Design on Show at the 12th Florence Biennale – Fortezza da Basso, October 18-27, 2019


747 exhibitors coming from 78 countries of five continents. These are the starting inputs of the 12th FLORENCE BIENNALE – the International Design & Contemporary Art Fair, to be held at the Fortezza da Basso from Friday, 18th to Sunday, 27th October 2019.

The topic of this edition, sponsored by the Italian National Commission for UNESCO, the European Parliament, Mibact, the Region of Tuscany, the Florence Municipality, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, Confindustria Toscana, Icomos and the University of Florence, can be summarized with its motto “Ars et Ingenium. Similarity and Invention. Celebrating Leonardo da Vinci”.

The great novelty of this edition is the creation of a whole pavilion devoted to design, curated by Gabriele Goretti, divided into two macro-areas – the first one sees the presence of companies and foundations representing true reference points in the product design, fashion design and communication fields; the second one offers a wide selection of young designers representing the national and international scene.