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March 9, 2010
Zanotta and Cristalplant to host international design competition
For the first time ever, Zanotta is teaming up with Cristalplant to host a design competition.
Entitled Design Contest 2010, the aim of the contest is to seek out young talent. Each entry has to use Cristalplant as the sole material for their design.
The contest is a result of the 2009 additions to the Zanotta collection that used Cristalplant as the material. The Elica table designed by Prospero Rasulo (shown above) and the outdoor coffee table Loto and Ninfea designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba.
A jury of qualified experts will pick the winners for each category, and selected prototypes will be presented at the International Furniture Fair 2010.
What makes Cristalplant special? It's a unique and technologically advanced composite material, constituted by a high percentage of natural minerals and a small percentage of extremely pure polyester and acrylic polymers; which makes it an inert and non-toxic material. It’s 100% recyclable, considered fireproof, and has a high UV resistance. It’s compact and non-porous and has a velvety finish, similar to natural stone. It’s also 100% restorable, which means that it can be brought back to its original state with a simple detergent and an abrasive sponge.
For more information about the design contest, please click the image below.