KORNATA

CompanyATP architects engineers
Lead DesignerDario Travas
ClientDario Travas
Prize(s)2nd Place in Home Interior Products / Interior Furniture
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.

Bio

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.