Biennale Nazionale Arte Fabbrile

Design and drawing contest

The Competition as a ring in which young artists/designers/architects can compete in the design of objects related to street furniture: an idea taking shape with the possibility of seeing it materialize in the forge!

“Pier Luigi della Bordella” Design and Drawing Competition

PREMISE

Everything in the Preamble respecting the anti Covid_19 regulations in force at the time of the holding of the XXIV Edition of the European Biennial of Fabric Art and the “Design and Drawing Competition – Pier Luigi della Bordella”.

The “International Competition of Design and Drawing” is open to all artists/designers/architects who at the time of registration will be in possession of a Green Pass, or negative result of a swab carried out in the previous 48 hours.

Those who need it will be given the opportunity to take a quick swab directly in Stia, after booking at least 24 hours in advance at a cost of €20.00, at the International Information Point in Piazza Mazzini, in order to participate in the said Competition.

The XXIV Edition of the European Biennial of Fabricated Art continues that “path” begun in 2015 in the context of the “Design and Drawing Competition – Pier Luigi della Bordella” with the same objective: to serve as a concrete incentive to develop within this event that fundamental two-way relationship that must exist between planning, design and the world of craftsmanship and “handmade.”

 

The Competition once again becomes the occasion in which artists/designers/architects from the Italian and international scene can confront each other in the design of objects related to urban furnishings: entrants are therefore invited to submit projects that can be made by skilled artisans and that contribute to the functionality and aesthetics of the public spaces of the Municipality of Pratovecchio Stia.

The theme of the “Design and Drawing Competition” of the 2021 edition is:

STRUCTURES SUPPORTING FLAG SIGNS

FOR COMMERCIAL, CRAFT AND HOSPITALITY ACTIVITIES

to be placed within the municipal territory, with special attention to historic centers.

Participants are required to develop a design line from which they can later move on to executive and finally production.

The projects produced will serve to continue to equip the activities of the country, with elements of street furniture made of wrought iron.PREMISE

Everything in the Foreword complying with the anti Covid_19 regulations in force at the time of the holding of the XXIV Edition of the European Biennial of Fabric Art and the “Design and Drawing Competition – Pier Luigi della Bordella”.

The “International Competition of Design and Drawing” is open to all artists/designers/architects who at the time of registration will be in possession of a Green Pass, or negative result of a swab carried out in the previous 48 hours.

Those who need it will be given the opportunity to take a quick swab directly in Stia, after booking at least 24 hours in advance at a cost of €20.00, at the International Information Point in Piazza Mazzini, in order to participate in the said Competition.

The “International Design and Drawing Competition” will be held on the premises of Officine Capodarno on Friday, September 03 afternoon and Saturday, September 04 morning 2021 according to the schedule that will be announced at the time of registration.

Registration will be open from 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 02, 2021 until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 03, 2021 at the International Information Point in Mazzini Square.

The duration of the test is set at 3 hours.

Each participant will be given the necessary materials. Use of one’s own stationery materials is allowed except for the sheets stamped and signed by the test leaders: the sheets will be A3 in size.

The proof must include a duly dimensioned executive project compulsorily formed (under penalty of exclusion from the competition) by:

  1. floor plan
  2. elevation
  3. section
  4. axonometric view

The “flag” support for the designed sign shall have the following characteristics:

  • the installation of the item will be on the wall;
  • the element must be able to act as a support for the ‘sign of the commercial, receptive, artisan activity.
  • the structure as a whole may not have an area greater than sq. m. 1.00, and a maximum size of cm. 120 x 80, with the possibility of being reduced proportionally to adapt to the different structural and typological characteristics of the property on which it may be installed.

The intellectual property rights of the submitted proposals belong to the contestants. The ownership of the entries remains with the Autonomous Association for the Biennial of Fabricated Art, which may rework the proposals, adopt them, supplement them, and develop them for possible authorizations by the appointed bodies.

The Autonomous Association for the Biennial of Fabricated Art reserves the possibility and right to organize a public exhibition with the display of the materials submitted to the competition.

The Autonomous Association for the Biennial of Fabric Art has full availability of the entries, reserving the right to:

  • showcase and present the projects;
  • not realizing the work;
  • realizing the work in a complete, partial or different way from one or more of the submitted projects without the authors being able to demand any claim to a different title;
  • realize the work without any constraints arising from the outcome of the ranking list; being able to opt for different design solutions, even those that do not conform to the aforementioned competition outcome;
  • grant economic operators based in the Municipality of Pratovecchio Stia, the right to use the project for the creation of their own signs;
  • grant the Municipality of Pratovecchio Stia, the right to use the project as a model to be adopted for any municipal regulation of street furniture.

The rehearsal is open to those over the age of 16. Registration is free of charge.

The test will be conducted in the presence of at least one member of the organizing committee or delegated person.

Entries will be judged by a special jury of three to seven national and international experts. A representative of the organizing committee, and a notary public will be present, without voting rights.

All submitted projects will be subjected to an initial selection of consistency with the object of the competition and adherence to the required formalities. The Jury’s decision has a binding character, so it is final.

The work of the Jury is secret. A brief record of the work prepared by the secretary will be kept by the promoting body, while the final report containing the final ranking list will be made public.

Prizes will be awarded to the three projects that the jury deems to have the most strictly functional and consistent features for the Competition.

The prizes for the top three will consist of a medal and a work of artistic craftsmanship.

The names of the winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony to be held on Sunday, September 01 at 5:30 p.m. in Piazza B. Tanucci of Stia.

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APPLICATION FOR THE DESIGN AND DRAWING COMPETITION

Registration for the “Pier Luigi della Bordella” Design and Drawing Competition will be open from 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 02, 2021 until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 03, 2021 at the International Information Point in Mazzini Square.

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