Proposte 2019, the twenty-seventh edition closes today

The 2019 edition of Proposte, the world premiere of furnishing fabrics and curtains, ends today.The beautiful venue: Villa Erba di Cernobbio (CO) serves as a worthy outline for the popular festival. Among the most evocative of the entire Lake Como, the structure (multi-purpose and technologically advanced) had the great merit of expanding the sphere of influence and business. Involving all the figures that gravitate around the furniture and curtain fabric market, facilitating dialogue between operators in the sector and designers. To confirm the international scope, there were 85 exhibitors, of which 52 were foreigners; also 11 international journalists. The foreign press has played the precious role of an important sounding board, capable of conveying information relating to the excellence of Made in Italy in the respective countries, always attentive to the Italian style of which the fabrics for furnishings have become spokesmen. It is well known that the Cernobbio trade exhibition was a major event, but it should be remembered that the exhibitors present in total express really important numbers: together they produce a turnover of almost 900 million euros, and employ over 8500 resources, including style offices, production , back office and management staff. The design of the Proposte 2019 (and the preparation of the pavilions of the Villa Erba Exhibition Center) was conceived by the Italian designers of Studiocharlie, who were already winners of the prestigious Compasso d’Oro in 2018. The choice fell on Studiocharlie is due to the new vision on the textile product of which they have become bearers, in a period of strong transformation in the very concept of fabric. A few minutes away from the Proposte headquarters, the International Observatory was held for the fifth year. In particular, Sheraton Lake Como Hotel and Spazio Como hosted as many as 23 international textile companies, including 19 Turkish and 4 Indian.  As in previous years, the Proposte Fair Official application was made available, a useful way to have the Fair at your smartphone. The gala evening was obviously not lacking, and the participants, besides being able to enjoy the superb atmosphere of the place and Villa Erba, were able to try out Infinity Mirror, a splendid installation made of mirrors, lights and textile patterns.