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Virtual design exhibitions in 2020, in the time of Covid-19

The must-attend virtual design exhibitions you can visit from home in 2020

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Imagined, for uncertain times, the virtual exhibition by Soft Geometry and Spot Studio

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.

Chair by Yeon JinYoung, from S Korea, for Imagined, for uncertain times

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.

Chrome 00 bench by Paris-based studio Lea Mestres

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

Anny Wang and Tim Söderström. Ph: Mishael Phillip

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.

MYX chair by Jonas Edvard. Made with several layers of hemp and mycelium, the vegetative part of a fungus. Ph: Anders Sune Berg

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.


Alice Stori Liechtenstein. Ph: Lupi Spuma 

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.

“LIMITED GRASSES” by mischer’traxler. Ph: Lupi Spuma

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.

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