In a recent article published on INDiplomacy, we talked about The Lost Graduation Show, an exhibition organized within Supersalone, the 2021 special event of Salone del Mobile.Milano. The Lost Graduation Show offered a space for young designers who graduated in the midst of the pandemic, presenting 170 projects by students from 48 design schools in 22 different countries.
In addition to the exhibition, a digital platform – @thelostgraduationshow – hosted all the exhibited works and reached an even wider audience, making it possible to directly contact the young authors. Finally, a jury of international experts and designers evaluated the projects presented and awarded the best in each category.
IED, the prestigious European Institute of Design, also took part in The Lost Graduation Show, with 9 projects created Italian and Spanish graduate students between 2020 and 2021. The projects were selected by the curator of the exhibition, Anniina Koivu.
Misano is a concept vehicle created by students of the Master in Transportation Design in collaboration with Suzuki Misano; Sbun-design, a project by students of Product Design,is an innovative extruder for 3D printers capable of making the printing process sustainable by reducing CO2 emissions; Alea, Stilo and Tes are three collections of lamps designed by Product Design students in collaboration with the Italian brand FontanaArte.
Reddo – From Nature to Nature, is a project which transforms oyster shells into 3D printed structures to help those areas of the world that are most sensitive to climate change through an innovative solution; Sway is a Product Design project that consists of a measuring instrument that transforms visual information into audible information to help blind people.
Piota, created by students of the Aldo Galli Academy of Fine Arts in Como, wants to find a solution to the problems created by today’s sedentary life; and finally Tingle, a Product Design project that includes a therapeutic device for children with hypertonia and hypotonia, who struggle with limited body mobility.