The most memorable event of this edition selected by design community is...

Special Mentions of the Jury

All the events selected for the audicence award

The Jury

Discover the leading names in the sector who will be part of the jury voting for the Special Mentions collected by

Federica Sala

Design Advisor Federica Sala


Paolo Ferrarini

Design Advisor Paolo Ferrarini

Curator, Professor and Editor  

Valentina Ventrelli

Design Advisor Valentina Ventrelli

Advisor on contemporary aesthetics

Mariagrazia Mattei

Art Mariagrazia Mattei

Founder and President of MEET Digital Culture Center

Nicola Ricciardi

Art Nicola Ricciardi

Artistic Director of miart

Mauro Martino

Art Mauro Martino

Artist, Designer and Researcher

Patrick Tuttofuoco

Art Patrick Tuttofuoco


Francesco Zurlo

Academy & Research Francesco Zurlo

Dean of the School of Design of Politecnico di Milano

Cristiano Seganfreddo

Academy & Research Cristiano Seganfreddo

Innovator and Creative Entrepreneur

Davide Fassi

Academy & Research Davide Fassi

Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano

The Observers

A group of journalists and operators in the sector, recruited by, will select the best contents, projects and activities of interest to the world of design, according to the categories of the Special Mentions, in addition to the applications and recommendations received on

Clara Bona

Clara Bona

Architect and Journalist  

Elisa Massoni

Elisa Massoni

Design Editor and Content Curator

Patrizia Scarzella

Patrizia Scarzella

Architect and Journalist

Walter Terruso

Walter Terruso


Basil Green Pencil

Basil Green Pencil

Designer and Blogger  

The award

We thought about the award as a form of synthesis representing the complexity of the activities and connections that define Design Week, expressed in the form of data on the platform.
Through a readout of the last two years, which have seen four hybrid editions of the event, the data comes to life in an organic form, thanks to the interpretation of an Artificial Intelligence capable of measuring and representing complexity. The result is an image of the Fuorisalone that is the physical expression of a digital data.
The winner of the Fuorisalone Award will be awarded with the physical prize and a related NFT, through which he/she will be able to visualize in detail the virtual processing of the Fuorisalone data.
The decision to match the award with an NFT is driven by the desire of Studiolabo, author of, to always develop new and innovative communication processes and languages capable of creating a direct relationship with the context, making the most of the opportunities offered by digital world.
The production of the NFT and the management of the digital content of the award have been carried out by Unframed721.
The production of the physical award has been done by Andrea Gallo of Pollodesign, who processed and finalised the 3D printed model, creating the final award for both the public's category and the special mentions.

MAuro Martino scultura

Mauro Martino:
author of the Award

The 3D representation of the complex data related to will be handled by Mauro Martino, digital artist, Principal Research Scientist at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab (Cambridge, MA, USA) where he founded and directs the "Visual Artificial Intelligence Lab". Expert in AI - Artificial Intelligence, Mauro Martino will create a "network sculpture", an abstract mathematical construct, a synthesis of the processing of both physical and digital data collected through the Fuorisalone web platform. The result will be a digital diagram made up of nodes (point-like objects) and links (one-dimensional lines) that will also be translated into an organic three-dimensional physical object.

Photo ©Bon Adriel Aseniero


The first award dedicated to the most memorable Design event and to the most significant projects of the Milan Design Week, realized with the contribution of the Lombardy Region, through the call DEMO - Iniziative ed Eventi di Design e Moda.

The Fuorisalone Award selects and promotes both the most distinctive installations on show in Milan (Audience Award) and also contents, projects, activities of interest for the international design community (Special Mentions).

The Audience Award aims at having a democratic value, since it is decided on the basis of direct public votes. The public will be called, for the first time, to vote for the most exciting and incredible installations of the Fuorisalone.

A combined work carried out by a technical committee will instead focus on contents of relevance for the Design sector that are qualitatively innovative and rich in meaning. The selected projects will compete for four special mentions. This section of the award supports the value of Design Culture, which is not necessarily only expressed in its physical and aesthetic appearance, but also in its deeper meaning, producing value and offering alternative and increasingly innovative visions.

The Fuorisalone Award is made possible thanks to the contribution of Regione Lombardia through the call “Bando DEMO - Iniziative ed Eventi di Design e Moda”.