MATERIAL MATTERS

Material Matters: a future furniture fair

An exhibition by Dutch design company Droog asks the question; What if, in an alternative economic model, income tax is replaced with tax on raw materials? What would this mean for the design industry? Will designers offer alternative ways of creating materials, will they specialize in upcycling, concentrate on services, go digital, or do something else?

Material Matters: a future furniture fair,” features 20 design companies—both real and imagined—that might come to thrive given the change in policy. The imaginary future fair aims to inspire designers to develop alternative business models urged by material scarcity and economic upheaval, striving for a real fair next time. Material Matters takes part in Domus Open Design Archipelago, a collective laboratory that previews the future of design, located at the beautiful Palazzo Clerici.
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