    (Girona, Spain)

    Winner at 5th edition

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  • STILE Original Design | Brescia, Italy
    STILE Original Design | Brescia, Italy

    Brescia, Italy


    Elena GiustozziElena Giustozzi
    (Macerata, Italy)

    Winner at 6th edition

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  • FOPE gioielli | Vicenza, Italy
    FOPE gioielli | Vicenza, Italy

    Vicenza, Italy


    Zer NiritZer Nirit
    (Jerusalem, Israel)

    Winner at 7th edition

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    Amelia ZhangAmelia Zhang
    (Vancouver, Canada)

    Winner at 6th edition

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  • Pas de Rouge | Venice, Italy
    Pas de Rouge | Venice, Italy

    Venice, Italy

    The Special Prize “Pas de Rouge” by Gritti srl has been created in the context of the 9th International Arte Laguna Prize. Award of 10,000 Euros for the winning creative proposal.
    In order to participate you must submit a work or a creative proposal inspired by the world of footwear and the slogan "The Soft Appeal" that accompanies Pas de Rouge products. The aim is to enhance and promote the company's products by highlighting their distinctive features:
    - lightness and comfort of the footwear
    - charm, style and elegance of the footwear
    - care for the materials
    - craftsmanship and high quality
    - Made in Italy


    (Bologna, Italy)

    Winner at 9th edition

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  • La Tordera | Valdobbiadene, Italy
    La Tordera | Valdobbiadene, Italy

    Valdobbiadene, Italy

    The Special Prize La Tordera - Create the Label is made under the 9th International Arte Laguna Prize and is aimed at creating an artistic label for a limited edition wine line inspired by the theme:
    Natural balance - Feeding the planet

    The winning artist is awarded a cash prize of 5,000 Euros and the wine line is presented at Vinitaly 2015, and promoted at exclusive events during Expo 2015.


    Daniele MisaniDaniele Misani
    (Monza Brianza, Italy)

    Winner at 9th edition

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    Daniele Misani
    Daniele Misani
    Daniele Misani
  • Deglupta | Venice, Italy
    Deglupta | Venice, Italy Deglupta


    Prize of 5,000 Euro for the winning project

    The prize includes:
    - materials supply
      (leather or fabric, paints)
    - delivery and pick up of the materials
    - realization of the products
    - placement of the products
      in some boutiques in Italy
    - final exhibition

    Venice, Italy

    Deglupta is an Italian company that makes use of creativity alone to create bags and accessories for women and men by using leathers and fabrics painted by artists and then sewn entirely by hand by skilled craftsmen. The results are unique and first-rate pieces of art, the outcome of creativity and ongoing research, both in the choice of artists and in the selection of raw materials used for production.

    Artists interested in this Special Award shall provide some images of paintings on canvas that can be turned into bags. Among these sumissions, the company Deglupta will select the winning one.
    Since the creations of Deglupta are handcrafted, special consideration will be given to abstract representations, because in them the subsequent cuttings and seams would not compromise the overall meaning and harmony of the painted canvas.

    Deglupta will collaborate with the winning artist for a limited edition of the next collection spring-summer 2017, ranging from handbags to possibly some piece of furniture. The company will provide the primary materials for the creation of painted canvases and it will ensure the placement of the creations in some of the best boutiques in Italy.


    Aaliyah NavrasAaliyah Navras
    (Krasnik, Poland)

    Winner at 11th edition

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    Januario JanoJanuario Jano
    (Luanda, Angola)

    Winner at 10th edition

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  • Riva 1920 | Cantù, Italy
    Riva 1920 | Cantù, Italy Riva 1920


    Collaboration with a Made in Italy excellent company
    10-day stay to realize the project

    The prize includes:
    - accommodation
    - creation of an object or work using briccola wood
    - materials
    - assistance
    - the product created will be presented at
    Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan

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    Cantù, Italy

    For years Riva has been making furniture items that defy the passing of time and respect nature.
    It all starts in 1920 in a family-run artisan workshop using exclusively solid wood. In 1992 Riva turns into a company and it exhibits for the first time at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Over the years it has started new collaborations with several designers and thanks to the natural finishing touches, to the warmth of wood and to the support of a smart design, the products start to be appreciated also abroad and Riva Arredamenti becomes R1920.
    Riva also creates a Museum of tools and machines for wood working, collected both in Italy and Europe, which over the years has gathered about 2,800 items. In 2010 the new showroom of about 3,000 squared meters is created.
    Today Riva is continuing to work as it did as an artisan workshop, the number of designers and architects of worldwide popularity is in constant growth and challenges are ambitious, such as the production of furniture made in unusual wood like cedar, the thousands-year-old kauri wood from New Zealand and the Briccola wood from Venice.
    Riva 1920 is also involved in several cultural projects and social initiatives, such as the creative competitions aimed at young designers and architects and the project for the salvage of the disused barrel wood from the Community of San Patrignano, which is reused and worked by the young guests of the center in order to create new design works.


    Massimiliano MagriniMassimiliano Magrini
    (Ancona, Italy)
    Bricco Garden, 2016

    Winner at 10th edition

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    Studio di Architettura Michele Arcarese e Pierre BusnelliMichele Arcarese and Pierre Busnelli
    (Rome, Italy)
    BRI.POP, 2015

    Winner at 9th edition

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    Gian Giacomo BorinGian Giacomo Borin
    (Venice, Italy)
    Briccolight, 2014

    Winner at 8th edition

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