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Tortona Design Week 2016, creative energy. A high-impact social cultural mix!

The 2016 Edition of the Salone del Mobile is coming and so also the Fuorisalone, with districts in Milan who, from 12 to 17 April, will enliven the city.

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The first district to be organized was just what “Tortona” acting as a forerunner to what would later become one of the most important events of the design, to become, fifteen years later, a new benchmark for the industry. Under the patronage of the municipality of Milan, the purpose of the district is precisely the development of events, installations and projects, privileging cultural experimentation and research.

During the presentation Conference of Tortona Design Week 2016 Milan trade Councillor Frank D’alfonso declared – today is a place along the dock, the island and at Lambrate, where not only the milanese is recognized, but that even tourists search. You, must be said, an example of territorial marketing important, besides being a path to follow. “

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The Tortona Design Week 2016, building on its renewed identity will be a time when creativity and participation of the public and the professionals will be part, so much to believe organizers to exceed last year’s numbers: 115,000 visitors, 180 events and over 20 countries represented. The proposals of the really active in the district will join the projects of designers from around the world, especially from China, France, Germany, Japan, England, Holland, Poland, Czech Republic and Spain.

Great space, in fact, will be devoted to international designers: among others, Maarten Baasche will present ‘ New! Now! Here, a project that will lead to limit the boundaries of design; Marcel Wanders that, besides being present with Moooi, will preview a design concept for children in collaboration with the company that makes the Cybex strollers; the creative duo of Formafantasma with the design of the concept and exhibition design for Lexus and Mario Cucinella Architects who will present the Sos – School of Sustainability (a school open to young creatives and researchers, professionals and businesses to develop innovative projects with a positive impact on society, the economy and the environment, through research and experimentation, the objective of which is to train designers and architects sensitive to environmental issues) into the space of the Basement 2 of Superstudio will be made workshops on topics such as architecture post carbon and re-design, will be presented the book ‘ Creative ‘ Empathy and exposed the works of students from the school. Thursday, 14 April there will be a special open night with the locations of the area are open until midnight.

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The area of Tortona, and therefore also the Fuorisalone, relies on the presence of three prestigious: the Armani/Silos, the Museo delle Culture Basic Mudec – and Milan. The latter will be inaugurated next March 30, in the historical premises of the former Ansaldo and Tortona, during the Design Week, will be the location of the info point and press point officers of the event, in addition to hosting a bookstore where you can purchase volumes about design and architecture and entertain themselves with some writers. A high-impact social cultural mix!

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The Armani/Silos, the new Base will house exhibitions Mudec and on the occasion of the 21ST triennial. Specifically, the Mudec will host ‘ Sempering ‘, exhibition dedicated to eight types of processes through which we will investigate how the manipulation of matter is transformed into formal element: “it is important to bring attention to the matter,” said Louise Hill, curator of the exhibition along with Cino Zucchi – in an age like this, driven by technology and dematerialization “.

During the presentation there was a nice mood, of true rebirth and desire to evolution, bravo the pool of “carriers” of experimentation and values that they tried to call into play the value of the area with all its novelty, its features and commingling, putting them at the disposal of Design Week.

Stay tuned! There will be reports and interviews, photo-gallery.

See you soon!

@clarebellocchio