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MEM 2020 hones talent with Furniture Design Award

 Friday, January 31, 2020

The Furniture Design Award (PREDIM) is a recognition organized by the Mexican Association of Suppliers of the Wood and Furniture Industry (AMPIMM, AC) and MEM Industrial with the support of DI-INTEGRA granted by specialists in the sector, to design students industrial, interior, or architecture. It seeks to boost innovation and strengthen the rapprochement between the student community and furniture manufacturing companies to contribute both to the development of the industry and to the improvement of the quality of furniture nationwide.


In this regard, Christian Clapes, general director of the AMPIMM, declared: “AMPIMM awarded for the first time on the exhibition floor of Industrial MEM to three young Mexican talents who were part of the Furniture Design Award (PREDIM). UNAM stood out as a hotbed of talent in Industrial Design and the first place project, COBANI, a coffee table that rescues artisanal techniques from the country generated numerous congratulations. The objective of AMPIMM in awarding this award is to encourage and link the Industrial Design of the country with the companies that are dedicated to this sector. ”


The first place went to the team project consisting of David León, Itzel Zacnicté Molina and María Fernanda Pastor, entitled Cobani, who received a cash prize of $ 15,000 MN; the second place went to Aura Carpio and Mariana Cecilia Rivero Alvarado, with the Tlapani table, which earned $ 10,000 MN; and third place went to Paula Peralta, Alejandro Ortega and David Soto Martínez with the PI rocking chair, which received $ 5,000 MN.


Makathon Makers For Good @ Mem Industrial 2020


“A fablab, whose birth originated in 2001 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is broadly an open workshop that offers small-scale digital manufacturing. It is generally equipped with a wide variety of technology, materials and machinery that allow doing what was generally perceived as limited only to mass production. In short, they are hotbeds of great talents, places of training and creation of solutions, prototypes and new solutions, as well as spaces for linking with incubators and accelerators, ”said Christoph Hesse, manager of MEM Industrial.


“A Makathon is a term that defines a process where different teams are challenged to create prototypes in a given period of time, seeking to solve specific problems. The term makathon comes from “make” and “marATHON”. The makathon are born from the need to combine the business talent of incubators and accelerators with the creativity of “makers” in fablabs. They seek the intensive development of creative ideas that culminate in the materialization and manufacture of a prototype. In the case of MEM Industrial, around the most innovative furniture proposals, ”Hesse continued.


The Makathon Makers for Good @ MEM Industrial was aimed at artists, designers, engineers and creatives from different disciplines that generated furniture proposals using 3D modeling and digital manufacturing. Fourteen finalists participated, who received a training program conceived by Asia Robotics, Fablab Impact, Fablab DF, Hettich, Tecnotabla and SolidWorks, through their authorized distributor Design and Digital Manufacturing (DMD). Likewise, all the finalists had the opportunity to visit the Tecnotabla plant in Tabasco.


The finalist projects of Makathon Makers for Good @ MEM Industrial were exhibited during MEM Industrial 2020. The three winners were:


• First place was awarded to “En la Lagu”, by Paola Montaño and Iván Chávez, who won a trip to Germany to visit the Hettich plant.
• The second place went to GARI, from Susana García and Daniela Rioja, who won a trip to Jalisco to visit the Asia Robotics plant and travel in the Tequila Express.
• The third place was won by WUD, by Maura and María Morfín, who won a Wacom design tablet from Solid Works.




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