Barrique: Wine, Design & Social Change

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    • Monday September 16, 2013 - Tuesday September 17, 2013
      8:00 am - 7:59 am
  • Location: Museum of Design Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
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Summary Sentence: Exhibit at MODA, sponsored by the School of Industrial Design, features designs using recycled wine barrels.

Full Summary: by the School of Industrial Design, features designs using recycled wine barrels.

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This exhibit runs through October 13, 2013

This exhibition spotlights a wine barrel (barrique) recycling project taking place at Europe’s largest residential treatment center for young men and women recovering from drug addiction and social exclusion. Located in San Patrignano, Italy, the 1,300 residents of this treatment center learn professional skills – including viticulture, wine making, and woodworking – and produce more than 450,000 liters of wine each year, aging it all in 230 liter French oak barrels.
The fact that these barrels can be used for only three years led the community of San Patrignano to develop an innovative design project for the recycling of old wine barrels. They reached out to thirty well-known designers and architects — including Marc Sadler, Karim Rashid, Angela Missoni, and Alessandro Mendini — asking each of them to design a piece of furniture using wood reclaimed from wine barrels. Then, the residents of San Patrignano crafted the pieces of furniture out of old barrels, effectively demonstrating how design innovation can be used to achieve social good.
The furniture crafted in this project was displayed to great critical acclaim at the Salone del Mobile in 2012 and will be on display at MODA in 2013 as part of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ “Year of Italian Culture” in the United States.

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College of Design, School of Industrial Design, Georgia Tech Arts

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  • Created By: Lisa Herrmann
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Sep 18, 2013 - 4:38am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:04pm