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Open call to designers for The youth Design Day in Japan 2018

Our design idea in brief…
Our project concerns the realization of an exhibition at the “Spazio Arte” of the Italian Cultural Institute of the city of Osaka and will be officially presented during the 2018 edition of “Italia Amore Mio” in Nagoya, Japan. The exhibition refers to prototypes or projects developed by young Italian designers (age limit 35 years) towards the eco-sustainability issue.
The event is part of the fifth edition of Switch On Your Creativity powered by Asian Studies Group. In addition of being a reference to the Italian Design Day 2018, developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it embraces an expositive reason that takes creative inspirations from the Fuorisalone 2018.
Asian Studies Group is extremely proud to say that the project has been included in two stages of Japan’s most famous road show: “Italia Amore Mio!”.

The Youth Design Day is driven by the concept of combining design and sustainability, developed in parallel to the “broken nature” statement, the theme that animates the twenty-second international exhibition at the Milan Triennale.

Our goal is to a select limited small number of young designers chosen from among the most talented in Italy (maximum 20), who can propose interior, industrial, civil or product design projects related to the concept.
We hope that our project will appeal to designers whose projectsCOVER_Design e Pianeta_no cam comhave such a content as to turn out to be internationally innovative.

What is “Italia Amore Mio!”
“Italia, Amore Mio!”, is the biggest Italian festival in Japan, now in its third edition. This year it will take place in three cities: Tokyo (21-22 April), Nagoya (21-22 July), Osaka (3-4 November). The projects selected by Asian Studies Group for The Youth Design Day will be placed within the stages of Osaka and Nagoya.
The festival consists of 6 days dedicated to the excellence of made in Italy with over 60 special guests, including Emma Marrone, and many other prominent personalities from various sectors from both Italy and Japan.
In addition to design, it will touch many fields such as music – with jazz, rock and pop live performances – talk shows conducted by Japanese celebrities, accompanied by breathtaking choreography, interactive games and competitions such as Play and Fly to Italy. For the occasion, the municipalities will be equipped with artistic installations, among which people can attend workshops dedicated to various issues and enjoy
a huge selection of Italian food and wine delicacies.

Eligibility of projects
We are looking for young talents who have a great desire to experiment, get involved and deal with what have become the essential needs of today’s world: preserving the nature in all its forms and think at the future as the mirror of our present. It is from today’s choices in terms of environment and sustainability that we will understand how to design and build the future around nature and cities.
According to our policy, are allowed any graphic representations and prototypes characterized by a strong creativity and those which develop the combination of matter-ecology in an innovative way.

We will select:
• Projects and prototypes of interior, civil, product design that have a view of sustainable production;
• Projects and processes with low energy and water use;
• Projects that generate harmful emissions savings;
• Projects related to innovative and eco-sustainable architectural solutions;
• Projects related to innovative and eco-sustainable housing solutions;
• Innovative and eco-sustainable urban furniture projects;
• Projects concerning innovation of production tools or innovative techniques for existing applications;
• Projects that come to life through the recycling and use of waste (ex novo and neo-classical materials);
• Projects that come to life thanks to the use of bio-based material;
• Projects created through the use of clean and renewable energy;
• Projects that develop an idea of packaging with biodegradable, recyclable and non-toxic materials;
• Projects born as economic and cultural support for countries with a fragile (fair trade) economy.

Take part: why not?
If you have all the credentials required of being an active part of a unique, multicultural experience join us. Thanks to the support of Asian Studies Group, this project will let you open doors useful for your growth both at personal and professional level.
Your creation will be presented to Japanese users in order to create opportunities for exchange, dialogue and discussion on the topic and will allow you to create a position.
Asian Studies Group offers the creation of a personalized video interview that will become an editorial product that will accompany your project in Italy and Japan. The video interviews will be shown on the official channels of Asian Studies Group and on the website of the Italian Institute of Culture of Osaka and will be a further vehicle of communication of Italianness in the world.
Hence, you will get visibility on the Asian market, considered a lover of Italian design and lifestyle.
You will be helped and supported by both national and international partners such as the City of Milan, the Municipality of Osaka, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Institute of Culture of Osaka, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
Do not hesitate to contact us for further information and to submit your project for “The Youth Design Day in Japan”!

Mail: contact@asianstudiesgroup.net
Telefono: 02 29513110 – 349 7420762

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Milan and Chinese Creativity: “SENZA” The New Fashion Brand

We are pleased to announce a new entry for Fashion & Design Section of our international contest about Creativity developed by Asian Studies Group.

CM Design studio founded by Jin Ma from Nanjing and Chen Bi Hong from Hunan in Milan is the new joiner of the contest Switch on Your Creativity for fashion & design section. In fact these two young chinese creatives are producing the  first collection of new fashion brand created following our topic “Kaleidoscopic Nature”.

This experience also realizes a concrete perspective of cross-cultural cooperation about creative industry in Milan exactly as promoted by our Charter of CM studio logoValues for Youth Creativity.

jin ma greyThese two designer studied in Milan (IED and Domus Academy) after some international experiences (in Japan) and they want to pursue a creative study about fashion keeping clear perception of that home country represents for them as much as they feel italians for those aspects that concern style and way of living.

The observers of Asian Studies Group who confirm the pertinence of each creative proposal coming for the third edition of the contest, accepted to include the kick start of “SENZA” , the new fashion brand developed by CM Design, into official promotion of the creative contents for fashion and design section that are competing for the “International Dialogue among Cultures Award” by Switch on Your Creativity.

senza portion

The new “SENZA”  collection for woman consist of 17 articles, the number 1 in chinese numerology represent the origin of everything with important connection with nature and 7 in biblic and western tradition got lot of meanings about man and his relation with God. As cross cultural conjunction between Italy and China through Fashion could be perfectly represented by number 17.

senza studio blu

senza studio grey

The official presentation of SENZA collection in Milan will take place in special location supported by our organization and it will be not only a glamorous event in perfect fashion night’s style typical of Milan but it will be the perfect occasion to present the deep study senza studio orangeamong shapes, colors and technique and it will reveal the presence of dynamic generation of chinese people who are anxious to be part of our Made in Italy system. They started as students but now they are approaching professional life in Milan and they wanna be part of the italian excellences.

For this first collection the research has been focused on “body links”,  well framed analysis of those parts, shapes, configurations specifically owned by nature and at the same time developed in different ways for the human sphere, it’s something that keep natura and humanity well connected like common genoma: Keep the act of the nature on pursuing your daily style

Because we love to sustain cross cultural creativity when it represents a positive and concrete improvement for our city and country we definitely want to be part of this new venture.

Stay tuned for more info about official presentation of SENZA in exclusive for Switch on Your Creativity.