In the amusing venue h+ the joint exhibition Onwards explores traditional and straightforward techniques that unveils contemporary design with a strong vocation to craftsmanship and bespoke philosophy. Noble materials such as Wood, Glass, Copper, Brass, Iron, Zinc, Textiles and Leather become the protagonists together with 3D printing.
The project, curated by Raffaella Guidobono and Claudia Pignatale, gathers the profiles of 7 design firms partaking the same philosophy of short chain and self-produced model –Leftover, Secondome, Berto Salotti, Mingardo Exnovo, Menotti– giving voice to the production designed by Lanzavecchia+Wai, Alfred von Escher, Parisotto+Formenton, Matteo Cibic, Francesco Faccin, Gio Tirotto, Francesco Meda, Faton Gjoni, a/r studio, Emmanuel Babled, Studio Charlie, Zazielab, Revesz+Tatangelo, Luca Nichetto with Joe Graceffa and Lera Moiseeva.
A selection of Italian bespoke producers and their furnishings mixes handcraftsmanship and 3D printing. The works on display are designed, tested and manufactured in Italy showing a small but significant example of Made in Italy design excellence, as a result of manufacturing experience with strong identity and quality control, knowledge and tradition, blending field testing with innovation.
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