Huge success for the INTERNI Creative Connections exhibition at the FuoriSalone 2021. From 4 to 19 September, the event recorded a total of over 180,000 visitors at the three main locations: the quads of the University of Milan, the Orto Botanico di Brera and – until 27 September – the Audi City Lab, for the first time in Via della Spiga 26.
The Mondadori Group magazine, edited by Gilda Bojardi invited leading Italian players from the design world, along with international architects and designers to translate into experimental installations the concepts of care, sustainability and mobility. With the contributions of 2 co-producers (Audi and Eni) and in collaboration with companies and institutions almost thirty site-specific installations, micro-architecture and macro-objects were produced which – along with conferences and talks – created a varied mosaic of styles and visions, as well as moments of exchange that attracted thousands of people. These included a great many Italian and international journalists who gave INTERNI Creative Connections outstanding media coverage – from national newspapers to radio and television, the specialised press, and mass-market publications – as well as ensuring continuous presence on the main social media and web channels.
The Internimagazine.it website saw a +50% increase in unique users compared with the previous period and the reinforcement of the range of social media activities – with the generation of over 650 posts, each with an average of 70,000 profiled followers – led to a doubling of the total reach compared with previous figures.
The INTERNI exhibition was consequently confirmed as the symbolic event of the FuoriSalone – which this year marked its 30th anniversary – created in 1990 on the initiative of Gilda Bojardi, the magazine’s editor. Underlying this success is the high level cultural and design element of the installations, the prestigious Italian and international brands involved, as well as the many smaller players who have equally contributed to the creation of content of value.
The exceptional feedback, both from the public and in terms of media visibility, testifies to INTERNI’s absolute leadership in the professional living segment and design system communication, and, as Gilda Bojardi underlined, “It was also a strong signal for Milan and for a vibrant sector – that of design – which proposes and produces, and which has never given up. Indeed, thanks to the events, presentations, conferences, live and virtual debates, new proposals and collections and the displays in the showrooms, new spaces and museums set up for the occasion, this FuoriSalone was truly a unique and unforgettable occasion.”
Our thanks to all of the companies and partners who took part in the exhibition: Audi/Marcel Wanders studio, Eni/Carlo Ratti Associati, Italo Rota, Alessio Fini; Artemide/MC A – Mario Cucinella Architects; GLO/ Marco Nereo Rotelli; OPPO/Kengo Kuma, London Design Festival, Clare Farrow and Musicity/Midori Komachi; Fondazione Renzo Piano with Lia Piano/Anna Merci with Puricelli; Whirlpool/AMDL Circle and Michele De Lucchi; Sal Cord and Oneeightyone/Italo Rota and Francesca Grassi; EXPO 2020 Dubai – Padiglione Italia; Eurostands and Ledvance/MAD Architects; Corepla e Guzzini/Stroop Design with Jeffrey Beers International; Staininger Group-Six Senses Kitzbühel Alps/Peter Pichler Architecture; Guglielmi/Alessandro Zambelli; Qeeboo/Stefano Giovannoni; NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti/Claudio Larcher and Sara Ricciardi; EWO/NOA* Network of Architecture; LAD onlus/Emilio Randazzo; the Italian Embassy in Madrid, COAM, di_mad, ADI-FAD/Davide Valoppi– Noarc; JCP Universe/CTRLZAK for Homage to Nanda Vigo; Fondazione Bisazza for Homage to Alessandro Mendini; PerDormire/Fabio Novembre Studio; Associazione per il Policlinico Onlus/CastagnaRavelli; APEX-Brasil with Abimóvel/José Roberto Moreira do Valle; Mapei/Cino Zucchi Architetti and Chiara Zucchi; TMK Projekt, Wolf Group, Forbo, Hushoffice, Muraspec/Mac Stopa and Massive Design; Missoni Home/Rosita Missoni; Nardi/Raffaello Galiotto; Magis; Netflix and, finally, Axor-Hansgrohe, Caricami, Danese, Ferrarelle, illy, Kartell.