Designersblock 2011 will take place in the Ventura Lambrate district originated in 2010 by Utrecht based studio Organisation in Design who manage various tasks for the design world, related to the areas of PR, promotion, project guidance and organisation, business and curation.
Ventura Lambrate can be reached easily by taking the green metroline and getting out at the Lambrate metro station. From Porta Genova (Zona Tortona) to Lambrate (Ventura Lambrate) takes about 15 minutes by metro.
Metro Lambrate, MM2 Green Line, exit Lambrate FS
Tram line 33 from Repubblica to Rimembranze di Lambrate
Tram line 23 from Duomo (piazza Fontana) to Rimembranze di Lambrate
Ventura Lambrate figures 2010
500+ registered journalists
Work from 250+ designers
5000+ square meters of exhibition space
300+ Press articles
Ventura Lambrate expected figures for 2011
700+ registered journalists
8000+ square meters of exhibition space.
Shows and exhibitions confirmed for Ventura Lambrate 2011 are :
Danish Crafts, Royal College of Art, Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe, Glasstress, Laikingland, Plusdesign, Gallery Caroline van Hoek, Fabien Dumas and Werner Aissingler with Toomanydesigners.
The Light Space venue is a 2800 square meter beautiful former industrial space with flat concrete floors, high ceilings and natural light from windows and skylights. The Designersblock exhibition will take place within 1400 sqm of this space.
We encourage applications from individual designers, studios, educational institutions, cultural institutions, manufacturers, creative agencies and others interested in presenting their work and ideas at the worlds most prestigious design fair Salone del Mobile.
Promotion and communication are included as well as an entry in the show catalogue. Promotion begins from agreement of participation, inclusion in posts on Designersblock website, regular updates to our database via email, facebook and twitter.
Costs are £1000 for up to 10sqm space within the Designersblock exhibition space. Lighting, power, and transport of work from the UK, are available by
arrangment at additional cost. Additional space is available from £100 per sqm.
50% deposit payable on agreement, balance payable by April 1st 2011.
Some things that were said in 2010 about Ventura Lambrate
Monocle “A new design district in the north east of the city was a welcome respite from Zona Tortona’s malaise”
The New York Times “A succesfull geographic addition to the fair in the industrial suburb of Lambrate”
Stylepark.com “Ventura Lambrate is precisely what the design world in Milan needs”
MoCoLoco.com “a lovely selection of well curated exhibitions”
Designerblog.it “Il vero must del Fuori Salone 2010? Ventura Lambrate ovviamente!”
Damn “With Ventura Lambrate, a new Fuori Salone-zone springs up at an east Milan area”
ATcasa “Ventura Lambrate, a chi cerca nuovi stimuli e ispirazioni”
La Stampa “L’ex-area industriale è stata occupata da due biondine di nUtrecht, Margriet Vollenberg e Margo Konings”
Design.nl “Bringing the focus back to content, the new kid on the Milan design block Ventura Lambrate was a welcome breath of fresh air during this
year’s Design Week program.”
Il Sole 24 ORE “Un polo urbani in più, tutto dedicato al design”
DesignTOP100.com “Dit jaar is Ventura Lambrate de nieuwe design area”
Casamica “Massicia presenza di olandesi in Ventura Lambrate”
We-make-money-not-art.com “Ventura Lambrate was the new hip area during the Salone del Mobile”
2011 will see our 11th annual event in Milan.
We also provide production, curation and consultancy services for a range of clients, since 2007 our clients have included.
London Festival of Architecture
Thomas Heatherwick Architects
Covent Garden London
Royal Norwegian Embassy
United Business Media