ELISAVA lands at Milan Design Week with «Next Design Innovation» exhibition
The university presents two creatively major design and engineering projects to the world: “Decoding Creativity Experimenting with Chaos”, at Ventura Lambrate; and “Next Design Innovation”, an initiative promoted by the Region of Lombardy and the Polifactory of the Politecnico di Milano and developed with the support of the Department of Business and Knowledge of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia. Both projects -presented at the Milan Fuorisalone, one of the most important design events in the world - underscore ELISAVA’s firm commitment to innovation-based design and engineering.
Next Design Innovation
«Next Design Innovation» is an exhibition that will showcase six innovative projects developed by young designers under the age of 35, trained at ELISAVA, together with another 15 projects developed by young professionals from the Region of Lombardy. Catalonia and Lombardy represent two of the four regions described as European “engines of production” in design.
«Next Design Innovation» aims to highlight the relationship between design and new technologies, both in terms of new digital production and manufacturing systems given designers’ self-production, and from the perspective of hardware integration and software programming. The ongoing search for new materials also enables excellent integration of these technologies into the products.
The call that launched in both regions aimed at the real prototyping of ideas, using the professional experience, spaces, facilities and equipment (3D printers, CNC and laser cutting machines) of ELISAVA for Catalonia, and those of the Polifactory of the Politecnico di Milano for Lombardy. «Next Design Innovation» therefore generates opportunities for interchange, resulting in the joint exhibition during Milan Design Week in April 2016.
In Catalonia, ELISAVA launched this call in partnership with ACCIÓ (the Catalan government agency for business effectiveness) and CCAM (Consocio de Comercio, Artesanía y Moda de Cataluña - Consortium for Trade, Craftwork and Fashion in Catalonia). Both agencies are affiliated to the Department of Business and Knowledge of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia. Their support to this project forms part of the Programme for Fostering Design Trades and the Industrial Strategy for Catalonia.