Fuorisalone 2023: Isola Design District

Isola Design Festival is back for Fuorisalone 2023 with the motto “Nothing happens, if nothing happens”

The 7th edition of Isola Design Festival, organized by the digital and physical design platform Isola, will welcome visitors during Milan Design Week, April 18-23, 2023. Multiple venues within and beyond the Isola Design District will host more than 40 exhibitions and installations, events and talks involving almost 300 international designers, design studios, creators, and manufacturers.

Collective exhibitions and special collaborations will invigorate the district in parallel with seven shows curated by Isola’s curatorial team led by Juan Torres, head scouter and curator, and other guest curators.

Check out our guide to 2023 Design Districts

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Isola Design Gallery 2023

Circolare – The Circular Village in the Isola Design District 2023

Hosted in the scenic 4.000 m2 covered square of the Regione Lombardia, Circolare – The Circular Village is dedicated to materials and recycling. It will showcase natural raw materials, biomaterials, and products made with natural resources or industrial waste, with a minimum environmental impact in terms of production.

Discover Isola Design Festival 2022

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Tools & Crafts 

Tools & Crafts, at Fondazione Riccardo Catella, hosts young talents and a new generation of artisans that combine traditional expertise with innovative and experimental techniques to create contemporary and collectible design pieces.

Take Care! Of your mind, body, and environment 

Take Care! Of your mind, body, and environment, curated by multidisciplinary design studio Tellurico, at Stecca3, is an immersive show exhibiting projects focused on tackling contemporary issues that cover both the social and individual spheres.

Isola Design Gallery 

The 4th edition of Isola Design Gallery, at Via Pastrengo 14, celebrates unique and handcrafted products, collectible design that tells a story, customizable pieces that grant an experience, and contemporary products inspired by everyday life. The gallery wants to draft new lines for high-end design inspired by architecture, art, minimalism, and sustainability.

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Under Design Lebanon

Curated by Ghassan Salameh and hosted by the association VIAFARINI at via Farini 35, the exhibition shows a realistic mapping and projection on the currently still functioning bodies under the exceptional conjunction of social, political and economic crises that Lebanon is undergoing,

Rising Talents 

For this year’s edition of Rising Talents, Isola is hosting five alumni from Design Academy Eindhoven chosen by Wisse Trooster. The emerging designers will bring to Milan, via Confalonieri 21, their works made with unique techniques.

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Innovation for Living

Lastly, Isola enlarges its borders reaching a new area of Milan, the Certosa District: here, in collaboration with Designtech and DesignWanted, it co-curates Innovation for Living, an exhibition dedicated to design technology. The exhibition promotes projects that investigate the integration of advanced technology into furniture and architecture to bring innovative solutions to life. The set-up has been designed by Italian design studio Pininfarina with the goal of revolutionizing the rigidity of the space, to make it fluid, flexible and harmonious with the artworks.

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