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A research and book about social and cultural differences analysed through chairs and communal sittings.
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Cross Cultural Chairs

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Cross Cultural Chairs is a research and book about the cultural context of furniture around the world. This is our tribute to taking a minute to sit together in a world that seems to be moving too fast. It’s an exploration of the social and technical aspects of furniture. Helping us to learn from each other, sharing skills, knowledge and narratives from around the world.

Cross Cultural Chairs è una ricerca e un libro sul contesto culturale dei mobili in giro per il mondo. E' il nostro tributo a prendere un minuto per sederci insieme in un mondo che sembra muoversi troppo velocemente. È un'esplorazione degli aspetti sociali e tecnici del mobile. Aiutandoci a imparare gli uni dagli altri, condividendo competenze, conoscenze e narrazioni da tutto il mondo.

CCC is an exploration that covers both anthropology and design, understanding the importance of the culture behind the chairs we use every day around the world.

The project will cover the 8 most populated countries of the world, establishing a triangular relationship between CCC, a local design studio and the local artisans. Understanding the cultural context, the manufacturing process and the use of local materials, we are going to produce a chair in each country, resulting in a portfolio of 8 chairs that will serve as a physical manifestation of our research.

CCC è un'esplorazione che copre sia l'antropologia che il design, capendo l'importanza della cultura dietro le sedie che usiamo ogni giorno in tutto il mondo.

Il progetto visiterà 8 dei  paesi più popolati del mondo, stabilendo una collaborazione  triangolare tra CCC, uno studio di design locale e i loro artigiani. Comprendendo il contesto culturale, il processo di produzione e l'uso di materiali locali, produrremo una sedia in ogni paese, creando un portafoglio di 8 sedie che servirà come manifestazione fisica della nostra ricerca.

The research will be presented at the Barcelona Design Museum in an exhibition, together with a 300-page book and a documentary. The book will be edited in collaboration with Studio Albert Romagosa, a beautifully printed edition that will showcase our worldwide research. Together with the book, we will keep a webpage with articles and updates, showing an open source list of resources and contacts collected along the way.

La ricerca sarà presentata al Barcelona Design Museum in una mostra, insieme a un libro di 300 pagine e un documentario. Il libro sarà curato in collaborazione con Studio Albert Romagosa, un'edizione stampata a alta qualità che mostrerà la nostra ricerca in tutto il mondo. Insieme al libro, terremo una pagina web con articoli e aggiornamenti, mostrando un elenco open source di risorse e contatti raccolti lungo il percorso.

mockup of the CCC book
mockup of the CCC book
mockup of the CCC book
mockup of the CCC book

By facilitating the communication between specialized craftsman and designers, the CROSS CULTURAL CHAIR contributes to unveiling some of the social factors affecting furniture making. Each chapter of the book will be devoted to one of the countries analysed, including written and visual descriptions of every workshop and gathering.

Facilitando la comunicazione tra artigiano specializzato e designer, CROSS CULTURAL CHAIR contribuisce a svelare alcuni dei fattori sociali che influenzano la produzione di mobili. Ogni capitolo del libro sarà dedicato a uno dei paesi analizzati, comprese le descrizioni scritte e visive di ogni workshop e riunione.

Why chairs?

Perche le sedie?


Chairs are probably one of the few objects that can trace a line in the social evolution. Analysing a chair you can understand the stature of a culture, what kind of materials they used and what kind of techniques they knew. The chair as an object can reflect the interest of architecture and technology, representing changing over the years in taste and expectation of society.

They can seem like such a mundane everyday object but they are essential to bringing together communities. Something as simple as having somewhere to sit together. So simple and practical. They can also be used to stratify and define a hierarchy within a gathering. Also depending on their design, they can dictate the formality of the occasion.

Le sedie sono probabilmente uno dei pochi oggetti in grado di tracciare una linea nell'evoluzione sociale. Analizzando una sedia puoi capire la statura di una cultura, che tipo di materiali hanno usato e che tipo di tecniche hanno conosciuto. La sedia come oggetto può riflettere l'interesse dell'architettura e della tecnologia, rappresentando il cambiamento nel corso degli anni del gusto e delle aspettative della società.

Possono sembrare un oggetto quotidiano così banale, ma sono essenziali per riunire comunità. Qualcosa di semplice come avere un posto dove stare insieme. Così semplice e pratico. Possono anche essere usati per stratificare e definire una gerarchia all'interno di una comunità. Inoltre, a seconda del loro design, possono dettare la formalità dell'occasione.

What?

Di cosa parliamo?

CCC is a research project and book about the social and cultural differences analysed through chairs and communal sittings.

CCC will consist of:

  • 8 chairs
  • 1 book
  • 1 webpage
  • 1 documentary
  • 1 final exhibition

CCC è un progetto di ricerca e un libro sulle differenze sociali e culturali analizzate attraverso sedie e sedute in comune

CCC consisterà in:

  • 8 sedie
  • 1 libro
  • 1 sito internet
  • 1documentario
  • 1mostra finale

Who?

Chi?

Matteo Guarnaccia is a Sicilian designer, who spent the last few years specializing in digital fabrication in Barcelona, which has helped him understand the contemporary process of furniture making.   

Matteo Guarnaccia è un designer siciliano che ha trascorso gli ultimi anni specializzandosi nella fabbricazione digitale a Barcellona, aiutandolo a capire il processo contemporaneo della produzione di mobili.

 www.matteoguarnaccia.com

In order to generate a deeper understanding of each culture, CCC is going to collaborate with 8 local design studios and their artisans, fabricating a chair in each country.

Al fine di generare una comprensione più profonda di ciascuna cultura, CCC collaborerà con 8 studi di progettazione locali e i loro artigiani, fabbricando una sedia in ogni paese.

CCC is a non-profit project, in collaboration with Dutch NGO, Architecture in Development, building relationships between design and local communities in the education sector.

CCC è un progetto senza scopo di lucro, collaboreremo con ONG olandese, Architecture in Development, che costruisce relazioni tra il design e le comunità locali nel settore dell'istruzione.

 

Where does the money go?

Dove vanno i soldi?

Supporters?

Sostenitori?

Thanks to the Design Museum of Barcelona, Arts Santa Mònica, IED Barcelona and ADI Fad, for helping to make this research possible so far.

Grazie al Design Museum di Barcellona, Arts Santa Mònica, IED Barcelona e ADI Fad, per aver contribuito a rendere possibile questa ricerca fino ad ora.

Why do we need your support?

Perche abbiamo bisogno del tuo aiuto?


For the research to be completed, chairs produced and books to be printed CCC will rely on the funding of those interested in the project to join us on our journey and pledge to this Kickstarter. With your support we will be able to fund the costs required to buy the necessary equipment and undertake the proposed research, manufacture the chairs and send them to print ready to deliver to our supporters.

Affinché la ricerca sia si possa completare, sedie prodotte e libri da stampati, CCC farà affidamento sul finanziamento di coloro che sono interessati al progetto per unirsi a noi nel nostro viaggio e impegnarsi in questo Kickstarter. Con il vostro supporto saremo in grado di finanziare i costi richiesti per acquistare l'attrezzatura necessaria e intraprendere la ricerca proposta, fabbricare le sedie e inviarle alla stampa pronta per la consegna ai nostri sostenitori.

The Cross Cultural Chairs vision needs your support to undertake the worldwide research proposed.

It's an expensive and long process of research, even if we have the support of well-known design entities we still need your support! CCC is a non-profit project, so after covering the cost of the project, which is minimized to the essential, we will support other projects around the world together with AiD.

We would be honoured to have you sit with us on this global journey!!

La visione di Cross Cultural Chairs ha bisogno del tuo supporto per intraprendere la ricerca mondiale proposta.

È un processo di ricerca costoso e lungo, anche se abbiamo il supporto di entità di design ben conosciute, abbiamo ancora bisogno del tuo supporto! CCC è un progetto senza scopo di lucro, quindi dopo aver coperto il costo del progetto, che è ridotto al minimo all'essenziale, sosterremo altri progetti in tutto il mondo insieme a AiD.

Saremmo onorati di averti seduto con noi in questo viaggio globale !!

Why make a book then?

Perche fare il libro allora?


The Cross Cultural Chairs book will be a comprehensive physical expression of the research, representing the whole experience visually both with photos and texts . We have planned a series of interviews along the way, for example the one we will write in Tokyo together with Naoto Fukasawa. We are thrilled to be collaborating with Studio Albert Romagosa, a young Spanish designer with a lot of experience in the editorial field.

l libro Cross Cultural Chairs sarà un'espressione fisica completa della ricerca, che rappresenta l'intera esperienza , sia con foto che con testi. Abbiamo pianificato una serie di interviste lungo il percorso, ad esempio quella che scriveremo a Tokyo insieme a Naoto Fukasawa. Siamo entusiasti di collaborare con lo Studio Albert Romagosa, un giovane designer spagnolo con molta esperienza nel campo editoriale.

Future of CCC?

Futuro di CCC?

We are already looking to the future for this project, focusing on helping communities together with Architecture in Development around the world. We had the pleasure of meeting Studio Labo, founders and organizers of FuoriSalone and Brera Design Week in Milan, where we will be taking the exhibition with the intention of organising a roundtable with the 8 studios sitting on their chairs and talking face to face about cultural differences.

CCC is an open circle that truly believes in collaboration. We hope to join forces around the world with other designers, architects and anyone interested in studying anthropology and design, particularly those offering media and networking support.

Stiamo già guardando al futuro di questo progetto, concentrandoci sull'aiutare le comunità insieme all'architettura nello sviluppo in tutto il mondo. Abbiamo avuto il piacere di incontrare Studio Labo, fondatori e organizzatori di FuoriSalone e Brera Design Week a Milano, dove porteremo la mostra con l'intenzione di organizzare una tavola rotonda con gli 8 studi seduti sulle loro sedie e parlare faccia a faccia di cultura differenze.

CCC è un cerchio aperto che crede veramente nella collaborazione. Speriamo di unire le nostre forze in tutto il mondo con altri designer, architetti e chiunque sia interessato a studiare antropologia e design, in particolare quelli che offrono supporto per i media e le reti.

Timeline & Shipping:

Tempistiche e invio:


CCC is going to cover 8 of some of the most populated countries in the world. The research will be finalised in June 2019.

After sourcing quotes from printers in Europe, USA and China, we have chosen a local, environmentally friendly printer. The CCC book will be a high-quality publication, printed by a Spanish publishing house in Barcelona who are committed to operating with minimal environmental impact. They are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)-certified, powered by renewable energy and only use petroleum free inks.

We aim to print and ship the book before September 2019. We've done everything in our power to keep shipping costs low, working with fulfilment centres in both Europe and Latin America. However, shipping substantial, high-quality books internationally is often expensive. Please know that we've done everything in our power to make the book as accessible to as many of you as possible.

CCC coprirà 8 di alcuni dei paesi più popolati del mondo. La ricerca sarà finalizzata nel giugno 2019.

Dopo aver ottenuto le citazioni da case di stampa di Europa, Stati Uniti e Cina, ne abbiamo scelto una locale ed ecocompatibile. Il libro CCC sarà una pubblicazione di alta qualità, stampata da una casa editrice spagnola a Barcellona che si impegna a operare con il minimo impatto ambientale. Sono certificati FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), alimentati da energia rinnovabile e utilizzano solo inchiostri senza petrolio.

Puntiamo a stampare e spedire il libro entro settembre 2019. Abbiamo fatto tutto quanto in nostro potere per mantenere bassi i costi di spedizione, lavorando con centri di evasione ordini in Europa e in America Latina. Tuttavia, la spedizione di libri importanti e di alta qualità a livello internazionale è spesso costosa. Sappiate che abbiamo fatto tutto quanto è in nostro potere per rendere il libro accessibile a quanti più di voi è possibile.

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Risks and challenges

Making a book and a research of this size and quality is expensive and risky. To minimize the risk we've partnered with an amazing design studio to ensure the best quality final product possible. We've also received print quotes from more than 20 different commercial and independent printers from around the world to understand the costs associated with making a book of this size.

While unforeseen issues can always arise, we feel that we're in the best position possible to create this book on time and on budget.

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    THE BIGGEST THANK YOU EVER!

    Thank you for your help! Show your support to CCC receiving an high-resolution picture from 1 of the 8 countries.

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    OFFICIAL CCC SUPPORTER + DIGITAL BOOK

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    CCC BOOK

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    DOUBLE DOWN - 2 CCC BOOKS

    2 copies of the beautiful, 300-page CCC Book. One for you, one for someone special.
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    YOUR NAME ON THE BOOK INDEX + CCC BOOK

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    Have your name forever on the supporters index of the book. CCC is a project that will literally do a round circle of the world, you don't want to miss this opportunity.
    Specify on the order which page do you want. Only 300 available!
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    1 OF THE 8 CHAIRS + CCC BOOK

    Get 1 of the 8 chairs that CCC will produce together with the designers and artisans from the 8 countries. You will be able to choose it at the end of the project.
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    A FULL PAGE OF CCC BOOK + CCC BOOK

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    + your name on the supporters index list on the CCC book
    + receive a beautiful, 300-page CCC Book.
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