“Forma – Feelings Designed By Ducati In Borgo Panigale”: At The Fuorisalone A Journey Through The Creative Process Of Ducati motorcycles

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Forma – Feelings designed by Ducati in Borgo Panigale
Forma – Feelings designed by Ducati in Borgo Panigale
  • Ducati inaugurates its participation in Milan Design Week 2024 with a private event at the Leonardo da Vinci National Science and Technology Museum
  • The design process through which Ducati motorcycles are created is illustrated in an exhibition in seven stages: a magical combination of beauty and high-end technology, performance and emotions
  • The exhibition “Forma – Feelings designed by Ducati in Borgo Panigale” will be open to the public until Sunday 21 April in the context of the Fuorisalone

NEW DELHI: On the evening of Monday 15 April, with a private event attended by over 300 people, Ducati inaugurated its participation in the 2024 edition of the Milan Design Week, the most important moment of the year for the world of design at an international level.

The Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer fits perfectly into the context of the Fuorisalone with the exhibition “Forma – Feelings designed by Ducati in Borgo Panigale”, set up in a place in line with the values of the brand, the Leonardo da Vinci National Science and Technology Museum. The exhibition was created to accompany visitors in the discovery of the design process through which all Ducati motorcycles are created: a magical combination of beauty and high-end technology, performance and emotions, in which form and function work in symbiosis.

Andrea Ferraresi, Director of Strategy & Centro Stile Ducati: “In Ducati, we consider style and love for beauty as fundamental elements to create emotions and experiences capable of going beyond the pleasure of riding. Our “Reduce to the Max” design vision provides a symbiotic integration between form and function, in which each element is essential and the superfluous has no space. To bring our style principles to Milan Design Week is perfectly aligned with our Company strategy and gives further value to our approach to design.

The exhibition “Forma – Feelings designed by Ducati in Borgo Panigale” is structured through a journey in seven stages, which represent the fundamental steps using which the designers of the Centro Stile Ducati and the engineers of the R&D department transform the idea of a motorcycle into a true work of art. The Ducati model used to describe this process is the supersports bike par excellence in the Borgo Panigale range: the Panigale V4.

The immersive itinerary of the exhibition opens with a space dedicated to the “Brief”, the document that provides the designers with the general guidelines with which to begin the stylistic creation of each motorcycle. The following “Analysis & Concepts” phase is a flow of research in which the designer’s thoughts range between art, music, places, colors, and shapes, composing a mood board from which the personality and character of each new Ducati model are born. The third step of the exhibition is dedicated to the “Sketches “, how the Ducati designers put all their ideas on paper. The most effective proposals are then materialized in 3D CAD models which allow the creation of the first physical models, the so-called “Proportion Models”, from which the best solution is selected. Having reached this point, the next three steps lead to the actual birth of a new Ducati motorcycle, through the “Clay Model”, a 1:1 scale model refined by hand like a real sculpture using highly mouldable synthetic clay, the “Master Model”, a resin model that allows you to perfectly highlight the lines and surfaces and evaluate any refinements, to then arrive at the “Clinic Model”, which is a faithful representation of the final product (painting included) as well as the final step before going into production.

The narrative of this process in seven stages within “Forma – Feelings designed by Ducati in Borgo Panigale” is constructed in such a way as to be fascinating and involving. It allows the public to access never-before-seen content made available by the Centro Stile Ducati and speak directly with the designers present. Furthermore, at the exit of the exhibition, visitors will be able to enjoy a display with six motorcycles from the Panigale family: Panigale V4 Bautista 2023 World Champion Replica, Panigale V4 Bezzecchi 2023 Racing Replica, Panigale V4 SP2, Panigale V4 R and Panigale V2, as well as a Panigale V4 S with which to experience the thrill of stepping onto a Ducati.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 16 to 21 April at the following times: Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 April from 10.00 to 20.00, Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April from 10.00 to 21.00. The entrance to the area of the Leonardo da Vinci National Science and Technology Museum dedicated to the exhibition is in Via Olona, 6 bis.

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