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Interni Open Borders Piacenza

Piacenza 15 September - 30 October 2016
Palazzo Rota Pisaroni, Via Santa Eufemia 13
Palazzo Farnese, Piazza della Cittadella 29
Galleria d'Arte Moderna Ricci Oddi, Via San Siro 13
Data Pubblicazione: 5 September 2016


Having reached its 19th edition in 2016 during Milan Design Week (11- 17 April), the Fuorisalone exhibition event Interni Open Borders moves to Piacenza from 15 September to 30 October 2016 in three strategic locations in the city: Palazzo Rota PisaroniPalazzo Farnese (photo above) and Galleria d’Arte Moderna Ricci Oddi.

Interni Open Borders reunites nine of the projects presented in Milan: installations, macro-objects, micro-constructions and exhibitions that explore the breaking down of disciplinary boundaries. The theme of the exhibition is developed as a way of widening design vision to new synergies, and the application of architecture and design to evolving sectors like technology and research on sustainability.

Interni has involved internationally renowned designers with different backgrounds and experiences to assemble a mosaic of styles and viewpoints, in a comparitive overview of the characteristics and interpretations of design.

The event is supported by Fondazione di Piacenza e Vigevano (a foundation that supports innovation, research and creativity: in this perspective, with Interni the fertile collaboration extends to the production of original projects and the presentation of a cultural vision that brings meaningful content to the City of Piacenza and the upcoming Law Festival, from 23-25 September 2016) and the City of Piacenza in collaboration with Galleria d’Arte Moderna Ricci OddiPiacenza Musei in rete and the Museums of Palazzo Farnese.

Press conference in Piacenza: Thursday 15 September – 18.00 – Fondazione di Piacenza e Vigevano – Salone d’Onore – Palazzo Rota Pisaroni – Via Santa Eufemia 13 – Piacenza


The installations

Palazzo Rota Pisaroni

Courtyard – Pick Your Climate, project by Carlo Ratti Associati and Transsolar. An educational installation: an outdoor salon that lets you estimate the average temperature that would be perceived in three different climate scenarios.

Palazzo Farnese

Esedra Cortile d’Onore – Radura, project by Stefano Boeri Architetti, produced by Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia – Filiera Del Legno Fvg and Consorzio Innova Fvg – lighting by MyLed. Four hundred wooden columns form a circular space of urban regeneration enlivened by lights and sounds, as the location for a series of encounters.

Ala Protofarnesiana Cortiletto – MyEquilibria, The Wellness Park, project by Vito di Bari, produced with Metalco Active. An urban totem in high-performance materials designed for outdoor fitness. An artificial tree with an innovative design for wellness and socializing.

Southwest Loggia (mezzanine) - Empathic Fuukei, project by Patricia Urquiola, produced with Cleaf. A multisensorial path between open-panel walls, revealing layers of different materials to explore the concept of the ‘unfinished.’

Southeast Loggia (mezzanine) – the exhibition Ron Tom TomRon Arad + Tom Vack, curated by Tom Vack, installation by Ester Pirotta, produced with Moroso. Two talents, two disciplines: the exhibition narrates the projects Ron Arad has created for Moroso, interpreted by the photographs of Tom Vack.

Cittadella Viscontea - Luci a Corte, project Davide Groppi. Light suggests an alternative interpretation of the spaces of the Cittadella Viscontea, bringing out the original story of the building.

Galleria d’Arte Moderna Ricci Oddi

Monumental Entrance - Casetta del Viandante, project by Marco Ferreri, produced with Cacciati Costruzioni RestauriArexEsa ProgettiDeMarinisD’OfficinaPertingerSid, lighting by Artemide. An ecosustainable lodging module for new pilgrims, with interiors by Marco Ferreri, part of the official exhibition of the 21st Milan Triennale “21st Century. Design after Design” (02.04-12.09.2016).

Entrance Court – Ricostruzione, project by Emiliana Martinelli, produced with Martinelli Luce. A message of faith, of commitment to start again and to get beyond difficult times, represented by luminous columns installed and arranged with different orientations.

Cloister of the former Monastery of San Siro - The Great JJ, produced with Leucos. An iconic lamp, of rigorous design, is the protagonist of an installation that pays tribute to the oversize version, playing with a leap of scale.


Opening hours

Palazzo Rota Pisaroni: Monday to Thursday from 9.00 to 18.00; Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9.00 to 22.00

Palazzo Farnese: Monday to Thursday from 9.00 to 18.00; Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9.00 to 22.00

Galleria d’Arte Moderna Ricci Oddi: Monday to Thursday from 9.00 to 18.00; Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9.00 to 22.00

For the Giornate del Patrimonio, on 24 September 2016 the locations of the exhibition will stay open until 24.00

Free guided tours of the installations at Palazzo Farnese: 21.00 – 21.45 – 22.30 – 23.15.



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Homi 2016: creativity, communication, tradition
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Homi 2016: creativity, communication, tradition

From the approach of new designers to the challenges of the digital and the rediscovery of Italian artistic heritage. “Homi – The Lifestyles Fair” has been updated, and is about to astonish us again
Fiera Milano - Rho, 16-19 September 2016
Articolo di: Paolo Zangheri
Data Pubblicazione: 4 July 2016

To change while still being oneself. This is the personality of Homi, ready to tell a new story through ideas and innovations, rediscovering past experiences and hosting original events, in the spirit of a changing style.

With a focus on creativity, Dream-Desire-Design (DDD) is the space for the talents of international design hosting a selection of new items designed and produced in nine countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, England, Holland, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, Hungary).

Also in the creative sphere, Design Competition – Creatività3 is an initiative to make room for young talents. The project organized by Regione Lombardia, in collaboration with Unioncamere Lombardia, and ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale), welcomes 39 emerging designers to Homi, flanked by 39 companies to show their prototypes.

Passing to the new forms of communication, Homi Smart is a project that emphasizes the connections between the new technological devices and design: an incubator of ideas but also and above all a place to find answers and solutions.

Produced in collaboration with IDLAb, Homi Smart addresses themes connected to the world of design 2.0 to identify the trends that unite the most innovative technologies with new opportunities to give value to objects and accessories.

The new dimensions of communication and taste offer fertile ground to generate new ideas, create interest and do business about an always-vital sector like that of the design of objects for the home.

Digital technology makes it possible to communicate brands in an innovative way, making consumers become an integral part of the product marketing process, engaging them thanks to new communications formulas such as augmented reality or immersive reality.

Finally, there is the appeal of tradition. Visitors will see the return of La Magnifica Forma, which focuses on the interaction of design and Italian artistic heritage to offer a space where original objects narrate the opportunities offered by museum.

The context of museums and art exhibitions is an area in which accessories and forms combine with historic and modern art to generate new objects, inspired by art but also going “beyond” it, bearing witness to timeless beauty and taste.

The next edition of the event will focus on objects inspired by the Reggia di Caserta, recognized as a Special Project of MiBACT (Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism).

The research attempts to bring out the value of Italian know-how with the construction of a display of fabrics, crystal, bronze castings, silver, fine glass, porcelain and majolica, coral, marble, jewelry, marble mosaics, all in a setting that is a tribute to the beauty of the Palace and its park. – 16 / 19 September 2016 – Fiera Milano (Rho)



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Maison&Objet Paris

Paris, a source of universal inspiration

Paris Nord Villepinte,
from 2 to 6 September 2016
Data Pubblicazione: 29 June 2016

An appointment of reference for professionals in the sector of art de vivre, Maison&Objet Paris gathers a complete range of offerings twice a year at Paris Nord Villepinte.

Decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, indoor scents, the world of childhood, the art of the table… the fair makes room for a wide range of different lifestyles.

Every session of this lifestyle platform attracts about 70,000 visitors and over 3000 brands from all over the world.

A place to meet and swap ideas, a crossroads of business and inspiration, Maison&Objet Paris presents high-quality products in a global panorama of excellence and innovation.




The universes of Maison&Objet Paris:

– Maison

100% Interior decoration

Furnishings, complements, lighting and fabrics, in traditional or original styles, mingle with harmony and elegance, to respond to the tastes and needs of all visitors.

– Object

From the most useful to the most useless: absolutely essential!

Objects of all forms and sizes. From intelligent gadgets to cooking utensils, fragrances to fashion accessories, the little ‘pluses’ that enhance interiors, making them unique and hospitable.

– Influences

From one-offs to custom handmade

A place of exclusive prestige, one of a kind, where creativity, innovation and technological solutions combine to give rise to a ‘temple’ of high-end design and lifestyle, to amaze buyers from all over the world.


New developments:

For the September 2016 edition, Maison&Objet Paris continues its evolution to offer visitors an increasingly variegated, fluid and effective experience, and to offer exhibitors versatile settings to encourage contacts with loyal clients and new customers.

Four key points:

 A new organization of the textiles display to improve the interface with the different decorative atmospheres of the Maison section, in parallel with the creation of two dedicated exhibit areas inside pavilions 4 and 5A.

– The vivacity and inspiration of Pavilion 6. The Objet section of Maison&Objet Paris has been nicknamed ‘the concept store of concept stores’ by visitors. Its appeal reveals the development of a more generalist retail approach, which stands out thanks to precise selection and a focus on trends. Explored by French and international retailers in search of inspiration and novelty, its 5 sectors constitute a hotbed of discoveries, constantly updated.

– The appointment with exclusive quality of the new Influences section (Pav. 7 and 8), featuring high-end offerings aimed at architects and designers, thanks to a new synergy between Now! Design á Vivre and Scènes d’Intérieur Gallery.

– Inside the Influences area, a selection of premium solutions for renewal of interiors, thanks to Maison&Objet Paris |projets| (Pav.8).

To find out more:

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Homi 2016: creativity, experience, synergies

Changing tastes, new markets, growing opportunities; new developments and lifestyle trends for the home and people at the upcoming edition of “Homi – The Lifestyle Fair.”
Fiera Milano - Rho, 16-19 September 2016
Data Pubblicazione: 9 June 2016

The next edition of Homi sets out to create an incubator of quality and new growth opportunities for Made in Italy.

A showcase for projects of outstanding value, the “Lifestyle Fair” generates concrete possibilities of growth for companies that invest in design, while providing an overview of the various territorial traditions of excellent Italian crafts, important stimuli to develop new styles, without overlooking the local origins of techniques and production quality.

The goal of the event is to make room for ideas, thanks to an increasingly complete range of exhibits, and an interesting program of events and initiatives that contribute to the dialogue between creative talents, companies, trendsetters and retailers.

Many companies will be protagonists at Homi, divided into the usual Satellites (Living Habits, Home Wellness, Fragrances & Personal Care, Fashion & Jewels, Gifts & Events, Garden & Outdoor, Kid Style, Home Textiles, Hobby & Work) and theme sections: Homi Sperimenta, Homi Creazioni and Creazioni Design, Homi Maker Design Awards, exploring research and experimentation with projects and proposals by young designers and artists.

The special areas at this edition include Dream-Desire-Design (DDD) on international design talents, with a selection of products from different European countries, a new edition of “La Magnifica Forma” which based on the face-off of design and the Italian artistic heritage will pay tribute this year to objects inspired by the Reggia di Caserta, and “Gioielli alla moda,” an exhibition to narrate the history of costume jewelry from the 2000s to the present, with a large selection of works.

There is also the Design Competition – Creatività3, to make room for young design talents. This initiative organized by the Lombardy Region in collaboration with Unioncamere Lombardia and ADI, the Association for Industrial Design, welcomes 39 emerging designers to Homi, flanked by 39 companies, for the presentation of prototypes.

Finally, many events since the January 2016 edition have taken place in time span before the fair in September: Palazzo Reale in Milan hosted an interesting exhibition on costume jewelry; then came the initiatives during Design Week in April; and Homi New York, the US phase of the Lifestyle Fair, took place in May. – 16 / 19 September 2016 – Fiera Milano (Rho)



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