Space & Interiors announces lightness theme for 2017 exhibition

Dezeen promotion: Space & Interiors will focus on the use of light in interior products for this year's event, which takes place during Milan design week.

Now in its second edition, the Space & Interiors exhibition will focus on contemporary design trends for home interiors. Here, solutions such as finishes, materials and windows by a range of manufacturers will be exhibited.

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Space & Interiors focuses on contemporary design trends for home interiors and exhibit solutions by a range of manufacturers, like the CP Sistemi security door

As with the inaugural event last year, which attracted over 8,000 professional visitors, the show will be located in Milan's Brera Design District at the Mall Porta Nuova.

It will take place from 4 to 8 April 2017, alongside the annual furnishing and design event Salone del Mobile.

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Window solutions, including Mogs' designs for streamlined frames, are also included

The Absolute Lightness exhibit, created by Migliore+Servetto Architects, will showcase how different manufacturers incorporate the concept of weightlessness into products.

The architects' exhibition will be split into three sections across the hall. One will occupy the central promenade, where long white tables will allow visitors to explore contents and products via an interactive app.

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These cladding panels by Zanette can be used for both outdoor and indoor spaces

A second, more visual section will feature quotes, photography and illustrations, while on the upper level projections and lighting will jut out over the tables below.

Aisles between the tables will be highlighted by huge, round hovering projections and thin lines of light, to emphasise the significance of transitions.

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Doors with hidden frames and another made from brushed oak are further product examples

"We have created a narrative space to highlight the stated theme of lightness, which has traditionally been a focus of architecture and, generally speaking, of projects that draw significance from materials and spaces," architects Ico Migliore and Mara Servetto explained.

Another exhibit named La Luce del Marmo, which is promoted by the Internazionale Marmi e Macchine Carrare SpA, will focus on three themes: Carrara marble, lightness and light.

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On a smaller scale is this tempered glass, touch-free toilet flush light

This exhibition will feature three different but integrated areas, including a commercial trade show and a space to accommodate private business meetings. A more immersive area will house a dynamic installation spotlighting the characteristics and qualities of individual products.

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Visitors can also explore wallpaper, like Arte's Hover pattern, which depicts a flock of birds

Meetings and workshops will also take place, while a lounge area will host Archicocktails evenings with special guests, including Fabio Novembre, Luca Molinari, Carlo Lazzarini, Carl Pickering, Alfonso Femia, Carla Baratelli, Fabio Rotella and Duccio Grassi.

For further details, visit the Space & Interiors website.