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Fresh from Milan Design Week 2019, here is our ultimate list on things not to miss:
Last year’s Alcova Milano, was one of the highlights of Milan design week. The experimental locations return this year spread out over two industrial locations: Alcova and Alcova Sasetti, former factories that are the perfect backdrop to their extensive programs; which include exhibitions, lectures, screenings and performances.
Alcova – Via Popoli Uniti, 11, 20125 Milano
Alcova Sassetti – Via Filippo Sassetti, 31, 20124 Milano
This was one I had been dying to see. Anthology takes place at the celebrated artist’s studio, an industrial and minimal house close to Porta Nuova and marked the gallery’s first surveyed exhibition.
Curated by Claudia Rose and Vincenzo De Cotiis, Anthology features pieces of De Cotiis’s own design placed in conversation with works by artists from Carpenters Workshop Gallery’s program.
The fifteen Carpenters Workshop Gallery artists included in the exhibition are Maarten Baas,
Andrea Branzi, Nacho Carbonell, Wendell Castle, David/Nicolas, Ingrid Donat, Studio Drift, Steven
Haulenbeek, Roger Herman, Martin Laforet, Atelier Van Lieshout, Frederik Molenschot, Rick Owens,
Giacomo Ravagli, and Charles Trevelyan.
On appointment only
THEOREME EDITIONS is a new French maison d’edition founded by David Giroire and Jérôme Bazzocchi, whose intention is to showcase emerging contemporary French designers. THEOREME EDITIONS aims to be the voice of a generation of creatives who are particularly attentive to the savoir-faire, choice of materials and narrative dimension of their work. Through pieces that are sculptural, referenced, inspiring, attractive or poetic, THEOREME EDITIONS communicates a strong and refreshing aesthetic, delivering a subtle and exacting vision of contemporary design.
This collection features works by Emmanuelle Simon, Francesco Balzano, Garnier & Linker, Joris Poggioli, Pool and Services Généraux.
SIAM – Via Santa Marta 18, 20123 Milano
The Apparatus flagship space in the Cinque Vie district was once more the setting for unveiling the latest creative designs from the powerhouse that is Apparatus. The limited edition of work featured unique pieces that pushed fine handicraft beyond the boundaries of the studio’s production pieces. You have to see it up close to fully realize the meticulous amount of work, fine materials and vision that has gone into every single pieces. Personal favourites? The mind-blowing cabinets covered in fine brass mesh, glossy eel leather and hand-pleated leather.
Apparatus Store – Via Santa Marta, 14, 20123 Milano
When in need of a break, this was the best spot to unwind and enjoy an inspiring view of the pop-up concept bistro by Lambert et Fils and DWA Design Studio. Caffè Populaire features items from both studio’s collections, including furniture designed by Mariotti Fulget in collaboration with DWA Design Studio.
Alcova – Via Popoli Uniti, 11, 20125 Milano
Via SOlferino in Brera is always a destination, but entering the apartment on the 3rd floor was like entering a complete interior editorial. The entire space has been meticulously clad in works by House of Finn Juhl, Artcoustic, Astep, File under Pop, Frama, H+O, Mad et Len, Officine Saffi, Stine Goya and Menu. Drape yourself on the couch and take every detail in.
Via Solferino 11, 20121 Milano
Tis was my very first stop and what a way to kick-off the week! The Sala Reale, once the waiting room of the Royal House of Savoy at Milan’s central station, is rarely accessible to the public and opened its doors for the first time for the exhibition “Austrian Design – Pleasure & Treasure”. The best part was wading through a spacious biodegradable foam bath to see all the design picks up close.
Stazione Milano Centrale – Sala Reale Piazza Luigi di Savoia 1
This year, Flos impressed with several spots strewn out over the city centre and at Salone del Mobile itself. But walking into the presentation of the ‘Noctambule’ light system made of blown-glass by Konstantin Grcic was a very serene and hypnotising experience that made me linger.
Flos Flagship Store – Corso Monforte, 9, 20122 Milano
From towering monumental shapes, to tiny geometric models. Note Desion studio ahs teamed up with Tarkett and Magis this year to bring a comprehensive installation that is a celebration of design as a language. Set inside the Circolo Filologico Milanese, each space combines the work in perfect harmony.
Circolo Filologico Milanese – Via Clerici, 10, 20121 Milano MI, Italië
Spotti is the place for innovating design and the destination to head over to discover the latest by Delcourt Collection: A return to a primary and an academic draw for a new series of pieces oscillating between inertia and gravity, light and shade, magistral proportions and infinite details.
Spotti – Viale Piave, 27, 20129 Milano