The following is a pretty extensive gallery of photos. Though it does not pretend to be an exhaustive review, it aims to visually offer the occasional reader the pulse of the town during the recent Milano Design Week 2018.
The Milano Design Week, also known as Fuorisalone, is an initiative aimed at giving designers, design firms – but also artisans and small businesses – an exposure to the international audience during the week of one of the most important fairs of the trade: the Salone del Mobile of Milano.
Piazza del Duomo
Living Nature. “La Natura dell’Abitare”, a garden pavilion where all four seasons coexist with each other at the same time, thanks to an innovative energy management system for climate control byCRA-Carlo Ratti Associati and Studio Römer.
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Curated by «Interni» magazine, the exhibit is a recurring appointment in the “Statale”, this year dedicated to the issues of dwelling and mobility, under the title of House in motion.
Palazzo Anguissola Traversi
Every year, Intesa San Paolo invites the designer Luca Trazzi to conceive a lighting installation of objects in its wonderful garden at Palazzo Anguissola Traversi, where are placed some of the finest sculptures of the bank’s art collection at Gallerie d’Italia.
Torre Fondazione Prada
Collateral to the main exhibition ground at Fondazione Prada – now featuring the Post Zang Tumb Tuuum exhibit – the visitors have the chance to visit the “Torre”, the new building erected by Prada’s patron Patrizio Bertelli. Designed by Rem Koolhaas with Chris van Duijn and Federico Pompignoli at OMA-Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam, it’s been conceived to house the Atlas, a project generated by the dialogue between Miuccia Prada and Germano Celant, to show the spirit underlying the Prada art collection.
Louis Vuitton has dedicated its show to the fine material that envelopes its leather goods. The Nomade leather is applied to pieces of furniture that have this peculiarity: they can be folded and placed in the luggage that one is planning to store in the baggage compartment.
Within the historic building commissioned in 1565 by Carlo Borromeo, Audi proposes to the public of the Design Week its interpretation of the relationship existing between innovation and vision of the future.
Tortona Design District
When you say “Fuorisalone”, you mean SuperStudio and Via Tortona, today enriched by the addition of the BASE exhibition ground (obtained by the renovation of the Ansaldo factory compound). Not to forget the new David Chipperfield designed Museo Delle Culture (MUDEC), currently featuring an important exhibit about Frida Kahlo, which is a must-see by any means.
Spazio Rossana Orlandi
The chic-design bazar of Rossana Orlandi, in Via Matteo Bandello, opens its doors to unveil creations – new and old – by its team of designers. The Maison has today been joined by the presence of FASSAMANO, from the French face á main, a new reading instrument that is both practical and sophisticated.
Palazzo della Triennale
Among other shows, like the new Triennale Design Museum exposition, Palazzo della Triennale is ground for The Simple yet not Shabby, the Splendid yet not Luxury, the contemporary Korean Furniture exhibition, and the “floral window”, focal point of the research by designer Cong Ma and his group Hundredicrafts. In the garden, the young international designers of the Master of Arts in Design and Applied Arts of Creative Academy have exhibited a ceramic show. Ark&Craft sports Real and imaginary animals, inspired by the cultures of the students. In partnership with the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art and with the support of the Parisian jewelers Van Cleef & Arpels.