Material ConneXion Italia, the leading international network of research and consultation on innovative and sustainable materials, presents at Maison & Objet the first Paris edition of Materials Village, a hub of events and initiatives dedicated to promoting materials, new technologies and sustainability.
After becoming a known landmark of Milan Design Week and the London Design Festival, Materials Village will now arrive in Paris at Maison Obejt to present a project addressed to the Parisian architects and dedicated to the interior world. The hub of Material ConneXion Italia will be in the Hall 8 Stand A98 – B97, the pavilion dedicated to the inspiration and design solutions for architects and interior designers. In this context, therefore, the materials will take center stage for visitors looking for answers tailored to their design requirements.
Within this Parisian edition will also be presented the installation, curated by Studio Marco Piva, “L’Atelier Italien“, which will give an Italian interpretation of companies who specialize in enhancing the technical, decorative and functional features of their materials. The architect Marco Piva commented: “Research on the matter of architectural composition and interior is for me an almost manic activity, whether it is natural materials – marbles, stones – than artificial materials – glasses, ceramics, metals – up to the new composite materials and synthesis. In L’Atelier Italien – the strength of the project stems from the creative dialogue that has been established between my Studio and the companies: as in an atelier, the synergy between architect and company, creative outreach and maniacal tailoring, unique possibilities arise. The master is all Italian, the result is ready to face the World”.
At the end, there will be another important set up with Abet Laminati, which will be presented within Materials Village in a booth designed by Paola Navone, dedicated to Polaris, the surface that is warm and soft to the touch, anti-imprint and durable to scratches and heat.
The success of the Materials Village format consists in having a proper relationship between space dedicated to innovation / research and space available for materials manufacturers to present their products: a village structured into “houses” each dedicated to a project related to the world of materials and production processes. Additionally, Material ConneXion Italia will provide a significant presence with the preparation of its own materials library, which is comprised of a selection of the most new and innovative materials.
Here are some of the companies at Material Village:
ABET LAMINATI, AXALTA, GRANORTE, LEATHER’S STYLIST, NATURTEX, NOVACOLOR, OLTREMATERIA, TABU, XEDRA.Photogallery Materials Village Milan 2017New Materials for a Smart City
Al via dal 3 aprile la mostra-evento sulle frontiere dell’innovazione materiale per la creazione della città intelligente nel contesto della quarta edizione di Materials Village, l’hub di Material ConneXion Italia dedicato a materiali, nuove tecnologie e sostenibilità, negli spazi di SuperstudioPiù, in Via Tortona 27.
“Per progettare una smart city occorre una strategia urbanistica smart, ma per costruirla servono materiali intelligenti”, così Material ConneXion Italia vuole affrontare il tema dell’esposizione patrocinata dal Comune di Milano. L’obiettivo è quello di offrire un’articolata panoramica in chiave materica sull’innovazione delle tecnologie abilitanti per la costruzione delle nuove città intelligenti.
Riflettere e lavorare sulle Smart City impone di interrogarsi su aspetti tangibili; non solo sui temi dell’ICT, dell’immaterialità e dello scambio di informazioni. Tuttavia, creare infrastrutture abilitanti, significa anche progettare e costruire infrastrutture di rete, ossia spazi fisici e virtuali che si concretizzano con e in soluzioni materiali. Dunque, è richiesta una nuova attenzione alla questione dei materiali.
“New Materials for a smart city” si propone di mettere in mostra soluzioni materiali e tecnologie per la creazione delle strutture abilitanti: materiali eco-efficienti e a basso impatto per il green building e la progettazione di nuovi spazi pubblici, innovazioni tecnologiche per smart grid, illuminazione pubblica e reti di sensori, materiali compositi avanzati per nuove infrastrutture leggere, resistenti e interconnesse, materiali smart high and low tech per una nuova sicurezza, ecc. Il concetto di “internet of things” trova declinazione materica in quello di “internet of materials”.
La mostra-evento è organizzata in 4 aree tematiche: Eco-Innovation (soluzioni e sistemi per l’eco-efficienza degli edifici e le vertical farm), Advanced Building (materiali edili avanzati), Smart Living (soluzioni per il comfort ambientale cittadino e domestico) e ICT Materiale (soluzioni per lo scambio di informazioni e dati in ambito urbano).
L’allestimento della mostra integra elementi e artefatti comunicativi di importanti soluzioni legate alle smart city, campioni fisici di soluzioni fornite da aziende espositrici e gallery di campioni selezionati dal team Material ConneXion® Italia. La parte allestitiva sarà integrata da eventi di incontro, confronto, dialogo e dibattito sui diversi temi in chiave materiale e tecnologica relativi alle città intelligenti.
In un’area della mostra sarà anche presentato il progetto europeo Sharing Cities, finanziato dal programma Horizon 2020, di cui il Comune di Milano è città partner insieme ad altri 36 soggetti internazionali del mondo pubblico e privato. Obiettivo del progetto a livello locale è la realizzazione di un Distretto “smart” nell’area di Porta Romana/Vettabbia, per rispondere alle principali sfide ambientali della città e migliorare la vita quotidiana dei suoi abitanti. Alcuni dei partner del progetto presente nella mostra sono: A2A Smart City, Cefriel, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Siemens e Teicos Group.
Di seguito, una breve descrizione delle novità presentate dalle aziende partner all’interno della mostra “New Materials for a Smart City”:
Toshiba Materials CO.LTD presenta TRI-R, la nuova tecnologia LED che riproduce una luce naturale, sulla base dello spettro solare. In grado di evidenziare la nitidezza di dettagli e texture senza alterare i colori, crea un’atmosfera soft, rispettando il ritmo circadiano associato al benessere umano.
3M Italia presenta le sue soluzioni innovative per la localizzazione, la protezione e la conservazione nella Smart City. I prodotti 3M esposti nella mostra saranno cinque: 3M Novec™ 1230, soluzione per la protezione antincendio; 3M Novec™ Specialty Fluids per diverse applicazioni industriali tra cui la pulizia di precisione; 3M Scotchkote™, resina utilizzata per il relining delle condotte; i marcatori 3M Locating & Marking per la mappatura del sottosuolo e la tecnologia interattiva Multi-Touch.
IBM Ialia presente per la prima volta al FuoriSalone nella cornice di Materials Village, presenta attraverso app e conferenze, esempi di utilizzo di Watson, la tecnologia cognitiva che interagisce con l’uomo in linguaggio naturale e permette di accrescere le potenzialità e le competenze degli esperti in ogni settore.
Veolia Water Technologies, azienda leader mondiale nella fornitura di impianti e soluzioni per il trattamento delle acque, reflue e di processo, si affaccia al mercato con una gamma completa di soluzioni tecnologiche, innovative ed all’avanguardia.
Trash-2-Cash, un progetto di Ricerca e Innovazione (R&I) co-finanziato dall’UE sotto il programma Horizon 2020. Scopo è la rigenerazioni di fibre da rifiuti tessili e la realizzazione di prodotti di alta qualità applicando una metodologia interdisciplinare in cui il design interviene sin dall’inizio nel processo di definizione delle fibre cellulosiche e di poliestere rigenerate.
Pelma, realtà industriale leader nella produzione di poliuretano espanso flessibile, presenta 2 materiali: DryFlex®, il primo poliuretano espanso flessibile idrofobico e Thermofresh®, un materiale innovativo in grado di assorbire il calore e mantenere costante la temperatura.
Directa Plus presenta GRAFYSORBER®, un materiale innovativo e sostenibile a base di grafene, super-performante per la decontaminazione di acque e suoli da oli, idrocarburi e altri inquinanti organici.
Stone Italiana, azienda di Verona che produce lastre in quarzo ricomposto, presenta DNA Urbano, inserendosi in un percorso di re-upcycle delle terre di spazzamento inventando lastre per pavimentazioni da impiegare in progetti di architettura e interni.
Opendot & WASP presentano MICRO FACTORY, progetto pilota della Industry 4.0, uno Smart Lab temporaneo che produce localmente oggetti on demand. Produzioni digitali e sperimentazioni tecnologiche che portano al centro della città e nelle mani del cittadino la manifattura di oggetti intelligenti sulla base delle esigenze specifiche.
Politecnico di Milano – Nextmaterials consorzio interuniversitario nazionale per la scienza e tecnologia dei materiali.
Registrati ora per partecipare a tutti gli eventi in programma!FuoriSalone 2017 – Materials Village comes back to Zona Tortona
Dal 4 al 9 Aprile, in occasione della Milano Design Week, ritorna uno degli appuntamenti più attesi del Fuorisalone: Materials Village, l’hub di Material ConneXion Italia dedicato a materiali, nuove tecnologie e sostenibilità.
Dopo il successo delle prime tre edizioni, Materials Village prende nuovamente vita a Superstudio Più diventando sempre più grande: la quarta edizione, infatti, è cresciuta fino a occupare l’intero Art Garden di Superstudio insieme alla Lounge, per un totale di circa 1.850 mq. di spazio.
Importante novità di quest’anno è la mostra-evento “New Materials for a Smart City”, curata da Material ConneXion Italia con il Patrocinio del Comune di Milano. La mostra offre ai visitatori della Design Week milanese una panoramica sulle frontiere dell’innovazione materiale per la creazione della città intelligente.
In questo contesto, i visitatori potranno trovare il meglio dell’innovazione dei materiali insieme a tante novità: dalla grande installazione di Studio Patricia Urquiola per 3M a Watson, la tecnologia cognitiva di IBM in grado di interagire con l’uomo in linguaggio naturale.
Di seguito, una breve descrizione delle novità presentate quest’anno dalle aziende partner.
3M presenta “La Capsula della Memoria”, una collaborazione creativa con Studio Patricia Urquiola per sprigionare un’ispirazione sentimentale attraverso un’installazione che illustra l’importanza di preservare le memorie per il futuro attraverso l’unione di architettura, design e la magia dei materiali.
Oltremateria e Caldobenessere: Ecomat s.r.l. attraverso i brand, Oltremateria® e CaldoBenessere®, sviluppa nuove idee, tecnologie e tecniche applicative per pavimenti e rivestimenti continui. Materiali e superfici per l’Architettura e il Design, danno vita alle superfici continue del benessere per l’ambiente e la persona, ora si integrano e si completano con la nuova collezione di Terre naturali e l’innovativo sistema di riscaldamento a raggi infrarossi Caldobenessere®.
IPM Italia presenta Urban Design Line, sistemi e prodotti eco-friendly per l’outdoor, resistenti agli agenti atmosferici, drenanti, filtranti, ideali per piazze, piste ciclabili e parcheggi, percorsi di camping e campi da golf e il marchio Resistyle per il settore residenziale.
Novacolor, azienda leader nel settore di finiture decorative per l’architettura e l’interior design, ha progettato uno spazio dedicato al vivere consapevole. Focus: creare ambienti di design dove il benessere mentale e fisico acquistano una valenza prioritaria.
Elitis, azienda che si occupa di rivestimenti murali e tessuti d’arredamento, presenta pareti ricoperte di mosaici di noce di cocco e di grandi panoramici. I tessuti trovano il loro posto in giardino, mentre i ricami fioriscono sulle finestre. Colori e disegni si uniscono e si abbinano, creando delle corrispondenze insolite e delle coppie inattese.
Gerflor, azienda produttrice di superfici per pavimentazione vinilica, mette in scena il suo DNA sostenibile e una infinita possibilità di soluzioni decorative, sia modulari che a rullo, protagoniste di un allestimento in grado di sconvolgere ogni paradigma in materia di pavimento.
IBM Italia, presente per la prima volta al FuoriSalone nella cornice di Materials Village, presenta attraverso app e conferenze, esempi di utilizzo di Watson, la tecnologia cognitiva che interagisce con l’uomo in linguaggio naturale e permette di accrescere le potenzialità e le competenze degli esperti in ogni settore.
Fukuoka Weaving – Morito Co.LTD: azienda che riproduce la tradizionale tessitura giapponese “Nishijin-ori” – utilizzando la nuova tecnologia ”Carbon Fiber”. Fukuoka-Kígyó è un maker che produce una tessitura in carbonio, attraverso il tradizionale metodo giapponese di oltre 100 anni fa.
Naturtex è un’azienda spagnola che presenta una collezione di tappeti dal gusto raffinato e distintivo; caratterizzati da un design elegante e senza tempo.
Tile Skin: Il progetto espositivo TILESKIN® 2017, curato dalla designer Patrizia Trupiano, intende offrire ai visitatori la possibilità di immaginare la trasformazione dei propri locali, per dare nuovo smalto e nuova vita a stanze e zone ormai passate di moda.
XL EXTRALIGHT partecipa al Materials Village con un progetto di allestimento ispirato alla sua nuova brand line che vuole esprimere tutte le qualità e molteplicità d’uso di questo speciale Materiale, in grado di fare la differenza in ogni progetto che lo coinvolge.
Askoll Holding, gruppo leader nella produzione di motori elettrici ad alta efficienza energetica per elettrodomestici, acquari, laghetti e veicoli, mette in scena tante novità rigorosamente Made in Italy per far “viaggiare” i visitatori verso un futuro migliore.
Adapta Color è produttore di vernici in polvere molto focalizzato sull’innovazione e sulla creatività. Il laboratorio insieme ad apparecchiature altamente specializzate consentono di ottenere prodotti e un servizio al cliente di eccellente qualità.
Decolan è il punto di riferimento per la fornitura di superfici decorative innovative, ideali per qualunque tipo di applicazione in case, uffici, yacht, aeroporti, hotel, negozi, bar, ristoranti.
I-MESH è un materiale brevettato nella progettazione di protezioni solari ventilate per schermare edifici e persone. In Indoor per creare delle “pareti d’aria” non occlusive, tendaggi e controsoffitti. Sia i materiali che i decori si fondono in un linguaggio grafico in perfetto equilibrio tra tradizione e contemporaneità. I-MESH è Tecnologia, Arte e Sostenibilità.
Leather’s Stylists commercializza pellami per arredamento di altissima qualità, per il mercato residenziale, contract, aeronautico, nautico e hospitality. Si dedica alla creazione, al design e allo sviluppo di articoli innovativi di alta gamma, offrendo ad architetti e designers totale libertà.
Registrati ora per partecipare a tutti gli eventi in programma!New materials for a smart city
Event show on the new frontiers of material innovation to build a smart city
Within the platform ‘Materials Village’ at Superstudio Più in Via Tortona during Milan Design Week 2017, Material ConneXion® Italy organizes the exhibition event.
The exhibition, will have the patronage of the Municipality of Milan and aims to offer an articulate overview on the frontier of innovation of enabling technologies for the construction of new smart cities.
The vision of smart cities implies tangible expression. Often the concept of smart city is linked, in technology, not only to the immateriality of ICT and urban strategies, but also to the material issue. The creation of enabling infrastructures entails in fact the implementation of physical and virtual spaces that are realized through material solutions.
A new focus on the issue of materials is therefore required to create virtuous, collaborative, dialogic, inclusive, and active relationships between the human, intellectual, and social capital of those who live the city and the enabling infrastructures.
In this context, the new frontier of technological innovation, together with an appropriate planning strategy, contributes to the management of urban problems that smart cities are facing: pollution (environmental, lighting, sound, etc.), energy costs, mobility, urban cleaning, waste management, disaster risk and safety, etc.
“New materials for a smart city” offers an overview, in a material perspective, on the new frontiers of innovation of enabling technologies for urban planning and building of a smart city: eco-efficient and low impact materials for green building and planning of new public spaces; technological innovation for smart grid, public lighting and sensors’ networks; advanced composites for new light, resistant and interconnected infrastructures; smart high- and low-tech materials for a new safety, healthiness, acoustic and lighting comfort, both in public and domestic environments; solutions for new green, vertical farming, hydroponic farming, new public green spaces.
The concept of “internet of things” is paired with the one of “internet of materials”.
The exhibition event will propose a selection of innovative solutions with the aim of materializing the concept of smart city and will showcase and disseminate new technological solutions needed to improve the functioning of the city and life of its inhabitants.
The exhibition is organized into four thematic areas: Eco-Innovation (solutions for eco-efficient building and urban green growth; Advanced Building (advanced building materials, structural and not) Smart Living (solutions for public and domestic environmental comfort) ICT equipment (solutions for ICT and information/data exchange in the urban field).
The exhibition integrates: communicative elements (videos, images, key word, descriptive texts…) of important solutions related to smart cities (symbol buildings, emblematic infrastructure, virtuos models, best practices); physical samples of solutions provided by exhibiting companies; gallery of tabulae selected from the Library of innovative and sustainable materials of Material ConneXion® Italia.
Surface-modular display will showcase technologies and materials of the exhibiting companies and sponsors, developing a harmonized and coherent exhibition layout. The exhibition will be integrated with meeting events, discussion and dialogue on various issues about technological materials related to smart cities.
“To design a smart city you need a smart planning strategy, but to achieve it you need smart materials” Material Connexion Italia
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Materials Village at 100% Design opened its doors to the 3rd London edition from 21-24 September 2016. Welcoming 27,387 visitors.
We want to take this opportunity to thank all our partner: Almeco, Antipanic, Backlight, I-MESH, Toshiba Materials, XL EXTRALIGHT, Giulio Ceppi Total Tool for the exhibit concept and visitors for making Materials Village London 2016 one to remember!
We hope you enjoyed your time exploring new materials and technologies and we look forward to welcoming you in the next Materials Village Milan edition: from 4th to 9th April at Superstudio Più.Press kit Materials Village London edition – 2016
100% Design – Olympia London
Design & Build – Stand E494
From the 21st to the 24th of September Materials Village, the Material ConneXion Italia’s hub dedicated to materials, new technologies and sustainability, will be at 100% Design – Olympia London, the well-known design fair in United Kingdom.
100% Design – Olympia London
Design & Build – Stand E494
From the 21st to the 24th of September Materials Village, the Material ConneXion Italia’s hub dedicated to materials, new technologies and sustainability, will be at 100% Design – Olympia London, the well-known design fair in United Kingdom.
After the success of Italian edition held during the FuoriSalone 2016 in Milan, Materials Village will be, for the third time, among the protagonists of 100% Design during the London Design Festival. The LDF whole program consists of over 400 events and exhibitions organized by hundreds of international partner such as institutions, companies and designers.
Also this year, Materials Village will be showed by its format consisting of “houses” as in a true village. Each house will be dedicated to a project related to materials and production processes.
The exhibit concept of this Materials Village is designed by Giulio Ceppi – Total Tool.
Fields of application are different: textile, architecture, interior design, furniture and lighting.
Some innovative companies specialized in different fields of applications are partners of this third London edition:
ALMECO spa: an international Company which provide a wide range of aluminium finishes and endless shades of colours. Bandoxaldecor offers exclusive and original technical solutions providing lightness, brightness and hue.
Antipanic: is one of the European leaders in the production of Panic Exit devices. It created the brand called “THESIGN” the first and unique Panic device entirely manufactured in STAINLESS STEEL 316.
BACKLIGHT SRL: Light is life, warmth, emotion, the discovery of a truth shrouded in shadow. Backlight has studied light’s malleability and bent it to the needs of production mathematics: The result is an amazing material that can adapt to any solution.
I-MESH: I-MESH is a material patented to create ventilated sun protection for buildings and people. In interiors to create non occlusive “air walls”, curtains and ceilings. Materials and custom décors blended into a graphical language that takes inspiration equally from history and contemporary.
TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD: TRI-R, the new LED technology developed by Toshiba Materials in collaboration with TOL Studio, for brand management, produces a natural light, based on the solar spectrum. It gives sharpness to details and textures without altering colors and creates a soft atmosphere, respecting the circadian rhythm associated with human wellbeing.
XL EXTRALIGHT®: XL EXTRALIGHT® is a closed-cell Material produced using an exclusive production process patented in Italy and worldwide. Made from polyolefin-based granules, it weighs around three times less than other materials with the same mechanical properties. The defining feature of the product is its combination of low density and optimum physical and mechanical properties with a distinctive soft touch handful.Photogallery Materials Village Milan 2016Press kit online
Download here the Materials Village Press KitAll the event of Materials Village – Milano 2016
11 april – 17:00 / 20:00
A day reserved to the press who will visit Materials Village preview.
12 aprile – 18:00 / 20:00
Inauguration of “Urban Tree Lounge” by 3M Design in collaboration with Stefano Boeri Architetti
13 aprile – 18:00 / 21:00
An evening dedicated to the meeting between architects and exhibitors. Open to architects and designers.
“New Horizons in Creativity: Connecting Architecture, Nature and Humanity”
14 aprile – 17:00 / 19:00
By Material ConneXion Italia in collaboration with Abitare.
Moderator: Rodrigo Rodriquez, Presidente di Material ConneXion Italia
Emilio Genovesi, CEO, Material Connexion Italia
Architetto Stefano Boeri
Eric Quint, Chief Design Officer di 3M
Humberto Campana, designer e partner di Estudio Campana
Marco Piva, architetto e fondatore dello Studio Marco Piva
Leonardo Caffo, filosofo, Francesco Librizzi, architetto.
Libreria Abitare – Spazio Ansaldo, Via Tortona 54, Milan. Open to the public
Cooking Show by Beko:
12-13-15-16 aprile, 17:00 /20:00
With Alessandro Borghese, the testimonial of Beko, a leading company in the field of household appliances. Throughout these evenings Alessandro will present recipes based on the theme of Colour.
Open to the public
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Pre-registrati al più importante evento sui materiali al FuoriSalone 2016!
Visita il Materials Village e ottieni 1 mese di accesso GRATIS al più grande database online di materiali innovativi.
Come ottenere l’accesso gratuito:
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Material ConneXion Italia presents the most important event dedicated to the promotion of innovative companies and materials manufacturers.
Come and discover the benefits that Materials Village offers and the exhibition spaces still available!
4th February 2016
Material ConneXion Italia
Viale Sarca, 336 – edificio 16
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Photogallery Designjunction 2015 – London editionDownload the PRESS KIT
Download the press kit online about Material ConneXion Italia The Village – designjunction 2015 editionItalian tech & materials for architecture
September 26th – 11:00 am
Central St Martins Old College site, Red Lion Sq London WC1
Material ConneXion Italia and Italcementi Group hold the seminar Italian Tech & Materials for Architecture included in the seminar programme organized by designjunction.
The Italian team of global Materials Library pioneer explains its latest works and introduces a case study with Italcementi Group, manufacturers of high-tech construction materials.
Material ConneXion Italia:
Rodrigo Rodriquez – Chairman
Emilio Genovesi – CEO
Fortunato Zaffaroni – Global Sales & Marketing Director
Material ConneXion Italia “The Village” – Invitation
Photogallery – Materials Village 2015Press release – Materials Village – FuoriSalone 2015 Edition
Materials Village, the platform of events created by Material ConneXion Italia, is confirming to be the real protagonist of the Design week. An innovative concept that allows companies from different sectors to meet in a single place focussing on a single topic: materials and innovation.
In 2015, Materials Village is moving to the area of Tortona, in the SuperStudio garden, where, thanks to an original format consisting of containers and homes of different sizes, people will discover new materials and technologies for manufacturing to providing new solutions and answers to the future world of manufacturing.
DOWNOLAD PRESS KITPhotogallery Materials Village at 100% DesignPress relase: Materials Village at 100% design – London
Milan, September, 2014 – From 17th to 20th September 2014 Materials Village, a platform of events and initiatives dedicated to promote the culture of materials and related manufacturing companies, designed by Material ConneXion Italia, will take part at the twentieth edition of 100% Design in London – Earls Court London, Pavillon Eco, Design & Build, Stand M500.
100% Design is the most important design fair of the United Kingdom and takes place during the London Design Week. During this event, London becomes an important showcase where it will be possible to appreciate the most innovative design projects of emerging talents and meet design companies from all over the world.
On this occasion Materials Village’s stand is completely dedicated to the world of innovative and sustainable materials: with an exhibition of more than 100 material samples which visitors can experience, find technical information and contacts of manufacturers. All materials shown are chosen from the Materials Library, the most important online and onsite archive of innovative and sustainable materials and production process by Material ConneXion, with facilities in New York, Milan, Bangkok, Daegu, Istanbul, Skövde and Tokyo.
Materials Village will host two important innovation driven Italian companies:
– Oltremateria, shows a project which was conceived as a reference point for eco-sustainable living, where technological know-how joins the continuous search for innovative solutions in order to create eco-compatible environments, improving the current and future quality of life and safeguarding the ecosystem.
– Buzzi & Buzzi, a company aware of contemporary requests and languages, established both nationally and internationally, specializing in production of total recessed lighting products, through the study of innovative materials and the continuous improvement of quality and service.
As a Technical Partner there will be Roofingreen, a Turin-based company that designs, manufactures and markets a range of innovative solutions for the covering and insulation of ventilated surfaces, both horizontal and vertical.
Materials Village will also introduce the third edition of the Material Box, a selection of innovative material samples, chosen by Material ConneXion amongst the latest and most interesting products from Italian manufacturers. Material Box enables for the creation of a personal sample archive for design inspiration, for research or educational purposes. Material Box is divided into five themes (Interior, Exterior, Sustainability, Fashion and Accessories, special edition by SiExpo dedicated to Expo 2015) each with a specific sample selection. A 25% discount will be offered to new subscribers who will activate an annual membership to the Material ConneXion database at the Materials Village stand during 100% Design.
The meeting for a drink that Material ConneXion Italia has offered to partners of the first edition of the Materials Village was the occasion to present the next steps of the journey that will accomplish the village of materials.
The President of Material ConneXion Italia Rodrigo Rodriquez has emphasized the importance of this operation remembering how important material’s research is for the future of design: “Where all forms have already been invented is now the matter has to give psychosensorial value to the creations of the designers” he said.
Rodriquez wanted to personally thank all the Italian and foreign companies that took part in the platform organized during the Design Week 2014 at Triennale di Milano. “Companies that have believed and invested in this initiative, albeit at a time of economic crisis from which, however, judging by the success of public interest and found, it seems we can say that one is about to go out”.
Later Emilio Genovesi , CEO of Material ConneXion Italia explained: “These days the whole world looks to Milan to find innovations in design and so there was no better time to start our Materials Village, a project that is not ephemeral, but the beginning of a journey. In September it will go 100% Design in London and we have a space similar in size to the one you got here in the Triennale, but indoors. Because if luck has witnessed during this year’s Salone del Mobile, the first non wet from the rain that you can remember, in London on downpours risk is too high!”
Genovesi added that those who want to start making contacts for continuation, or enter for the first time in the Materials Village, may do by accessing the www.materialsvillage.com or by writing directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. For those interested there is also the opportunity to participate in an intermediate stage, slightly reduced in size, next July in Innoprom in Ekaterinburg in Russia.ECOZEMA for Materials Village
ECOZEMA participates aperitif offered by Material ConneXion Italia at Materials Village providing plates, glasses, napkins and cutlery sustainable, biodegradable and compostable.
Biodegradable and compostable biopolymers coming from renewable vegetal sources are today available for industrial productions. Ecozema, Fabbrica Pinze Schio Srl, uses biopolymers such as Mater-Bi® (www.materbi.com) or Ingeo™ (www.natureworksllc.com) to manufacture compostable cutlery, cups and plates according to European norm EN13432. This norm establishes the characteristics that a product must have to be treated in an industrial composting facility. Our cutlery has been the first in the world to obtain the OK-Compost certificate, issued by AIB-Vincotte according to EN13432. Beside cutlery, cups and plates Ecozema range includes also a wide range of other items useful to organize a low environmental impact event. Fabbrica Pinze Schio Srl, with its Ecozema product line, is today leader in manufacturing and distributing this kind of items in the European market.Invitation Materials Village AperitifACT Shenkar projects gallery
ACT Shenkar is a center of creative ideas worth looking at from an economic perspective. We aim to create new social and economic value by redefining the boundaries of art, design and engineering.
The center supports the professional development of students, graduates and faculty members, seeking to motivate, train and develop their creative skills and projects.
Each year, we scout for the most original ideas with a potential to succeed in today’s or tomorrow’s markets and offer them acceleration, creativity and business development tools within and outside the academic environment. Our ultimate goal is to lead those creative ideas towards economic sustainability.
ACT Shenkar promotes an environment of creativity by conducting numerous events, courses and lectures with a focus on entrepreneurship, innovation and creative research.
About Shenkar College of Engineering, Design & Art
Shenkar College of Engineering, Design & Art was founded in 1970. Located near lively Tel-Aviv, Shenkar offers more than 2650 students who are enrolled in our Bachelor’s and Master Degree programs, a unique international learning experience.
We pride ourselves on our interdisciplinary approach combining the worlds of Design, Engineering and Multidisciplinary Art, offering our students world-class and career orientated education while promoting values of excellence and creativity.
The Azrieli Faculty of Design is one of the leading design faculties in the world and offers studies towards a Bachelor of Design degree (B.Des) in six different fields: Fashion, Industrial, Interior building and Environment, Jewelry, Textile and Visual Communication. In addition, we offer the Azrieli Graduate Program in Design (M.Des) in the fields of Fashion, Textile, Jewelry and Accessories.
The Pernick Faculty of Engineering is a center for the promotion of research which works closely with the industry. The Faculty offers studies towards a Graduate Degree (MSc) in Plastics Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering Degrees (BSc) in five different fields: Plastics, Software, Chemical, Electronics and Industrial Engineering & Management.
The Multidisciplinary Art Department offers studies towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA), which includes drawing, sculpture, photography, video art, computer art, sketching, printing, art installation and environmental sculpture, and encourages collaboration between the disciplines.
As a multi-disciplinary school, we constantly step beyond the comfort zone of each discipline in order to innovate and create new value. Graduates of the College are able to continue to further studies and to hold key roles in the industry. Many of the graduates of the Faculty of Design have earned an international reputation.
To learn more, please visit: http://www.shenkar.ac.il/english/home/
Matteo Ragni – Matteo Ragni Studio
Matteo Ragni, graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano. With Giulio Iacchetti in 2001 he was awarded with Compasso d’Oro ADI for the disposable biogradable spork “Moscardino”, which is now part of the permanent design collection at MOMA New York.
He recently won the Wallpaper Design Award ’08 with Leti, a table lamp/book end produced by Danese. In 2008 he founded TobeUs: brand of wooden toy cars handcrafted in Italy, a brand that wants to be a manifesto for consumer’s awareness. With TobeUs he regularly organizes workshops and exhibitions. Recently he published with Corraini “Camparisoda: l’aperitivo veloce futurista: da Fortunato Depero a Matteo Ragni”, and “Wallpaper celebrations”. In 2012 he won the National Award for Innovation “Prize of Prizes” for the project W-eye. At the end of 2013 a celebratory exhibition about his work entitled “Matteo Ragni: Almost 20 Years of Design” was held at the “Italian Cultural Institute of Toronto”.
Today, along with his activity of designer, he teaches, he works as an architect and an art director.Marco Piva – Studio Marco Piva
Exciting, fluid, functional. This is the language that distinguishes Marco Piva’s architectural creations, product design and interior design.. The effort in material research and technology, the value of differentiation,the design innovation, lead the establishment of Studiodada Associates, whose production becomes one of the most representative of the period of Radical Design. In the ’80s opens Studio Marco Piva, whose work ranges from large projects to architectural interior design, to industrial design. A traveller and a designer, an innovator who is educated in rational approaches, Marco Piva studies and creates design solutions which are pervaded by stylistic freedom and compositional sobriety.
In Japan, in Osaka, the Studio has participated in the design and construction of the innovative complex Next 21, has also made the Laguna Palace in Mestre, the Port Palace in Monte Carlo, the Hotel Mirage in Kazan, the Una Hotel in Boulogne , the T Hotel in Cagliari, The Move Hotel in Mogliano Veneto and the multifunctional complex Le Terrazze in Treviso. For the Exedra Boscolo Group had creates the Suites of Exedra in Rome, the B4 Net Padova Tower and the Tower Hotel in Bologna. In Dubai, on Palm Jumeirah, has designed the Tiara Hotel Oceania Hotel. Always in Dubai he has designed the innovative complex Porto Dubai. In Russia is designing the new complex of the river port of Novosibirsk.
Currently, he is engaged in the construction of the residential complex of Changzhou (China), on the renovation of a monumental building in Saint Petersburg and in prestigious private houses.
In Italy, he is finishing the Hotel Excelsior Gallia and the collaboration with the prestigious fashion maison Bulgari is going ahead, with the design of all its store windows worldwide.
Marco Piva Atelier Design designs for: A Project, Altreforme, Arflex, Arpa Industriale, Bross, Cabas, Ceramica Cielo, Confalonieri, Colombo Design, Corinto, Deko, De Majo, Ege, Estro, Fabbian, Frati, Gaggiolini, Gattoni Rubinetteria, Gervasoni, Kvadrat, i Guzzini Illuminazione, L’Abbate, La Murrina, Lamm, Lapis, Leucos, Lithea, Marioni, Meritalia, MisuraEmme, Moroso, Nito, Novello, Oikos, Omnitex, Pierantonio Bonacina, Poliform, Potocco, Rapsel, Reflex, Schonhuber Franchi, Serralunga, Sicis, Sirrah, So Far So Near, Stella Rubinetterie, Tisettanta, Unopiù, Up Group, Valpra, VDA, Jacuzzi, Xilo1934, Zonca.
Architect and designer, he works from years of research and design integration between design, architecture and sustainability. Designer, consultant and coordinator of various projects and achievements in the public and private sectors in Italy and abroad. He lectures and research at the Polytechnic of Milan and Poli.Design (Training Consortium of Politecnico di Milano).
Expert in the topics of innovation designed to “product architecture” for the built environment in particular aspects of interior design, lifestyle, green design and green building, landscape design, environmental design, services and strategies tailor green and low-carbon.
Member of the Board of Green Building Council Italy and, increasingly for GBC committee member trainers, certification and chapter. Board member of the Green Building chapter Lombardy.
Graduated in 1999, has been practicing as an architect and designer since 2001, in 2008 he founded Marchingenio Workshop “Creative Design Center”, specializing in Design for Architecture, interior design, local development, environmental design, green services and strategies.
MARCHINGENIO WORKSHOP is a start-up accompanied by the Department of Design at the Politecnico of Milan, on the issues of the Innovation through design services and integrated projects in both the public and private sectors, from research and development to design and prototyping phase, with offices in Lombardy, Alto Adige and Brazil.Vincenzo Collesi – Collesi Italian Vision
Architect Vincenzo Collesi was born in Melfi of Southern Italy in 1974 from a family of “creatives”.
The Collesi architecture studio, situated in Milan, has a concept like a window to attract clients that not only can see and understand the stylistic settings offered, but also touch with their hands the materials in which we work with, breath the living atmosphere that was recreated in the spaces and see the technological solutions that we propose.
Our work is based on exclusive design proposals for each client. Each new creative project is studied and created by measure for each detail.
Every project is unique. They are diverse and exclusive because they are conceptualized and developed from the comprehension of the desire of the client, which is accompanied until the final result, studying and enhancing his personal taste, without proposing “trends of the moment”. The stylistic proposal of Studio Collesi defines classic with some fine modern touches.
Every single detail is evaluated, researched, proposed and in the end chosen together with the client. Controlling in every way possible the creation, carefully choosing the best suited materials but also the most innovative and the most modern technological solutions for a result that is both aesthetically pleasing and of notable value. The result is truly reached if the client finds that his needs have been met with his personal taste, the final work makes him feel at home, and perceives a real sense of wellness and belonging.
This ambitious result is reached only with close-knit teamwork between the client and architect, but not only this. A fundamental role is without a doubt from the fingers of Italian craftsmen that for years create for us the part of manufacturing. This is the second focal point that distinguishes the creation of our projects: The processes are given only to a select few Italian companies that express the highest levels of craftsmanship and the “Italian know-how” with the exclusive use of materials and technologies made in Italy.
We work for some time now with a close-knit community of artisan carpenters, cabinetmakers, marble workers, smiths, decorators, textile producers, that not only create very well our designs but often are an integral part of the conception of them, through a synergy of each persons skills and the experimentation of materials and innovative solutions.
Our house “Collesi Italian Vision” is open to anyone who loves the tradition and that is renewed with our judgment the roots of pastimes and to do and create in the artisanal laboratories.
Giulio Ceppi – Total Tool
Giulio Ceppi, architect and designer, also studied Visual Design at the Scuola Politecnica di Milano and took a PhD at the Politecnico di Milano about new perceptions modes coming from the technological merge.
His activities are focused on sensorial design, development of new materials and technologies, and on design strategy.
He’s professor and resercher at Politecnico since 1995. Since 1993 he’s professor of Design Strategy at Domus Academy in Milano and from 2004 founder and director of the new Master in Business Design.
Since 1996 he also teaches at the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Politecnico di Milano, and he was contract professor at the Faculty of Architecture of Genova, Politecnico di Torino, Interaction Design Institute in Ivrea, La Sapienza in Rome.
From 1990 to 1997, as coordinator of the Domus Academy Research Center he has designed among the others for Abet Laminati, Assoplast, BFAutomobile, Bracco, Enichem, Eternit Belgium, Mitsubishi, Montell Polyolefins, Philips Lighting, Pitti Immagine, Reggio Children, Swatch, 3M Italy.
Promoter of exhibitions on sustainable design, design of materials and concept design at the Triennale di Milano (1992) and Salone del Mobile (1995-1999), at the Mole Antonelliana in Torino (1994), Sacks in New York (1999), Intel in Milan (2000), Yokohama and Kobe (2001).
He is author of many essays and books on project culture, design strategy and communication policies.
From 1998 to 2001 he’s senior design consultant at Philips Design, a research and design network counting 400 members and 25 different locations worldwide: the Milano branch was a think-thank working on concept and vision design, design of convergencies and experience design.
Togheter with Paolo Bodega he realized architectures and environmental systems for Biorad, Giugiaro Architettura, Grafiche Cola, Imec, Levi’s, Philips Italia, Sony, Silea, including the Light Obelisk in Rome for the Jubilee 2000. Since 1992 he has been member of the National Association for Bioarchitecture.
In 1999 he founded Total Tool Milano, a design network with offices in Milan, Buenos Aires,Tokyo consulting and designing new business ideas for 3M, Albatros, Auchan, Autogrill, Comune di Venezia, Coop Italia, Festo, Illy Caffè, Instituto Tecnologico de Canarias, Lamborghini Motors, Mitsubishi, Mercuri Urval, Motorola, Nestlè, Nikkei, Nissan, Ikea, Pirelli RE, Piquadro, Qfree, Saporiti italia, Torino 2006, Unilever, Versace, Viacom.
Total Tool gained the Compasso D’oro prize (special mention) for the design of new siliconic materials (2005) and the development of decongestion charge systems in London (2008) and it is included in ICSID Hall of fame.
He hold several conferences and project workshops in universities and design centres in more than 25 countries among Europe and United States, Latin America and Asia.
He lives in between Milan and the Lake of Como.
Vip Lounge photogallerySynchronicity
“The title that we have given to the installation is Synchronicity. An installation about materials: an idea very seductive for a designer. An occasion unrepeatable, to make a dream come true: to put together marvelous materials, with their unexpected and amazing characteristics, their natural origins or completely artificial, virtuous, sustainable or an expression of a scientific research and vanguard technology.
A unique temptation to put them all in the same environment and direct a metaphorical orchestra of design possibilities.
Synchronicity is precisely this: The creation of an almost infantile fantasy. A mechanism of precision that speaks of synchrony, of movements and decisive movements, of the fluidity of an organic process, even though it is directed by man.
Look at these innovative materials full of potential with an eye that is free of design “obligations” and ready above all to discover the concrete possibilities and pay tribute, at least symbolically, to the times we are living in: rich, stimulating, vivacious. An artificial garden that sprouts under our eyes, built with wisdom and ecological commitment. More than this…” Matteo Ragnimatteo ragni studio www.matteoragni.com 星星 (XingXing)
MATERIAL AND LIGHT
XingXing , in Chinese “Star “: a body that emits energy and light.
In the house designed by Marco Piva for Material Village, the material, both natural and synthetic, is treated to communicate with the light.
The matter reflects, refracts, emits its own light, is alive with texture and signs that make it lively, engaging.
The material emits a changeable energy, a synesthetic one, that interacts with natural and artificial light sources .
Carrara statuary marble, the sicilian lava stone , concrete, steel and glass tiles, between chromatic contrasts and new tactile and visual perceptions, are the protagonists of this space, intentionally transcendent, which alludes to the home in terms of simplicity and rigorous volumetric space.
With the collaboration of the prestigious Italian companies Apuomarg, Casapiù, Gattoni Rubinetteria and Leo Visconti, the project XingXing tells the intrinsic qualities of matter, expressed through the human capacity to identify and shape them .
The world of nature and artifice meet in XingXing , a space of elegant geometries and refined modulations .
Empirical yet instinctive designs that sprout, grow and evolve from our radicals, exclusive one of a kind pieces created by expert craftsmen, sons of the intriguing relationship with the material and know-how.
Exclusive one of a kind pieces created by expert craftsmen, sons of the intriguing relationship with the material and know-how, more so than a calculated choice of marketing: empirical and instinctive designs, that sprout, grow and evolve from our radicals composed from experience and culture, hand made and architecture, relations and curiosity.
Without pretenses to indicate trends or style representations that pushed us to propose our pieces, only a strong motivation to recall together the craftsmen, with which I work for many years, design steps and dedicated producers who are able to understand and love the objects that, aside from its inevitable function, they can always tell us something about them, who conceived the idea, made and at the end, who chose them.
Each product in this world is born from a design that meets materials and technologies. But not all products can be “sincere”, therefore its based on the ability to express without veils and frills, the values of tradition and innovation, of studies and trials that make them contemporary, always.
A commitment: Collesi Italian Vision will sign only objects born in this spinneret that unites designer, craftsman and client in the virtuous circle that generates quality and originality, giving value to values in which our country is rich with.Walking design
The town of Lissone mobilizes and carries a gear design of symbolic significance, a collective event that will involve all subjects related to the world of production and design.
The march will touch the symbolic places of Milanese design, will see the participation of all the citizens that are dressed in a “uniform of designers”, specific for the occasion, giving life to a colorful cloud. An installation that will travel through the streets of Milan, an aesthetic representation of that ” know how” that has always distinguished the city and its system of brianza. The march will conclude with the creation in real time, on behalf of craftsmen and students, of systems of dress “understated”, flexible, reversible, low cost but of a high social value.
Walking Design is a prelude to a longer-range project, which will see the transformation of Liss in an open-air museum, a “museum of the immaterial” that the conversations between designers and manufacturers of the stories that precede the realization of the objects and who are the most “intimate” history of Italian design.
DESIGNER AND JOURNALIST PARTICIPANT
4p1b, A-rstudio, Alhambretto, Luca Antonini, Daniele Amidani, Valentina Auricchio, Federico Angi, Alessandra Baldereschi, Anna Barbara, Alberto Bassi, Matteo Beraldi, Alberto Biagetti, Luisa Bocchietto, Giorgio Bonaguro, Eleonora Boneschi, PG Bonsignore, Virginio Briatore, Stefano Caggiano, Carusodangelistudio, Marta Lavinia Carboni, Enrico Cesana, Aldo Colonnetti, Serena Confalonieri, Carlo Contin, Luciano Crespi, Valenina Croci, CTRLZAK, D’Alesio&Santoro, Lorenzo Damiani, Valentina Della Costa, Matteo Devecchi, Francesco Faccin, Ali Filippini, Cristina Fiordimela, Roberto Galbiati, Massimo Giacon, Ghigos Ideas, Alessandro Guerriero, Denis Guidone, Alessandro Gnocchi, Gumdesign, Gruppo A12, Giulio Iacchetti, Giotirotto, Alberto Iacovoni, JoeVelluto, Giorgio Laboratore, Stefano Maffei, Elia Mangia, Giovanni Mantegazza, Alessandro Marelli, Ilaria Marelli, Ilaria Mazzoleni, Alessandro Mendini, Meneghello Paolelli Associati, Ico Migliore + Mara Servetto, Michela Milani, Chiara Moreschi, Antonio Morlacchi, Duilio Novellini, Mauro Olivieri, Liviana Osti, Lorenzo Palmeri, Donata Parruccini, Giulio Patrizi, Ugo La Pietra, Alessandro Peisino, Luca Porcellini, Matteo Ragni, Davide Rampello, Recession Design, Chiara Ricci, Christof Ronge, Francesco Ruffa, Silvana Angeletti e Daniele Ruzza, Elena Salmistraro, Luca Scacchetti, Luca Scarpellini, Antonio Scarponi, Brian Sironi, Valerio Sommella, Sovrappensiero, Studiocharlie, Studionatural, Elio Talarico, Leonardo Talarico, Matteo Thun, Carlo Trevisani, Luca Trombetta, Uovodesign, Gianni Veneziano e Luciana Di Virgilio / V+T, Diego Vencato, Alessandro Zambelli, Alberto Zanchetta, Whomade.
COMPANIES AND ASSOCIATIONS PARTICIPANT
Abet Laminati, AC, AF2, Aliprandi e Gariboldi Arredamenti, Arosio Carlo di Arosio Luca & C., Arredospaziocasa – Realnotti, Arredando, Arredosalotto, Artigiani Cerizzi, Cereda Softline, Citterio F.lli di Lucio Gianfranco & C., Civati Arredamenti, Cleaf, Concept Store Cucine Lube di Misuraerre sas, Dassi Albano di Dassi Fausto & C., Dassi Arredamenti, Domus Arredi, Expert Arosio Luce Srl, Galbiati Natale & Figli, Executive Design Mobili Contemporanei, Gardesa, Gedal, Gislon Pubblicità, GV di Villa Gianluca, Il Regno della Cameretta, Internoitaliano, La Cameretta Ideale, La Chiocciola di Iseo srl, Legma Grafiche, MilanoMaker, Mario Terlera Sistemi, Murtarelli Salotti e Design, New Arcobaleno, Oggioni è qualità di Roberto Oggioni, Padiglione Italia, Pasnu, Slowd, Spinelli, Valtorta Arredamenti.Photogallery: Materials Village home interiorsR EVO³ by Gardesa sponsors the Walking Design march
Today in the afternoon, during the week in which Milan and the entire world celebrates the world of design, a colourful and peaceful march sponsored by the Municipality of Lissone will be passing through Milan’s downtown.
A collective mobilization with great symbolic meaning thought up by Ghigos Ideas, the design firm that collaborated with Gardesa in developing the R EVOᶟ, which will touch upon the places that represent Milan’s design.
The players and stars of this original march will be designers, craftsmen, architects and students from the town of Lissone who, in a special “designer’s dress”, will breathe life into a travelling installation which is intended to symbolize that “knowing how to do” that has always distinguished Brianza’s manufacturing system.
More than three hundred people have confirmed their participation, including some of the most important names in the world of manufacturing and design such as Luisa Bocchietto, Virginio Briatore, Alessandro Guerriero, Stefano Maffei, Alberto Biagetti and Whomade.
The march will start off from Materials Village Vip Lounge at La Triennale di Milano at 4:30 pm and will end in Piazza dei Mercanti, where craftsmen members of the APA Confartigianato Lissone and students from the Ipsia G. Meroni School will be building furnishing systems on a scale 1:1 in real time for the requalification of housing known as “below threshold” (with less than 25 square meters of living space), where furniture becomes a crucial element for habitability purposes.
In Piazza Mercanti, adhesive tape will be used to trace the perimeter walls of a virtual home “below threshold”, inside of which prototypes of furniture items will be placed. These prototypes have been specifically designed by the Theory and Practice Laboratory of the project, Degree Course in Interior Design at the Politecnico di Milano (Professor Crespi and Professor Calzoni).
In this virtual home, Gardesa will provide a sample from the R EVO³ range for the entrance door, the first fully customizable and eco-sustainable armoured door, to demonstrate that values such as security, design and sustainability are topics of social as well as planning interest.
The furniture will be on display in a real home “below threshold” made available by the Municipality of Milan at the address of Via Solari, 40 (open to the public on 9th April at 6:30 p.m.), which can be visited until 13th April when the Milano Design Week 2014 is scheduled to come to an end.
Walking Design is a project by the design firm Ghigos Ideas and by Lissone Work in Project.
Initiative under the patronage of: ADI Associazione per il Disegno Industriale, Via Bramante 29, Milan