As anticipated last Friday, here are unveiled the names of the first two participants in our contest The Youth Design Day in Japan 2018:
They are Florian Van De Voorde and Vincenzo Sorrentino, two young designer who deal with subjects that are very different from each other.
We want to leave you hanging a little more, so we won’t tell you all about them. You will discover it by continuing to follow us.
Florian Van De Voorde is 22 years old and comes from Belgium. He studies Interior Design at the LUCA School of Arts in Ghent.
Let’s find out what inspired this young artist in his design and sustainability project, which will be presented in Japan. Here are his words:
“Last year – from august to october 2017 – I did my internship in Onbetaalbaar. This is a community of craftsmen (and women) who like to invite people to think about a more sustainable way about throwing away things and redefine what is thrash and what could be re- or upcycled. During this internship I got the chance to develop my first prototypes. This formed the base on which I made these pieces.”
Vincenzo Sorrentino is 25 years old and he’s Italian. He has a Bachelor in Design & Communication and a Master in Food Design.
Here, instead, is what inspired Vincenzo in his project on the theme of sustainable design:
“Everything started with this question: can the shape of the plate change my eating behaviours and my approach to food? My reflection and my research drove me to the conclusion that in the world different culture eat different kind of food but in the same round plate and so I experimented new shapes trying to re-create new rituals.”
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