Milan Design Week 2023 Isola Design District
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Here’s to the design
experience of the year!

The last Milan Design Week was a huge success for Isola Design District and we have all the good intention to make Isola Design Festival 2023 even greater.
Don’t miss the chance to be a part of it, join Isola in this next adventure. Apply now for the 7th edition of Isola Design Festival!


Nothing Happens if Nothing Happens

What has happened? It is no news that the Earth is deteriorating. Through the years, humans have used and consumed the natural resources provided by our planet while leaving behind harmful waste and continuously worsening the state of our planet’s environment.
As a result, various solutions have been proposed in recent times, and in the design community, there has been a strong focus on sustainable and circular design. An effort to tackle the problem at its roots by reinventing outdated processes. But designing sustainably by only using the slogan might no longer be enough. Design must take on the action, being regenerative.

During Milan Design Week 2023, Isola is diving deep into the realm of regeneration, making it the main focus of Isola Design Festival’s 6th edition. A call to start a chain reaction of change. Inspiring all to rethink, regenerate, and remediate by gathering designers and design studios that have a common mission of going further beyond the sustainable, to make something really happen.
We must shape new guidelines for the design industry by rethinking the processes and production systems, regenerating natural resources and waste along with ethical morals, and finally remediating the harm to our planet with innovation. The next step must be taken now because Nothing Happens if Nothing Happens.

How it works?
1
Choose the plan that fits you best. It is not binding, and you can decide later whether you want to participate or not, and with which plan.
2
Our curatorial team will let you know if your project has been selected and send you all the information you need.
3
If you want to be part of the event, you will be directed to our secure payment process and finalize the participation.
How it works?
PICK YOUR PLAN
Choose the plan:
One product plan
Up to: 1m2 3m2 5m2 more
One product plan
– A dedicated spot in one of our collective exhibitions during MDW 2023, up to 1m²*
– Mention in the paper and digital booklet
– Project highlighted on isola.design during MDW 2023
– Info label with project description within the exhibition
– One story guaranteed on our social media channels before, during or after the event
– Mention on the Press Release and dedicated folder in the official event Press Kit
– Product packing upon request

*including the area sourrounding the projects
350 € + VAT (if due)
Small collection plan
– A dedicated spot in one of our collective exhibitions during MDW 2023, up to 3m²
– Mention in the paper and digital booklet
– Project highlighted on isola.design during MDW 2023
– Info label with project description within the exhibition
– One post + two stories on our social media channels before, during or after the event
– Mention on the Press Release and dedicated folder in the official event Press Kit
– Product packing upon request

*including the area sourrounding the projects
900 € + VAT (if due)
Collection plan
– A dedicated spot in one of our collective exhibitions during MDW 2023, up to 5m²
– Mention in the paper and digital booklet
– Project highlighted on isola.design during MDW 2023
– Info label with project description within the exhibition
– One post + two stories + one IG live interview on our social media channels before, during or after the event
– Mention on the Press Release and dedicated folder in the official event Press Kit
– Product packing upon request

*including the area sourrounding the projects
1.450 € + VAT (if due)
Need more space?
– A dedicated spot in one of our collective exhibitions during MDW 2023
– Mention in the paper and digital booklet
– Project highlighted on isola.design during MDW 2023
– Info label with project description within the exhibition
– One post + two stories + one IG live interview on our social media channels before, during or after the event
– Mention on the Press Release and dedicated folder in the official event Press Kit
– Product packing upon request

*including the area sourrounding the projects
What do we require to approve your application?

- Be good storytellers
- Have a sustainable vision
- Have curious, innovative, bespoke, and collectible pieces/projects
- Have great images and videos of their projects both in terms of resolution and production quality
- Have a complete profile including self description, contact info, profile picture, and a cover photo of a project
- Have good prototyping
- Present the project in an outstandingly aesthetic way
- Present a finished product of high-quality and craftsmanship

Fill out the form
to apply and share your work with the world. share your work with the world.

Dedicated post on our social channels
Be featured on our social media channels with a dedicated post during or after MDW23, we are on Instagram, Linkedln, Facebook, and TikTok.
250€ + VAT (if due)
Dedicated photoshoot
One of our Isola photographers will go to where your project is being displayed and will take a max of 20 High-quality images during the MDW23.
350€ + VAT (if due)
Event organization in location or talk in dedicated space
Arrange an opening party. vernissage, or meet and greet event with the help of our team, or host a talk in our dedicated spaces.
Starting from 500€
Location included in our guided Press Tour
Show your work to the international press in our network, by being included in the selected path of the guided press tours that will be held during the week.
1.250€ + VAT (if due)
Dedicated press launch of the exhibited project
Reach a wider audience through a dedicated press release that will be launched with a newsletter to our network of press contacts.
1.850€ + VAT (if due)
Set-up assistance
In case you need some specific materials or installations for your exhibition. our partners can provide it for you.
Important Dates
OCTOBER 15
Open call for applications
FEBRUARY 28
Application deadline
APRIL 18-23
Milan Design Week days
Milan Design Week 22 | Projects MDW 22 | Projects
Product
Kyoto | Japan | 2022
New material
Circular-Venice | Italy | 2022
Product
Ghent | Belgium | 2020
Art piece
Eindhoven | Netherlands | 2021
Product
Ramallah | Palestine | 2021
Product
Paris | France | 2022
Product
Barcelona | Spain | 2021
Product
Utrecht | Netherlands | 2021
Product
Tokyo | Japan | 2021
Milan Design Week 22 | Profiles MDW 22 | Profiles
Design Student
Vilnius | Lithuania
Designer
Amsterdam | Netherlands
Designer
London | United Kingdom
Product Designer
Barcelona | Spain
Architect
Copenhagen | Denmark
Product Designer
Berlin | Germany