BASE at Salone del Mobile 2024 – 10 projects selected

The Salone del Mobile 2024, one of the largest international fairs for furniture and product design, is taking place from 16 to 21 April 2024. The Creative Industries Fund NL is enabling 10 Dutch starting makers, designers and architects to present their work internationally for the first time. They will participate in a group presentation at cultural centre BASE Milano.

15 February 2024


The group exhibition is part of the overarching We Will Design programme at BASE Milano. The program provides space for projects that focus on topics such as spatial justice, unity and solidarity. With the Open Call BASE at Salone del Mobile 2024, the Fund is actively offering a stepping stone to individual makers who have not presented work internationally before. In doing so, the Fund increases the international visibility of Dutch up-and-coming designers. In addition, the open call’s objective is the exchange of knowledge and experiences and to build long-lasting international relationships.

The Plantslator – Eros Risiglione

general impression

The 10 selected projects show great diversity in themes, disciplines, forms of presentation and cultural diversity. For example, Anas Chao makes a Dutch dumpling, Sonia Górecka creates with Slavic Phantasmagoria. Orphanage of meanings., an installation on the ongoing unrest in the Slavic countries, and Loi Studio provides insight into queerness within public spaces through a presentation of a carpet and a publication.

Walls That Match My Mood – Laura Stachon


Read more about the selected projects here:

- Gijs Schalkx – Plastic Auto
- Anas Chao – An Inquiry Into Dutch Dumplings
- Augustina Lavickaite – Information Smuggling
- Sonia Górecka – Slavic Phantasmagoria. Orphanage of meanings.
- Loi Studio – Queer, Folks
- Studio Holly Zambonini – Poison Apple
- Susanna Tomassini – The Southern Thruway
- Eros Risiglione – The Plantslator
- Studio Laura Stachon – Walls That Match My Mood
- FALSEWORK – Rotterdam Garment District (photo above)

assessment and budget

The proposals submitted were assessed by an internal committee against the criteria for this open call:
- the artistically relevant value of the presentation;
- the plan and motivation;
- the alignment of the presentation with the theme of the programme.

about BASE Milano

BASE Milano is a hybrid cultural centre based in Milan’s Tortona district and has been in existence since 2016. BASE encourages research and experimentation, cross-fertilization and exchange in the creative industries, social innovation and technology, democracy and economy. Within the programme We Will Design: We have an IDEA, BASE Milano presents new forms of coexistence and togetherness through collaborations, dialogues and networks. IDEA stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility.