Florence Design Week

Florence Design Week 2013, May 20 to 26 in a selection of prestigious and active locations in Florence. Professionals from all over the world, companies, universities, buyers, art directors, enthusiasts, artists will gather in Florence, in the heart of the city, in the most beautiful days of the year, for an all-round experience of LifeStyle, Pleasure, Art de Vivre in the name of the business and conviviality.

Crossing People, the theme of the Festival, will be expressed through meetings, open to the large international audience. The creations of designers and artists will be involved.

People cross an unusual Florence, aware of its historical heritage and the value of its present, to be immersed in a route where in the National Central Library and then Bombicci Palazzo Guicciardini Strozzi Design combines the special value of places.

People cross through new scenarios of sustainability and innovation, in a series of interactive experiences at the Complesso delle Murate, where workshops, speed dinners, cultural shows and entertainment will alternate between sustainable business, and digital culture in collaboration with FabLab and ToscanaIN. Therefore the competition DESIGN WIN MAKE, dedicated to all the digital artisans.

People cross the distances between Italy, Brazil, Russia (Lungarno Collection), the United States, Taiwan, Spain, England, Denmark, China, to gather in the various areas of the Festival where Design reveals itself as an expression of deep culture in order to fertilize new meaningful collaborations.

People cross during the meeting «Chromo Sapiens, the Evolution of Color in Architecture and Design» at the Archivio di Stato, which in addition to the conference will host an exhibition of the original models of architecture from the collection of the ‘900’s and innovative work of young international designers, from May 21 to 25.

People cross the concept of design to meet the large landscapes of international contemporary art at the elegant Palazzo Borghese and Grand Hotel Minerva, in strong collaboration with the partner magazine Arttour International, in collaboration with Vivid Arts Network Art for Florence Design Week, from this year in collaboration even with Florence Biennale, in the Archivio di Stato, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale and LINEA Spazio arte contemporanea.

People cross in Art.Co Contemporary Craft, in collaboration with CNA Florence for a second experience of reflection and action on “Made in Italy” handcraft, for “Made Deluxe, the encounter between the art of light and contemporary jewelry”. Therefore the collaboration with PATRONAT COSTA BRAVA SPAIN for the project www.sensoriums.org , dedicated to SALVADOR DALI’ and to the connection with the theme about Botticelli’s Venus’ birth seen nowadays, a surrealist gala dinner, where design, arts and conviviality meet each other.

“Florence Design Week 2013 Crossing People” will be this and much more.

To discover the highlights and protagonists of Florence Design Week 2013, and the detailed program stay connected on www.florencedesignweek.com.

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