For its fifth edition, Lake Como Design Festival chooses the observation of nature as its guiding thread. "Naturalis Historia" will be the title of this new event, inspired by the homonymous work by Pliny the Elder. In the year of the Bimillenary of his birth (Como, 23 A.D.), the theme chosen is intended as a tribute to the writer and naturalist, to his eclectic and curious character of forgotten, new and useful things.




Lake Como Design Festival renews its appointment with contemporary designers, this year curated by Giovanna Massoni. Also for this new edition, all selected works will be exhibited during the festival days and on sale through an online auction dedicated to the event, organized exclusively by Catawiki, already a partner in past editions.

“I like to think of contemporary design as an open catalogue, a shared and interconnected repertoire of objects and experiments, of materials and technologies that challenge climate change and the scarcity of natural resources.” Giovanna Massoni

To participate in the selection, please download the brochure with information about the open call and send us the fullfilled application that you find here below.

Designers, artists, gallery owners and publishers, both Italian and international, will meet again around the shores of Lake Como for a unique inclusive experience. For further information on available spaces: