FIND – Design Fair Asia forges new partnerships with Italy
FIND – Design Fair Asia is a three-day event dedicated to furniture, design and interiors and under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will showcase a range of Italian brands as well as inspiring and emerging creators supported and new partners. A memorandum of understanding between dmg events, Fiera Milano and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore will be signed to cement the partnership. Architect André Fu will be part of FIND’s global advisory board and will be a keynote speaker at the show. Design scene tastemakers and opinion leaders Tony Chambers, former Editor-in-Chief of Wallpaper*, and Yoko Choy, China Editor of Wallpaper* will curate FIND’s content and contribute to its positioning as the definitive platform for design in Asia. Interni magazine’s editor-in-chief, Gilda Bojardi, will also come on board as FIND’s editor and contributor.
“Our ‘Made in Italy’ has always enjoyed its status as a timeless, inimitable and good quality design brand, and we believe that today a strengthened partnership between the most creative and innovative talents of Italy and Singapore will prove to be increasingly impactful, forming a bridge between Italy, Europe and Asia. Singapore is the ideal hub for this collaboration, and FIND is the perfect catalyst for this new strategy, as well as a superb showcase for the entire region,” says Mario Andrea Vattani, Ambassador of Italy in Singapore.
Visitors to the fair will be able to discover a capsule collection of Italian design icons put together by Andrea Cancellato, the Director of the ADI Design Museum in Milan. ADI, the Italian Industrial Design Association, known for hosting the prestigious and long-running Compasso d’Oro ADI Awards will present the awards at FIND this year. The tastemakers and opinion leaders Tony Chambers and Yoko Choy will form the creative and content pillar of FIND – Design Fair Asia, creating an opportunity for exchange and inspiration in the convergence of West and East and a platform for global designers to showcase their work. They will bring together a panel of global design opinion leaders who will contribute to the conversation on good living, design and architecture. With Asia on the rise, the DesignSingapore Council will bring together over 50 emerging creators from Asia to showcase their work at the EMERGE @ FIND pavilion. For this first edition in 2022, EMERGE @ FIND will present a showcase dedicated to Southeast Asia that will shine a spotlight on the region’s design talent. The inaugural edition of FIND will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore from 22 to 24 September 2022. It will be a key moment in the revamped Singapore Design Week with the collective aim of creating a global design moment in September. FIND will bring together physical and virtual visitors and 500 of the industry’s leading brands for three action-packed and inspiring days.