At the Église (via Lagrange 13) exhibition space, a project curated by Silvia Ariemma and Federica Martinetto. Wabi Sabi is a Japanese expression for an aesthetic vision based on an understanding of the transient nature of things. It is hard to translate, but it describes the beauty and harmony of natural or artificial objects, that are imperfect but embody an ideal of perfection. Andrew Juniper says that "if an object or expression can provoke a sensation of serene melancholy and spiritual ardor, then we can say it is wabi-sabi". Richard R. Powell sums it up by saying that "(wabi-sabi) indicates everything that is authentic, accepting three simple truths: nothing lasts forever, nothing is finished, nothing is perfect". The exhibition Wabi Sabi, Italian Slow Design is an investigation of contemporary design, in the sense of ‘artisan design’. Wabi Sabi, to get away not only from industrial techniques, but also from a sort of aesthetic standardization. Wabi Sabi as a means to experiment, to go beyond limits, to discover new frontiers, as a return to tradition and rediscovery of contemporary craftsmanship, repository of manual knowledge and traditions we need to protect today. Twelve Italian designers (Analogia Project, Antonio Aricò, Giorgio Biscaro, Matteo Casalegno, Paolo Canalis, Carlo Contin, Cristina Celestino, Enzo Mastrangelo, Paolo Polloniato, Alessandra Roveda, Segno Italiano, Giorgia Zanellato) present one ‘object’ each, made by hand, mixing the virtues of technology and crafts, leaving a glimpse of the borderline where one helps the other.