Published on : Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The world preview of furnishing fabrics and curtains, Proposte fair will return for its 25th edition from May 3 to 5, 2017 at Villa Erba in Cernobbio. This year, colour will be central in Proposte’s visual identity, thanks to the collaboration with Milanese artist Paolo Gonzato, who will be creating a unique project to celebrate the important milestone of twenty-five years of Proposte.
The graphic identity naturally revolves around fabrics and takes its inspiration from a unique piece of art that will inspire a 25-piece limited edition work of art, which will be given to the exhibitors who participated in all the editions of the fair since 1993. That will only be unveiled during the fair. The geometric “symbol” of the Exhibition, a contoured, painted brass plaque, features a multi- dimensional shape. Like a two-faced Janus it gazes towards the future still keeping an eye on the past that allowed it to get where it is today.
Since 1993, the year the first edition of the fair took place, with the participation of 44 exhibitors, to today, when the exhibitors will be 89, Proposte has been constantly evolving. From a small creature, born out of the intuition and foresight of a group of industrialists from the furnishing fabric sector, Proposte has been growing year after year to become an important and exclusive showcase for the new collections of furnishing and curtain fabrics, which attracts more and more industry insiders.
In 2015, with the admission of three Turkish companies to the Fair, Proposte began a process of internationalisation, that continues into 2017, turning its attention to the American market with the inclusion of the companies MLT INC. and J.B. MARTIN Co., a clear sign that this exhibition is always in search of the most outstanding names in textiles around the world. The new 2017 admissions also include the Spanish firm HIJOS DE ANTONIO FERRE SA, the German company NEUTEX HOME DECO GMBH and the Turkish GULESER TEKSTIL.
The fair is an excellent showcase opportunity for new collections. Proposte is a highly international fair, with representatives of foreign companies making up nearly 70 percent of the total number of visitors. The European furnishing textiles industry is looking forward to attending the 25th edition of Proposte in May!