Milan Design Week has been a marking event this year, bringing in the very best of a couple of top luxury brands. During the past week, there was a lot to see and experience so it’s no wonder that new products, as well as new trends, were brought to the table. We’re giving you our picks for a couple of highlights from Milan Design Week, more specifically Fuorisalone 2019 in order for you to see what was top in this wonderful Italian city.
Take a moment to enjoy some of the highlights of Milan Design Week 2019
Probably one of the biggest highlights for Dimore Studio this year was the fact that they’ve launched their brand ‘Interstellar’, consisting of a new project that creates a new concept which blends into their usual and unique approach to residential, hospitality and retail projects. They’ve presented their brand new collection at Cinema Arti as well as organized a couple of special showcases for their room.
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The XXII International Exhibition of La Triennale di Milano has started on the 1st of March and it will go on until the 1st of September. The full title of the exhibition is Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival, being complemented by 22 International Participations that provide different perspectives regarding the connections between humans and nature.
This year’s edition is currently curated by Paola Antonelli (Senior Curator of Architecture and Design and also the Director of R&D at The Museum of Modern Art, New York) and it has a lot of exhibitions occurring right now, among them The Great Animal Orchestra, The Nation of Plants, and many more.
Zaha Hadid Showroom Manzoni
Zaha Hadid held a very special showcase at ME Milan Il Duca, the 5-star luxury hotel located in the heart of Milan. This exhibition presented numerous works, among them limited edition furniture, lamps, vases and accessories. These elements were made from different types of materials including glass, marble and ceramic.
As part of Milan Design Week 2019, Nilufar Depot has launched itself into a galaxy of emergent designers. Throughout their initiative that you can see for yourself this week, you can find a series of furniture pieces consisting of membranes, films, coatings and epidermises, or made with forms developed through many processes of geological stratification and layering.
Doppia Firma 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.
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In this edition of Doppia Firma for Milan Design Week, they’ve managed to gather a group of creative couples whose talents will be exhibited throughout this event. Among the pairs’ works you can see you can check out the works of Nick Ross & Dunedin Stone, Patricia Urquiola & Bottega Ghianda, Victoria Wilmotte & Giorgio Angeli, Tomás Alonso & Urs Bally, Sam Baron & Ricardo Alegria (Vista Alegre), Boris Berlin & Mikkel Karlshøj, among many others.
AQUA and DE-SIGNO
The 2019 edition of Milan Design Week paid a heavy tribute to Leonardo DaVinci’s life, work and legacy. There was the installation at Salone del Mobile 2019, DE-SIGNO, organized by curator Davide Rampello, will try to draw a connection between Da Vinci’s engineering and contemporary Italian furniture designers.
There was a huge LED screen that reflected a window that showed the “future” version of Milan, through a skyline that changes according to the time of day. Going inside of the canal itself the visitors were able to enjoy an interactive experience enfolded in image and sound through the use of innovating cutting-edge technology.