Project: "KORNATA"
Company:ATP architects engineers
Designer(s): Dario Travas, Austria
Category: Home Interior Products, Professional
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Entry Description: Each KORNATA, an elegant cream coloured sofa, which reminds one of a ships propeller, offers space for six people. The extravagant object is composed of a two component polyurethane system and is both weather and UV-proof and impact and scratch-resistant. The Designer, Dario Travas, was inspired by the gentle silhouette of the Kornati Islands, the largest and densest island group in the Croatian Adriatic. The two basic ideas behind the design of the seats are, in his words, on the one hand “my attempt to use as functional an interpretation as possible of the soft flowing contours of the island as an inspiration for an organic form and, on the other hand, the possibility of using an element of seating to react to a surrounding space in a number of ways”. The seat was specially developed for use in public spaces – in shopping centers, public squares and exhibition spaces. Two KORNATA can already be found as islands in the atria of the Leopold Museum in Vienna’s Museumsquartier, some others decorate the mall of Westgate, a shopping centre in Zagreb.

About the Designer/Company
With 520 architects and engineers and eight European offices, ATP is one of the largest full service design companies in Europe, with a focus on the planning branches of retail & entertainment, offic-es, industrial & logistics facilities, health, residential, tourism and education & research. ATP architects engineers develop innovative solutions along the entire length of the real estate value chain in order to support – faster, better and more sustainably – the key processes of our clients. Our way of working, based on simultaneous cooperation, aims to find the perfect balance between aesthetic, functional and constructional considerations as well as the best possible solution in environmental, human and economic terms. Established in Innsbruck in 1951 as a traditional architectural office ATP has developed since 1976 into an interdisciplinary partnership which provides clients with an integrated service offering all ar-chitectural and engineering services “from one hand”. Architect-led interdisciplinary teams in eight European offices develop integrated solutions for complex building projects. ATP supports its clients in Central and Eastern Europe. Our many years of international experience are based on the local presence of our integrated design companies in eight major European cities: Vienna, Munich, Frankfurt, Zurich, Moscow, Budapest, Zagreb and Innsbruck, where our head office is located.