Isola Design Gallery at Salone del Mobile Milano Presentation & Talk

April 15 tot 21 2024

Presenting new Social label >HART  and a talk by co-initiator and designer Petra Janssen  in a colorful message.

Lampo Milano, Via Valtellina 5 

This venues will focus on collectibles, unique designs with a narrative, Dutch design, and contemporary products crafted by independent designers and design studios worldwide. It will feature amazing pieces from designers, design studios, and craftspeople that present new perspectives on form and function.

The 8th edition of the Isola Design Festival will take place during the upcoming Milan Design Week, from April 15 to 21, 2024. With the theme This Future is Currently Unavailable, we’ll welcome more than 320 international designers and design studios together in the realm of craftsmanship, innovation, and sustainability.



Versatile colorful woven cloth full of stories about love, fear and joy as part of the 10th anniversary of the foundation Social label made in collaboration with TextielMuseum x Craft atelier Social label lab x Petra Janssen, studio Boot


A rollercoaster of emotions have passed through the past 10 years.  From exciting beginnings with beautiful encounters, love and joy. But also with goodbyes, anger and sadness. Now we are past our fears. Especially happy for what we have all achieved and produce locally. We are proud of each other and now find the peace to celebrate this together. As part of the 10th anniversary, co-initiator and designer Petra Janssen (Studio Boot) created a design of a versatile cloth, for a smile and a tear or for practical use (wrapping or drying). She gathered her inspiration from the Social label community and the journey she took with co-initiator Simone Kramer (C-mone). This journey has been translated into a colorful fabric of various feelings, lows and highs as in real life. In cooperation with the TextielMuseum it was woven into a cloth with golden hearts by the makers of Craft atelier Social label Lab. Design with a special meaning.




With Mo Man Tai and Petra Janssen, Studio Boot, co-initiator Social label foundation


Thursday 18 April 2024

10.30 – 11.00

Via Valtellina, 5

Price: Free register here


Join us for a talk about colorful designs that convey narratives beyond their aesthetic appeal. The creations of studio mo man tai and Studio Boot often carry profound messages, ranging from climate change to sustainability. There’s more depth to their work than meets the eye at first glance.

Through her work, A Naked Truth, designer Petra Janssen, Studio Boot, offers insights into her practice. Her rug offers a soft landing to a clear message: cherish the earth and live as you love. She is also initiator of the social label foundation in 2014 where designing labor is the focus, making design more meaningful and involving people who fall out of society. For which she made her latest work Hart that is on show at Isola Design Gallery, a versatile colorful woven cloth full of stories about love, fear and joy. Studio Boot

The captivating and seemingly cheerful designs by designers Ulrike Jurklies and Paul Bas of studio mo man tai address pressing issues such as global warming. With their project Re-campaign, to be launched at Isola, they tell a new story re-using supersize advertising canvasses. Through the use of several techniques and layering a text is subtly (re-)presented and the studio draws attention to new themes that deserve a “campaign”. Mo Man Tai Design


Petra Janssen, Studio Boot, with here design for Social label

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