Renzi hails Milan design fair as symbol of recovery, not just for 'hipsters'

April 14, 2015 6:37 PM

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MILAN (Reuters) - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi kicked off a showpiece Milan trade fair promoting modern Italian design on Tuesday, hailing it as a symbol of potential economic recovery in a country battered and discouraged by years of recession.

"We are not just talking about stuff for hipsters here, we are talking about a piece of the Italian economy today and even more importantly tomorrow," Renzi said on the first day of Milan's week-long international design fair.

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