Origami by Alberto Meda for Tubes, wins at the first Salone del Mobile.Milano Award 2016

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The Origami plug&play radiator, designed by Alberto Meda for Tubes Radiatori, was assigned the Best product award in the Bathroom sector at the first Salone del Mobile.Milano Award. Tubes_Origami_111The jury, comprising Silvana Annicchiarico (Director of the Triennale Design Museum of Milan), Domitilla Dardi (Curator for design at MAXXI of Rome), Massimo Mini (CEO of designboom), Ettore Mochetti (Director of AD Italia), Margherita Palli (set designer), Livia Peraldo Matton (Director of Elle Decor Italia) and Davide Rampello (Arts and crafts lecturer at Milan Polytechnic University) visited the Salone in April and decided to reward the light-weight high-tech radiator, which extends and folds like a folding screen, “for its ability to innovate through versatility of use and morphological originality”. Tubes_Award_2_Courtesy_SaloneDelMobile.MilanoTubes_Award_1 Cristiano Crosetta, CEO of Tubes, stated: “We are truly flattered by the award which Origami won at the Salone del Mobile.Milano Awards; it is a significant accolade, firstly because it is a new highprofile initiative organised by the most influential international trade fair in the design sector and, secondly, because it acknowledges the innovation of this project designed by Alberto Meda, with whom we recently started a very satisfactory partnership. This award is a result which we have achieved after a long series of acknowledgements which testify to our commitment to technological and formal innovation. We can but feel heartened by the success achieved thanks to our work and spurred on to continue walking this path of research and quality for our projects”. Tubes_Portrait_Cristiano_Crosetta1 Alberto Meda, designer, added: ”The award we received is the result of a truly 'special' partnership which has been established with the people who work at Tubes, who are all motivated by a genuine creative passion. For me, it has been a happy experience, a 'magnificent accident'!Tubes_Portrait_Alberto_Meda1 Origami protects, heats and gives character to the environment in a sinuous way, with the aim of recreating the intimacy of private and essential human space. It is a poetic, sinuous, jointed and flexible item of interior décor, which gives rise to product types and configurations based on a rounded module alternating blocks and voids around a "heating core". Tubes_Origami_191Tubes_Origami_201Tubes_Origami_211Tubes_Origami_221There are three versions of Origami to choose from, to suit various rooms within the home, thanks also to additional accessories: the free-standing version allows the space to be heated and set out like a genuine folding screen; the wall version with single or double module, which combines the function of a radiator with that of a heated towel rail; the totem version, a sculptural and monumental presence. Tubes_Origami_1111Tubes_Origami_51Tubes_Origami_31Tubes_Origami_131Tubes_Origami_161This award is especially appreciated by the Company, for the very fact that it testifies to the major investment in the pursuit of innovative technological solutions as well as in the world of design. With Origami, as with the other items in the collection, Tubes brings to life new concepts of multifunctional and versatile radiators/furnishings with a doubtless aesthetic value. Origami is the new star of the bathroom and more, as it is also suitable for the living areas of the home or for communal and work places. Tubes_Origami_71Tubes_Origami_101Information and images by courtesy of TUBES RADIATORI Read more news related Tubes Radiatori published at Infurma Visit the Tubes website
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