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Now accepting applications for the Lagostudio workshops

We are now accepting applications for the 2014 LAGOSTUDIO workshops. LAGOSTUDIO is the creative soul of LAGO, a laboratory where young talents can develop innovative projects. It is an excellent opportunity for designers and architects to spend ten together days on-site, working side by side with LAGO creatives and technicians.

Lagostudio Workshop

This year, there will be two LAGOSTUDIO workshops. Here are the dates and deadlines.

FIRST WORKSHOP: 30 JUNE > 11 JULY
The application deadline is 18 May 2014.

SECOND WORKSHOP: 21 JULY > 01 AUGUST
The application deadline 25 May 2014.

Applications received after the deadlines will be kept in consideration for future workshops.

It is simple to apply. Just fill out the online application form, also sending your CV and project portfolio. LAGOSTUDIO workshop participants will be given a specific brief and guidelines for designing products that are in-line with the LAGO philosophy and mood. Projects deemed especially interesting will be produced by the company, which will reward the designer/architect with economic compensation.

 

Lagostudio Workshop

 

The 10 workshop participants will be selected by a committee of prominent figures in the world of design, chaired by Daniele Lago, Creative Director of LAGO. The committee will evaluate the candidates’ portfolios, concentrating on product innovation, compatibility with LAGO style and the maturity of the designs.

 

The official list of workshop participants will be published on the LAGOSTUDIO website upon confirmation of the participation of all ten designers.

 

More information, the complete competition announcement and the LAGOSTUDIO products already being produced by the company can be found on the LAGOSTUDIO website. Further information can be requested by sending an email to: lagostudio@lago.it

 

Interview with Jennifer Rieker, designer of 3Dots Wallpaper

We met Jennifer Rieker at the first 2013 Lagostudio workshop. And this year she was the winner of the Lagostudio ‘Young Contest’. We were working on children’s rooms and asked the Lagostudio creatives to design some wallpaper for kids. Jennifer’s design, 3Dots Wallpaper, came in first. It is simple and amazing, just as design for children should be.

Jennifer Rieker

Hi Jennifer. How did you come up with the idea of 3Dots Wallpaper? Tell us more about the concept.

First I tried to remember the wallpaper that I had in my room when I was a child. It was completely white. But it had a kind of relief structure made of small dots. So to me as a child it was not only a white wall, I was discovering silhouettes like animals, people or objects in the random structure. Secondly I was inspired by an article I read about the fact that we tend to see faces in everything. The basic elements we need to recognize a face are two dots aligned horizontally over a nose or a mouth. This lead to the idea of the 3Dots wallpaper.

It’s a dotted pattern, in which you can find different animals by spotting the 3 black dots, which make the faces. So to adults it may be just a random pattern, but to children it can be a forest full of animals.

3Dots Wallpaper

Which aspects should be taken into account when designing for children?

Just ask them or ask yourself and remember what you liked or disliked when you where a child. Don’t take it too serious, design should make you smile.

Are there some needs that the designers or the companies do not have yet understood?

Design for children should be also adorable for adults. The best example would be a design that you want to have in your office or living room as well as in the kids room.

An essential fot the kids’ room?

A hide-away. A place in the room, that feels like your own tree house or cave. A place where you can hide, read or play, alone or with a friend.

How was your room when you were a child?

It was only 9m2, that’s why I had a loft bed. Underneath it was a space to hide or play with friends. The wallpaper was white, with a dotted relief and I had a wooden seagull hanging from the ceiling.

Camerette Lago