Design Language

17-22 April 2018Milan, ITdesign
An international trade exhibition and conference exploring a dialogue of culture and identity.

Design Language is an international tradeshow which creates business opportunities for a variety of networks including companies, studios and individual designers.

Connecting the Dots and studio CARA \ DAVIDE together with Fondazione Milano and the City of Milan set up this large international exhibition for the first time in 2017. Altiero Spinelli College was used as an exhibition venue with its spacious flights of stairs, thirties architecture, large corridors and high ceiling classrooms.

Design Language offers a prestigious exhibition space located between Zona Tortona, 5vie during the most important design fair in the world. By creating an international platform, the exhibition connects and differentiates spoken and visual language, exploring the capacity of an object to narrate different cultures and society.

In a series of conferences, international speakers are invited to discuss the theme of Design Language and the cultural identity in our era. The unique collaboration with Fondazione Milano allows the talks to be simultaneously translated in various languages.

Application for the exhibition is possible until mid-January. For more information, please visit


Design Language exhibition / photos by Ilco Kemmere