14 design galleries and a new prize for Object section at miart 2017

miart 2017 announces the participating galleries to the curated section Object and a newly conceived prize, developed in collaboration with CEDIT – Ceramiche d’Italia and in support of the Triennale Design Museum of Milan.

miart is the only international fair in Italy with a section dedicated to limited edition design: Object gathers 14 galleries that promote design objects created in limited editions, with a particular focus on contemporary design and on the role of the gallerist as editor and producer.

Luciano Colantonio, Brescia 
Colleoni Arte, Bergamo 
Galleria Rossella Colombari, Milan 
Luisa Delle Piane, Milan
Dimoregallery, Milan
Erastudio Apartment-Gallery, Milan
Giustini Stagetti Galleria O. Roma, Rome
Matter of Stuff, London
Nero, Arezzo 
Nilufar, Milan
Paradisoterrestre, Bologna 
Christine Park, London 
Subalterno1, Milan
Antonella Villanova, Florence

Curator: Domitilla Dardi, Design Curator, MAXXI Architettura - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome

Thanks to the support of CEDIT – Ceramiche d’Italia, miart has been able to create a new prize in 2017, the CEDIT Prize for Object, which consists of the acquisition of a work by an emerging Italian designer, presented in the Object section, and destined to become part of the permanent collection of the Triennale Design Museum of Milan.

Its international Jury will be comprised of:

Silvana Annicchiarico, Director, Triennale Design Museum, Milan
Deyan Sudjic OBE, Director, Design Museum, London
Stefano Torrenti, CEO, Florim Ceramiche

“We are very proud to be able to support the world of Italian art and design through an award named after the CEDIT – Ceramiche d’Italia brand, whose values and philosophy are historically founded on the strong connection between industry and creativity – underlines Stefano Torrenti, CEO of Florim Ceramiche. The CEDIT Prize aims to tangibly promote and strengthen this bond by supporting, through miart, a work that will enrich the Permanent Collection of Italian Design of the Triennale Design Museum. Recognition that contributes to our process of making CEDIT the meeting point of Italy’s most creative minds”.

“It is interesting to see how design strengthens its position at a fair, like miart, that is dedicated to art – comments Silvana Annicchiarico, director of the Triennale Design Museum – by going beyond the old design vs. art dichotomy, rediscovering the balance that is possible between mass production and prototyping, industry and craftsmanship, series and custom-made products, managing to reconcile seemingly distant aspects. For this reason, I am very happy about this new collaboration between the Triennale Design Museum and miart. The CEDIT Prize is an important opportunity to continue our process of promoting and showcasing design in Italy and the world and, at the same time, further enriches our Permanent Collection of Italian Design.”

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