Isola Design Festival - Isola Design District

Isola Design Festival: a six-month design event.

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About the event

After the digitalization process we started in 2020, this year at Isola, we want to keep promoting forward-thinking designers and their projects with a hybrid event that will last six months, from April 12th to September 10th.

From digital to physical, from our new curated platform to the neighborhood where our project was born, Isola Design Festival will start online and will continue physically during Milan Design Week 2021, from September 5th to 10th.

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HOW IT WORKS

  • 1.

    Choose the plan that fits you best filling out the form, it's not binding and you can decide later if participate or not, or change the plan.

  • 2.

    Our curatorial team will let you know if your project has been selected and will 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.

PLANS

  • ONLY DIGITAL

    6 months duration

    1 year Pro Plan account with:

    • – Dedicated profile page
      on Isola Design Community
      – Unlimited projects upload
      – Unlimited videos upload
      – 3 posts guaranteed on Facebook
      and Instagram
      – Dedicated article
      on Isola Design Magazine

    Project highlighted in the Isola Design
    Festival section on isola.design
    Mention in the paper guide
    during MDW 2021
    Project Press Release
    in the event Press Kit
    Live streaming project launch event
    on ISOLA TV
    — Optional free participation
    to Isola Design Awards 2021iOn May 3rd we’ll launch the first edition of the Isola Design Awards.
    It is divided in four different categories, New Materials, Product & Furniture, Innovation, Smart Living, and each category will have 3 prizes assigned from Isola’s jury, from the public and from our sponsors. The participation cost is 47,00€, by taking part in our Isola Design Festival this cost will be included in the event fee and you’ll just have to submit your project to the Awards if you wish.

    10% discount on a dedicated
    Virtual SpaceiDuring the past year we have been working a lot to give to our Community the possibility of creating dedicated virtual spaces for a truly affordable cost. Well, we can now say that we reached this goal and we can offer customized environment for 360° virtual spaces starting from 750,00€. Participating with this plan you also get a 10% discount!

    250€ + VAT (if due)

  • ONLY PHYSICAL

    During MDW 2021

    A dedicated spot in one of our collective exhibitions during MDW 2021iWith this plan we include a space up to 5m2 in one of the locations in the Isola neighborhood where we organize our curated collective exhibitions. This gives you a completely stress-free option for being part of Milan Design Week 2021 without even being present physically, because our team will manage everything. Moreover you won’t have to worry about all the COVID19 eventual local regulations also in terms cleanings and event management.
    Do you prefer to have a dedicated location? No problem, click here and schedule a call with our team to evaluate all the rental possibilities in the district.

    Dedicated section in the paper guide
    Project highlighted in the Isola Design
    Festival map on isola.design during
    MDW 2021
    Signage label with project description
    1 post guaranteed on Facebook
    and Instagram
    Dedicated article
    on Isola Design Magazine
    Dedicated photo and video shooting
    during the exhibition

    1.350€ + VAT (if due)

  • DIGITAL + PHYSICAL

    1 year Pro Plan account with:

    • – Dedicated profile page
      on Isola Design Community
      – Unlimited projects upload
      – Unlimited videos upload
      – 3 posts guaranteed on Facebook
      and Instagram
      – Dedicated article
      on Isola Design Magazine

    Project highlighted in the Isola Design
    Festival section for 6 months and on the
    map during MDW 2021 on isola.design
    Project Press Release
    in the event Press Kit
    Live streaming project launch event
    on ISOLA TV
    A dedicated spot in one of our collective exhibitions during MDW 2021iWith this plan we include a space up to 5m2 in one of the locations in the Isola neighborhood where we organize our curated collective exhibitions. This gives you a completely stress-free option for being part of Milan Design Week 2021 without even being present physically, because our team will manage everything. Moreover you won’t have to worry about all the COVID19 eventual local regulations also in terms cleanings and event management.
    Do you prefer to have a dedicated location? No problem, click here and schedule a call with our team to evaluate all the rental possibilities in the district.

    Mention and dedicated section
    in the paper guide
    Signage label with project description
    Dedicated photo and video shooting
    during the exhibition
    — Optional free participation
    to Isola Design Awards 2021iOn May 3rd we’ll launch the first edition of the Isola Design Awards.
    It is divided in four different categories, New Materials, Product & Furniture, Innovation, Smart Living, and each category will have 3 prizes assigned from Isola’s jury, from the public and from our sponsors. The participation cost is 47,00€, by taking part in our Isola Design Festival this cost will be included in the event fee and you’ll just have to submit your project to the Awards if you wish.

    30% discount on a dedicated
    Virtual SpaceiDuring the past year we have been working a lot to give to our Community the possibility of creating dedicated virtual spaces for a truly affordable cost. Well, we can now say that we reached this goal and we can offer customized environment for 360° virtual spaces starting from 750,00€. Participating with this plan you also get a 30% discount!

    1.500€ + VAT (if due)

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Are you looking for an entire dedicated location during Milan Design Week, from September 5th to 10th?

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Our last events

  • MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2019 | Fully Physical

    +70.000
    VISITORS

    +29.400
    FOLLOWERS

    +260
    EXHIBITORS

    +55
    LOCATIONS

    +430.000
    PEOPLE REACHED

  • +70
    ARTICLES

    +320.000
    ORGANIC POSTS
    IMPRESSIONS

    +19.000
    SOCIAL MEDIA
    INTERACTIONS

    +1.000
    NEW IG FOLLOWERS

    +8.500
    VIRTUAL VISITORS

    DUTCH DESIGN WEEK 2020 | Fully Digital

    +70
    ARTICLES

    +320.000
    ORGANIC POSTS
    IMPRESSIONS

    +19.000
    SOCIAL MEDIA
    INTERACTIONS

    +1.000
    NEW IG FOLLOWERS

    +8.500
    VIRTUAL VISITORS

Would you like to give a twist to your new project showcase?
Get a dedicated virtual space starting from 750€ only!

2021 FOCUS: WE ARE WHAT WE DESIGN

Continuing our research based on sustainability, bio materials and new technologies, we want to expand our focus to projects with a future oriented approach.

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Communication Tools

  • ONLINE

    — Isola Design Community

    — Isola Design Magazine

    — Social Media

    — Press Office

    — Newsletters

    — Ads

    — Fuorisalone.it

  • OFFLINE

    — Event Guide

    — Maps

    — Totems

    — Urban Signages

    — Billboards

    — Event Guide

    — Maps

    — Totems

    — Urban Signages

    — Billboards

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Isola is the district with more public transportations than any other in the city, including a direct train line to Salone del Mobile in Rho Fiera.

What designers say

“The curated online platform by Isola Design District has offered the design community a needed podium to present new work, a stage that had been missing in the past months due to Covid-19. It is great to see that the online platform has been embraced by both designers and design media”

—Wisse Trooster, Designer based in Eindhoven, Netherlands

What designers say

“We were coming to terms with the exhibition circuit being closed for the year and then one of our peers notified us that Isola was going digital. We signed up right away, and had an incredibly rich experience getting to know the team, other contributors and ultimately getting to immerse ourselves in the world they created. What they did is special and quite brave. A big thank you from Stacklab.”

—Jeff Forrest, Founder Stacklab, Design Studio based in Toronto, Canada

What designers say

“I think what has worked best for me so far was your support through the social media channel, that’s how some people became aware of my project and got in touch with me. The live streaming events are very inspiring, in my opinion you have selected a very good selection of different sustainable designers from different areas. I also think it’s really nice that you offer a free plan for students and support them without any further costs and thus provide a platform for publication.”

—Sarah Harbarth, Product Designer based in Basel, Switzerland

What designers say

“Being part of the Isola Design Community is a unique experience that allowed me to be part of a big virtual exhibition during this year’s unprecedented situation. My profile reached great exposure through visitors and features in Elle Decoration and the Isola Design Magazine. I also joined some fantastic live events and met fellow material designers from around the globe. I hope the Isola Digital Platform grows and grows and I cannot wait to see what’s next!”

—Paula Nerlich, Material Designer based in Berlin, Germany

What designers say

“With the Milan Design Week cancelled this year, the Isola digital platform created the perfect opportunity to set virtually a foot in the Milano district and immerse in an international and vibrant design community. The launch of the platform through the Isola Goes Digital event set the mood – it was fun, innovative and a joyous celebration of design. A great thank you to the team for the opportunity and support.”

—Marta Figueiredo, Designer based in Melbourne, Australia

What designers say

“The Isola platform, for us, was a pertinent response to the current global situation to keep going with the exchange of ideas through the design community that allows our disciplines to move forward. The idea of simulate this part of the city, we think, really has enhanced the user experience and perception of the event. Also the network, that this event has been able to manage, had provide to our project a really good experience since we were able to have an ample feedback from different sources, and also to diffuse the project further”

—Kajkao by Lako, Design Studio based in Quito, Ecuador

What designers say

“We probably never go back to the way the exhibition used to be. I believe the digital platform is undoubtedly a promising way for young artists and designers to showcase their projects.”

—F Square Studio, Design Studio based in Seoul, South Korea

What designers say

“I discovered Isola Design District through an Instagram post, which proposed to participate to the next Milan Design Week. At that time, I just returned from my six-month residency in Taiwan and I was looking for a way to present my projects created there. The whole Isola team knew how to help me and accompanied me during this beautiful digital celebration of design. A big thanks for this adventure full of opportunities.”

—Dorian Etienne, Product Designer based in Paris, France

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Isola Design Festival Agenda

  • April 2021

    — Event launch
    — Milano Design City
    — Fuorisalone Digital
    — Virtual and digital exhibitions
    — Projects presentations and interviews
    — Live and on demand programs on Isola TV

  • May 2021

    — Isola Design Awards launch
    — Virtual and digital exhibitions
    — Projects presentations and interviews
    — Live and on demand programs on Isola TV

  • June 2021

    — Isola Design Awards ceremony
    — Virtual and digital exhibitions
    — Projects presentations and interviews
    — Live and on demand programs on Isola TV

  • July 2021

    — Isola Design Classes launch
    — Virtual and digital exhibitions
    — Projects presentations and interviews
    — Live and on demand programs on Isola TV

  • August 2021

    — Virtual and digital exhibitions
    — Projects presentations and interviews
    — Live and on demand programs on Isola TV

  • September 2021

    — Milan Design Week 2021
    — Physical events and exhibitions in Milan
    — Isola Design Classes in Milan
    — Virtual and digital exhibitions
    — Projects presentations and interviews
    — Live and on demand programs on Isola TV