Milano Design Week 2016Design X Designers 2016Design X Designers 2015
For the next Salone del Mobile (April 4-9, 2017), the Design System of the Politecnico di Milano, as for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 edition, has decided to promote a series of events in the Bovisa campus.
Design X Designers is a major exhibition of educational projects from the Design System of the Politecnico di Milano: the School of Design, the Department of Design and, in collaboration with the Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University in Beijing and other major international schools. The exhibition has been a showcase highlighting the many areas of design: from industrial products to fashion, interior design and furnishing communication, services and brand, transportation and engineering. The exhibition is coordinated by the Presidency of the School of Design and the Allestimenti Lab of the Department of Design. The projects were selected by a jury made up of teachers of different disciplines. The exhibition spreads over 1500 square meters and includes design drawings, models, prototypes and full-scale installations. The selection of works highlightes not only the quality but also the design and heterogeneity that characterize the multidisciplinary of the Design System of the Politecnico di Milano.
On this occasion, the call was open to graduates and start-up companies founded by our former students, a way to promote and give visibility to young professionals trained at the Politecnico di Milano.
This major exhibition hosted a selection of projects (tables, models or prototypes, movies, books, dissertations, etc.) from educational courses; completed projects both individually or in groups of students.'s selection for the show includes: Master in Accessory Design, Master in Industrial Design Engineering and Innovation, Master in Industrial Design for Architecture, Master in Interior Design, Master in Lighting Design & LED Technology, Master in Transportation & Automobile Design, Master in Yacht Design, Higher Education Course in Design for Kids & Toys.
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Participation is open to all students independently or supported by teachers. We encourage teachers to work with a careful pre-selection and target the best projects to participate in the selection. We accept all works from courses during the closing semester (14-15), the courses held in previous years or final projects (thesis projects).
To take  part in the selection it is necessary to present a table in A2 format which, in a summarized way, will include the data of students, teachers and reference of the course in which you developed the project. It is important to note that this board will not be displayed but will have the goal of communicating the quality of the project and highlight the characteristics of the material that could potentially be exposed. Are warmly expected: miniature tables, latest photos of the model / prototypes, some frames of movies, photo books, etc. If the  video project  is of particular importance it is advisable to upload it with the movie (in video format mp4) along with a PDF table A2
Download format A2: format-A2-+-examples_-DxD-2017
By February 20, 2017, all PDF Table A2 created using the supplied format, must be uploaded in the opened BEEP course named “DESIGNxDESIGNERS 2017″ (you must subscribe to the course) in a “homework folder” named “CONSEGNA TAVOLE DESIGNXDESIGNERS”. We kindly ask you to confirm your application to the exhibition by mail to in case you do not have access to the BEEP platform created for the upload of the projects, we will collect and report your application.
The PDF file must be named in this way: name_surname_personalcode.pdf (es. Giuseppe_Garibaldi_10008899.pdf)
The MP4 file, if necessary, must be named in this way: name_surname_personalcode_video1.pdf (es. Giuseppe_Garibaldi_10008899_video1.mp4)
By 28th February 2017 students and teachers will be informed of the outcome of the selected projects.
On the 24th of March 2017 (from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm)  all the material to be exhibited as agreed with the organizers of the exhibition will have to be delivered. According to construction requirements, organizers may require participants to arrange tables and contents on display in formats different from the original ones.
The exhibition will run from March 28th to April 28th and each project will be exposed with a caption with the name of students and teacher of the course in which it was conceived.
The jury will be composed of professors of different areas of Design  (appointed by the Dean of the School and the Direction of Department) and of the organizers of the exhibition. Finally note that this is not a competition but an exhibition selection, thus the selection criteria will be based also on the quality of the works to be exhibited, respecting the heterogeneity and multi-disciplinary approach that characterize the Design education at the Politecnico di Milano.
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