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Living Etc - - AGENDA / NEWS -

It’s a de­sign co­nun­drum fa­mil­iar to us all: how to make your me­dia sys­tems work in your dec­o­rat­ing scheme? Po­rada tack­led the is­sue with this year’s In­ter­na­tional de­sign Award. With a de­sign brief of in­cor­po­rat­ing solid wood in some way, the re­sults couldn’t be more dif­fer­ent. One of the judges, livingetc edi­tor Suzanne Imre was im­pressed: ‘To see each de­signer’s in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the brief was so in­spir­ing – their at­ten­tion to de­tail and clever use of ma­te­ri­als is ex­actly what Po­rada is all about.’ The top spot went to ger­man de­signer Philipp Schaake’s Con­cept Bal­cony, a wal­nut unit that hides away all those un­sightly boxes. In se­cond place was Libero Ru­tilo’s Tronco and third place went to equi­lib­rio by Ivana Cvetkovic Lakoš. (po­

FROM ABOVE LEFT Award win­ner Con­cept Bal­cony hides all bar a nook; the Tronco echoes a fallen tree trunk; and the Equi­lib­rio is a free­stand­ing panel that in­te­grates screen and me­dia boxes

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