Design objects to connect the spaces and evoke the Italian tradition of craftsmanship interpreted in an innovative way.
This category includes all the handicrafts and design objects that present a high innovative content in relation to the design and construction process, form, materials and possible uses.
The proposals must be conceived as furniture components of the secondary spaces of the Expo site, both outdoors and indoors. In addition, they must give continuity and recognisability to the visit routes. The choice of the type of product is left to the initiative of the creatives, and can vary from outdoor or indoor furniture (e.g., chairs, trash bins, information totems) to special items (e.g., protective barriers, interactive objects).
The materials that can be used in the proposal range vary from traditional craft materials (e.g., wood, ceramic, fabrics, glass, metals), to composite, recycled, advanced and smart materials, able to react to specific environmental stimuli with a change in their physical properties (e.g., phase change materials, bimetals).
In addition, Innovative Crafting includes all those artefacts made with the use of technological and digital tools, such as 3D printers, laser cutters and small robots.