As crowds flock into Venice for the bi-annual blockbuster exhibition that is the Venice Biennale, things are heating up within the city’s design scene with Venice Design 2017. One of the largest design exhibitions that run alongside La Biennale di Venezia, Venice Design aims to offer a glimpse in the approaches of international designers practicing today.
This year, approximately 50 creators from 25 different countries have been invited to showcase their concepts and approaches towards design at Palazzo Michiel. This historical building with its symmetrical façade and 15th Century Gothic windows along the Grande Canal will now turn into an international platform for design investigations, contemporary mutations and innovative creative attitudes.
This year, Seoul-based interior architecture and design studio Listen Communication, is participating in Venice Design. Founded by Sang Yoon Kim, the studio presents their Cooking Collection: a collection of furniture inspired by the act of rolling out dough. By incorporating these food elements, Listen Communication aims to bring together individuals in both time and space, much in the same way the process of cooking and eating does.
Other Asian design studios showcasing their products this year include Nendo and Hiroki Takada from Japan, Yi Chen & Muchen Zhang from China, Designing Cultures from Singapore, Pao Hui Kao from Taiwan and JARKEN from Thailand.
While Palazzo Michiel is the hub of design activity, Venice Design has also created a city map that allows visitors to discover around 40 independent designers all living and working in the city. In doing so, Venice Design allows for the discovery of the design landscape of Venice, providing new inspiration by exploring the singular traditions and original design processes taking place in Venice.
Venice Design 2017 runs from 13th May till 26th November 2017 at Palazzo Michiel. For more information click here.
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