From 10 April to 31 May, the Instituto Cervantes of Milan is hosting the exhibition MADtastic! Fresh Design From Madrid, a collection of pieces of furniture and accessories that gathers the most interesting product design works made in recent months in the capital of Spain, both by big or emerging companies and designers from the city or foreigners who have developed a project of any relevance.
---The curators of the exhibition are the design editor of Neo2 magazine, Javier Abio, and its editor-at-large Tachy Mora, an independent journalist specialising in design. They were commissioned by Dimad to be in charge of searching carefully for those emerging people and cutting-edge works, which are also the most distinctive features of the articles usually released in this legendary magazine from Madrid founded in the early nineties. The compendium ranges from very technological pieces to craft objects; some already have international distribution, others are new prototypes waiting to be discovered.
---MADtastic! Fresh Design From Madrid has also the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) of Madrid as a promoter, so the show includes a selection of recent projects from its international Master of Design and Innovation, run by the renowned designer Jaime Hayon.
---The selection ranges from renowned designers of the city like Jaime Hayon himself, Pedro Feduchi and Antonio Serrano Bulnes, to major firms like &Tradition or Imasoto; but also new emerging brands such as Mad Lab, Chichinabo, PCM Design or Woodendot together with young talents like Jorge de la Cruz, Diana Vernaza, Roberto Ortíz de Landázuri, Valentín Sanz, Daniel García y Mª José Vargas. It includes as well other designers a little bit more established such as Pablo Limón, Ana Hernando and the studios Ciszak Dalmas or Mischer’traxler. And of course, an international group of people of the Master of Design and Innovation from IED Madrid including Raúl López de la Cerda, Carlos Bueno Rivero, Fabio Molinas, Nikita Bhate, Sergio Guijarro, Johanna Tammsalu and Valvanera Arrieta.