MAY 23rd - JUNE 17th 2018
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A new design map
has been drawn.

From the 23rd May to the 17th June 2018 and coinciding with the first month of the International Architecture Exhibition – the Venice Biennale, Venice will stage the second edition of a new design fringe festival spread around town.

unexpected places for design

Historic buildings, hidden cloisters, design boutiques, private galleries and unexpected places will become the cardinal points of DESIGN.VE design walks through Venice, a new format devoted to design and providing a wider look at the design world. It is characterized by the alternation of proposals by emerging designers and those of well established brands, industrial serial products and unique works or limited editions, site-specific installations and collective exhibitions of contemporary design or design names that go down in history and have become real international icons.

What joins together ideally the points on Design.Ve map is the will to provide a heterogeneous range of choices repre- senting design in a broad sense and looking into the cultural, ethical and social references that generated it.

Design.Ve stems from an idea by Francesca Giubilei and Luca Berta, who are independent curators and the founders of Veniceartfactory.

80 designers, 12 locations

On the basis of this structure, Design.Ve presented the work of more than 80 designers – either independent or representing their manufacturing industries – and artists in 12 different locations concentrated around two main areas: the Accademia/Zattere area, close to some of the most important cultural sites of Venice as for example Punta della Dogana, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the renewed Gallerie dell’Accademia, and the Castello area, that is the cross point of the paths leading to the Giardini and the Arsenale, the Biennale venues.