The must-attend virtual design exhibitions you can visit from home in 2020
Although the Covid-19 emergency is not over yet, the 2020 design exhibitions have reopened their doors to visitors. And many of them come in a new guise. For this year, many professionals have decided to organize their exhibitions in virtual mode only. A completely new experience complying with social distancing measures for preventing Sars-Cov-2 transmission.
Design exhibitions for 2020 have become interactive galleries for remote visits
Imagined, for uncertain times
California-based design practice Soft Geometry, in collaboration with Spanish animation studio Spot Studio, has created Imagined, for uncertain times, a virtual gallery showcasing the work of 11 design firms from 9 countries from all over the world.
The concept was born in the middle of the health emergency, in a moment of fear and uncertainty, when the founders of Soft Geometry, Utharaa Zacharias and Palaash Chauhary, were in confinement in California. Together they wrote a list of designers with whom they would like to collaborate on a project that, through their work and creativity, would express thoughts and emotions in the time of Covid-19. These professionals accepted the invitation offering their support with enthusiasm and expressing with their works all their thoughts of hope and uncertainty during the pandemic.
In the virtual exhibition Imagined, for uncertain times, the collaboration between artists from all over the world tries to compensate as much as possible for the void left by the temporary cancellation of world-class design fairs and events such as Salone del Mobile di Milano.
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The Mindcraft Project 2020
Among the not-to-be-missed design exhibitions of 2020 is the digital version of The Mindcraft Project, the exhibition dedicated to Danish design by Wang & Söderström presented every year during the Milan Design Week. This year, due to the Covid-19, Copenhagen-based firm Wang & Söderström has decided to turn the event into a virtual show you can watch here.
Therefore, The Mindcraft Project 2020 has become a virtual gallery where you can discover the works of the 10 contemporary Danish designers and artists participating in this year’s edition. An artistic and experimental design platform celebrating human creativity through themes of future relevance in relation to design, art, craftsmanship and technology.
Another virtual design exhibition for 2020: Walden, curated by Alice Stori Liechtenstein, designer and exhibition curator who has been organizing important shows in the baroque rooms of the Schloss Hollenegg for Design for years.
The 3D exhibition you can visit here displays the works of 22 emerging designers who have been asked to address the theme of wilderness in relation to man, using sustainable materials and practices. The virtual exhibition also makes it possible to access detailed information sheets of the products and to move through the rooms of the house, set up for the occasion.