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I vincitori


Zero di Leonardo Cremonesi, Letizia Gamba e Letizia Mapelli
Accademia di Belle Arti Brera – Milano


DNA Bookcase di Eva Mušič
Facoltà di Architettura di Lubiana

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

Spinal light di Gala Okorn, Helena Per
Facoltà di Architettura di Lubiana

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

Thinking outside of the box di Eva Krznarič
Facoltà di Architettura di Lubiana

The Winners


Zero by Leonardo Cremonesi, Letizia Gamba and Letizia Mapelli
Accademia di Belle Arti Brera – Milan


DNA Bookcase by Eva Mušič
Faculty of Architecture of Ljubljana

Soap Bubble by Jie Zhang
Accademia di Belle Arti Brera – Milan

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 – Milan

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

Sandro Fabbro

Fabbro Arredi

Sandro Fabbro was born in Udine on 5 September 1963. He graduated from the Cecconi professional technical institute in S. Giovanni al Natisone and, from an early age, he became passionate about furniture production techniques in his father Elvio’s workshop, which he took over in 1991. Aware of the need for change, he pushes the company beyond the classic carpentry shop, aiming at specialising in interior design and implementing the company with a technical department and a workshop capable of carrying out the entire production cycle to guarantee maximum product quality. It innovates the production department with state-of-the-art machinery to create the most flexible and complex shapes. He collaborates with important designers and architects for the creation of unique, high quality furniture, opening up to new realities that lead the company to experiences even beyond its borders. In recent years he has been awarded the diploma of master craftsman and his workshop has been conferred with the status of workshop school. Always attentive to the world of design and art, he organises events and participates with his creations in exhibitions and shows.


Sandro Fabbro

Fabbro Arredi

Sandro Fabbro nasce a Udine il 5 settembre del 1963. Si diploma all’ Istituto Tecnico Professionale Cecconi di S. Giovanni al Natisone e, sin da piccolo, si appassiona alle tecniche di produzione di arredo nella bottega del padre Elvio, di cui prende la guida nel 1991. Consapevole della necessità di un cambiamento, spinge l’azienda oltre la classica falegnameria puntando ad una specializzazione settoriale nell’arredo di interni ed implementando l’azienda con un ufficio tecnico e un laboratorio in grado di realizzare l’intero ciclo di produzione per garantire la massima qualità del prodotto. Innova il reparto produttivo con macchinari d’avanguardia per realizzare le forme più flessibili e complesse. Collabora con importanti designer e architetti per la realizzazione di arredi unici di alta qualità, aprendosi a nuove realtà che portano l’azienda ad esperienze anche oltre confine. Nel corso degli ultimi anni gli viene rilasciato il diploma di Maestro Artigiano e il suo laboratorio viene riconosciuto come “Bottega Scuola”. Sempre attento al mondo del design e dell’ arte, organizza eventi e partecipa con le sue realizzazioni ad esposizioni e mostre.


Alfred de Locatelli

Coordinator at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts

Alfred de Locatelli was born in Postojna (Slovenia) in 1960. After graduating from the State Institute of Art in Gorizia with a diploma in pictorial decoration, in 1987 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice in the decoration section. In the same year he obtained his diploma as a designer at the Maestri Calzaturieri del Brenta school in Stra (Ve). After various jobs in design and decoration, he devoted himself to teaching. He currently teaches Modelling at the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. He has taken part in countless exhibitions in Italy and Europe, inventing in 2004 and consolidating the roller technique (Artrolling).


The WunderWood 2021 jury includes outstanding professionals from the worlds of art, architecture and design. They will select a winning project and five special mentions. The winners will be distinguished by their aesthetic value, coherence with the theme, feasibility of the project and innovation.

arch Alessio Princic
Coordinator at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana
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Maria Christina Hamel
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Alfred de Locatelli
Coordinator at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts – Milan
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Patrizia Moroso
Art Director MOROSO
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Claudio Papa
Deputy Director at ABA UD G.B.Tiepolo – Udine
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Massimo Paniccia
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Sandro Fabbro
Owner of Fabbro Arredi
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Alfred de Locatelli

Coordinatore presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera

Alfred de Locatelli, nasce a Postojna (Slovenia) nel 1960. Dopo il diploma all’Istituto Statale d’Arte di Gorizia in decorazione pittorica nel 1987 consegue il diploma all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia nella sezione di decorazione. Nello stesso anno ottiene il diploma di stilista alla scuola dei Maestri Calzaturieri del Brenta di Stra (Ve). Dopo vari lavori nell’ambito del design e della decorazione, si dedica all’attività didattica. Attualmente insegna Modellistica all’Accademia di Belle Arti a Milano. Ha partecipato a innumerevoli mostre sia in Italia che in Europa, inventando nel 2004 e consolidando la tecnica a rullo (Artrolling).

2019 edition

Wunder Wood 2019 is the University – Enterprise Collaboration Project organised by Fabbro Arredi in collaboration with Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Milan) and Faculty of Architecture of Ljubljana in designing an objet that draws its inspiration from the Wunderkammer.


The subject: The Wunderkammer

Wunder Wood leads us to ask ourselves what a Wunderkammer (Cabinet of Wonder) is; for me it is setting the thought process in motion; it’s also a form of collecting that involves a wide variety of objects. Wunder Wood seeks out the same wonder in an object but is specialised in the use of wood.

Other readings on the topic and possible ideas:
1. Private collections, unusual collections and new collectors all over the world;
2. Science. In the Wunderkammer this usually was expressed through sumptuous jewellery, machines and stills;
3. Naturalia and everything that was discovered about nature. Corals, coconuts, stones, fossils and minerals for cutting. Eccentricity and bizarreness are defined by rare, unknown materials;
4. The cross-eyed view, in other words, objects produced by other cultures. Masks, jewels and implements;
5. Magic and its follow-on effects.

Alfred de Locatelli

The selection and the prize 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
Patrizia Moroso – Moroso Art Director
Enzo Santese – art critic, writer and poet
Maria Christina Hamel – designer
Fabbro Arredi, supervisor.

selected as the best project
“ALICE” by Florian Nagl and Theresa Zellner  / Faculty of Architecture of Ljubljana
The complementary furnishing Alice is a sideboard with a canaletto walnut veneer and four conical wooden legs. Inside, on four sides, are 16 secret drawers where curiosities are stashed.

selected as the best project
“ALICE” by Florian Nagl and Theresa Zellner  / Faculty of Architecture of Ljubljana
The complementary furnishing Alice is a sideboard with a canaletto walnut veneer and four conical wooden legs. Inside, on four sides, are 16 secret drawers where curiosities are stashed.

Furthermore, the jury identified the following projects as worthy of mention:
Libreria Butterfly by Martina Tuissi / Accademia di Brera
L’armadio cilindrico by Yishun Zhang / Accademia di Brera
Eden by Gabriele Giusto, Nicola Ferla, Johans Prelle Melly / Accademia di Brera
Staccato by Andrej Majdic / Facoltà di Architettura di Lubiana
Anta Gears by Alessandro Molinari / Accademia di Brera

The Alice piece was built by Fabbro Arredi and made its debut the evening of the prize ceremony on the 15th of November 2019.

The theme

by Alfred de Locatelli
Docente di Modellistica all’Accademia di Brera a Milano

Symbol Furniture

The theme of “Symbol Furniture” aims to explore the structure of the symbol in all its vastness, from its origins to the present, in that it shares the dynamic of a changing language, which is modified and renewed over time. Symbols are necessary for us to grasp what would otherwise be impossible to represent, and thus reflect on it. They are found significantly in the past and in other cultures in forms that to us may appear strange. “It is important to emphasise that many traditional symbols can’t be explained in a single way, but have multiple meanings (thus the dragon is not always an evil enemy, and the heart does not always signify love)”. Symbols and symbolism are also concealed within – and constitute an integral part of – contemporary art. Design and the influences of reinterpretations which can take concrete form are also key, stripping design back to its barest essence, as is characteristic of much of present-day production. Symbols have many possible forms and meanings, as careful research will show. Exploring them will open up worlds both possible and impossible.

You will travel on seas that take you to unexpected lands, where those willing to look will find an abundance of ideas – perhaps too many. Choosing inevitably involves loss: making a choice will lead you to discover something about yourself. You might glimpse the power of visual language in history, like Dan Brown, or in a wardrobe you might find the idea of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, that life is like a chest of drawers where the drawers have no bottom, so that what is above falls onto the lowest one. When you look in that drawer, you won’t find a hoped-for neatness, but a clouded and confused place where some things from the past emerge and others disappear. A piece of furniture may become a door to other worlds, a wardrobe that leads you to being a hero or prince in Narnia, witness to an escape from reality. And you will be freed from a system involving little care and endless doubt. I hope you become better acquainted with Ulysses, Achaean hero, described by Dante as a symbol of the thirst for knowledge.

The Competition

Fabbro Arredi
in collaboration with
l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Milano)
with the co-ordination of Doc. Alfred de Locatelli,
la Facoltà di Architettura di Lubiana
with the co-ordination of izr. prof. mag. Alessio Princic
and Accademia di Belle Arti “G.B. Tiepolo” (Udine)
with the co-ordination of Deputy Director Claudio Papa and Doc. of Design III Patrizia Moroso

presents the
University – Enterprise Collaboration Project


  1. Competition Announcement
    The Wunder Wood 2023 project seeks to initiate and investigate a dialogue between manufacturing enterprises and young designers, enabling students to contribute through their inventiveness and dynamism to innovation processes and to incorporate inspiration drawn from past models into contemporary design influences. The aim of the project is to connect students from universities in different countries and of different orientations so they can set out on a journey to extend and compare their knowledge.

Artisanal joinery

Fabbro Arredi is an artisanal joinery located in the province of Udine specialised in the production of design complementary furnishing items and small series of high-end custom-made furniture. Furniture that is highly sophisticated in terms of its shapes and materials, for public and private interiors. Our knowledge of the technique and art of working wood comes from our 60-year-long history in the business. In-depth experience and high tech combine to simultaneously drive the company forward to face new challenges day after day and to produce unique, customised objects. The company seeks out the solutions best suited to each individual project. This starts with the technical department where specialists analyse the project and produce the final drawing ready to be transferred to the workshop where the entire production cycle is carried out, from sectioning to varnishing, right through to assembly.

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The use of a 5-axis CNC machine enables Fabbro Arredi to work wood three-dimensionally and to shape its surface.
For the first time this year Fabbro Arredi is organising a competition to involve young creatives in experimenting the possibilities for using this innovative machinery which gives them a real opportunity to find an outlet for and market their own product.

Link to 5-axis CNC woodworking:
cnc 5-axis video 1
cnc 5-axis video 2

2. What the competition entails
Designing a complementary furnishing storage item for interiors that draws its inspiration from the Symbol Mobile, which stands out for creativity and originality form, and that requires the use of a 5-axis CNC machine in order to be produced.

Characteristics of the complementary furnishing item:

  • Materials: Wood in all its variations, from solid wood to composites.
  • Shape: All shapes and/or geometric volumes are permitted.
  • Dimensions: The object must fit inside a parallelepiped of max dimensions: 200x100x80 cm (excluding feet, handles and accessories). Min. dimensions: 50x50x50 cm
  • Modularity: The object may be a module that can be arranged to form a larger object.
  • Compartments, doors and drawers are permitted.
  • Tables and chairs are not permitted

3.   Benefits offered by the competition
Fabbro Arredi will produce a prototype of the complementary furnishing item selected as the best and the student who designed it will be able to collaborate on and follow the process of manufacturing his idea. The item will then be promoted for marketing purposes and displayed in design events and exhibitions as well as promoted through the web and press and any other channels that prove useful to promote the activity and sale of the object.

4.  Jury
The jury will be formed by a Technical Commission whose names will be announced on the webpage:

The winner will announced by 21 July 2023.
The venue for the awards ceremony is yet to be decided and will be announced on the website; all those taking part in the project will be personally informed by e-mail.

5. Modalities for delivering materials and deadlines 
The works may be sent in starting from 30 january 2023 via Wetransfer to the address info@fabbroarredi.it and must arrive by 12:00 am on the friday 23 june 2023. The Company will produce the prototype within 90 days from the winner being announced.

6.  Materials required:
The following material is required to participate:

  • Project in PDF format size A1 (594×841 mm) using the layout which can be downloaded from the button below. It contains:
    • Brief description of the work, description of the materials and finishes
    • Elevation plans and cross-sections of the object in scale 1:10
    • 1 or more 3D views of the model
    • Any particulars/details
  • 2D CAD file (in DWG or DXF format) and 3D CAD file (in DWG, SKP, 3DS or 3DM format)
  • Form completed with the student’s personal details.

Each designer may submit 1 individual project. Group projects are permitted

The A1 file and the personal data file must be downloaded from here:

download files

7.  Modalities for sending in the materials
All entrants must send the following files:

  • Designersnamesurname_wunderwood_A1.PDF (a chart with the presentation of the project)
  • Designersnamesurname _wunderwood_2D.DWG or DXF (2D CAD file of project)
  • Designersnamesurname _wunderwood_3D.DWG or SKP, 3DS, 3DM (file with 3D model of project)
  • Designersnamesurname _anagraficawunderwood.PDF (form completed with personal details)

8.  Conditions concerning the material and images sent, their use and intellectual property rights
Fabbro Arredi reserves the right, without any time limits, to use all the works for the organisation of exhibitions, for the production of informative, advertising and promotional material, and for the promotion of its own corporate initiatives.
Fabbro Arredi reserves the exclusive right over the production of the projects submitted and shall pay the student royalties in the event of sale.
Fabbro Arredi reserves the right to make technical modifications to the project, if necessary for the purpose of producing it, without however altering the idea behind it or its aesthetics

9.  Acceptance of the regulations
Participation in the project requires acceptance of all the points set out in the competition herein.
Fabbro Arredi reserves the right to make alterations to this competition, should this be deemed necessary. Such alterations shall be notified within good time and in the most suitable ways to all those concerned.
Participation in the project also requires full acceptance of the Privacy disclosure statement contained herein below, which gives explicit consent for personal data to be processed.

Disclosure in accordance with the Regulation concerning the protection of personal data

In accordance with Regulation 2016/679/EU (the General Data Protection Regulation) – Fabbro Arredi provides here below information about how the personal data you provided along with the digital documents in order to participate in the Wunder Wood 2023 project will be processed.

Purposes for which data processing is necessary and its legal basis
The personal data you have provided shall be processed by Fabbro Arredi in compliance with the Privacy regulation in force, for the following purposes connected with the implementation of the Project: – to allow participation and all necessary activities connected with it to be carried out (administration, passing on data to parties eligible to vote during the jury selection phase, communication regarding selection and the awards ceremony, – to inform participants about initiatives and/or news regarding the Project or in anyway connected or associated with it and  similar….; – to publish and  disseminate the personal data of the winner and/or participants on the website www.fabbroarredi.it, – to manage any requests and/or complaints). As well as for the purposes described above, participants’ data may also be processed by Fabbro Arredi to assert or defend its own rights in judicial proceedings, as well as to fulfil obligations provided for by law, EU rules or regulations, as well as provisions of the Supervisory Authorities for the specific field or other eligible institutional bodies. The providing of such data is necessary in order to enable participation in the Project: failure to provide or the provision of partial or inexact data could make it impossible to participate in the Project.

Modalities and logic used in processing
The data are processed manually and/or using information technology and Internet systems that use logic for the organisation and processing of data for the aforesaid purposes and in order to safeguard the security and confidentiality of the data.

Data Controller and persons in Fabbro Arredi authorised to process data
The Data Controller for your personal data is Fabbro Arredi, based in Via Pontebbana, 32, Magnano in Riviera (UD). Personal data are processed by Fabbro Arredi employees. These employees have been authorised to process data and have received suitable operating instructions to enable them to do this.

Categories of third parties to whom the data may be passed on in their capacity as Data Controllers or who could come to know about them in the capacity as Data Processors
As well as being processed by Fabbro Arredi employees, some data may also be processed by third party subjects, including companies to which Fabbro Arredi commissions a number of activities (or parts of activities) to achieve the purposes as set out in Point 1 above.
Such third parties may also be based abroad in EU or non-EU countries; in the latter case, the transfer of data is afforded by virtue of a decision of the European Commission regarding the adequacy of data protection levels in the non-EU country or on the basis of appropriate and relevant safeguards provided by Arts. 46 or 47 of GDPR (eg. signing “standard data protection clauses” adopted by the European Commission) or further preconditions of legality regarding data transfer provided for by Art. 49 GDPR (eg. conclusion or performance of a contract, consent of client).
In this case the same parties shall operate as autonomous Data Controllers or shall be designated as Data Processors or subjects appointed to process data.

Right of access to personal data and other rights
The participant has the right to access at any time data concerning him and to exercise the other rights provided (eg. to request the origins of the data, rectify inexact or incomplete data, limit processing, erasure, data portability, as well as object to them being used for legitimate reasons) by sending an e-mail to the following address: info@fabbroarredi.it.

Lastly, the Participant has the right to make a complaint to the Italian Data Protection Officer [Garante].

Download the Competition pdf file