Milan 2012: Dezeen is proud to be online media partner for Ventura Lambrate design district in Milan again this year and we've teamed up with initiators Organisation in Design to provide this downloadable map and guide to the area.
Located in a variety of exhibition spaces in a former industrial area to the east of the city centre, the Ventura Lambrate design district is now in its third year and runs from 17 to 22 April 2012.
The area will host presentations by leading designers including Jaime Hayon and Lee Broom plus work by emerging designers, collectives and academic institutions such as London's Royal College of Art and Israel's Bezalel Academy. Details of all exhibitors can be found on the map.
New initiatives at this year's Ventura Lambrate include a mixed group show called the Ventura Lab(oratory) and the Ventura Runway, a curated exhibition of projects by upcoming talent.
Click here to see all our stories from Ventura Lambrate 2011, including a series of films we made in the district and our JamScape installation with Jawbone and Yves Behar.
Photographs show last year's event and are by Claudio Grassi, courtesy Organisation in Design.
Here is some more information from Organisation in Design:
Ventura Lambrate 2012
Good news for the design world: Ventura Lambrate® will be in Milan from 17th to 22th April 2012, simultaneously with the 51st Salone Internazionale del Mobile! With this third edition, Ventura Lambrate, confirms itself as an established key-event of Milan Design Week. Throughout an organic exhibition circuit, which as usual will be situated in the Lambrate area of Milan, visitors will discover the most surprising results of contemporary design, in a journey through different locations and different experiences.
Ventura Lambrate 2012: focus
The fresh and professional Ventura Lambrate will present the talents of international design. A diverse mix of poetry and intellect, uniqueness and democracy will challenge the vision of the public. Projects and concepts that have reinvented forgotten techniques, that shift your focus, and that create new perspectives will be on show.
Ventura Lambrate 2012 will lead visitors to discover the best outings of the international design world, make new business and get inspired by the following focuses:
- Established designers will present their masterpieces and latest works
- Prestigious institutions will show the trends and thoughts in contemporary design culture,with renowned Academies who will present the best works of their students, young promises for the future of design...
- Individual design studios will show their vision of design through their creations.
- A particular selection of commercially oriented brands will present their brave collections.
- The Ventura Lab(oratory). and the Ventura Runway will offer an overview of brand-new projects by selected, talented designers.
Summing up, Ventura Lambrate 2012 will present a strong selection of design creativity; besides all stereotypes, just good design!
The exhibitions are on the following addresses:
Via Ventura 2, 3, 5, 6, 15
Via Massimiano 6, 23, 25
Via Privata Oslavia 1, 8
Via Sbodio 30
and Via Conte Rosso 5, 22
Metro Lambrate, MM2 Green Line exit Lambrate FS (direct connection: 15 minutes from Zona Tortona / Porta Genova)
Bus line 54, via Pitteri corner via Privata Oslavia
General Opening Hours: Tuesday 17 April 2012 – Sunday 22 April 2012, 10:00 – 20:00
Press Conference: Wednesday 18 April 2012, 09:00 – 11:00 press breakfast
Open Evening: Wednesday 18 April 2012, 20:00 – 22:00