2023 Edition

WunderWood 2023 involved students from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts – Milan, the University of Architecture in Ljubljana, and the G.B. Tiepolo Academy of Fine Arts in Udine in the creation of a design furniture complement inspired by the theme “Symbol Furniture.”

The theme: Symbol Mobile

The theme “Mobile Symbol” proposes to go through the structure of the symbol in its vastness,
from its origins to the present, as it has the same dynamics as language that changes, modifies and
renews itself over time. Man needs symbols to grasp what otherwise would not
be representable and thus be able to develop reflection. We find them in a
decisively in past ages and in other cultures in forms that seem bizarre to us.
“It is important to emphasize that many traditional symbols cannot be explained in
unambiguous way, but rather possess a dual valence (the dragon is therefore not always the
evil enemy, just as heart does not always mean love).” Even in contemporary art
contemporary art there are symbols and symbologies that make up its constituent part. Important is
also the design and suggestions of reinterpretations that can take on concrete
design, bringing it to its minimal essence, as is characteristic of much of
of today’s production. The symbol has many possible forms and meanings, as you can
verify with careful research. As you travel along it, possible and impossible worlds will open up.
You will travel through seas that will take you to unhoped-for lands, perhaps overstuffed with
ideas if you take note of them. Choices are always losses. The sorting of these will lead you to
discover something about yourself. You may think you glimpse the power of visual language
in history, like Dan Brown, or in a closet you may find what the
philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, that life is like a chest of drawers in which the drawers have no
bottom, many items fall on the bottom one. When you look in that drawer, you will not
you will find a hoped-for order, but a blurred and confused territory in which some things from the
past will emerge and others will disappear. It may be that a piece of furniture becomes a door
to other worlds, a cabinet that in the world of Narnia leads you to be hero and prince,
witnessing an escape from reality. And you will emerge from a web that involves little attention and a thousand
qualms. I wish you to approach Ulysses, Achaean hero, described by Dante as a symbol
Of the yearning for knowledge.

by Alfred de Locatelli

The selection and award ceremony

A giury composed of
Arch. Alessio Princic – lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture of Ljubljana
Prof Alfred de Locatelli – lecturer at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera

Claudio Papa – Industrial Designer
Patrizia Moroso – Art Director Moroso
Massimo Paniccia – Solari di Udine Spa
Maria Christina Hamel – Designer
Sandro Fabbro – Fabbro Arredi

selected as the best project
Zero by Leonardo Cremonesi, Letizia Gamba e Letizia Mapelli / Accademia di Belle Arti Brera – Milano

Zero is an interactive children’s bookcase made for the purpose of entertaining young users with numbers. The bookcase is equipped with a metric scale on the main block and a movable shelving system, thanks to which the child can measure his or her height over time. Each shelf corresponds to a measurement, which can be moved according to the height reached by the user, thus marking their milestones. In addition to being a game for children, Zero is also a bookcase suitable for more formal environments, capable of furnishing a living room or study. Its use as a room divider is also interesting. The colors are inspired by the primary colors used by Mondrian.

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Special mention:

DNA Bookcase by Eva Mušič
Faculty of Architecture of Ljubljana

Bolle di sapone by Jie Zhang
Accademia di Belle Arti Brera – Milano

Spinal light by Gala Okorn, Helena Per
Faculty of Architecture of Ljubljana

Mensola “BEE SHELF” by Caminotto Elena, Della Corna Silvia
Accademia di Belle Arti Brera – Milano

Thinking outside of the box by Eva Krznarič
Faculty of Architecture of Ljubljana

The Zero piece was built by Fabbro Arredi and made its debut the evening of the prize ceremony.