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Design Variations 2024: Touching Materials

The title of the edition of Design Variations 2024, means this: feeling

materials not only with touch, but also with the head and heart, leaving us

amazed by new thinking and innovative proposals. It all starts from a new

location, a former garage in Viale Gorizia 14, a historic building constructed in

1938 and completed in 1948 under the supervision of architect Marco Zanuso.

“The Garage is a deliberate choice,” states curator Caterina Mosca, “that

suggests unprecedented combinations, offering an updated vision of what it

means to design today, returning it to its true experimental nature and

ongoing quest”.

NATHALIE DU PASQUIER

SITE SPECIFIC PROJECT

ARTIST: NATHALIE DU PASQUIER
TITLE: CORRIDOIO
PARTNER: ABET LAMINATI
SIZE: 200×87 CM

Nathalie du Pasquier was born in Bordeaux, France in 1957, and has lived in Milan since

1979. Until 1986, she worked as a designer and was one of the founding members of

Memphis. She designed numerous ‘decorative surfaces’: fabrics, carpets, laminates and

some objects and furniture. Since 1987, she has concentrated on painting. This year, she

agreed to create a work for MoscaPartners. 



These are intuitive works, harmonized by a masterful understanding of color, form and

proportion. They give life to graphic worlds with a strong emotional impact. For Nathalie

du Pasquier, drawing is a form of meditation, an authentic immersion in the search for the

meaning of making. The French artist naturalized Italian presents Corridoio, a work

composed of twelve large decorative panels (200×87 cm), printed on MEG, a versatile

material designed for outdoor use, resistant to light and weather, by Abet Laminati.

PARK ASSOCIATI

THE EXHIBITION DESIGN

ARCHITECT: PARK ASSOCIATI
TITLE: HEMP_SCAPE
PARTNER: BIOMAT CANAPA

Attention to intelligent reuse of building materials and circular economy is the focus of

the fit-out project signed by Park Associati, in which only heat-insulating and sound-

absorbing hemp bricks supplied by Biomat are used. “With a view to emphasizing the

need for responsible and low-impact ethical architecture” say Filippo Pagliani and Michele

Rossi of Park Associati, “the Hemp_scape project is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on

issues of urban mining and bio-based materials that our Park Plus research team has

been pursuing for years.” 



At the end of the event, the entirety of the material used will be put back on the market

for reuse thanks to a completely dry assembly that allows for rapid construction and de-

construction. Completing the set-up are technical partners Delta Light for lighting and

Kvadrat, for the spectacular textile backdrop made from recycled material. Green

architecture is provided by Fratelli Leonelli. 

Companies

30

The number of companies attending this year

Designers and artists

90+

The number of guest designers and artists this year

Press Attendance

390

Total press registered during the week of the event

21AM + EQUA — ADAM JAMES CAVALLARI, ANDREA ALESSANDRI ACQUASANTA BY AATC AND CO — NM3, AGGLOMERATI, ETAMORPH, OFFICE KERSTEN GEERS DAVID VAN SEVEREN ADRENALINA — DEBONADEMEO STUDIO, STUDIO STORMO, GAE AVITABILE, VLADISLAV TOLOCHKO, SIMONE MICHELI ANALOG LAB — THOMAS LEHMAN, ENKHJIN ARIUNBOLD, AUGUST VAKIL, ARITCO — ALEXANDER LERVIK AZZURRA CERAMICA — DGO_DIEGO GRANDI OFFICE, OFFICINA AZZURRA BIOMAT CANAPA — ELEONORA PEDONE CAROT CARPINTERÍA — SANTIAGO CAROT DENIS GUIDONE — DENIS GUIDONE DLA DESIGN LAB — MAX DALLE SASSE, GIANLUIGI PAGANELLO GALLERIA ANTONIA JANNONE — MARIO TRIMARCHI IACUCCI LUIGI DESIGN — LUIGI IACUCCI ILLARIPUNA — MAGDALENA SÁNCHEZ DE BUSTAMANTE MATERICA — ATELIER APS, MATTEO CIBIC, SERENA CONFALONIERI, DRAW STUDIO, STUDIO GUARDINIGIUFFREDA, STORAGE MILANO ONE TO ONE — MARTINELLI/VENEZIA, ALESSANDRO STABILE OROGRAFIE — VINCENZO CASTELLANA, GIULIO CODELLA, SILVIA DELL’ORCO, PAOLO STEFANO GENTILE, OMAR HANNACHI, GIULIO IACCHETTI, FRANCESCA LANZAVECCHIA, MARTA MARINO, GIORGIO PAGANI, LUCA PINOTTI, ELENA SALMISTRARO, STANDA, XU ZHENG PARK ASSOCIATI x DELTALIGHT — PARK ASSOCIATI PULKRA — STUDIO STORMO, FINEMATERIA, DEBONADEMEO STUDIO, PIO&TITO TOSO, MARTINELLI/VENEZIA RESTART/MILANO — MAURIZIO NAVONE STELLAR WORKS — NERI&HU, MICHELE DE LUCCHI, STUDIO STEFAN SHOLTEN AND OTHERS STUDIO LEGGERO — MARTA ABBOTT, HERMINE BOURDIN, DUCCIO MARIA GAMBI, LORIS CECCHINI, ORNAGHI & PRESTINARI SKYWAY MONTEBIANCO, REGIONE AUTONOMA VALLE D’AOSTA, L’ARTISANÀ — MATTEO RAGNI STUDIO TAMART — TAMAR DE SHALIT, ARTHUR GOLDREICH URBI ET ORBI — GIAN PAOLO VENIER OTTO STUDIO, SOTIRIS LAZOU DESIGN STUDIO, CTRLZAK WOAK — /ÀR-O/ STUDIO, CONSTANCE GUISSET, DWA DESIGN STUDIO, MARTA AYALA HERRERA, MATTEO FOGALE, PETER GREGSON, ZAVEN POLITECNICO DI MILANO SCUOLA DEL DESIGN — THE RESULTS OF THE WORKSHOP HELD BY MICHELE DE LUCCHI, FRANCESCA BALENA ARISTA AND MARCO DE SANTI.

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