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All eyes on Fuorisalone: designers from around the globe are converging in Milan to exchange ideas and showcase projects that influence our current reality. 
From April 15 to April 21, Milan steps into the limelight of the global design arena with a bustling line-up of events, exhibitions, and installations. Designers, architects, schools, universities, and institutions come together to share ideas that shape the present with a keen eye on the future of the environment. 
Nature takes center stage in the 2024 edition: with “Materia Natura,” Fuorisalone encourages a deep exploration of the connection between these two words, presented through a visually captivating campaign curated by Nicola Ricciardi and conceived by EX. 
The theme builds upon previously explored concepts and serves as an extension of past Fuorisalone themes such as “Forme dell'Abitare”, “Tra Spazio e Tempo” e “Laboratorio Futuro”. This thematic continuity delineates a trajectory that upholds the values of a mindful design culture. “Materia Natura” further amplifies and deepens this vision, emphasizing sustainability as a guiding principle and essential virtue in the creative and design process.
In an effort to enhance the pervasive nature of the underlying theme, "Materia Natura," Fuorisalone enlisted Nicola Ricciardi, the Artistic Director of miart, to curate the visual interpretation of the theme.  
POV is a photographic and audiovisual piece composed of five different scenarios that delve into the delicate relationship between humans and the environment. These scenarios portray: a piece of wood from Val Susa, a block of ice, a block of lava stone, a block of marble, and a slate slab. 
Fuorisalone Award: Celebrating the Best of Milan Design Week
Fuorisalone Award returns, acknowledging the most memorable contents and installations presented during Milan Design Week. Directed by Studiolabo, the Fuorisalone Award honors the finest creativity and impactful ideas from both Italian and international companies and designers. The 2024 edition introduces the Special Media Partner Mention based on the shortlist of the 15 most memorable projects. 
Districts and areas
Brera Design District shines bright with its 15th edition of Brera Design Week, a cornerstone of the Fuorisalone. It offers a rich program of exhibitions, installations, collectives, and product unveilings, aiming to match or exceed the numbers of the previous edition with over 260 events scheduled throughout the district. 
The Tortona District returns with a fresh look and a communication proposal aimed at bringing together and showcasing the diverse entities within it: Tortona Rocks, Tortona Design Week, Superstudio, and BASE. The district serves as a platform for addressing contemporary themes through a design perspective, aiming to tackle future challenges.
5VIE presents the latest edition of “Unlimited Design Orchestra,” building upon the success of last year's theme, “Design for Good.” This concept underscores the role of design as a catalyst for fostering deep human connections, emphasizing sustainability through collaboration and sharing, akin to the harmonious elements of an orchestra. 
Milano Durini Design unveils a theme centered on the concept of COLOR. Color represents more than just design—it embodies emotion, vitality, and the essence of everyday life, elevating even the most exclusive lifestyles. 
Isola Design District unveils an inspiring exploration into the sustainability and functional prowess of design, showcasing its potential in addressing real-world issues and shaping the future of the industry. The Isola Design Festival 2024, is expanding its footprint into exciting new territories, including Lampo Milano, WAO PL7, and Galleria Bonelli.
Kohler also returns to Milan Design Week with the world premiere of a large scale immersive installation in partnership with artist-designer, Dr. Samuel Ross MBE and his industrial design studio, SR_A, along with the global unveiling of Formation 02, a new smart toilet, the second product from the Kohler x SR_A multiyear partnership.

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