The ’Xai’ project of Genis Senen, designer, teacher and member of the ESDi Product and Spaces Usability Unit (ESDi Theory and Design Development University Department), has been awarded the ADI Gold Medal, the maximum award of the ADI Medal prizes which want to promote public recognition of the best projects for training, especially those who stand out for their innovation, conceptual contributions or research process in the field of design. This project, that brings together innovation and craftsmanship, was also created to enhance, promote and provide an outlet for the wool of sheep Xisqueta native to the Pyrenees. It is a carpet for infants between 0 and 9 months and can play or relax which, in turn, is transformed into a basket with an arc of games.
The jury praised the good choice of local materials, to create a feeling of warmth, quality, safety and welfare for an object suitable for babies. He also noted the fact that it was a product of an interesting geometry, capable of incorporating different features in an elegant way and incorporating traditional techniques for creating a totally contemporary. Being awarded the ADI Gold Medal, ESDi professor Genís Senén has received a free registration to participate in a workshop and will be paid to design and custom the next call medals.
The awards ceremony took place on June 27 at the DHUB Barcelona, along with the Delta Awards under the FADfest. The winners and finalists of both awards will be found on display until October 31 in the FADexpo. The best design of the year.