Seven study grants are available for the advanced training course of POLI.design – the Consortium of the Milan Polytechnic – in Outdoor Experience Design – Designing and furnishing private and public outdoor spaces. This is the only course on this subject, addressing the question of design of spaces that are becoming true extensions of interiors. The fifth edition of the course, 132 hours with final project work and an educational tour of important outdoor spaces in Milan, will be held from 7 to 29 July at POLI.design – Milan Polytechnic (Campus Bovisa). The teachers include specialists like Patrizia Pozzi, Anna Scaravella, Massimo Semola, Marco Bay and Margherita Azzi Visentini. Participants pay only the registration fee of € 1000 + IVA. Students receive a certificate from POLI.design. For program and calendar seewww.outdoorexperiencedesign.it. To apply for a study grant send your resumé by 25 June 2011, mentioning INTERNI Newsweekly, to: firstname.lastname@example.org,POLI.design – Daiana Bossi Tel. 02 23997275.
Marcello Potenza is the new Built-in sales director for the Italian market of Whirlpool EMEA. Potenza takes the place of Paolo Lioy in this role for Whirlpool Italia, operating in the built-in appliance sector, an area that requires great strategic commitment but also offers particularly stimulating opportunities.
During the 100% Design Show in London, the winners were announced in the event organized by LG Hausys Europe. The creations of the eight finalists in the two categories – professionals and students – were reproduced in natural size by Global Vacuum Presses. The international jury selected, in the professional category, E-Moke by Daniel Abendroth, and for the student category the project Naked Lamp by Mario Fuentes. E-Moke is a “static bicycle” conceived for public spaces. Passers-by can sit down, relax and pedal, recharging their mobile devices. Naked Lamp, on the other hand, is a lamp created to bring light and color to the streets of the city. This object combines good looks and practicality. The Hi-Macs Design Competition 2011 had the aim of letting participants take advantage of the extraordinary versatility of Hi-Macs, which does not age, can be thermoformed, and has invisible joints, all indispensable qualities to create any 3D form desired. The material is non-porous and translucent, making it perfect for outdoor applications.