It is striking that the more conceptual presentations are the result of the mature creativity of Western companies and designers looking beyond, and that countries from the East and Far-East have chosen to be present at Superstudio with proposals for a real and sustainable home that grafts tradition into modernity. The section reserved for years for significant Asian presences is now a long-awaited recurrence for us and allows us to stay connected with what is happening on the other side of the globe. This year the appointment is renewed.
Here is China with Grado Design, which brings the round lines of comfort and refined minimalism to contract and living and, from the Chinese tradition reads cultural identities, embraces diversity and rewrites a new order through furniture design. At the entrance to the main hall, Fabric Light Andon, three large sculptural and curvilinear objects by Japanese GPJ × YUTAKA interpret a new lighting system made from aluminum and fabric through innovative Onefabrica technology. Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Office, Jakarta Capital City Government, Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design and its artists present the many aspects of Indonesian design of yesterday and today with an installation between art and design, craftsmanship and technology. Also, from Japan arrives Forum8 with a knotty installation devoted to VR technology and its ever-expanding applications, quantum with its fine lighting fixtures made in Japan, Tokyo Creative Salon (Mitsubishi Estate, Co., Ltd. / Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. / All-Ginza Association / Tokyu Corporation / Japan Fashion Week Organization / Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd. / Panoramatiks / Hakuhodo Inc.), which through a symbolic exhibition promotes, precisely, the Tokyo Creative Salon, a design and fashion festival still little-known. Kawashima Selkon Textiles proposes by modernizing it the beauty of the complex textures of traditional furnishing fabrics. Thailand is represented by Slowhand Design Thailand by DITP, which adds a new chapter to the Slow Hand Design Exhibition with an installation of materials from local manufactures. The purpose is to use solutions coming from reusing and maintaining the life cycle of industrial materials. From Korea comes the Seoul Design Foundation, the design hub that catches innovations, inspires creative people and expands their imaginations.