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Milan Design Week 2019: some top Swiss design events

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Milan Design Week, year after year is the focal point of many design brands belonging to many areas and countries… And Switzerland is no exception to that rule. Today, in a throwback article to 2019 edition we’re mentioning a couple of Swiss initiatives that have managed to capture some attention during the past week.

Take a moment to enjoy some of the highlights of Milan Design Week 2019

Swiss Design Map Milano

Milan Design Week 2019: some top Swiss design events

During Milan Design Week there was an action entirely dedicated to promoting the Swiss design initiatives that had invaded the city during that period: it’s called the Swiss Design Map Milan and it consisted of a map that showed many of the Swiss design initiatives spread throughout the city during that period. It’s an initiative that was on its third edition this year promoted by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Milan.

Design Switzerland – Milan Fuorisalone 2019

Probably one of the biggest highlights when it comes to Swiss design during Milan Design Week was Design Switzerland that took place at Teatro Litta, the oldest Milanese theatre still active to this day. This initiative presented 11 Swiss young design studios, more specifically: AATB , Valentin Dubois ,Matthieu Girel , Douma Guittet , Xénia Lucie Laffely, Bertille Laguet , Birdly® , Studio 5 , Studio Ilio , Studio Porto , Reto Togni / Instant Windows Project.

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Congress of Spoons

This was an initiative that was presented in the Brera Design District at Mimmo Scognamiglio Gallery resulting from the teamwork of the students of the MA Space and Communication. This initiative of Milan Design Week 2019 consisted of a showcase that explored the narrative power of objects the individual’s relationship with them through a series of furniture, performances and stories.

Double Signature/ Doppia Firma

Doppia Firma, also known as Double Signature, consisted of an exhibition that couples up contemporary designers with master artisans. It’s currently at its fourth edition managing to gather the works and talents of around nineteen international designers all in one space for Milan Design Week 2019. Among the Swiss names from this edition, there was the Swiss studio Atelier oï.

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Floor Samples

UNFLUENCER: De-sinning the Designer by FREITAG

“Instead of talking about good design in Milan, why don’t we take a look at bad design?”
This was a question asked by the Swiss bag maker FREITAG alongside artist Georg Lendorff. So, in a unique premise, they’ve invited both designers and consumers to take a thoughtful stroll during Milan Design Week 2019 in order to admit to their design and consumption transgressions as well as to confess their sins in those matters. 

A Piece of Sky by SKY-FRAME

During Milan Design Week, more specifically at Fuorisalone, Sky-Frame, known for being a Swiss manufacturer of frameless sliding doors, presented “A Piece of Sky”. This installation, designed by award-winning architect and designer Stephan Hürlemann, intended to turn the brand’s claim/motto “A view, not a window” into an immersive experience inside which visitors could encounter something unexpected by exploring different dimensions perspectives and spaces.


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