100 Different Copies
In partnership with Slow/d and CNA Emilia-Romagna, Fondazione Triulza is bringing together small artisan firms and young designers to create a chair for the Civil Society Pavilion in an innovative process to be used for the first time ever.
The aim of the international call is to create a wooden chair to be produced in at least 100 copies, each of which will vary in form. In practical terms, the one winning design will include a variable that makes it possible to produce the chair in 100 or more different, one-of-a-kind copies crafted by small artisan firms based in Emilia Romagna.
The call is for designers, design professionals and design, architecture and engineering students born after 1 January 1980.
In order to spread awareness about the importance of sharing and collaborating, the project will be released under an open source license, allowing anyone to reproduce it without restrictions, while at the same time ensuring that the designer receives remuneration in the form of fees charged to download the project or when copies to be produced by the same artisans are ordered on Slow/d’s design distribution website.
The winner will receive €3,000, have their project produced, earn royalties on subsequent sales and participate in a prototyping workshop.