Officine Saffi promotes the knowledge, diffusion, use, collection and production of contemporary ceramics. Among its many initiatives, it organises Open to Art, an international biennial competition dedicated to contemporary art and design ceramics.

The awarding ceremony takes place on 28 February at 6.30 p.m.: coming from 18 different countries, the 30 finalists (20 for the Art Ceramics section, 10 for the Design Ceramics section) have created unique contemporary ceramics artworks.

A Special Prize is awarded by the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art.

From March 1 to 16 the artworks of the finalists are showcased in the Milanese premises of Officine Saffi (free entrance).