an initiative curated by lidewij edelkoort

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Milan, April 12 / 17, 2011, Edelkoort is promoting textile design talent at 2011’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile with “Talking Textiles”.

In the innovative “Ventura Lambrate” area an exhibit features the work of recent graduates showcased. The installation brings the freshest European design talent to public attention and expand our perception of where textiles can take us.

On show at the prestigious “Spazio Gianfranco Ferré” in Via Pontaccio 21 is a large selection of design that uses interesting textile techniques, heralding the revival of textiles in our interiors.

This large space includes the latest textile-based work by Maarten Baas, BCXSY, BLESS, Bokja, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Nacho Carbonell, Kiki van Eijk, Ora-ïto for Stepevi, Studio Job in collaboration with the Audax Textielmuseum Tilburg,Hella Jongerius for Maharam, Claudy Jongstra, Dominique Kieffer for Rubelli, Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters, David Lynch in collaboration with Raphael Navot, Christien Meindertsma, Ulf Moritz for Sahco, Raw Edges, Scholten & Baijings, Inga Sempé for Moustache, and Paul Smith for Maharam, among many others.


“Talking Textiles” is organised by Edelkoort Exhibitions in collaboration with Rossana Orlandi and Spazio Gianfranco Ferré, with sponsorship courtesy of Cerruti Baleri, ComON, Kvadrat, Loro Piana Interiors, Maharam and Ratti division b. Cocktails are provided by Campari. The graduate designers are supported by British Fashion Council, Mohair South Africa, Skillset, Texprint and UK Fashion & Textile .


To down load the press kit click on the links :


General information


Press Release in english and italian

Curator’s statement


List of works



For images of the exhibition at “Spazio Gianfranco Ferré”


Part one “Spazio Gianfranco Ferré”


Part two “Spazio Gianfranco Ferré”


In Situ “Spazio Gianfranco Ferré” Part one


In Situ “Spazio Gianfranco Ferré” Part two


For images of the exhibition in “Ventura Lambrate”


Part one “Ventura Lambrate”


Part two “Ventura Lambrate”


In Situ “Ventura Lambrate” part one


In Situ “Ventura Lambrate” part two


In Situ “Ventura Lambrate” part three




Cheap Calls to Pakistan says :
2011-06-22 01:00:31
You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually something which I think I would never understand
Cheap Calls to Pakistan says :
2011-06-22 01:00:28
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sweeshids says :
2011-06-08 01:56:44
You certainly deserve a round of applause for your post and more specifically, your blog in general. Very high quality material
dana | yellowtrace blog. says :
2011-05-25 08:56:35
Thank you so much for bringing us this wonderful exhibition. It was definitely one of my personal favourite moments in Milan this year.