Amedeo Bonini and Chiara Zardi are a young couple of designers.
Amedeo is 26 years old, and after scientific studies he landed at the University of Bolzano, where his passion for answering questions and solving problems found their goal in Design.
Chiara is 23 years old, and after classical studies was brought by her narrative sensitivity and artistic inclination to the same faculty, where she graduated cum laude. She is co-founder of Studio OX.
“Tene Me Ne Mori” is their first shared award.
INSTRUMENTADESIGN 2020 – SPECIAL MENTION
The project “Tene me ne mori” by Amedeo Bonini and Chiara Zardi refers to the slave collar kept in the Museum of the Baths of Diocletian, Kircherian Museum.
The slave collar, which shows on it an inscription with the explicit request to keep enslaved its wearer, inspired the couple’s project and the meaning behind it.
In fact, the author defines it as a “life-saving jewel”, which allows thanks to an rfd tag inside it to identify the blood group of the person who wears it and therefore to take appropriate first aid measures in case of emergency. A battery is not required and it is an instrument that, in case of need, can be read and updated easily and quickly. This makes “Tene me ne mori” an ambivalent jewel, of aesthetic impact but also with an important hidden meaning.
“Tene me ne mori”, Amedeo Bonini (2020)