Ventura Projects are carefully curated design events in major design hotspots like Milan, New York and Dubai with a specific focus on international contemporary design – both by upcoming designers as well as by established brands and labels.
After three successful editions of Ventura New York - the Dutch edition as part of International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in 2016, 2017 and 2019, Ventura Projects will now present Dutch Design in NYC in collaboration with Colony Art Gallery. The exhibition will be on view from 12 September - 20 December and features process driven work from seven top Dutch designers.
And there is more good news because we are going to the Middle East again. The second edition of Ventura Dubai will take place from 17 - 19 September 2019. You can find more information and the complete line up here.
Interested in all our Ventura Projects or got excited to be part of one? Soon we will open our Call for Entries for Ventura Future and Ventura Centrale in Milan during the Milan Design Week 2020. Stay up to date by signing up to our Ventura Projects newsletter and get in touch with us anytime with questions, ideas for collaborations or just to say hello.
Ventura Dubai presents 31 innovative, international and iconic design brands at INDEX in a 1,000 sq m exhibition with a focus on creativity, ingeniousness, craftsmanship and sustainability. Visit us from 17-19 September at the Dubai World Trade Center to admire original and ground-breaking designs, enjoy live performances of high-level craftsmanship and technology, be part of interactive experiences and delve into a sensational scent installation.
Ventura Projects presents Dutch Design in NYC in collaboration with Colony, the designers’ co-op. The exhibition will be on view from 12 September - 20 December at 324 Canal St, 2nd Fl, New York, NY, and features process driven work from seven top Dutch designers; Aleksandra Gaca, Aliki van der Kruijs, Alissa+Nienke, Rick Tegelaar, Studio Jeroen Wand, Studio Kalff and Studio Nienke Hoogvliet. The show was curated collaboratively by Margriet Vollenberg, founder of Ventura Projects, and Jean Lin, founder of Colony.
In partnership with dmg events, Ventura Projects brings the second edition of its much-acclaimed event Ventura Dubai to the Middle East's leading interior design show INDEX, taking place as part of the Middle East Design & Hospitality Week (MEDHW) 2019. From 17 to 19 September 2019, Ventura Dubai will present 31 design brands from across the globe, ranging from novel to iconic.
NEW YORK – Ventura Projects is proud to announce the recognition of Ventura New York – the Dutch edition as "Best Country" in the category "Best Country or Contingent" in the International Contemporary Furniture Fair’s (ICFF) inaugural Constellation Awards, presented by Contract Magazine. The 2,500 ft2 exhibition brought together 17 of The Netherlands’ most innovative contemporary designers, studios and brands, both emerging and established, to showcase their typically Dutch approach across many disciplines – textile and fashion, furniture and food, sustainability and bio-design.
All good things comes to an end! We celebrated our 10th anniversary with a record of visitors, a catalogue of amazing reactions and a long list of happy exhibitors. I can easily say these editions of both Ventura Future and Ventura Centrale were a great success!!! During the weekend I hopped into our VIP van to cruise the city. Like everyone at the end of this week, the exhaustion is also getting to me, so having a personal driver was a blessing. I got a little taste of the design bomb that exploded over the city at the exhibitions of Alcova, Isola, Wallpaper, and - unfortunately - only a few more.
Back to the future today! After a few days of running around, today I had the time to really spend some quality time with the 83 projects that are on view at Ventura Future. I was thrilled to talk to many of the designers because these projects are so interesting and so thought-provoking that it would be a total waste to rush through them.
“Five appointments not to miss” “Milan Design Week must see” “Young, fresh and innovative” These are just a handful of quotes about Ventura Centrale and Ventura Future from the media that I woke up to this morning. Journalists are writing so extensively that it’s nearly impossible to keep up and archive. Today I had another two interviews. The media storm is not over, it has only begun!
To start the day with the sight of queuing visitors at Ventura Centrale and Ventura Future before the doors open in the morning is heartwarming. Another day for people to get inspired by design installations and products of the future! I like! I, myself, am running from meeting to meeting. The first one of the day was with the Singapore Design Council, who I have come to known very well over the years. Then with Architonic, the amazing media platform and partner for many years. And, very excitingly, with the design department of Google.
It feels already like Friday, but officially the Milan Design Week has only just begun. This morning I gave a guided tour at Ventura Future to members of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, to the Topteam Creative Industry, and to the Dutch Consulate General of Milan. For several projects both in Milan and in Holland we work closely together with these institutions and it’s always a pleasure to lay out the current design trends. They were especially interested in the bio-design project we organised together with the Dutch Consulate in Milan.
No soft launch this year! At 10am sharp the first journalists entered the BASE Milano premises for their first glimpse at Ventura Future. To be followed by the press preview later in the afternoon at Ventura Centrale. It’s like people are taking the first bite of a meal you prepared with so much care. And they say it’s tasty!
And BOOM, I’ve touched base again! For the 10th time the team and I are about to open two Ventura Projects events at the Milan Design Week. It’s crazy to think that the journey started a decade (a decade!!) ago, in the Lambrate area, with a dozen exhibitors and an untamable ambition. Little did I know that ten years later we would be host to some of the biggest brands such as Yamaha, FREITAG, Cosentino, Lavazza and Gufram and that we would be celebrating design with future talents such as the students of Royal College of Art, Enis Akiev, UNIQKA and Kans op Hagel.