The annual Prada Frames multidisciplinary symposium was entitled Being Home this year, and was born from a reflection on the private environment intended in a different way from the usual one.

Milan, 16 April – The last day of the annual Prada Frames multidisciplinary symposium ,on the occasion of the Salone del Mobile 2024, ended today. Now in its third edition, the program has developed over several days with the aim of deepening the complex relationship between the natural environment and design. This year’s event, entitled Being Home, was born from a reflection on the private environment intended as a reference framework within which to face the challenges of contemporary life. Living space is no longer just a source of comfort, but a true refuge, an infrastructure of services and a dynamic space that is constantly evolving and, historically, shaping the socio-economic norms on which communities are founded.

The symposium, curated by the design and research studio Formafantasma, has seen the contribution of many scholars and professionals from different fields of research, including Paola Antonelli, Brigitte Baptiste, Kate Crawford, Jack Halberstam, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Anna Puigjaner, Alice Rawsthorn, Isabella Rossellini and Françoise Vergès.


To welcome the rich program of meetings of Prada Frames was the Bagatti-Valsecchi Museum in via Gesù 5 in Milan, until 1974 only private home. Unique example of stratification of personal and artistic history and among the first expressions of Milanese design, the neo-Renaissance building of the nineteenth century, which inside combines artifacts and furniture four-sixteenth century, for the occasion houses lounges and conferences, carried out simultaneously in the various environments, creating an ideal and seamless sharing of information between living room, bedroom, dining room, bathroom and library.

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