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Manferdini Wins Good Design Award for Product Concept

The Blossom open-work fruit bowl designed by SCI-Arc faculty Elena Manferdini for Alessi, a renowned Italian kitchen and housewares company, recently received a Good Design 2011 award in the Tabletop category from the Chicago Athenaeum.

Good Design bestows international recognition upon the world’s most prominent designers and manufacturers for advancing original, innovative product concepts, and for stretching the envelope beyond what is considered ordinary product and consumer design.

Blossom is Manferdini’s first item designed for Alessi, borrowing technique and tradition from the arts and crafts movement and featuring and interconnected quatrefoil pattern, as a result of research and testing.

Now in its 61st year, the Good Design Award remains the oldest and most recognized program from design excellence worldwide, conferred annually by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design together with the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

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