Sponsored by the Municipality of Milan, Next Design Perspectives also has the support of the Salone del Mobile. To be held at La Triennale di Milano, the event aims to be more than a design summit and to become the “Davos of design”; hosting meetings and discussions on macro trends in creativity and design as a whole, not just furniture. “The forum will focus on future trends that will have strong impacts on the products and strategies of companies operating in sectors such as design, fashion, food, engines, boating, and hospitality”, said Andrea Illy, President, Altagamma.

International speakers from a broad range of sectors are expected to moderate the panel discussion sessions. Confirmed guests include Marco Bizzarri from Gucci, Philippe Starck and Formafantasma. Around 500 participants are expected to attend.

Members of the steering committee of Next design Perspectives include Paola Antonelli (MoMa), Dario Rinero (Poltrona Frau Group), Michele Scannavini (ICE), Carlotta de Bevilacqua (Danese – Artemide), Giovanna Vitelli (Azimut Benetti Group), Paolo Zegna (Ermenegildo Zegna) and Claudio Luti (Kartell – Salone del Mobile Milano).