Milan Design Week: Live Blog

Stylepark at every turn: Follow our encounters and discoveries live from Milan in this daily updated feed.

Highlights des Tages

Freitag, 12.04.2019, 20:15 Uhr

Together with Mamou-Mani Architects, COS is presenting an installation at Palazzo Isimbardi made of 3D printed bricks made of compostable bioplastic PLA.
Stellar Works transforms the Galleria Manzoni into "The Montage". As part of the series "Behind the Scenes", the current collections of Stellar Works and Agapecasa can be discovered in small living environments, including designs by Tom Fereday, Space Copenhagen and OEO Studio.
The concept for the installation comes from Neri&Hu.

Thursday, 4/11/2019, 22.15 pm

Highlights of today

198 tons of clay, 701 wash basins: Laufen presentation "Materialmessage" by Snarkitecture at the Teatro Arsenale
"Handmade" by Wallpaper: "Blushing Bar" by Chan + Eayrs, Sebastian Cox and the American Hardwood Export Council
Louis Vuitton show at Palazzo Serbelloni with products by renowned designers such as the Campana Brothers, India Mahdavi and Patricia Urquiola, as well as Marcel Wanders

Wednesday, 4/10/2019, 20.05 pm

Seat expert Wagner Living and premium fashion brand Strenesse celebrated the night away under the motto "Fashion Interior Cocktails" - including Stefan Diez's "D1" swivel chair family with movable Dondola joint, which offers a unique dynamic even when seated. (am)

Wednesday, 4/10/2019, 18.38 pm

About last night: Thank you Lambert & Fils for an excellent dinner in the Alcova halls north of the city centre. With the Caffè Populaire, the Canadian lighting label has created a special brand presentation together with DWA Studio. On the plates there was, among other things, newly designed pasta - "Alma" by Chiara Andreatti, which enchantingly absorbs a lot of sauce into its hole. (mh)

Wednesday, 4/10/2019, 18.02 pm

"Héra" is the name of a new chair by Patrick Jouin for Pedrali, which picks up a technique that already led the "Frida" chair (2008) by Odo Fioravanti to success: The backrest is made of plywood and bent into its filigree form, gently merging into the armrests. Made of ash or walnut wood and with upholstered seat, the chair offers a pleasant experience both aesthetically and haptically. (am)

Wednesday, 4/10/2019, 15.20 pm

The Cubicle is back: Lievore Altherr have designed a soft version of the famous office cuboid for Arper - with rounded corners, soft colours and a modular construction. For the personal comfort zone, there is also a selection of metal accessories in matt white and dark grey to hang on, from a magazine holder to a whiteboard to a small mirror. (am)

Wednesday, 4/10/2019, 10.01 am

Return with a tailwind: After a long break, the lighting experts from Occhio are again present in Milan at the Salone del Mobile and the associated Euroluce lighting fair - and that with an impressive stand in Hall 13. Company founder Axel Meise remembers the beginnings: "Back then it was actually too early," he says. "We only had two product lines in our portfolio and were simply too small for this environment at the time". That's hard to imagine today. And Occhio's ambitions are still high. "But we do most of our sales in the German-speaking area," explains Meise. But we have a firm eye on new markets, not least in the Far East. The return to Milan is part of this strategy. (fap)

Wednesday, 4/10/2019, 9.16 am

And next door: full house last night at Artemide. In the showroom, only new products are shown - among them by Bjarke Ingels (BIG), Pallavi Dean, Atelier Oï and Ernesto Gismondi. (mh)

Wednesday, 4/10/2019, 8.54 am

Foscarini in best company: The lighting manufacturer moved from Brera to Corso Monforte, where there are several luminaire brands to discover. In the new showroom, Foscarini presents new products by Marc Sadler, Tord Boontje, Ilaria Marelli, Andrea Anastasio, Ferruccio Laviani and Roberto Palomba. (mh)

Tuesday, 4/9/2019, 19.50 pm

Claudio Luti

Tuesday, 4/9/2019, 16.46 pm

In Palazzo Reale, Kartell shows his artistic side: "The Art Side of Kartell" takes visitors on a journey to the most important stages of production on the occasion of the manufacturer's 70th anniversary. At the same time, the change in society, from painting to performance, is addressed. (am)

At Gloster during the Salone del Mobile, Sebastian Herkner presents his outdoor armchair "Fern" with a strikingly high backrest. He visibly enjoys sitting in it himself for a test. (mh)

Tuesday, 4/9/2019, 16.13 pm

”I was never a friend of light track systems, the installation structures have always been too massive and inflexible for me.“

Omer Arbel

At Euroluce, the Canadian designer is presenting a concept with his label Bocci, on whose net-like wire rope light spots can be freely attached. More on " 74 " will soon be published here at Stylepark. (mh)

Tuesday, 4/9/2019, 15.51 pm

Palazzo Francesco Turati: "Reflection" is the motto of Mosa's presentation in the pavilion of the Netherlands "Masterly - The Dutch in Milano". The reflection of the numerous mirror surfaces in the showroom mirrors not only masterpieces by Rembrandt but also the four new Terra Tones, from "porcelain white" to "dark grey Brown", which change according to the incidence of light. The numerous tulips that line the way to Mosa in the historic palazzo are distributed after the end of the Salone in Milan as a colourful reflection of the Netherlands in the city of design. (am)

Tuesday, 4/9/2019, 15.35 pm

"AQUA. Leonardo's Vision" at the Conca dell'Incoronata immerses visitors in the world of ideas of Leonardo da Vinci, who revolutionised the city's canal system with lock gates. Light, movement and water are the three elements that impressively display the power and uniqueness of the liquid element in the form of two installations in the canal. A large LED wall on Via San Marco serves as a guide for visitors from some distance and looks into the future of the city. (am)

Tuesday, 4/9/2019, 15.21 pm

Gilli Kuchik and Ran Amitai made the outdoor chair "Vela" for Magis from magnesium. Thanks to the joy of experimentation of the designer duo, the chair is lightweight and can be positioned flexibly for any occasion. Available in seven colours, there is plenty of room for individual accents. "Vela" is also extremely easy-going about water - thanks to the recesses in the backrest and a slightly angled seat, even small raindrops simply flow off. (am)

Tuesday, 4/9/2019, 14.55 pm

For Kvadrat, Raf Simons combines materials and colours in four new fabrics to create unusual patterns and haptics that are both playful and sculptural. In the showroom in Via Archimede 26, the Belgian industrial and fashion designer translates his design "Atom" into a wide field of flowers. The fabrics are presented in the exhibition "No Man's Land" as a "microarchitecture of textiles and yarns". Culinary delights were also considered: anyone who has explored the fabrics in all their forms, from threads to upholstery, can look forward to culinary delights from the London canteen Rochelle. (am)

Dienstag, 09.04.2019, 12.25 Uhr

House party in the COR Showroom: The premiere party for "Nenou" by Jörg Boner on Monday evening felt like an invitation to a very comfy apartment. Guests from the design and architecture scene strolled through the rooms on Via Solferino designed by Kräling_Lübke design office. This was where the family of seating furniture could prove its versatility: as formal and informal seating as well as practical dining furniture. (fap)

Monday, 4/8/2019, 8.32 pm

Great impression at Sky-Frame: Stephan Hürlemann designed a showcase for the Swiss manufacturer of frameless windows at Ventura Centrale, presenting not a single one of company`s products. Much more important than the discreet windows are the views that can be experienced through them, as the designer explains.

Thus, the installation "A Piece of Sky" takes us straight into outer space - just one of the unimaginably many possible views: when you enter the hexagonal, mirrored tube, you repeat yourself to an infinite reflection and listen to the roaring sounds of the Earth's rotation, an original audio recording by Nasa. For us, Hürlemann poses like a special agent on a mission. (mh)

Monday, 4/8/2019, 10.17 am

Is memory data?
One day before the official start of Milan Design Week 2019, our week began yesterday, on Sunday, with a visit at Dornbracht's showroom. Contrary to expectations, the bathroom manufacturer is not showing a product, but is inspiring with a spectacular VR installation. With the visionary Dornbracht Research Lab, Dornbracht stages the human experience with the element of water. Thanks to VR spectacles as a vehicle, one simply leaves reality and encounters the element of water in digital space.

What do we feel when we come into contact with water? And can we also feel this feeling when the water cannot be sensed but can only be heard and seen virtually? Meiré and Meiré have developed a concept for Dornbracht that is both futuristic and contemporary at the same time. And of course there is still a product to see after all: not to be touched, but quite real. (lk)