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Daikin's First Exhibit at the Global Design Festival "Milano Salone"

Globally communicating the Daikin brand through contemporary design

28 March 2014

Daikin Airconditioning Italy S.p.A. (located in Milan, Italy), a group company of Daikin Industries, Ltd., will be presenting an exhibit for the first time at the world's largest design festival "Milano Salone," which is being held this year from April 8 (Tue) to April 13 (Sun) in Milan, Italy.

Fabrica, a communication research center led by international designer Sam Baron, who is based in Italy, and Daikin Italy are exhibiting various kinetic installations* that give conceptual representation to unseen physical properties such as air, temperature, and humidity in a theme titled HOT & COLD - FABRICA FOR DAIKIN.

Through this exhibition, Daikin hopes to express its "devotion to air" and utilize the event as an opportunity to communicate the Daikin brand globally.

Exhibition Overview

HOT & COLD provides an opportunity for new discoveries concerning temperature. The numerous kinetic installations on exhibit take shape in air and have been produced with an approach taken from various perspectives. Space structured from these takes on an "air art museum" quality and becomes a medium for stimulating the senses of visitors to the exhibition hall.

HOT & COLD Poster

A kinetic installation expressing air by rotating feathers evokes an image of migratory birds traveling through regions of different climates.


Time April 8, 2014 (Tue), to April 13, 2014 (Sun)
    April 8:         11:00 - 22:00
    April 9 - 11:  11:00 - 18:00
    April 12 - 13: 11:00 - 21:00
Venue Garage Milano (Milan, Italy)
via Achille Maiocchi 5/7, Milan
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Background Profiles


Established in 1994, Fabrica is an experimental, avant-garde communication research center of the Benetton Group. It is comprised of up-and-coming innovators having multicultural backgrounds that were selected from around world. Activities cover a variety of fields including communications, photography, interactive art, video, music, and publishing.

Sam Baron

Design Director of FABRICA
Born in France in 1976, Baron graduated from the Fine Arts School of Saint Etienne. He studied at the National Decorative Arts School of Paris and currently is a freelance designer and consultant. He has experience in projects for multinational companies such as Benetton, Louis Vuitton, and L'Oreal. He has successively produced multidisciplinary art exhibitions combining art and design as well as interior design projects. In 2009 he was awarded the Grand Prix de la Creation de la Ville de Paris. At the 2010 Maison & Objet, he was selected by Philippe Starck as one of the ten most important designers of the next decade.

Milano Salone

Milano Salone is the world's most highly acclaimed exhibition of furniture and interiors. Held once a year in April in Milan, Italy, the 2014 exhibition welcomes the 53rd anniversary of the event. Not only furniture and interior manufacturers, but also multinational companies spanning such fields as electronic and household appliances participate, making it a source of leading design talent.

  • * Expression method of contemporary art that places art objects in a designated space to make the entire space a work of art.
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