Designers raise concern over “racist figurines” on display at Design Week in Milan

Yesterday, publicity firm Hello Human, designer Stephen Burks, and curatorial and events company Anava Projects called out the Campo Base exhibition, a display at Milan Design Week’s fuorisalone event that featured “racist figurines.” The overall show was curated by Federica Sala, who invited contributions from six designers. The Il Collezionista (The Collector) section was designed by Italian architect Massimo Adario and artist Andrea Sala and included the offending objects.

Il Collezionista features a series of figurines manufactured in the 1920s arranged on shelves in a glass vitrine. Hello Human founder Jenny Nguyen, who visited the show last Wednesday, said in a statement: “I was

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