Itinerary 2023

Isola Design District 2023

Nothing Happens if Nothing Happens

The 7th edition of Isola Design Festival, organized by the digital and physical design platform Isola, will welcome visitors during Milan Design Week (18—23 April 2023). More than 40 venues within the Isola Design District, and not only, will be the backdrop of exhibitions and events involving almost 300 international designers, design studios, and manufacturers.

This year, with its creative team and two great guest curators, Isola is organizing 7 collective exhibitions that mainly focus on topics such as circular and regenerative furniture, collectible design and new craftsmanship, design tech and well-being.

Isola’s founders call on all designers and studios to kick-start a chain reaction of change to rethink, regenerate, and remediate, to come together and go beyond sustainable design thinking. They explain the theme "Nothing Happens if Nothing Happens" through a clear manifesto and call to action, rallying all members of their community to think past the mere concept of sustainability. 

Collective exhibitions, special collaborations, and events will invigorate the district in parallel with seven shows curated by Isola’s curatorial team, managed by head scouter and curator Juan Torres, and guest curators. Isola joins forces with institutions, academies, design collectives and studios to engage visitors with various design interventions scattered around the Isola Design District.