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“Dialogue Milan, Design Shanghai” 2014 Youth Creation Held at the Free Trade Zone
12.26.2014

    “Dialogue Milan, Design Shanghai” 2014 Youth Creation opened at the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone on December 20.

    On the stage of its opening ceremony, a 5-meter tall tree of life was placed on a map of the world, which explains the theme of “Feeding the planet, energy for life” of the 2015 World Exposition Milan.

    Shi Weimin, deputy secretary of the CPC committee of Waigaoqiao Group Co.,Ltd. and secretary of the CPC committee and general manager of Waigaoqiao Company Limited, presented a work of calligraphy that bears the theme of the 2015 World Exposition Milan “Feeding the planet, energy for life” to Raul Thomas Mora, representative of Italy’s Milan Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai Representative Office. It was written on the spot by a master calligrapher on a special piece of paper made with traditional Chinese craft having as many as 72 steps.

    Wang Li, deputy secretary of the Shanghai Committee of the Communist Youth League of China and Chen Xi, secretary of the CYLC Shanghai Pudong New Area Committee, dropped postcards containing blessings for the 2015 World Exposition Milan into a postbox on behalf of Shanghai’s young people.

    Cesare Moncelli, an Italian artist, designed a hand-painted plate and some outdoor and indoor devices for the event.

    This year’s event has a theme of “Dialogue Milan, Design Shanghai”, which comprises “Milan Design Week Show”, “Milan Design Culture Gallery”, “Creative Life Fair” and “Blessings for the 2015 World Exposition Milan”. It has also introduced famous Italian wine, coffee and brands in modern life, which enabled the audience to get, “at zero distance”, a taste of Italian life style.