The initiative, organized by the Culture and Equal Opportunities Commission of the Order of Architects PPC in BAT Province, by Barletta Municipality and by IISS ‘Nicola Garrone’ in Barletta, under the auspices of the Magistretti Archive Foundation, by the ADI Association for Industrial Design and the firm Euroluce Lampadari Srl and Andria, paid tribute to the legendary creator of Atollo, the revolutionary lamp designed by the master and awarded the Compasso d’Oro 1979 with a study day that included several moments of in-depth study. At the end of the study seminar, they were awarded the three winners of the competition 22. The competition, conceived and promoted by the Cultural Commission of the PPC Architects Order of Bat, by ADI Puglia and Basilicata and by the leading lighting company ‘Euroluce Light of Italy’, was open to young students from the 5BL class of industrial design at the Lyceum. Artistic ‘Nicola Garrone’ by Barletta and their creations.
Through the competition, the three best projects were identified with a clear and innovative concept, inspired by the most advanced technologies and new materials, including eco-sustainable, formal rigor and the modern stylistic school of Vico Magistretti’s luminous bodies, consisting of brilliant lines of harmony and horizon. A qualified jury composed of Francesca Onesti, Chair of the Culture and Gender Equality Commission of the PPC Architects Order of the BAT Province, Roberto Marcatti, former President of ADI Puglia and Basilicata, Margherita Pellino, Vico Magistretti Archivist and chaired by Michele Losito of Euroluce project inspired by Magistretti “Sirio” di Thomas Griecodistributed by the CEO of Euroluce itself and by Margherita Pellino.
The result was second place Vito Farinola with the “Mù” project, plate withdrawn by the design teacher in class 5B at Garrone high school, design address, Prof. Raffaele Sguera, in third place “Fos”, light in ancient Greek, by Roberto Dimonte. The competition, which opened up for the future and for new inspiring energies, involved the students at the artistic high school Garrone in an exciting challenge for the new lamps, whose projects were exhibited all day in the rooms in front of the room. Barletta Castle, in the presence of the head teacher of the city’s art high school Antonio Francesco Diviccaro, of professors Marco Zezza, Raffaele Sguera and Mauro Antifora and of the architect and lighting designer Vincenzo Bafunno, teaches the project. To study and implement the students’ projects, Euroluce, which has a highly qualified team of designers and architects, has provided the expertise and professionalism from its own design studio, ‘Studio Inproject’. The works thus prepared have resulted in the admirable synthesis of this project on beauty and sustainability, environment and protection. In fact, the Andri-based company, with its professionals, is engaged in the study and research of new lines and daring and surprising answers in the world of LEDs and motion sensors, programmable ignitions and gradations.
In the afternoon space for the seminar with some interventions of great interest. After greetings from the Extraordinary Commissioner of Barletta Municipality, Francesco Alecci, by the President of the PPC Architects Order of BAT, Paolo Daddato, by the President of the Industrial Design Association (ADI) Puglia and the Basilicata section Guido Santilio, from the same ds from Garrone high school, Antonio Francesco Diviccaro and finally the Chair of the Cultural Commission of the BAT Architects Order, Francesca Onesti, Margherita Pellino, Head of the Vico Magistretti Foundation’s Historical Archive, illustrated how Magistretti made history of industrial and interior design in her speech “Vico Magistretti, Stories from the Archive”. The lawyer Antonietta Majellaro, director of the ADI section Puglia and Basilicata spoke on “Protection of intellectual property: opportunities and benefits for professionals, designers and companies”. Finally, Prof. Roberto Marcatti, former President of the ADI Section. Puglia and Basilicata with the speech “The simplicity of the project”.
The study day represented the completion of the Path for Transversal Skills and Orientation (PCTO), performed by the 5BL class from Liceo Artistico Address Industrial Design, which saw students deepen the theme of light in the universe of design objects. The design of shapes and lighting techniques is constantly evolving, with today’s society’s constant references to energy savings and home automation solutions, security prevention and strategic architectures for our homes and work environments. And the students fully interpreted the new needs by using eco-sustainable materials with low environmental impact, thus updating the Magistretti concept.
The ‘Contest 22’ competition, created by the consortium of institutions involved in the Euroluce Light of Italy, has highlighted the privileged and close relationship between the great Apulian company with the artistic and functional development of lighting and with the creative laboratory of the young designers of recent generations, so attentive and sensitive to the great rate of change, even new materials, in our homes and offices.