The occasions of Ventura Centrale and Ventura Future cease completely
Margriet Vollenberg, founder and artwork director of Ventura Tasks, sadly needed to make the unimaginable and heartbreaking choice to cease all Ventura Tasks actions, leaving a large hole in your complete design world. Which means that after many profitable editions the Ventura Tasks occasions, organised by Organisation in Design, will now not be on present throughout Milan Design Week and different worldwide design occasions sooner or later.
“It’s with nice sorrow that I’ve needed to witness how the corona disaster has hit your complete world and occasion and design business, and thus my firm. I spent many sleepless nights worrying about whether or not and the way I may save or rework my firm to regulate to a brand new regular to nonetheless be capable to serve the design world and allow the expertise as now we have at all times achieved. It’s due to this fact with nice ache in my coronary heart that I got here to the conclusion that it’s now not possible to construct my dream, and due to this fact the desires of many designers and design studios. The present circumstances go away me no different selection however to finish Ventura Tasks,” says Margriet Vollenberg.
For twenty-one years Vollenberg took a task as an organiser, coordinator, and matchmaker throughout Milan Design Week and over the previous eleven years, as artwork director of Ventura Tasks, she centered on giving a discussion board for worldwide creatives launching their tasks. With the assist of two devoted groups within the Netherlands and Italy, Ventura Tasks exhibitors had been provided steering and promotion to offer them the eye and publicity they deserved.
Vollenberg continues: “Over the previous few days my group and I’ve personally known as particular person designers, relations and exhibitors of Ventura Tasks. It was some of the troublesome duties now we have ever needed to accomplish as a group. It was deeply sorrowing in addition to heartwarming to speak to all our trusted associates and design lovers. For now, I look again with super pleasure and gratitude on what my group and I’ve been in a position to accomplish within the worldwide design world. With greater than 7000 exhibitors, now we have introduced numerous ground-breaking and unimaginable options to the world. We sincerely hope that the energised ambiance of world design occasions will return quickly. Greater than ever, to deal with this disaster and the aftermath the world is in want of the creativity, playfulness and ingenuity that design can provide.”
On 29 April Ventura Tasks participated in Digital Design Competition by presenting the work of over 80 worldwide designers, faculties and types which had been speculated to be in Milan with us this 12 months.
Internationally famend designer Maarten Baas says: “From scratch, Ventura Tasks created one thing distinctive and was in a position to renew and increase their idea throughout the years. Many designers, together with myself, have been given and seized alternatives to indicate themselves via Ventura Tasks. They gave color to Milan Design Week and guests knew they may anticipate one thing good. I used to be shocked when Margriet known as me and instructed me concerning the information. With the lack of Ventura Tasks, an ideal catalyst has been misplaced.”
Ventura Tasks not solely labored with worldwide designers and types for years – it additionally helped a lot of them launch their careers.
One other voice is Satoshi Yoshiizumi, consultant of Japanese design collective TAKT PROJECT: “We’re very shocked and saddened by this sudden and unhappy announcement. TAKT PROJECT has participated in Ventura Tasks a complete of 4 instances to this point, however the solo exhibition at Ventura Centrale in 2019 was notably memorable. I believe it was top-of-the-line alternatives of Milan Design Week, an important place for an unbiased design studio like us, and a degree of contact between guests from everywhere in the world, particularly for works which might be experimental and open to the way forward for design.Thanks very a lot, Ventura Tasks!”
Italian designer Luca Nichetto shares: “I bear in mind the day I met Margriet in Venice, and it was instantly clear to me that she had a definite imaginative and prescient on how Ventura Tasks may assist designers and types, making a platform to assist their concepts. Just a few years later I took half within the first version of Ventura Centrale. All of us had a pioneering spirit, nice ardour and curiosity. Now I can solely thank Ventura Tasks, for all it has achieved for our group. However above all I wish to thank them for giving me an ideal alternative for skilled development.”
Raytrace by Cosentino @ Ventura Centrale, 2019
Raytrace by Cosentino @ Ventura Centrale, 2019
Our bodies in Movement @ Ventura Centrale, 2019