Salone del Mobile.Milano presents an international exhibition for young designers

Salone del Mobile.Milano presents an exhibition curated by Anniina Koivu, and part of the Supersalone program, for young designers to debut in the industry.

Taking place from September 5-10, 2021 at the Rho-Fieramilano fairgrounds, “The Lost Graduation Show – Class of 2020/21” is a chance for designers from all over the world to present their works to the public.
The exhibition also provides producers, makers, designers, journalists and other professionals in the field of design, as well as the general public, a chance to see where the latest in young design is heading.

The exhibition will encompass a vast spectrum of works from different areas of design, including anything from product to furniture and lighting design. It will additionally explore domains such as material research and sustainable design, mobility, service or inclusive design, medical, sports and outdoor design: “The goal is to provide a comprehensive overview of the most pressing topics and questions in contemporary design – those questions that the new generation is facing, working on and proposing to solve.”

Under the curation of architect Stefano Boeri and a team of international designers, architects and curators – Andrea Caputo, Maria Cristina Didero, Anniina Koivu, Lukas Wegwert and Marco Ferrari and Elisa Pasqual of Studio Folder – the Supersalone will be a celebration of design that includes a new format for companies to showcase their products.

The Lost Graduation Show” starts with an Open Call to all international design schools. These are invited to submit a selection of their best graduation works from the past 18 months.
1 June Open call to international design schools
18 June 1. Deadline: Schools to submit selected graduation works from 2020–21
5 July Confirmation of participation
20 July 2. Deadline: Delivery of specifics of expected physical exhibits and digital material
10 Aug 3. Deadline: Delivery of physical material in Milan
Aug/Sep Set up
5 Sep Opening of exhibition at Milano Salone del Mobile 2021 and jury review
11 Sep Dismantling and return of exhibits

Schools are invited to select a minimum of 3 (but not more than 10) of their best graduation works from 2020-21, as presented in any of the school’s design programmes. The submission process consists of a comprehensive presentation of the selected projects in PDF format via email to [email protected].

Deadline for the submission is June 18, 2021.