Design Aperto is a cultural association founded to explore and to learn a new way of doing and thinking design.
Design Aperto spreads the knowledge of national and international design with particular attention to design self-produced and small series, pushing the research, innovation and transformation of the production chain.
The association takes care of the event OpenDesignItalia.
ART DIRECTOR AND CREATOR
Elena Santi (founder Associazione Design Aperto)
Laura Succini (founder Associazione Design Aperto)
ACCOUNT & SPONSORSHIP - Alan D'Incà
GRAFIC DESIGN - Pablo
SCIENTIFIC CONSULTING - Valentina Croci
A national jury will choose the best projects.
The winners will be invited by CNA, the organization which sponsors the event, to exhibit in a major event to be held in Bologna.
Open Design Selected is a trade show that promotes the practice of self-production, highlighting its potential and the collaboration between designers,enterprises and craftsmen of the area.
Open Design Italia Selected presents a selection of top designers in Open Design Italia 2010 edition.
"Selected" is a new event designed to wait for the 2012 event and reward with a showcase, both the designers participating in the first edition of the Open Design Italia, who believe in a new exhibition of international significance, as well as sector companies wishing to invest in this new small series design choice.
Open Design Italia Selected also wants to talk about the growth of the most published and award-winning designers in the first edition by showcasing the research concerning national and international self-production having taken place during the year.
Open Design Italia Selected continues to maintain a dual-center of gravity: Bologna and Modena.The geographical and cultural centrality of the two cities is essential to highlighting area products and showcasing them to the whole European Union.
This year the featured city, Bologna will host a typical exhibition moment, which is the trade fair, and the day dedicated to the presentation of the new 2012 Open Design Italia Competition.During the month of November, debates, workshops and special events will be organized in the two cities.
Visit the website later this year for more details and surprises about the event.
Open Design Italia Selected 2011 will be held in Bologna in the splendid setting of Palazzo Maccaferri, a fine building from the late 1800s, now home to the luxurious I PORTICI HOTEL.
I Portici Hotel will open its doors to self-produced and small series designs: experience 360° of design, thanks both to the well-studied architectural characteristics of the structure, as well as the exhibition of selected designers and meetings with leading designers, teachers and companies.
The selected designers will have a room in the hotel, where they can exhibit and sell their works.
All rooms on the first and second floor of the hotel will be available for the event. The main floor houses the large ballroom where the announcement of the Open Design Italia 2012 competition will be made.
I PORTICI HOTEL
Situated in the heart of Bologna, the hotel is the most innovative of the local scene. The palace and its rooms overlook both via Independence as well as the beautiful Parco del Pincio. A sophisticated combination of ancient and modern design features meeting spaces, conference rooms, cafeteria and rooms, enhanced by furniture design that is simple, linear and very elegant.
If you have any questions, you can visit the hotel web site http://www.iporticihotel.com/