For the second year, Homeless Design exhibited in Brera and organized its annual competition for the Salone del Mobile. There were ten designers selected to exhibit during the Milan design week.
On Friday 12, 2013 took place the cocktail party where the Portuguese designer João Abreu Valente was granted with the 1st prize of the 2013 Homeless Design Competition for his piece Teapot´set.
The process of his piece Teapot’set captivated us, because is a single teapot mold that produces a whole tea set. By using a fixed amount of liquid clay, the production of each object leaves less material to make the next one. The coloring of tha clay is a visual translation of this process, where the first casting reveals the initial mixing of two different colors that eventually start to blend into a single color as the clay is poured in and out of the mold, continuing the process.
João is a product designer based in Lisboa He studies product design at Lisbon Fine Arts University. He starts a studio in Lisboa during 2008 and since then he has been working in collaboration with other designers, artists and architects. In 2010 he move to the Netherlands to do his master degree at the Design Academy Eindhoven, graduating during 2012 in contextual design with the thesis – Process, The performance of matter.
Congratulations to all participants and to winner!
Remember to never stop creating, we would love to show it to the world.