Savin Couëlle, Porto Cervo
Clemente Busiri Vici jr, Rome
Manuel Aires Mateus, Lisboa
Martino Gamper, London
Ken Eastman, London
Alberto Bassi, IUAV, Venice
Paolo Romani, Gruppo Romani S.p.A., Casalgrande
Lighthouse Interiors: Call for Entries
From Iberian Peninsula, passing through Americas, until Asian shores, designers and businesspeople have recently started to focus their attention on lighthouses. In the era of GPS, sonar and automatic navigation, a number of signal towers have lost their original significance, being abandoned and turning into ruins. They stand as relics of a bygone era, now waiting to be rediscovered and re-used in a more contemporary fashion.
To this end, a number of projects, both private and public, have been put forward, which aim to renovate lighthouses for the opening of new, unparalleled accommodation facilities. The old coastal buildings stand, majestic and isolated, in breathtaking landscapes that are perfect locations for unforgettable holidays and ideal destinations for the most discerning and demanding of tourists.
Following this trend, Gruppo Romani, which has led the industry of top-quality ceramics production for decades, has launched Lighthouse Interior, a competition for the creation of a new collection of furnishing accessories and pottery, drawing inspiration from the myth of lighthouses and coastal towers to create new products of exquisite elegance, conceived for this new network of accommodation facilities, as well as for seaside tourism in general.
Competition Website: http://www.competitionsfordesigners.com/competition/lighthouse-interior