From November 3 through 5, 2017 will be held Operæ. Independent design fair, devoted to independent and collectible design.

Operæ. Independent design fair, the fair dedicated to independent and collectible design, is back. The eighth edition titled Why Design, will take place from November, 3rd, to November, 5th (preview on the 2nd) at the Lingotto Fiere in Turin, Italy, already venue of Artissima – International Fair of Contemporary Art and the worldwide renown Turin International Book Fair.

The fair presents a well-structured picture of the international contemporary and collectible design scene, and includes two sections – Designers and contemporary Design Galleries – offering the opportunity of discovering new products, taking note of the emerging phenomena, following the evolution of the market, getting in touch with the protagonists of the process, as well as reflecting on those aspects that the design industry touches.

The refined selection of international emerging or established designers, the focus on collectible contemporary design, the enhancement of artisanal excellence, the opening up of new business opportunities are the hallmarks of the fair, making it a platform where designers, galleries, companies, institutions meet.

Contemporary design is actually an increasingly growing sector, which has been receiving attention and nourishing the development of new trends among collectors. They are curious and interested people, passionate supporters of innovation and competent enthusiasts of project research.

This year also independent fashion finds its place in the fair with Dreamers, guest project of Operæ, which presents a landscape of visions and projects, clothes and accessories to narrate the new contemporary scene.

Operæ chose as curator Alice Stori Liechtenstein, founder of the Schloss Hollenegg for Design, in Austria.

Applications to Operæ 2017 are now open. To apply please visit Operæ’s website and fill in the online application form no later than 22nd September 2017. Further information on terms and conditions of participation can be found on

Operæ is a project by BOLD 
with the support of Regione Piemonte and Camera di commercio di Torino an idea of the Association Torino Design Week

Operæ 2017

Lingotto Fiere | Pavilion 3 – Via Nizza, 294 Torino


2( preview)/3/4/5 November 2017

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