Also this year Materials Village, the Material ConneXion Italia hub dedicated to materials, new technologies, design and sustainability, will be present at the Milan Design Week 2019 from 8 to 14 April in the spaces of SuperStudio Più in via Tortona.
Innovative and efficient materials and cutting-edge technological solutions for the building, interior design, textile and architecture sectors will be the protagonists of this sixth edition.
Materials Village will occupy the entire Art Garden and the Art Square of SuperStudio on an area of about 1,500 square meters. The area, divided into houses and viewhouses, will host companies linked to the world of materials and production processes that will offer design and technological proposals in terms of sustainability, optimization and circular economy.
Following the success achieved last year, which saw the participation of over 100,000 visitors, Materials Village continues its collaboration with companies of excellence in the sector.
Partners of this edition will be: 3A Composites GmbH, 3M Design, 3M Italia, A+A Design Studio, Bruno Pavimenti In Legno Dal 1929, INLUX, Lorenzi, Lithos Mosaico Italia, Massimiliano Mandarini con Wicona, Domal e Bim Object, Material ConneXion Tokyo, MIA, NBC Meshtec, Oltremateria, Puma with Innovation by Design and Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology, Saint-Gobain PPC Italia, Suzuki Italia.
The installations of Materials Village 2019
At the entrance to the Village you will find the installation "A Pinnacle of Reflections" created by 3M Design in collaboration with the Matteo Thun & Partners studio, which wants to celebrate nature as a source of inspiration for effective and above all sustainable solutions.
Another installation, located in the Art Garden, is the result of the collaboration between Material ConneXion Italia and Marie Claire Maison and is signed by Ar-o-studio. It is "Materica. The Beautiful Side of Design", a two-storey architecture that celebrates beauty as the true expression of design, focusing on the aesthetics of materials, shapes, textures and nuances.
The third installation is presented by Puma with Innovation by Design and Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology, where an experimental shoe that is part of the BioEvolution project will be presented. Scientists and designers have developed biologically active materials to obtain a sports footwear that lives in symbiosis with the wearer.
As always, the Material ConneXion Italia hub will be a point of reference for professionals who want to find out more about the latest developments in the world of design, architecture and technology.