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The Lost Graduation Show showcases student projects created during the pandemic

After an 18-month blackout due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Salone del Mobile.Milano is back in 5-10 September 2021. This year, special energy and new ideas can be found in The Lost Graduation Show, an exhibition showcasing projects from students who graduated between 2020 and 2021.
Laura Meriluoto_CompanionsForLife
Laura Meriluoto's 'Companions for Life' is one of the student projects being showcased.

One of the most keenly-awaited exhibitions at “supersalone” is The Lost Graduation Show, curated by Anniina Koivu, which will showcase 170 projects by students who graduated between 2020 and 2021, from 48 schools of design in 22 different countries. Aalto University is one of the schools taking part.

The format of the exhibition is a first in the history of the Salone del Mobile. With this exhibition Milano, touching traditionally on all areas of furniture design, is making excursions into the world of mobility, inclusive, medical and sports design, materials research and design sustainability. The exhibition inspires and acts as a stimulus for audiences both professional and non-professional. It also encourages schools to teach the sort of design that channels “disruptive” practices, generating responsible, intelligent and accessible projects both now and in the future.

Alongside the physical exhibition, you can follow the show on Instagram @thelostgraduationshow Lastly, a jury of international experts and protagonists of the design world will assess the projects on exhibit and assign awards to the best in each category.

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