The winning submission chosen by the jury was a project by two students from the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti of Milan, Fabrizio Mariani and Enrico Montecchi, entitled Il Futuro è Polimorfo (The Future is Polymorphous). “Ceramics is breaking away from its traditional format to become something new; Developments in technology and design are projecting this material into the future as part of a process of constant metamorphosis,” wrote the authors in their project concept; “The starting point for the design was the pure forms of the square, circle and triangle, which were fused together to create a living, evolving geometry; the false perspectives allow for an open dialogue with each user as they offer scope for different interpretations”.
Fabrizio Mariani was born in Segrate (MI) in 1994 and now lives in Paderno Dugnano (MI). A passionate designer, in 2013 he completed his studies in Advertising Graphic Design at the C.E. Gadda Institute in Paderno Dugnano. He then enrolled on the Graphic Design & Art Direction course at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) in Milan, where he is soon to graduate. In 2016, he and his colleague Enrico Montecchi were shortlisted in the Future Lions competition at the International Festival of Creativity in Cannes.
Enrico Montecchi was born in Formigine (MO) in 1988.
After completing his studies at the IPSIA professional institute in 2008, he began collaborating with a number of graphic design firms in the provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia, working mainly as a Graphic Designer and 3D Artist.
In 2013 he moved to Milan and enrolled on the Graphic Design & Art Direction course at the NABA arts and design academy while continuing to work as a freelance Graphic Designer.
He is soon to graduate from the NABA academy.