Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Calling Applications for Milan Design Week 2016

IAnD Exclusive


India Art n Design(dot)com – The Creatives’ Weekly Infotainer on Art, Design & Architecture invites applications for the India Design Pavillion Milan - Edition One at the Milan Design Week 2016  from 12th to 17th April.

Following two highly successful collaborations with its co-host Designersblock UK, at the London Design Festival, India Art n Design(dot)com now extends its reach to the Indian design fraternity to showcase as a collective at one of the world’s most important design platforms – the Milan Design Week.

Dates of Exhibition: 12th – 17th April 2016

VenueEx-Ansaldo, 54 Via Tortona, 20144 Milan, Italy

BASE at via tortona, Milan design week 2016

About Milan Design Week:
The original and still the most important design festival in the world with over 2000 exhibitions and events in the city attracting over 350,000+ visitors from 160 countries.

Who can apply?
Independent designers
Established design houses and studios for:
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Products
  • Textiles
  • Jewelry
  • Service design
  • Interactive design and new concepts.
Design college and educational institution participation via student collectives.
Autonomous bodies and NGOs.

To participate, contact our Event Coordinator, Leah Linhares at 
+91 75064 60224/ +91 98204 61587   or write in to us at iandmdw16@indiaartndesign(dot)com

Why participate?
  • Participants could establish potential connect with companies in Schengen countries & UK
  • Possibility of tie-ups both ways – India-Italy/ Italy-India
  • Manufacturers could get leads for exporting to Europe
  • Designers/Manufacturers interested in technical know-how, enhancing knowledge base etc., could benefit to a great extent
  • Opportunities for insourcing, global marketing, implementation of joint ventures and strategic alliances.
Additionally, being a member of our Knowledge Partners - The Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IICCI) carries many benefits that will help you to strengthen your business relationships in either India or Italy. As a member, you will:
  • Benefit from an exclusive fast track visa to Italy (for Western & Southern Indian regions);
  • Avail of customized and specialized advisory and consultancy services to foster and develop your business, at a discounted rate; 
  • Be actively engaged in industry-wide projects and initiatives, with opportunities to participate in the many business and institutional delegations, B2B meetings, seminars, conferences and round tables that the Chamber organizes every year;
  • Avail of the IICCI's expertise to develop new projects or reinforce existing ones;
  • Gain visibility through association with their brand. 
Milan Design Week visitors

Desigersblock Milan Visitor Profile
2016 anticipated footfall: 60,000 international visitors.
  • Designers
  • Architects
  • Established Multiple Retailers, Independent & Online Retailers
  • Manufacturers
  • Curators & Opinion Formers
  • Talent Scouts/Recruiters for the Creative Industries
  • Trend forecasters
  • Journalists and media
  • Bloggers
  • Students & General public
To participate, contact our Event Coordinator, Leah Linhares at 
+91 75064 60224/ +91 98204 61587   or write in to us at iandmdw16@indiaartndesign(dot)com

For FAQs, click here

About the Venue: Via Tortona is the epicentre of the Milan Design Week, which also houses BASE - Milan’s new hybrid centre for culture and creativity.
BASE took over the Ex-Ansaldo buildings on Via Tortona in 2015. Designersblock Milan 2016 will take place over 1000 square metres of  space within the BASE building on Via Tortona.

BASE has a footprint of 7,000 square metres. The building is a former industrial facility set over four floors. BASE is in a 3.5 hectare complex, which includes MUDEC the new Museum of Cultures housed in a magnificent building designed by David Chipperfield Architects.

During the Design Week, BASE will also host a major exhibition from the prestigious Triennale di Milano called, ‘XX1 Design after Design’

exhibitors at Milan Design Week

About Designersblock: Established UK exhibitors since 1998, they design and deliver unique exhibitions, events and experiences internationally working with a huge network of independent designers, creative partners, commercial clients and brands to bring the most innovative ideas to the widest possible audience.  

At a glance:
  • Produced more than 150 events in eleven countries featuring over 3500 individuals and companies from 34 nations.
  • Most established and long running collective showcase for independent designers in Milan.
  • Now in its 16th year
  • Located on Via Tortona, the busiest area of the Design Week and the original city zone
  • 100 + Exhibitors from 31 countries
  • Six-day event

exhibitors at Milan Design Week

Exhibitor visibility is ensured via Designersblock (DB) and Indiaartndesign(dot)com (IAnD)
  • Combined databases in excess of 50,000 international contacts
  • Listing, images and links in every DB newsletter
  • Listing and image in DB online catalogue and on DB Homepage
  • Exhibitor profile and feature story on DB website
  • Dedicated feature on each participant in IAnD
  • Special Milan Design Week Issue by IAnD
  • Combined Social Media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, The Dots, Pinterest etc in excess of 10,00,000 followers
  • Private view invitation to creative industry leaders – including media, trade buyers and collectors.
  • Media partnerships with key design publications.

To participate, contact our Event Coordinator, Leah Linhares at 
+91 75064 60224/ +91 98204 61587   or write in to us at iandmdw16@indiaartndesign(dot)com

Detailed Schedule

Designersblock Milan 2016 12-17 April
Exhibition Set Up
Sunday 10 April 09.00 - 20.00
Monday 11 April 09.00 - 16.00
Tortona Press Preview
Monday 11 April 16.00 - 20.00
Exhibition Open
Tuesday 12 April Open 11.00 - 22.00
Wednesday 13 April Open 11.00 - 22.00
Thursday 14 April Open 11.00 - 22.00
Friday 15 April Open 11.00 - 22.00
Saturday 16 April Open 11.00 - 22.00
Sunday 17 April Open 11.00 - 22.00
Exhibition Breakdown
Monday 18 April 09.00 - 13.00

exhibitors and visitors at Milan Design Week

“The exhibition is an explosion of design and conception, which runs the length and breadth of design. Designersblock always attracts a hotbed of new talent. The festival’s foil to corporate domination” ...Time Out

“Designersblock isn’t the standard anodyne trade show. It’s like a huge hug that doesn’t just provide the space to present work, but also weaves warmth and support into the atmosphere, putting visitor and exhibitor at ease. We’ve exhibited a number of times in a number of different cities and at a range of scales and each and every one has been fruitful for business and a delight to participate in.” ... Nicolas Roope – Plumen
“Always more than just an event, Designersblock expresses creativity, passion and an approach to thinking about things differently” ... Simon Waterfall founder POKE London
To participate, contact our Event Coordinator, Leah Linhares at 
+91 75064 60224/ +91 98204 61587   or write in to us at iandmdw16@indiaartndesign(dot)com

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