Interni celebrates its first 70 years at FuoriSalone with the ‘Cross Vision’ exhibition

A round trip from industry to design, from crafts to technology, uniting cultures, countries and knowledge in the name of sustainability

From 15 to 28 April in Milan, INTERNI celebrates 70 years of history with an itinerary of over 40 installations in six locations symbolising the city’s culture and excellence:
from the University of Milan to Università Cattolica, from the Eni Space at the Brera Botanical Garden to the Audi House of Progress at Portrait Milano, to De Castillia 23 by Urban Up | Unipol and Eataly Milano Smeraldo

Installations, themed exhibitions and micro-architecture that highlight the know-how, research and experimentation of Italian design and its interaction with the world, embracing and emphasising the universal principles of sustainability and protection of the places where we live. This is the idea behind the eagerly awaited INTERNI CROSS VISION exhibition-event, held to celebrate the magazine’s 70th anniversary and make the next edition of FuoriSalone unforgettable.

More than 40 creative projects by more than 44 designers from 12 different countries will be presented at 6 iconic locations across Milan, which will host 14 days of events, meetings and talks with leading figures in design and much more. These are the numbers for Interni Cross Vision, the exhibition created by INTERNI, the magazine for interiors and contemporary design produced by the Mondadori Group and edited by Gilda Bojardi. The events will take place from 15 to 28 April in the courtyards of the University of Milan, Eni Space at the Brera Botanical Garden, and Portrait Milano, home of the Audi House of Progress. Renewing its role as an ‘activator’ of design energy, INTERNI expands its exhibition venues this year, including for the second time Eataly Milano Smeraldo and De Castillia 23 by Urban Up | Unipol, and, for the first time, Università Cattolica.

The exhibition intends to express the transverse, polyphonic thinking that allows apparently opposing concepts to be combined — technology and craftsmanship, art and industry, production and nature, materials and digital products — understood as complementary and indispensable elements of contemporary innovation. At the same time, it highlights the role that Italian design culture plays in this process. During Design Week in April, Milan becomes a design gym for architects, designers and creative people from around the world, who come for the opportunity to compare their visions and blend knowledge in a common effort to build a more beautiful and sustainable world.

INTERNI CROSS VISION is one of the main initiatives proposed by the Municipality of Milan for Design Week and FuoriSalone 2024. The latter was created in 1990 by Gilda Bojardi and is universally recognised as a key event in international design and architecture.


But INTERNI CROSS VISION, is also an opportunity to celebrate INTERNI’s 70th anniversary, with 30 years under the creative leadership of director Gilda Bojardi.

‘In April, INTERNI officially begins the celebrations for its first 70 years of publication, a dense journey that has documented, interpreted and promoted the evolution of architecture, interior design and design around the world,’ says Gilda Bojardi. ‘In 70 years, we have had the fortune to share in the fantastic, adventurous history of Italian design and furnishing, the famous Made in Italy trademark, and we have closely followed the growth it expresses thanks to the work of brilliant men and women in culture, architects and designers, intuitive and courageous entrepreneurs. INTERIOR has evolved with design. With an increasingly precise commitment to communicating the project culture internationally, it has developed a system of parallel publications to shift the monthly magazine from elite media to mass media. Its activities also include the conception and coordination of events and exhibitions, organised to foster interaction between the different people designing, producing, distributing and disseminating.’

For this important anniversary, AMDL CIRCLE – Michele De Lucchi and Guido Scarabottolo have created Diorama 70, an installation in the auditorium of the University of Milan that presents a journey immersed in a landscape that can be observed from multiple perspectives and unconventional angles. Drawing, art and architecture meet in a large-scale diorama that transposes Scarabottolo’s signs from paper to an unexpected size, inviting exploration and three-dimensional immersion. This imaginary scene can be traversed, winding through seven majestic mountains, each of which narrates one of INTERNI’s 70 years of history. The display culminates in an imposing erupting volcano, a vibrant symbol of the magazine’s vitality and incessant dynamics. The evocative metaphor complements the magazine’s cross-cutting approach to the changes in morphology, aesthetics and landscape of Milan that it has witnessed for 70 years. The decision to produce the scenic effects of a diorama translates into the exclusive use of paper to create all the elements, with particular attention to the selection of materials. In each of the seven mountains, the story of the magazine’s seven decades continues through 700 covers, which are graphically combined and presented to visitors in the form of posters, rounding out the entire narrative scenario.

To kick off the celebrations, INTERNI organised an exclusive gala dinner on Sunday 14 April in the 18th-century courtyard of the University of Milan. The evening was reserved for 200 guests, including entrepreneurs, architects and designers, and seven outstanding designersPiero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, Michele De Lucchi, Ferruccio Laviani, Benedetta Tagliabue, Francesca Lanzavecchia and Elena Salmistraro — recounted 70 years of design through the mise en place and decorations on the 21 tables.

INTERNI CROSS VISION, which already promises to be memorable for its variety, research and distinctiveness, will be officially presented on Monday 15 April at 14.30 in the auditorium at the University of Milan (via Festa del Perdono, 7). In addition to designers, the press conference will be attended by: Ambassador Mario Vattani, General Commissioner for Italy at Expo 2025 Osaka; Archbishop Rino Fisichella, Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelisation; Satoshi Suzuki, Japanese Ambassador to Italy; Mauro Battocchi, Director General for Promotion of ‘Sistema Paese’; Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Alessia Cappello, Councillor for Economic Development and Labour Policies, Municipality of Milan; Maria Pia Abbracchio, Deputy Vice-Chancellor focused on Research and Innovation, University of Milan; Franco Anelli, Rector of Università Cattolica; Antonio Porro, CEO of Mondadori Group; Fabrizio Longo, Director of Audi Italia; Matteo Ricci, Mayor of Pesaro – Italian Capital of Culture 2024; and Gilda Bojardi, Director of INTERNI. The conference was moderated by journalist Monica Maggioni.

The three co-producers of the exhibition are: Audi, Eni and the General Commissioner for Italy at Expo 2025 Osaka.

The main sponsors of INTERNI CROSS VISION are: Audi, a leading brand in the automotive world, invests its technological edge in conscious mobility and is committed to decarbonising all production plants by next year; Eni is a global energy company present in 62 countries with more than 30,000 employees. Originally an oil & gas company, it has developed into an integrated energy company. It plays a leading role in ensuring energy security amid the energy transition. It aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 by decarbonising its processes and the products it sells. Finally, last sponsor is the General Commissioner for Italy at Expo 2025 Osaka, with a preview of the model for the future Italian Pavilion for EXPO 2025 Osaka.

At Portrait Milano, on Corso Venezia 11 – Audi House of Progress

Reflaction: a combination of the words ‘reflection’ and ‘action’ forms the title of the installation designed for Audi by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group. ‘Action’ is understood as action aimed at harmonious technological evolution, but also as a concrete commitment to environmental protection and building a more equitable social ecosystem. ‘Reflaction’ is an invitation to reflect on the consequences of what we do and the meaning of our very existence in the world. It is no surprise that mirrors were chosen to define two high walls that intersect symmetrically, dividing the centre of the Piazza del Quadrilatero at Portrait Milano into four areas using imposing walls (10 m x 1.2 m x 8.5 m), the same number as Audi’s rings. Almost invisible, the structure multiplies people and objects, creating different situations that invite us to the numerous activities offered during the FuoriSalone. Visitors can move around Reflaction and stop in the Performance section, where two Audi SQ6s in different shades of grey are on display for the official preview. Community, in the shade of Japanese maple trees, is the space dedicated to stimulating exchange and conviviality. Knowledge consists of a circular amphitheatre with solid wood steps and chrome-plated steel balustrades where meetings and talks are held. The Audi light technologies area shows the innovative digital lighting technologies developed by the German brand.

At the Brera Botanical Garden – Eni Space

The Brera Botanical Garden turns into Eni Space to host sunRICE, the recipe for happiness. The installation, designed by CRA – Carlo Ratti Associati and Italo Rota for Eni in collaboration with Niko Romito, presents an experience dedicated to happiness — eating well, new discoveries and everything unusual. Visitors are led to see familiar elements of everyday life with new eyes via a simple food: rice. Starting with the plant and moving on to the ingredient and its innovative use in the kitchen, this step-by-step journey also shows how rice processing waste can become raw material for new, sustainable buildings. The installation consists of triangular modules made of geopolymer (silica-based) suitable for outdoor use. This material is generated by reusing rice milling waste (rice husks) in a zero-impact production process. In a spirit of circularity, the installation will be transformed once again at the end of the exhibition, becoming nourishment put back into the soil for cultivation.
For SunRICE, Chef Niko Romito, who has built his own distinctive vision of food and gastronomy over the years based on the circularity of creative thought, has created a biscuit whose ingredients include rice and herbaceous raw materials grown in the Brera Botanical Garden. The tasting offered to visitors will contribute to an unexpected experience and promote the core values of the initiative.
SunRICE focuses on sharing the core issues behind transformative economies, wellness and health, skills and training.

At the University of Milan, the future Italian Pavilion for EXPO 2025 Osaka

Already the focus of two meetings organised last autumn — in Bergamo for the Landscape Festival and in Bologna at Cersaie — the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka is now the star of FuoriSalone in Milan. In fact, the 1:100 scale model of the building designed by Mario Cucinella – MCA Architects is on display as part of the Cross Vision exhibition in the University of Milan auditorium. The model illustrates the founding principles of the work but also the communication agreement between the General Commissioner for Italy at Expo 2025 Osaka and INTERNI. This partnership will result in a series of events and presentations that will accompany the public at the World Expo scheduled in Osaka, Japan from 13 April to 13 October 2025.

‘Milan Design Week celebrates “Italian know-how”, whose value is globally recognised,’ says the Italian Commissioner for Expo 2025, Ambassador Mario Vattani. ‘The FuoriSalone exhibition organised by Interni is the ideal setting to officially present the Italian Pavilion designed by Mario Cucinella’s Studio (MCA), which will host all of “Sistema Paese”. The theme of our pavilion is “Art Regenerates Life”. For us, the term “art” is understood in a broad sense and is synonymous with eclectic Italian creativity, that “thinking with your hands” that forms the basis of our success in design around the world.’

Mario Cucinella’s project focuses on people and their interactions with society, technology and sustainability. The architecture of the pavilion revisits the ideal Renaissance city in a contemporary key, with the theatre, piazza and Italian-style garden as distinctive sites of Italian urban planning. ‘Designing the Italian Pavilion for Expo 2025 Osaka,’ says Mario Cucinella, founder and creative director of MCA – Mario Cucinella Architects, ‘is a unique opportunity to create a stage where we not only showcase our country’s culture, history and innovation, but also create a place where we can weave connections.’

Installations and designers: the leaders in INTERNI CROSS VISION

The large INTERNI exhibition-event was created to initiate and multiply connections and relationships in a virtuous system among creative figures, businesses and distribution networks who have a fundamental need to connect people and ideas from different cultures and backgrounds. In collaboration with businesses, multinational companies, start-ups and institutions, more than 44 designers have created over 40 projects (site-specific installations, displays, design islands, micro-architecture and macro-objects) to explore the theme of this year’s exhibition.

University of Milan

At the University of Milan, a series of impressive installations come to life. Oceans, mountains, paths suspended over water, stone gardens, constellations and monumental sculptures lead visitors through environments that require respect and rediscovery, inviting people to reflect on the topics of design, innovation, recovery and sustainability.

The 18th-century courtyard houses the installation SUB: Sustainable Underwater Balance, designed and created by Piero Lissoni and Sanlorenzo. Through immersion in a virtual sea, it tells of the green future of yachting, setting the silhouette of innovative hydrogen-powered boats alongside sea creatures, waves and swimmers. The work consists of an open pavilion with rectangular floor plan enclosed by a roof and wall to mark the edges. Both architectural elements are entirely covered with LED walls that recreate the lights and sounds of the marine environment, while the platform is made of a reflective material. Walking through the pavilion, visitors are enveloped by the projections for evocative immersive effect.

The Pharmacy Courtyard houses The Amazing Walk, created by Amazon in collaboration with MAD Architects. The international architecture firm chose the image of a mountain to accompany the public through the discovery of home products, furniture, lighting, smart home and technological accessories available on The mountain is accessed via a path suspended over a body of water, symbolising the customers’ journey of product exploration.

The exhibition continues in the Courtyard of Honour with dozens of extraordinary installations, starting with Travelogue on Mountains by Wu Bin, a project with strong symbolic value that translates into the discovery of Oriental architecture. Made of lightweight and environmentally friendly materials produced by Yardcom, it consists of a labyrinth outlined by long sheets of DuPont® Tyvek® positioned at regular intervals, leading to the heart of the work containing a pool of water. The work was also supported by INTERNI China.

Annabel Karim Kassar responds to the theme of INTERNI Cross Vision with her first encounter between performance and installation. In fact, Travelling incorporates a studio space where visitors can watch her paint (Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 April, from 2 to 4 p.m.). The works she produces will complete and transform the environment during the exhibition period, crossing the boundary between finished architecture and active experience. The project, by AKK Architects – Annaka, is divided into seven rooms, each representing a human activity: work, music, sexuality, meditation, art, play, cinema.

In contrast, the image of a flower, which symbolises lightness, renewal and evolution, is the leitmotif and basic module of the Stone Garden, a project by Vivian Coser promoted by Centrorochas (Brazilian Center of Natural Stone Exporters) and ApexBrasil and organised by It’s Natural – Brazilian Natural Stone. Involved in creating biophilic projects for more than 20 years, the Brazilian designer chose this form because it encapsulates the concept of biophilia used in architecture to give life to spaces ‘that blossom and change, just like the life of a flower’.

Internationally renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma presents StoneGrove. Using modular elements in marble and quartz agglomerates, he reinterprets the principles of Ikebana in a contemporary key and with alternative materials, creating a composition that represents the different textures and finishes of stone products made by Quarella.

Umbral, the Temple of Listening was produced by Rubner Haus based on a design by Carlo Farina, Veronica Pesenti Rossi and Memo Sánchez Cárdenas, under the guidance of the Franco Albini Foundation. The concept of the installation is the importance of co-creation. The title Umbral — ‘threshold’ in Spanish — evokes the idea of a boundary between the known and the unknown, and invites us to enter a new design culture, whose centrepieces are the Blockhaus solid wood construction system and the principles of the Albini Method. Red thread, both real and symbolic, creates the central tree representing the bond that unites us all in a single community of sharing.

Marco Piva for Saint-Gobain Italia gives life to Material Tower a rigorous hexagonal structure more than 5 metres high that houses and encloses a glass wool sculpture with soft, undefined contours, symbolising ‘a cloud of creative thoughts’. The filaments capture light and nuances from the top of the tower, which is outlined in LEDs of different colours. Of the six sides of the tower, two have tactile cladding and two are transparent, which, like suspended windows, reveal what lies within the glass volume. The remaining two consist of LED walls presenting the story of production at Saint-Gobain.

Inspired by Kiko Milano’s iconic 3D Hydra Lipgloss, which blends glossy transparencies with sensual colours and volumes, Tandem interweaves the two different design approaches of Jacopo Foggini and Massimo Iosa Ghini to recount how diversity can be transformed into harmony. Anchored to two elements with rounded corners designed by Massimo Iosa Ghini, Jacopo Foggini’s large chandelier is a cascade of transparent rods that plunge into the ‘lip’ shapes of the sofa designed by Massimo Iosa Ghini.

The large totem El Paron – Wisteria Tower by designer Patricia Urquiola for Cimento evokes a sense of movement, towering in the Courtyard of Honour and representing the intersection of nature and technology, production and the environment. El Paron — a term in Venetian dialect meaning ‘the master’, traditionally referring to the bell tower of a church, a tall structure that dominates the landscape — is a monumental sculpture composed of four overlapping modular elements that reach a height of 10 metres.

Designed by Mario Cucinella Architects for Roca, Sparking Change is a 4.5-metre-high semicircular backdrop made of 1,200 3D-printed modular ceramic elements. It recounts the evolution of the sector between tradition and industrial innovation. The concept is inspired by new developments in technology and digital tools and bears witness to the renewal behind sustainability, thus reflecting the essence of Roca.

I am what I throw away is by Italo Rota, NABA Scientific Advisor, and Claudio Larcher, NABA Design Area Leader, with the involvement of students in the Design Department of NABA Academy and AMSA – A2A Group. It uses both recycled and innovative materials to make the ethics of circular processes and the virtuous results of recycling visible and understandable.

Eighteen portals consisting of golden spheres and arranged in six rows form Mille Miroirs is a brilliant, spectacular, dreamlike landscape of regular geometries by French designer Cyril Lancelin for Fidenza Village, part of The Bicester Collection. As they walk between the structures, people move between shadows, light and reflections, plunging ‘into the heart of the artist’s imagination and losing their balance, out of time and reality’ in an enthralling atmosphere.

PATH – Dream | Dine| Delight | 37 hectares of pure wellness by Simone Micheli recalls the PATH project at Porto San Vito in Grado, which covers an area of 37 hectares. Based on a concept by Andrea Bigot, CEO of Porto San Vito, the pavilion traces the geometry and contents of Simone Micheli’s vast architectural project and accompanies people viewing it on a virtual journey through the focus and themes of the area’s redevelopment.

Sit Together – Climate Adaptive Bench by Berlin-based studio Topotek 1 in collaboration with MDT-tex and with the support of Mapei, is part of the design project for a new range of street furniture that adapts to climate change. The prototype, previewed at the INTERNI exhibition-event, is the result of a formal union between the classical European bench and wind towers in ancient Persian tradition: a welcoming bench at any time of day and in any season, where one can sit and socialise. One side is warm and darker and the other is cool and lighter, while the tower protects it from the sun.

Also in the Courtyard of Honour, Ludovica Diligu, designer and founder of Labo.Art, together with the artistic duo Plastique Fantastique (Marco Canevacci and Yena Young), brings Planetarium to life. This 9-metre-diameter inflatable structure surrounds a tree trunk and transports the public into a planetarium with constellations made of branches, leaves, stars and the voice of Pablo Trincia reciting nursery rhymes by Gianni Rodari. The De Ambrogi Gallery exhibits Marvelous Creatures, two large sculptures in recycled plastic by the artist Dario Ghibaudo, while sport and design interact, intersect, observe and talk to each other in the Powerful Intersections project by Marco Acerbis for Santini Cycling.

Marco Nereo Rotelli, with Ever in Art® for Bertolotto, has designed a large golden portal, Door is Love, installed behind the arches of the lower portico of the Courtyard of Honour. Consisting of 46 golden gates, it symbolises entry to all the cities of the world. The threshold is understood as a real and metaphorical space, a boundary between matter and nature, which becomes a gateway, a place of passage, of waiting and meditation. There, a packaged tank displaying the word ‘LOVE’ is situated as a further message of peace.

The tour continues in the lower portico with the exhibition From a Thousand Years to the Future curated by Japanese designer Toshiyuki Kita with Bizen City and Odate City. It reflects on the future of traditional Japanese craftsmanship and the topicality of crafts that have reached high levels of perfection over the years. Juxtaposing the skills and creativity of the crafts originating in the two Japanese towns, the exhibition showcases, for the first time in Italy, works with a thousand-year history.

Re-Ceramic by Tom Dixon for VitrA is an exploration into the world of recycling and an opportunity to present the Liquid line of high-strength ceramic bathroom fixtures created using an innovative process. The installation shows the stages of material transformation leading to the creation of the Liquid washbasin, the first in the world made of almost 100% recycled ceramic from waste materials recovered during the production of such fixtures.

For Caravanserraglio, Lorenzo Palmeri elaborated on the concept of ‘mingling’, designing a space conceived precisely for transit and to receive people passing through the lower portico of the Courtyard of Honour. For its construction, he chose Cosmolite® from Stone Italiana, a material consisting of recycled minerals from the quarrying industry.

Turkish designer Julide Konukoglu then covered part of the columns of the lower portico with strips of Kutnia fabric for her installation Weaving Inside Out. She creates a contrast between the hardness of stone and the softness of this contemporary handmade fabric, which blends history, research and innovation. Other columns give life to the Quinte Mutevoli project, created by Catello Raffaele, Ornella Formati and Vincenzo Esposito in collaboration with the students of the Interior Architecture Course at the IUAD. This project immerses visitors in ‘active participation’ that allows them to customise parts of the installation, freely moving its coloured slats.

Conceived by Giulio Cappellini, The Art of Independence stems from the activities at the San Patrignano Community craft workshop. It expresses the latest developments in the work carried out there using digital tools, which allow the community’s young people to follow training useful for their professional reintegration. Covering four entrance columns of the University of Milan, it is intended to emphasise the ancient building by means of graphical signs that draw on a contemporary key to reinterpret a series of decorations found in various corners and historical buildings of the city.

The theme of wellness, taking care of oneself and reconnecting with nature, is dedicated to Metodo Benessere, the installation designed for Zentiva Italia by Emiliano Calderin, which tells the story of the iconic Schoum Solution bottle. With its harmonious scheme, the installation creates a transverse relationship between the product, its narrative, and the architecture, before returning to the city with the iconic Torre Velasca, which becomes the view, reference, inspiration and perspective of the installation itself. The itinerary, which develops organically around the columns of the cloister in the Courtyard of Honour, also houses the work by students at the University of Genoa who took part in a workshop focused on creatively reinterpreting the bottle of this well-known plant-based drug.

An example of the versatile Tile of Spain catalogue of Spanish ceramic manufacturers is presented by designers Carlos Sánchez García and Luis Navarro Jover with their House of Mirrors, an installation consisting of ceramic elements with mirrored walls that multiply the view of the tiles on display.

The West Loggia, doorways of the Grand Staircase and the Courtyard of Honour are transformed into the Brazilian design manifesto curated by Bruno Simões and organised by ApexBrasil. The project is inspired by Coccoloba gigantifolia, a plant recently discovered in the Amazon which is known for its resilience and originality. The 50 selected companies and independent design studios reflect the present, and the creations, made with different materials and techniques and inspired by Brazilian culture and landscape, hail from different regions of the country. The exhibition is accessed via the two imposing staircases on either side of the university vestibule, which will house an immersive installation evoking the importance of water and light in the process of photosynthesis. The organic design of nature is exemplified both in the set design by Estojo Arquitetura and in the pieces and their innovative, sensitive use of natural materials.

The East Loggia will shine with Arik Levy’s Path of Visions for Sans Souci. Suspended mirror elements held together by cables and jointed connections that rotate randomly continuously multiply the space, superimposing images of architecture, landscape and people. The installation continues in the Courtyard of Honour, where the faces of the sculpture Ghost interact with anotherreflective composition that, when placed on the wall, projects light and reflections prismatically.

The works will also include chandelier-sculptures: Unlocking No.3 Flavours a spiral shape (1.20 x 1.50) designed by Alessandra Baldereschi for No.3 Gin, which interprets and imagines ‘making the aroma of gin visible’ with a delicate, fairy-tale touch; and Scomposizione di un volo by Federica Marangoni which, with the support of Murano glassworker Simone Cenedese, uses a deliberately classical structure to depict crystal seagulls, whose legs also run along the central tube almost as if supporting it. The work is ‘a metaphor for the life of a city on the water, a strong aesthetic presence, symbolically uniting good and evil, air and earth’.

Finally, 100% Arabica, Uni viaggio alla scoperta tra design e sostenibilità is the design for the exhibition press rooms at the University of Milan. It is inspired by Arabica coffee plantations, and the walls are covered in wallpaper depicting coffee plants. The arrangement of the space, curated by Carlo Bach, artistic director of illycaffè in collaboration with Kartell, is intended to highlight Italian know-how in a constructive comparison with the cultures of other countries. It consists of research, innovation, and experimentation based on the universal principles of sustainability and protecting places — so much so that the furnishings are made from coffee capsule waste.

The new location: Università Cattolica

Università Cattolica, which for the first time is included in the circuit of exhibitions organised by INTERNI, hosts Sonosfera® by David Monacchi, Sherwood by Marcantonio and projections on the former Castagnaravelli barracks.

From Pesaro – Italian Capital of Culture 2024, comes Sonosfera®, resulting from the vision of its inventor, David Monacchi. This initiative embodies the union of art, technology and environmental awareness. Monacchi uses his interdisciplinary expertise in sound engineering, field research and eco-acoustic art to pay tribute to Pesaro as a UNESCO City of Music. Sonosfera®, which has been hosted in Pesaro since its creation, will be presented in the Leone XIII Courtyard of Honour at Università Cattolica. This exhibition aims to tell the story of Pesaro and go beyond the classic concept of a temporary installation by presenting a work resulting from decades of research and concrete actions.

The Sonosfera® experience is accessible in groups of 40 people, who will be immersed in a three-dimensional sound field created by 45 loudspeakers positioned in a spherical geometry. This sensory theatre reproduces the closest sound to reality ever made. Sound spectrograms are projected onto a 360° ultra high-definition sphere, generating a powerful visual transposition of the audio experience, overturning perceptual hierarchies. Sonosfera® fits into this epochal ecological transition as an accelerator of consciousness, where high technology paradoxically allows us to reconnect with the primordial world through profound sensory and cognitive experiences. The sounds of the Earth’s oldest and most diverse forest ecosystems are recorded in 3D and projected in every direction. Partners in the installation include CTE Square – Home of Emerging Technologies and Renco, an international company present in 20 countries and a benchmark in engineering and design. Free entrance by reservation at the following link.

Large deer animate a dreamlike universe between fantasy and reality. A presence with a strong energy dominates the space of the Benedict XV and Pio XI Cloisters at Università Cattolica, awakening emotions and immortalising the relationship between man and nature. Sherwood, a QEEBOO project designed by Marcantonio, consists of an imposing deer whose antlers branch out to become chandeliers decorated with crystals and pendants. The animal’s strong natural energy is immortalised by the designer, who imagines it moving proudly through a forest, creating magical glowing light in the night with its mighty horns, as if it were a guide to follow. Sherwood takes centre stage in indoor and outdoor spaces.

Eataly Milano Smeraldo and De Castillia 23 by Urban Up | Unipol.

For the second year running, Eataly Milano Smeraldo and De Castillia 23 by Urban Up | Unipol join in the INTERNI CROSS VISION exhibition-event circuit.

Eataly Smeraldo presents Food, Design & Happiness, a work created by Giulio Cappellini. It consists of four suspended modular panels supported by natural wood frames that form a backdrop for transparent containers holding wine, legumes, pasta and oil. Each screen is divided into modules made of rice paper. The work, which will remain on view until 6 May, fits like the wings of a stage into the entrance hall of the former Smeraldo Theatre and narrates everyday products in the store in a unique and different way.

Continuing with the H2O Help installation in the 2023 edition dedicated to the water emergency, this year Urban Up | Unipol bears witness to its commitment to environmental sustainability through a large installation focused on air. ‘The Breath of Air’, designed by Studio Azzurro, transforms De Castillia 23 into a 4,000-m² vertical sky using 13 soft, air-inflated ‘Magritte-style’ clouds of various sizes (from 7.5 m x 2.5 m to 13.5 m x 5 m). Installed on the building façade, they are lit in blue every evening starting at 8 p.m. The aim of the installation chosen by Urban Up | Unipol is to raise awareness among the broader public at Design Week 2024 of the importance of focusing on air quality improvement in urban design and in the management policies of large cities (including Milan).

The INTERNI System

The INTERNI integrated system of communication multiplies and reiterates its role as a key source of information for the world of design. Three printed publications (Interni, Interni King Size and FuoriSalone Guide), one major event (Interni CROSS VISION), two digital events (Interni King Size and the FuoriSalone Guide), Interni online (website and social media), with in-depth features and videos conveyed through a newsletter system, all provide tools so you can keep up to date in real time on trends, novelties and design previews.

Now in its 34th edition, the FuoriSalone Guide is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to discover and explore the increasingly packed calendar of Milan Design Week. 350 events involving the companies, designers and architects participating in FuoriSalone are presented briefly, organised both by day and in alphabetical order. The guide, which is available for free with the April issue of INTERNI in Milan and at all the showrooms, institutions, museums and other locations participating in FuoriSalone 2024 (as well as at the fair itself), can also be accessed online (both on tablet and smartphone) with an interactive map.

The brand’s strength is also clearly visible on the ground. In fact, a major street advertising campaign is planned for CROSS VISION with: 10 customised points of sale at the Malpensa (T1) and Linate airports and at Milan Central Station; 68 digital screens at Milan Central Station, 10 large retro media on shuttles/buses; 38 LCD monitors on the Digimupi circuit at the Cadorna, Porta Garibaldi, Domodossola, Lambrate, Rogoredo and Bovisa railway stations; 17 LCD monitors for Brian & Barry Digital Downton in Piazza San Babila; 15 digital box installations on Corso Vittorio Emanuele; 41 selected FSU digital installations (from the Clear Channel circuit) in the centre of Milan; window displays at the Mondadori Multicenter in Piazza Duomo, the Rizzoli Store in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and the related Ledwall circuit in both stores; as well as 50 customised newsstands around the centre and at major transit points in the city.

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