From June 12 to 18 Timber, the bench designed by Diego Chilò for Bedont, will be showed at the Italian Pavillion at the EXPO 2015.
Timber has been chosen through the contest “Nourishing the future. Energy from tradition”, selected by juries composed of experts in design including the Milan Triennale Exhibit and the ADI Association for Industrial Design.
From the ancient times humanity tried to build safely.
As solid as a rock; as hardy as a plant; stone and wood have been favorite building materials for many centuries.
Now, a building material, the double laminate beams joined with a mortise, become a strong and, thanks to its three wheels, a moving seating.
It is a strong object which takes us back to our childhood when we played freely as Timber bench does.
Timber, designed for Bedont, is a movable bench, it helps to redesign the space in a museum or in a school or can create small and casual points for chatting in cafès, restaurants and shopping centers indoor and outdoor. Special one arm version is available for residential use.
Timber, the dynamic way of seating.
Diego Chilò (1957) started his profession in 1984 in construction and industrial design, working for well-known and important companies of the sector.
From the 85’ he started a cooperation with arch. Fiorenzo Valbonesi and from 1997 with the arch. Tobia Scarpa.
Since 2006 he has been a member of the scientific committee of the Acciaio Arte Architettura.
In the same year he get a mention from the jury of the Premio Internazionale Dedalo Minosse.
In 2007 his project Lapis was indicated as Innovation and Design Award from the LivinLuceMotive in Milano while in 2013 another of his project, the Acqualuce awarded the Good Design Award from the Chicago Aethenaeum. In 2012 he was committed to the research “Smartdesign 4 Smart city”. He exhibited at the Galleria Galica (Mi),at the Musei Civici in Venezia, at the Triennale in Milano and at Palazzo Firmian in Trento. He collaborates with the Faculty of Industrial Design in Firenze and with the Faculty of Architecture in Trento.
Many projects and outlines are published on the major magazines worldwide.