This new edition of Operæ wants to propose a more open reading of design: design that breaks barriers, and blurs the boundaries between disciplines; design that claims unapologetically its place as a bridge between the arts and the sciences. We want to be a platform for designers that make bold statements, objects that have the potential of becoming ambassadors of our time, projects that have the strength of redefining contemporary aesthetics.

WHY DESIGN wants to bring attention to design that, while still fulfilling a task, is a powerful expression of contemporary values, with a strong conceptual message and inherent beauty. Design has acquired an important semantic role: that of a lens through which to read our society. This is WHY we think, need, make, produce, support, own, collect DESIGN.

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Designers Section

Designers Section

The selection of Italian and international designers from the independent design scene showcasing at Operæ 2017.

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Galleries Section

Galleries Section

The contemporary design galleries exhibiting at Operæ 2017 the works of the international designers they select and represent.

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Cultural Calendar

Cultural Calendar

A rich calendar of talks, workshops and performances to meet the protagonists of the independent panorama, with the aim of developing innovative perspectives

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PHM | Piemonte Handmade

PHM | Piemonte Handmade

The project PHM | Piemonte Handmade, which this year has reached its 4th edition, develops the dialogue between the ancient artisan tradition and the world of contemporary design, originating a refined high-quality production to be presented to the collectors' market.

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Dreamers

Dreamers

Operæ presents Dreamers, guest project of the 2017 edition dedicated to independent and research fashion. A landscape inhabited by visions and projects, clothes and accessories that voice the new contemporary scene.

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Business Meetings

Business Meetings

The Business Meeting Programme is one of Operæ's distinctive assets. A B2B agenda involves different professionals of the sector to ensure that the products on display reach the market, thus building new business opportunities.

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