Archive for April, 2015

Droog wins Milano Design Award for Best Tech

Posted:  April 21st 2015

In Milan this year, Droog presented their smallest exhibition ever – and rode away with a Milano Design Award for the Construct Me! Hardware Collection.

Droog wins Milano Design Award for Best Tech
The Construct Me! Hardware Collection by Studio Droog, presented in Milan 2015, has won Best Tech for the 5th Edition Milano Design Awards 2015. Droog was among only 15 nominees for the award and picked from the 440 presentations shown during the Salone del Mobile 2015. The results were revealed Sunday 19th April, 2015 at Teatro Franco Parenti, Milan.

The jury stated that the work was commended for the originality in the choice to work on the “micro” dimension, which becomes added value without the need for spectacular effects. The project discreetly shows simple technology infused into design, through experimental and innovative products, highly technical, yet poetic.

Droog was among winners such as Lexus, Gamfratesi/Danish Art Foundation and Antonio Marris/Segno Italiano.

About the Award
Reaching it’s 5th edition, the Milano Design Award is the first and unique award dedicated to the best set-ups of Milan Design Week – part of Design Week Festival and organized by Elita in partnership with La Repubblica, IED, Future Concept Lab, Casa Matera, fuorisalone.it and lovli.it.

Related video’s
Learn how to screw me with this video on Droog’s collection of hardware.
Renny Ramakers interviewed for Construct Me! hardware collection. See this video.

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Droog Foundation presents its latest program: Design+Desires

Posted:  April 7th 2015

Design+Desires examines how to link the dreams, desires and needs of citizens to their virtual and real daily experiences. The objective is to find solutions and opportunities that can be implemented in the existing daily environment. The ultimate goal is to upscale these towards a larger infrastructure and to develop a conceptual model for a partly self-organizing city.

The program consist of design projects, educational projects, academic research, citizen surveys, exhibitions, expert meetings, debates and lectures. The website of Design+Desires keeps track of all these data and other input by citizens and experts, it archives and visualizes this.

Part of Design+Desires is Social City. This project will be shown at UABB 2015 (Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture) in Shenzhen (China, 1 December 2015 – 1 March 2016).

Social City will consist of an interactive website and a connecting interactive installation at the Biennale exhibition. It will form the introduction to the main exhibitions of the Biennale.

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Droog presents hardware with a twist during Salone del Mobile, Milan 2015: Construct Me!

Posted:  April 2nd 2015

CONSTRUCT ME!

Droog presents hardware with a twist during Salone del Mobile, Milan 2015: Construct Me!


Image by Pieralberto Faggian

In Milan this year, Droog focuses on the smallest parts of furniture, functional elements that are usually not noticeable and often invisible.

Our screws, hinges, nuts, nails, brackets and other hardware are super functional – in some cases we even extended their function – but they also add value, character and a richer narrative. In our created collection, you will find nails that reduce the risk of hitting your finger, two way tie wraps, fancy hinges and screws that smile at you. They give flavour to simple DIY work, revive existing furniture and challenge the designer.

The collection of 210 hardware items will be presented in its natural habitat, an ordinary hardware store. Come, see, and purchase our “screwy” smileys from the gumball vending machine.

Note to press
Press Preview: 14th April 10.30-12.30h

For images and more information please contact Lara Mikocki at:
press@droog.com, +31 6 83 66 96 49.

Opening Hours

April 14th – 19th
Mo – Sun 10.00-19.00h

Location
Ferramenta (Hardware Store)
c/o Alfredo Viganò e C
Via Panfilo Castaldi 40, Milano, 20124

Public Transport
Located near the train station of Porta Venezia.
Public transport options:
Tram – 1, 2, 12, 14, 16, 27
Bus – 61
Train – MM1 Porta Venezia

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