2017 / Material Design / Manufacturing / Professional

Flexiglass

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Material Design/Manufacturing
  • Company
    Concepticonstudio, Italy
  • Lead Designer
    Andrea Cingoli
  • Project Link

It is a new method of shaping tempered
laminated glass, without using heat. The
idea is to make glass art more accessible
and cheaper, using recycled materials.
It allows users to shape a sheet of tempered
laminated glass at low temperatures (without
the use of ovens) and fixate the shape to
obtain the desired form, curved and complex
as it may be.
Starting from a panel of laminated, tempered
glass the user proceeds to break the glass
and then shape it, cut it, or both as he
desires. The glass can be broken over a
shape, or subsequently placed as required.
The middle section of the panel, the PVB
sheet, holds the glass together during this
phase. The fact that the glass is tempered
prevents dangerous shards from forming and
allows a better manipulation. After the
shape is achieved, the glass is covered in a
resin, giving the newly found shape rigidity
and resistance. Now the form gains a new
smoothness, given by the resin that
penetrates the spaces between the broken
portions of the glass.
Flexiglass allows some advantages in the
field of glass shaping and production:
-The lack of need for high temperatures
guarantees that even modest artists can use
this process.
-Flexiglass allows producers of tempered
laminated glass to use compromised
production lots, which are usually removed
from retail.
-The effect of the purposely broken is
unique.
-It allows for the shaping of large sheets
of glass, limited only by the size a company
can produce.
-The resin can be colored and painted if the
user desires so.
-Flexiglass can take on almost any shape
desired, in order of what the designer can
handle.
Flexiglass can become a very sustainable
choice in glass art applications, varying
from pure artwork to household design.

Other prizes
2016 - Reddot Award Design Concept | project CrickIT - Reddot Award Design Concept | project QWERTYsofa - Reddot Award Design Concept | project BALAMP - IF Design Award | project BALAMP2015 - HONOURABLE MENTION LICC London International Creative Competition | project PLAN - HONOURABLE MENTION LICC London International Creative Competition | project Hang-ON! - 1st prize IQU Architetura e Cità – new uses and projects secton - Online prize IQU2014 - SELECTED Roma Design Lab: Urban Factory - Fare Piazza | project Tyrus - 3° PRIZE RI.U.SO. 03. Category : Architects , project Rigenerazione del parcheggio multpiano a San Salvo (CH) - 1° PRIZE IDA AWARD Internatonal Design Award. Category: home interior products – furniture | project QWERTY sofa - 2° PRIZE IDA AWARD Internatonal Design Award. Category: Media and Home Electronics | project Urbana - 2° PRIZE IDA AWARD Internatonal Design Award. Category: architecture – renovaton | project Rigenerazione del parcheggio multpiano a San Salvo (CH) - HONOURABLE MENTION IDA AWARD Internatonal Design Award. Category: urban sustainable design | project Wheelly - HONOURABLE MENTION IDA AWARD Internatonal Design Award. Category: home interior products – furniture | project Tabhole2013 - 1° PRIZE Premio Eco_Luoghi. Category: urban regeneraton (under 35), Project: Rigenerazione del parcheggio multpiano a San Salvo (CH)2012 - HONOURABLE MENTION MA PRIZE 2012 – Atlanta Internatonal Design Award for Wheelly - HONOURABLE MENTION MA PRIZE 2012 – Atlanta Internatonal Design Award for Perez Inostroza House2011 - HONOURABLE MENTION Natonal Competition PIAZZA DEL POLO UNIVERSITARIO DELLA FOLCARA2010 - SELECTED YOUNG BLOOD annual of Young Italians talent in the World - 2° PRIZE Natonal Competton RENEWAL OF PIAZZA GREGIS – Gorlago (BG) - SHORTLISTED MACEF DESIGN AWARD Internatonal Design Competton for Scrap2009 - SELECTED “ITALIA IN GIAPPONE 09” project WinOt - NOMINATION WELL TECH AWARD Internatonal Design Award. Category: quality of life | project Wheelly - 1° PRIZE Limited partecipaton Competton RENEWAL OF PIAZZA DANTE – Teramo - 3° PRIZE Natonal Competton RENEWAL OF PIAZZA DUOMO – Cerignola (FG) - SHORTLISTED BLUE RIBBON DESIGN AWARD | project 4kans - SHORTLISTED MACEF DESIGN AWARD AWARD Internatonal Design Competton | project ForKnelt2008 - 1° PRIZE MACEF DESIGN AWARD Internatonal Design Competton | project Din-ink2007 - HONOURABLE MENTION PROGETTI_OGGETTI_ ITINERARI DI SOSTENIBILITÀ. European Workshop | project Tree-bù2005 - 1° PRIZE Internatonal Competton TRA ARCHITETTURA E CITTÁ - 1° PRIZE Logo Design Competton OASI DELLA FOCE DEL SALINE - 1° PRIZE Design competton Culture of olive oil and oil mill architecture for insttute ARSSA1998 - Selected work for frontpage of calendar for the 50° Anniversary of Human Rights Unesco

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