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Today we are open from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm

New craft

2 APR - 12 SEP 2016

Tuesday - Sunday
10.30 am - 8.30 pm
Fabbrica del Vapore
The exhibition gives visible form to the virtuous encounter between technological innovation and excellence in manufacturing: the visitors can watch new digital manufacturing tools at work and see how they integrate and supplement the work and skills of people.

On the occasion of the XXI Triennale di Milano International Exposition, Fabbrica del Vapore houses the exhibition New Craft.

The exhibition offers a view of the above-cited approach to manufacturing, showing established producers alongside young people selected by the Call for Entries from Under-35s, which received over 500 applications from more than 30 countries around the world. We are witnessing a revolution in technology that has transformed our way of producing, consuming and, above all, of designing. Digital manufacturing means we can imagine a design that allows for variety and customisation: a new generation of artisans can now make use of new technologies to promote diversity and create products of ever-higher quality.

The exhibition covers many areas: cars, bicycles, letterpress printing, jewellery, clothes, furniture, prosthetics and dental materials, steel and wood. The production process involved in each sector is illustrated. The automotive sector is one of the areas that is most vulnerable to the technology revolution. A century after the launch of the Ford T, a symbol of a production system that offered standardised products at affordable prices , 3-D “printed” cars are being produced: in the Fabbrica del Vapore, visitors can witness the production of a prototype car.

The exhibition design by Studio Geza will be of great impact, with a large work table at the centre of the Fabbrica del Vapore, a structure with a concrete finish, in an iconic “X” shape, forming the heart of the exhibition, as well as a meeting and creativity table and supports for video projections and infographics.

Workshops will be put on during the months the exhibition is open, and objects will be made and displayed. At the entrance of the cathedral-like Fabbrica del Vapore, 9 large textural installations rise up vertically, showing 9 aspects of crafts excellence. At the sides of the Fabbrica del Vapore cathedral, a large multilab area will house a number of contemporary handicraft enterprises.


Curated by
Stefano Micelli

Sara Salmaso

Exhibition design
GEZA – Gri e Zucchi architetti
in collaboration with
Stefania Mantovani – Artway of Thinking
and Camilla Andreani

Graphic design
Sebastiano Girardi
Matteo Rosso

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