Materials Village: ideas, projects, technologies

Promoting the culture of innovative materials

by Serena L. Rosato
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MDW2014_ Material Connexion Italia, center of research and consultancy on materials and innovative and sustainable production processes, for the Milan Design Week 2014, is the creator and promoter of the first edition of Materials Village, a platform of events and initiatives dedicated to promote the culture of materials and related manufacturing companies.

The format, innovative and unprecedented, consists of houses of various dimensions and configurations, with exhibition spaces and socialization, created in the gardens of Triennale di Milano where the Material Connexion Italia showroom sits. 

The house is a symbol of hospitality and sharing of their experiences: the Village wants to connect the communities and welcome the travelers that in the month of April, transform the city of Milan into a territory of global design.

Each unit will host either a company willing to exhibit its state-of-the-art products using innovative materials; or groups of enterprises, gathered around a design theme; or architecture studios, interpreting materials in the most updated way.

A map and a dedicated website will provide details on the positions of the different houses and news program on the current activities. Information totems and house icons with the same function will be placed in strategic points of the Fuorisalone events.

Materials Village will consist of 9 houses, located in the gardens and a Vip Lounge in Material ConneXion Showroom.

The houses are set up by: Giulio Ceppi Total Tool, Studio Collesi, Massimiliano Mandarini Studio Marchingenio Workshop, Federica Pastonesi, Studio Marco Piva, Matteo Ragni.

 

 

MATERIALS VILLAGE

Idee, progetti, tecnologie
8 - 13 aprile 2014
La Triennale di Milano, Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6
www.materialsvillage.com

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    • Serena L. Rosato

      Architect

      Bari / Italy

      Architetto per vocazione, web writer per diletto. Progetta spazi e costruisce idee giocando con pixel e inchiostro, occhi curiosi e delicata ironia. Attenta ai dettagli e distratta dalle novità, costantemente alla ricerca della bellezza delle cose. Dichiarata dipendenza da viaggi, musei e scarpe. ____________________________________________________________ Architect by vocation , web writer for pleasure. She designs and builds spaces ideas playing with ink and pixels, curious eyes and delicate irony . Vigilant to detail and distracted by the novelty , constantly in search of the beauty of things. Declared dependence on travel, museums and shoes .)

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