Not to be missed

Mercanteinfiera a journey through the history of art, design and vintage

Dealers from all over Italy are preparing for the autumn appointment with Mercanteinfiera show in Parma from 2 to 10 October: a unique opportunity to take a real journey through art and design surrounded by thousands of unique pieces carefully preserved over the years and collected by over a thousand professional exhibitors.

An extensive selection of objects that will take you on a trip through the past centuries starting from the ’900 with its famous protagonists such as Ettore Sottsass, Gae Aulenti, Gio Ponti, Carlo Scarpa, Charles and Ray Eames ... flanked by illustrious unknown authors of everyday objects that are now vintage relics of the past: airplane propellers, posters and jukeboxes, vintage designer clothes and accessories, and then desks, lamps and colorful objects to furnish with a pop touch; you then enter the 19th century with its inlaid furniture, ceramic servants, Chinese screens and large paintings and continue surrounded by 18th-century gold, carvings and sculptures within an event that offers endless inspiration and reveals stories and secrets of the past.

And finally, two exhibitions “The backbone of a man. History of the tie” to delve into the history of a piece of clothing symbol of the formal look of the ’900 and “Back to the games” to find and reuse the video games that have characterized the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s.

Have fun!