From November 3 through 5 at the Lingotto Fiere exhibition center in Turin runs the eighth edition of Operæ, a fair that provides a well-structured picture of the international contemporary design and independent scene, thanks to the two sections dedicated to designers and design galleries.
The key figures are the authors of unique and limited-edition collections alongside their promoters which support their maturity and their diffusion in the circuits of international collectors. A combination that brings together two complementary subjects, encouraging on one side new relationships and business opportunities among the exhibitors themselves, and on the other hand boosting collector’s research and the public’s interest.
Curator of the event Alice Stori Liechtenstein, founder of Schloss Hollenegg for Design, who chose for this edition the title Why Design: an affirmation that considers design as a tool to read and interpret contemporary society. “Thus, Operæ focus the attention on design as a powerful expression of contemporary values, bold designers, and objects that have the potential to become icons of our time.”
In addition to the numerous exhibitors taking part to Operæ, the unique pieces of Piemonte Handmade, a project where artisans, galleries and designers are called upon to collaborate in the realization of a common project; three essential elements, three figures with the same goal. To meet the needs of the collector’s market, made up of small numbers and the pursuit of excellence and ideal destination for local craftsmanship.
But that’s not all. During the first week of November Lingotto in Turin also hosts Artissima, Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea, and Club to Club, International Festival of Avant-garde and Pop, as a synergic venue dedicated to contemporary experimentation in its various forms.