Over 30 designers and curators participate in the Porta Venezia Design District, the OTHER district, which is debuting in 2023 as an inclusive design district
Porta Venezia Design District is the district debuting in 2023. “L’ALTRO distretto” (“THE OTHER district”), as it is called, has been created to communicate in a contemporary way a different vision of design, in dialogue with the context and values it represents. Its territory is a historical Milanese area looking to the future, which contains various socio-cultural stratifications. Reflecting the inclusiveness and diversity that are intrinsic to this area, the newborn design district includes multiple design spheres; design, in fact, is understood here as a catalyst of the area’s ferments. The supporters of the Porta Venezia Design District 2023 are
– MEET Digital Culture Center, led by Maria Grazia Mattei, Founder and President;
– RAFFLES MILANO – Istituto di Moda e Design, led by Carlo Forcolini, awarded with the Compasso d’Oro for Lifetime Achievement;
– MNAD Museo Nazionale Arte Digitale, opening in 2026, led by Ilaria Bonacossa, former director of Artissima – International Fair of Contemporary Art in Turin;
– Associazione Commercianti di Corso Buenos Aires Milano ASCOBAIRES and Area Rete Associativa CONFCOMMERCIO chaired by by Gabriel Meghnagi;
– Associazione Commercianti Porta Venezia Milano Rainbow District, chaired by Paolo Sassi.
Exhibitions and installations
More than 30 designers and curators from Italy, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, the UK, the United States, and Singapore are organizing and participating in exhibitions and installations in the new Porta Venezia in Design district.
Check out our guide to the Design Districts at Fuorisalone 2023
Design as an educational and inclusive pathway and the promotion of emerging talents are well represented by Raffles Milano with the exhibition Dove va il Design?. On the other hand, Leroy Merlin presents the installation Leroy Merlin Open House, a new and open way of living, resulting from the collaboration with Politecnico di Milano, promoting energy efficiency and social sustainability.
Another collaboration with students is that carried out by Remigio Architects and NABA, which led to Living Choices – essere e abitare il cambiamento; the installation communicates the themes of social sustainability and green design.
Sustainable mobility will be the focus of the area, with Birò – l’Altro Elettrico and the vehicles decorated by Raffles Milano students; Brompton Junction Milano, with its famous folding bike made in England, makes fans around the world move and will be a mobility partner in the area.
There will be a focus on made-in-Italy expertise with Wonderglass, which returns to the Istituto dei Ciechi on Via Vivaio with the magic of blown, fused and cast glass.
Lastly, Delcourt Collection and Collection Particuliere will present furnishing complements characterized by a particular use of materials and craftsmanship at Fondazione Mudima.