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Isola Design Festival


Isola Design Festival, the six-month hybrid event powered by the Municipality of Milan, begun on Monday 12th April online on and will continue physically in September, during Milan Design Week. April still remains the month of design in Milan as it has always been! Even though the tradition was interrupted last year, it still brings a glimmer of hope to the organizers of Isola, the Milanese Design District that has been partially transformed into a digital platform with massive success during the last year. In addition to the online program, in fact, several physical events are planned in the Isola neighborhood from July to September, when Isola Design Festival will end concurrently with the Fuorisalone, scheduled from 5 to 10 September. From digital to physical, therefore, from the new online platform to the Milanese district where it was born, Isola continues to give visibility to emerging designers and independent studios from around the world, promoting those projects that look to the future for sustainable characteristics, innovation, research, but also aesthetics and functionality.

With the theme We Are What We Design, Isola Design Festival aims to raise awareness of designers, professionals, and enthusiasts, about delicate topics. All the design industry players are involved in a reflection on the events in the surrounding environment that are undoubtedly
changing the balance of our society. Being a designer today means designing new products and, above all, finding new solutions to improve the quality of life of inhabitants. The event is an actual container for numerous initiatives. From an animated graphic interface of the Isola neighborhood, users can learn about the profiles and projects of the 45 participants selected by the curatorial team for the launch of the event. Users can also visit virtual exhibitions - two initially, which will increase over the months - and watch live shows, talks, and interviews with international guests on Isola TV, listen to Radio Isola on Spotify or take a quiz to discover the members of the Isola Design Community.


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