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Homi to offer multiple events

From the return of Homi Smart and Homi Asia Design to new blogging event Social Gifts, the September edition of Homi will unveil original ideas via its areas, events and exhibits

Homi Milano, the event that shows how trends influence our daily living, returns for its eighth edition from September 15-18, 2017 at Fiera Milano. This year, the focus will be on new trends, involving household goods and personal accessories. Offering a journey through trends, Homi explores today’s various cultural dimensions and launches new original ideas through its areas, exhibitions, events, and initiatives.

Here are the returning and new events taking place at this September's Show. 

LA MAGNIFICA FORMA 08: enter the Room Of Wonders
The new edition of the event curated by architect Anna Del Gatto will be back in September. This year, the initiative will delve deeply into the relationship between Italy’s products and its cultural heritage. Beginning in 2014, research has focused on the relationship between Italy’s contemporaneity and its historical and artistic scenarios, promoting a new vision of its craftsmanship in relation to new production technologies and possible scenarios.

Small and medium food businesses, micro-enterprises, individual craftsmen, together with senior and junior designers have created 500 one-off pieces so far, making these workshops extremely interesting. The Magnifica Forma will be an opportunity to showcase a selection of these items in a new and unique way, offering HOMI’s visitors a new design approach and method that can combine the past with the present.

DESIGN COMPETITION: a journey through the future of design
Design Competition – the event organised by Lombardy Region in collaboration with Unioncamere Lombadia and ADI (the Italian Association for the Industrial Design) – confirms Homi’s vocation to find new design talents. Lombard companies and young designers will enliven the event, which will be a unique opportunity to discover and have a preview of what will be the design of the future. This September, there will be a showcase of 40 designs that have best interpreted this year’s topic of Sharing.

HOMI SMART: when style is inspired by technology
After the success of the past editions, Homi Smart will return with new project, Style Travels with Homi Smart. This innovative format dedicated to the crossover between design and new technologies will take visitors on a physical and virtual journey, where they can explore new scenarios and find prototypes, projects, and ideas for those who are always on the move. Hybrid and flexible living, recreational, and work spaces as well as interconnected, practical and always portable objects.

HOMI ASIA DESIGN: meeting the cultures from the world’s largest continent
Asian design will take centre stage at Homi thanks to the Asia Design project, developed in collaboration with SarpiBridge_Oriental Design Week, an association committed to creating collaborations between the East and West. Homi Asia Design has reached its second edition and this year it will promote the works of high-profile designers, artisans, and Asian companies. The concept of the exhibition area, partly commercial and partly cultural, will be based on four key words, which synthetise Homi Asia Design’s goals in Milan: watch-MI, buy-MI, produce-MI, book-MI (read “watch me”, “buy me”, “produce me” and “book me”). 

DDD: a special corner dedicated to international design excellence
Dream-Desire-Design (DDD), a corner dedicated to design, which will showcase unique creations from European and American countries.

HOMI FOOD: agrofood & design
Homi Food is an area dedicated to high-quality agrofood productions focusing on research of both the product and the packaging. The area will present a selection of major agrofood companies, where food becomes an innovative idea for gifts. True design items that explore new tastes and that give life to unique ideas for a gift.

#SOCIALGIFTS: where to find amazing gifts
No matter your gender, age, social category, or taste, we are all the same when it comes to appreciating a gift. To better understand these trends and provide additional ideas to retailers, Homi has organised #Socialgifts, an event where bloggers will suggest ideas for gifts creating a themed Gift list for men and women and combining items, accessories, and fabrics provided by Homi's exhibitors.

Homi has organised a series of workshops dedicated to retail, which will focus on Christmas gifts. It will be an opportunity to find new ideas and better manage this important season for sales. Sunday the 18th will be a busy day! In fact, the Casastile Observatory will present the retail home industry. On the same day, the Italian Global Innovator Award will take place, and the #socialgifts winner will be announced.

Homi Milano will take place September 15-17, 2017, at Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy. www.homimilano.com











HOMI ASIA DESIGN: meeting the cultures from the world’s largest continent

Asian design will take centre stage at the event thanks to the ASIA DESIGN project, developed in collaboration with SarpiBridge_Oriental Design Week, an association committed to creating collaborations between the East and West.

HOMI ASIA DESIGN has reached its second edition and this year it will promote the works of high-profile designers, artisans, and Asian companies. The concept of the exhibition area, partly commercial and partly cultural, will be based on 4 key words, which synthetize HOMI ASIA DESIGN’s goals in Milan: watch-MI, buy-MI, produce-MI, book-MI (read “watch me”, “buy me”, “produce me” and “book me”). But there will be also room for entertainment, conferences, and meetups.

DDD: a special corner dedicated to international design excellence
Dream-Desire-Design (DDD), a corner dedicated to design, which will showcase unique creations from European and American countries.


HOMI FOOD:agrofood & design
HOMI FOOD is an area dedicated to high-quality agrofood productions focusing on research of both the product and the packaging.
The area will present a selection of major agrofood companies, where food becomes an innovative idea for gifts. True design items that explore new tastes and that give life to unique ideas for a gift.

#SOCIALGIFTS: where to find amazing gifts

No matter your gender, age, social category, or taste, we are all the same when it comes to appreciating a gift. To better understand these trends and provide additional ideas to retailers, HOMI has organised #Socialgifts. During this event, some bloggers will suggest a few ideas for gifts creating a themed Gift list for men and women and combining items, accessories, and fabrics provided by HOMI’s exhibitors.

HOMI has organised a series of workshops dedicated to retail, which will focus on Christmas gifts. It will be an opportunity to find new ideas and better manage this important season for sales. Sunday the 18th will be a busy day! In fact, the Casastile Observatory will present the retail home industry. On the same day, the Italian Global Innovator Award will take place, and the #socialgifts winner will be announced.



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