Young & Design competition'03: first prize
12 April 2003
On April the 12th the 16th edition of Young&Design competition 2003 took place at the Milan Furniture Fair. The competition, organized by Rima Publisher, for this year was dedicated to all designer born from 1966 onwards. The jury, lead by Flavio Maestrini, has awarded the first prize to Monica Graffeo for the Boum chair produced by Kristalia.The golden medal "apostle design", which was given for the first time in 1995 to Bruno Munari and in the following years to Achille Castiglioni, Vico Magistretti, Marco Zanuso, Tomas Maldonado, Filippo Alison, Enzo Mari and Richard Sapper, for this year has been assigned to Cini Boeri.
The Boum seat system results from avant-garde materials and technologies.
The soft upholstery is applied to the body during the moulding process, by means of a technology that is used to line the inside of car doors. The advantages of this technological choice are clear: durable adherence of the upholstery without the formation of blisters and without using adhesives.
The upholstery fabrics are extremely resistant and come from the sports sector. They have passed abrasion (50,000 Martindale cycles), rip and e pilling tests brilliantly. Two versions are available: stain-resistant Teflon® and polyurethane-coated material, having an excellent resistance to water, abrasion and UV rays (in fact, it is used to make jackets for motorcyclists).
The two bodies of which the chair is composed are push-fitted together on the metal structure.
When you have finished using the chair it can be dismantled by loosening the screws below the seat and the handle. In this way it is possible to recycle the frame by taking it to the local scrap-iron or aluminium recycling centres. After having removed the fabric cover, you will find that the lower structure and the handle are in plastic throughout and can be recycled in the polypropylene recycling bins that are the same as those used to recycle household plastic bottles. The fabric on the handles and on the upper structure can be discarded with normal household garbage.