CANOA at Milan Design Week 2022

CANOA powers a diverse group of independent designers in Milan Design Week Exhibition, ‘THIS IS AMERICA’

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CANOA is thrilled to share with you that our team will be making its debut at Milan Design Week, a lauded international design fair featuring a week’s worth of leading and emerging contemporary design, as a sponsor to ‘THIS IS AMERICA’.

‘THIS IS AMERICA’ is a week-long exhibition that will showcase 15 remarkable U.S.-based designers at Alcova from June 7th-12th, and is co-curated by the public relations collective, Hello Human and design experience studio, ADITIONS. (If ADITIONS sounds familiar, it’s because CANOA recently brought their entire team into our fold, with its co-founders Liz Wert and Alma Lopez-Moses as the heads of our creative and brand teams.

As the curatorial statement expresses, ‘THIS IS AMERICA’ is an opportunity for us as part of a diverse nation of designers, communicators and curators to rechart the territories, labels and previous conceptions of American design by showcasing our reflections and views of what American design is today, and who’s behind it.’

This exhibition’s cause is very much aligned with CANOA’s mission to uplift a spectrum of creative practices and our local design communities via newfound, meaningful opportunities. For most of these designers, it will be their first time showing work abroad. As such, it was a very easy and quick decision for us to get behind such an effort.

It is our hope that through ‘THIS IS AMERICA’, our world gains more insight into the diverse practices, perspectives, and individuals that inhabit it. And, we are happy to report that the show is already receiving amplification in publications such as AD’s Salone preview, Wallpaper* Feature and HYPEBEAST Guide to Milan Design Week

If you happen to find yourself in Milan next week, we would be thrilled to see you and encourage you to visit ‘THIS IS AMERICA’ at Alcova, from June 7th to 12th (11am-7pm) on Via Simone Saint Bon, 1.

If you are unable to attend, please feel free to follow us on the journey via CANOA’S Instagram where we will be sharing updates daily.

Until then, we kindly invite you to explore the independent practices of each designer who will be sharing their new work in ‘THIS IS AMERICA’. These designers are emblematic of the practice typologies CANOA is committed to amplifying as we continue to develop our B2B marketplace offerings.

Featured Artists

Alara Alkan

Alexis Moran

Alexis Tingey

Bellafonté Studio

Forma Rosa Studio

Ginger Gordon

Jaeyeon Park

Jialun Xiong

Kate Greenberg

Ladies and Gentlemen Studio

Madeline Isakson

Monica Curiel


Nifemi Ogunro

Studio Mano