Designer: Francesco Feltrin
University/college: Royal College of Art
Wood species: spruce, pine, fir, birch and poplar
Feltrin was inspired by the Bruder Klaus Chapel by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. Taking Zumthor’s idea of burning out a wooden mould, Feltrin adapted it to work with low-hazard resin and paper. The paper is rolled and twisted in different variations to create a mould that is later burnt out. Burnout is about designing the void that will be chiselled by fire. A layer of newspaper pages remains stuck to the final object, transforming a disposable newspaper in something that will last for decades.
Within the Student Designer category there are two cash prizes; £1,000 for Winner and £500 for People’s Choice. Voting for the People’s Choice Award will take place at 100% Design.