Since 2004, Tuttobene has organised collaborative presentations for talented and innovative designers in Europe, the United States and Asia. Tuttobene encourages and works with designers who aim to develop their international ambitions. In 2015, Tuttobene will work with curators, collectives and individual designers to create a dense & diverse group presentation.
Tuttobene will intensify its focus on group presentations by combinining and selecting curators, design collectives and individual designers. The international ambitions that exist within these three divisions of the design field will strengthen the ambition of all the participants involved.
2014’s theme ‘Meet & Matter’ put the focus on design objects as conversation starters. Tuttobene mainly functions as an intermediary between creative talents, the industry and the market. ‘Meet & Matter’ emphasised the encounters between the designers and their audience, as the personal stories behind a design shape the relationship one develops with an object. Real-life encounters and getting to know a designer define the role an object plays in various contexts. Moreover, sharing experiences influence and add meaning to the ways in which designs are being regarded. ‘Meet & Matter’ will also form a main motif within Tuttobene’s exhibition in 2015.
Like last year, Tuttobene will again host a shop at its presentation venue. This will give both participating and other designers the opportunity to sell their objects.
The presentation consists of a part showcasing a collection of items, designed by Dutch designers, that are very well fit for, but only rarely seen in hospitality environments. A second part showing the ‘Supermodels’ exhibition. A 6 m long ‘doll house’ displaying scaled 1:20 environments decorated by reknowned Dutch furniture brands. Supermodels is an initiative of design agency Concern. And a third part that will be a design studio where visiting hospitality entrepreneurs can meet interior designers to learn what design could do for them or discuss their plans for a new restaurant, bar, etc.
The show is sponsored by Flos.
2015 is going to be nearly as exciting as 2014 proved to be. The Creative Industries Fund NL will support Tuttobene as one of the Dutch initiatives in Milan this year, which means that we will create a group exhibition for the twelfth time. To create an optimal variation in connected projects, we’re looking for designers, design collectives, and co-curators. We want to create different hubs within Tuttobene’s bigger whole, giving every participant the opportunity to use Tuttobene’s network and experience.
Over the last 11 years, Tuttobene has given many designers the opportunity to engage with the Salone crowd. Journalists, buyers, stylists, architects, label owners, they’re all in Milan in April. We will prepare you so you can connect ánd present to those relevant. Milan will form a starting point from which new collaborations and opportunities derive.
Have you previously participated in design exhibition(s)? Is a little extra editorial responsibility something you’re looking forward to? Tuttobene is looking for ambassadors to create this years exhibition with. You will have the opportunity to present your projects alongside the projects of the ‘regular’ participants.You’ll be working closely with us to make Tuttobene’s 12th edition one to remember.
Are you part of a collective that wants to engage with the international market? Is your team looking for an embedded space within Tuttobene’s exhibition? You and your team will be able to use our network and experience, while you become part of a bigger network of designers and curators.
Download press package of the 2014 Milan edition here