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Closing A Estrada Fair

On Thursday 21st closed the Profesional Encounters at Feira do Moble de A Estrada. The meeting made possible sharing up to four different European Projects in the field of wood, furniture and design. The Technical Director of PRINTODECO Project was on charge of the meetings and invited to relevants personalities of wood industry and design to share their knowledge and experiences.

During the last day, DESIGN4INNOVATION Project was explained to the public. Montserrat Rodríguez fro CIS-MADEIRA conducted the presentation of this work program, which is focused on improving public policies to boost design. The project is participated by different European Countries with the aim of sharing best practises.

The last journey also counted with the presence of two professionals who shared their experience on design. From one hand José Manuel Iglesias who success to innovate in the field of design driving the Spanish Company GALOPIN to export worldwide. From the other hand, it was present Alberto Alonso. He directs VEREDES being a local influencer on the internet regarding architecture and design.

The Encounters started on Monday the 18th showing PRINTODECO Project. The Project Coordinator and the Technical Director explained the details and first results. The Project Coordinator, Jacobo Bermejo, showed products based on digital printing applied to wood. The innovative materials caught the interest of the profesionals present at the meeting.

Round table at CdC

On September the 15th the technical director of PRINTODECO Project has steered a roundtable about collaboration between design and industry. It took place in Santiago de Compostela, at the international cultural centre Cidade da Cultura. It was part of a meeting about design and industry organized by the Wood Industry Cluster and held every two years.

This roundtable gathered qualified representatives from three different fields. Tania Pichel, from Molduras del Noroeste, and Ana Hermida from Muebles Hermida represented manufacturing sector. Designers were also present: Xabier Rilo and Ricardo Tubío from Cenlitrosmetrocadrado and José Antonio Vázquez from Studio Nomad. Finally, two Spanish research centres took part: Vicente Cambra from AITEX and Montserrat Rodríguez from GAIN CIS MADEIRA.

The roundtable was based on fast interventions that answer to specific issues on the collaboration between professional and the opportunities of the sector. The technical director of PRINTODECO steered the dialogue. The debate was focused on problematic subjects in the design sector like trends, designers and markets. The meeting success to catch the attention of more than 60 professionals who were present at the meeting. The opportunity of personalization and new technologies allowing artisan production were present during the talk.

Meeting in Agolada

This year the staff of PRINTODECO Project was present at “Campus dos Oficios”. This is a meeting hold every year in Agolada (Pontevedra), at the same time that a large exhibition of handmade products is hold. “Artesanía de Galicia” boosts both the exhibition and the meeting. This Agency helps Artisans and protects Craftmanship. It is part of the Regional Government

In this occasion, the meeting was focused on wood and its possibilities and it was held on July the 8th. The meeting included a large roundtable. Up to eleven relevant personalities on Craftsmanship, Design, University and Industry where present. The talk last more than three hours. It catched the attention of the public, who made lots of interesting and sometimes even polemic questions.

Seistag shared a book recently published. The text focuses on the natural and positive transition from Craftsmanship to Industry. The speaker of the Company pointed that artisan approach to product design is a valuable reference for industrials. Artisans understand the whole productive process and therefore are able to innovate easily. PRINTODECO Project is a good example of that potential, as it makes possible the designer to innovate in terms of surface design.

At Cidade da Cultura

During 2017, the exhibition From tree to chair takes place in Santiago de Compostela, at Cidade da Cultura. The action lasts between 7ABR and 5NOV. It shows the importance of the natural resources at different levels: from societal and cultural to environmental and economical. The exhibition also shows the power of design to boost that potential.

An academicals meeting took place within this exhibition between 7JUN and 9JUN. Within this event, important Companies and Designers meet in Santiago de Compostela. SEISTAG, one of the partners of PRINTODECO Project, was invited to that meeting.

The intervention of SEISTAG was hold under the title From craftsmanship to industry. It described the importance of artisanship for industrial development, and also the importance of industrial mentality to guide all the creative efforts. Those ideas are among the main objectives of PRINTODECO Project: allowing individual creative activity to interact with industrial processes and products.