The winning projects of the Design Competition Expo Dubai 2020, the call for ideas reserved for young designers and businesses promoted by the Lombardy Regional Authority, the Chamber of Commerce of Milan-Monza-Brianza-Lodi and the Polytechnic University of Milan, were previewed nationally at HOMI Outdoor-HOME&DEHORS at the Milan exhibition centre (Fiera Milano). The projects will be showcased at Expo 2020 Dubai as an emblem of Italian creative ingenuity and manufacturing expertise.
The young designers and partner companies participating in the initiative were asked – in accordance with the Expo 2020 theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ – to develop design ideas revolving around the ‘Connecting Spaces’ theme, referring both to design objects to connect spaces that reflect Italy’s artisan tradition interpreted in an innovative way (Innovative Crafting), and spaces connected through digital technologies, IoT, new domotic technologies applied to design and information design (Digital Connecting Spaces), or even temporary structures to connect people (Design for Human Connection).
“I would like to congratulate the winners of the young designers competition and thank all those who made the event possible’, declared Paolo Glisenti, the General Commissioner for Italy at Expo 2020 Dubai. ‘I would also like to officially invite the winners to be our guests at the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. They can therefore be the first testimonies of ‘Beauty Connects People’, the theme of Italy’s participation in the forthcoming Universal Exhibition, where beauty reflects the harmonious blending of creativity and functionality, attitude skills and know-how, ingenuity and manufacturing expertise.”
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