POLI.design and Italy China Foundation: a strategic agreement is underway that will allow the promotion of Italian design culture in China with training programs
Italy China Foundation And POLI.design, there Polytechnic Consortium Society of Milan, which together with The design school and al Department of Designforms Politecnico Design Systeman aggregate of resources, skills, structures and laboratories, among the most important in the world, join forces to make design grow and its spread between Italy and China. The collaboration agreement signed today by Professor Matteo O. Ingaamo, CEO of POLI.designand from Cav. Low. Mario Boselli, President of the Italy China Foundationaims to encourage and create training courses for students, professionals and companies as well as to build a system of cultural and commercial relations between the two countries.
The collaboration will cover the areas ofOrange economyfrom sustainability he was born in design through the production of next-generation goods and services, with a view to design and aesthetics as prominent themes for the expansion and development of manufacturing, service and third sector sectors. The main tools of the agreement will be educational programs, educational initiatives aimed at students and companies, as well as cultural events. Together, the Italy China Foundation and POLI.design will prepare, promote and deliver joint training courses on specific topics and sectors and will work together to create a partnership in China for the mutual promotion of recruitment and teaching activities aimed at Chinese students in Italy and contingents of students for higher Italian education in the specific field of design.
The one with Italy China Foundation is fifteenth agreement in addition to those signed with important institutions such as: Beijing Normal University School of Future Design, China Industrial Design Association (CIDA), Hebei Industrial Design Innovation Center (HIDC), Shandong Fashion Design Association, Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association (SIDA), SIVA DeTao School of Design, Xiong An Future Industrial Design Institute, Yaok Training (Premium Design Training Agency), Hainan Design Week, XXY Innovation (Service Design Training Agency), Newton Business School (Fashion and Brand Communication Training Agency), Guangzhou Design Week, User eXperience Professional Association (UXPA) China and Ipsos User Experience Institute. Agreements that have made it possible to favor training of designers through on-demand courses And master in specialization, promote competitions, events, study tour in Milan.
On the design front, the foundation has been very active over the years thanks to its own work Permanent Training School and to that of Expert members of the sector. In particular, the school has for several years trained several companies registered in the FederlegnoArredo Made in Italy Club and has actively contributed to their preparation e to strengthening the offer aimed at Chinese customers present at the Salone del Mobile in Milan and Shanghai. Among the hundreds of companies formed in 13 years of activity, the school boasts collaboration with numerous realities in design, fashion, furniture and leading architectural firms. It has scientifically contributed to the creation of monograph editions dedicated to China of important sector publications and has been partner for events focusing on promoting Made in Italy designlike Salone itself and FIMI – Forum for the Internationalization of Made in Italy, created in collaboration with Messe Frankfurt Italia and Hearst.
The collaboration between POLI.design and the Italy China Foundation also comes at a time when Italian design is in China is in good health, as the numbers confirm. According to data processed by the Study Center of the Italy China Foundation, Italian exports of design products to China in 2021 showed reassuring signs of improvement after the critical moments in 2020. The percentage changes compared to the pre-pandemic period recorded upward figures in almost all areas: the absolute protagonist of 2021 was the jewelry sectorwhich marked a record growth of 207% compared to the same period in 2019. Good figures also for garments and for footwear, which boasts + 46.70% and + 34.23% respectively in 2021. Glass products (+ 5.58%) and porcelain and ceramic products (+ 21.10%) as well as lighting equipment (+ 15.82%) are also growing. Also showing signs of growth are the sectors related to office and retail furniture (+ 10.34%), interior design (+ 9.84%), chairs and seats (+ 43.30%), armchairs and sofas (33, 75%). On the other hand, the sectors exhibited kitchen furniture (-13.68%), furniture parts and accessories (-16.42%) and other furniture, such as outdoor furniture (-5.72%), a slight slowdown.