Call for participation: A letto con il Design – Design Hostel
Event dates: April 14-24, 2018 Milan, Italy
Enter extended till February 11, 2018
The project seeks to approach design from “behind the scenes”, and literally enter into the life of the projects and the people thinking and making them.
It’s a space that resembles a hostel, a temporary home or a “liveable factory”, which hybridizes and reinvents all these typologies together. It’s a project that reflects on the theme of hospitality, hosted inside an early 20th century factory building, which will be open during the design week to people who “think and make” design. The protagonists of the project will be welcomed in a temporary hostel which will come to life among the analog and digital factory machinery; every designer guest of the structure will provide a design project to be displayed in a customized setting, designed as a sleeping area. These products will constitute an exhibition visitable throughout the Milan Design Week; an exhibition that will lead us, step by step, through the “design rooms”.
The aim of the call is to select 40 designers or groups of designers who propose a design for a small space (about 8sqm) within the factory. During the day this space will function as an exhibition area for their products and during the night the space will serve as a sleeping area.
The participation is open. Designers of all ages and nationalities can apply.
Individual designers or groups of designers, young design graduates, and Design Schools are invited to participate.