Design your own... YoYo From the 20th until the 30th of September 2014 at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
Artists, designers, graphic artists, illustrators created, designed and painted their own YoYo’s. All the art pieces will be presented at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, with free entrance. The best artwork will become a brand new YoYo bench and will be placed in the center of the exhibition. EXHIBITION OPENING: Saturday 20 September, at 20:30
YoYo bench is really different than all other benches: It never sits still... and it travels around the world, gathering awards, dinstictions and the interest of the global design community. Designed by Rodanthi Senduka, creator of the emblem of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and Creative Director & Partner at Red design consultants. YoYo bench is inspired by contemporary life of a citizen of the world. It has already won 5 international awards and was presented in early December 2011 as the official representation of German Awards Designpreis, in Hong Kong, at the International annual exhibition Inno Design Tech (IDT) Expo. YoYo bench, a key exhibit in the exhibitions *etsi for the environment & *etsi for hellas is a permanent exhibit at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, promotes a real way of coexistence for everyone, in order to awaken us all to protect the environment. It is made from compressed wood pulp, a 100% recycled material. The design is based on letters forming the word Yo, read both in appearance and in plan. YoYo bench is comfortable, friendly and cheerful! It enters into our lives to offer... a daily smile!
YoYo Bench - Awards: Top Winner at 2010 China's Most Successful Design Awards, Finalist at the New York Festivals 2011, Awarded at EVGE 2011 (Greece), Nominee at German Design Awards 2012. Silver Award at A΄ Design Award, 2013-14
YoYo Bench - Exhibitions: Main exhibit piece at the exhibitions *etsi for the environment and *etsi for Hellas at the Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation. Presented at the International fair of Thessaloniki 2011 and at the Carteco Archive Shop. Exhibited at The Hong Kong Inno Design Tech Expo (IDT Expo), a unique one-stop platform for creative and technology professionals to meet with enterprises. YoYo bench participated in the exhibition through the German Design Awards, at Inno Design Tech in Hong Kong. Exhibited at the the International Hellenic University of Thessaloniki. Exhibited at the Betahaus at 2012 Design Wall of Berlin.