Ventura Lambrate

12 – 17 APRIL 2016
Milano, Italy

The 7th edition of Ventura Lambrate experiences a great atmosphere in a unique area full of new design and concepts. New locations like the penthouse at Via Ventura 15 are presented and the floor has been given to over 160 exhibitors! 

This year we see in the work of our exhibitors the following themes; Thinking Traditions, Return of.., The Young Ones, Memphisism, Mad men, Galleries & Garages, Technology and Academies. Ventura Lambrate also celebrates the winning of a Milano design awards by two of our exhibitors. Congrats to Lensvelt for winning 'Best Concept'  for their Boring Collection and Jelle Mastenbroek for winning ‘Best Technology’ for his presentation Data Orchestra.

In each edition of Ventura Lambrate, a special location is dedicated to the new players in the design world called the ‘Composed Exhibition’. In 2016 this exhibition is located at Via Privata Oslavia 7 which is styled by the colourful Studio IJM who designed the flooring , textiles and pedestals which makes it an easy ‘plug and play’ way for young designers to show their work. 

For the floorplan and logo Ventura Lambrate collaborates with graphic designer Hansje van Halem, whose  work is well known for its labour intensive, vertiginous and striking graphic designs. To create a temporary logo, Van Halem decided to play with the texture of the existing Ventura Lambrate logo. This resulted in a tactile 3D logo and the Ventura booklet turned into a real collectors item.


Cheers to all the visitors and exhibitors of Ventura Lambrate 2016. Yet again a great edition!

Here is the 7th edition translated in numbers:

  • over 100.000 visitors
  • 1873 journalists
  • 161 exhibitions
  • over 935 participating designers
  • 29 different nationalities
  • 20 locations
  • 12.000 square meters
  • 27 academies
  • 1 online shop
  • 2 Milan Design Awards won by Ventura Lambrate 2016 exhibitors: Lensvelt & Space Encounters and Jelle Mastenbroek

At Ventura Lambrate 2016 you could also find 2000 press kit pencils, 1 big melted ice cube of 750 kg, 1 sculpture of 2 by 1,85 meters made of LECA nuts and white concrete, 100s of chili burgers and bagels by ‘Just Like Your Mom’,  12 Ventura Lambrate animals, 40 coloured tapestries , 98 exhibited lamps and 150.000 crumpled paper balls .

Floorplan 2016


Ventura Projects is proud of the media partners and relations they are collaborating with for Ventura Lambrate 2016. 


Our prefered monitor and screen partner: 

Applications opening soon!

The first selection round for Ventura Lambrate 2017 (4 until 9 April, Milan Design Week) is opening soon. Make sure to be up to date and sign in for our mailing-list. The call for entries will hit your inbox before you know it... If you have any questions in the meanwhile, just drop us an email at   --------------------------------------------------------------------   You can already prepare the following information to admit in the application: Your contact details; Project details of the project / concept you are planning to show. Including the names of the designers involved; Visuals / sketches of the project or, if not available yet, of your latest works; Description and size of your ideal location; Indication of the available budget