Milan design week is the most anticipated event on the creative calendar. The city is the artistic stage for incredible art installations and the latest design trends. Furoesalone the perfect destination for any designer and art lovers with plenty of must-sees.
Discover the most inspiring design and art installation durin Milan Design Week 2018
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“Open Sky” Phillip k. smith III + installation for COS
COS is bringing an awe-inspiring, architectural-scale installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III to Milan Design Week this year. “Open Sky” is a site-specific work devised specifically for the 16th-century Palazzo Iisimbardi which it inhabits, and comprises a reflective, semi-circular form. On the courtyard floor, the installation actively engages with the sky over Milan and the surrounding architecture, creating an ever-changing experiential atmosphere.
“TramCorallo” by Cristina Celestino
Step back in time for this traveling installation by Cristina Celestino, who has converted one of the city’s historic trams into a 1920s-style salon and cinema on rails during Milan Design Week. This is a chance to enjoy a whistlestop tour of Milan’s Brera district while luxuriating in interiors decked out in Rubelli textiles.
Mini Living – Built by All installation
Mini Living’s Creative Lead Oke Hauser and Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama have developed the living concept “Mini Living – Built by All”. “The currently standardized housing market only partially reflects the needs of the individual. With our installation, we, therefore, therefore, the human being as an active designer back at the center of the design process, “explains Oke Hauser. – Via Tortona 32Address via Tortona 32
A Diner Setting by David Rockwell and SurfaceMagazine
At Ventura Centrale, the New York-based architect performs his skills in hospitality and set design for an American diner concept. The Rockwell Group has joined studio 2×4 and Surface magazine for an art installation that will recreate four different environments. The culinary pop-up takes guests on an American road trip that travels from an Airstream-inspired coffee and pie bar to West Coast lounge via an East Coast-style classic diner.
Chez Nina by India Mahdavi
Named after name from Nina Yashar, founder of Nilufar Gallery, space is all wrapped up in textured De Gournay wallpaper, complete with Mahdavi’s geometric patterns on a sweeping silk mura.India Mahdavi has masterfully created a wonderland and refined exclusive club environment inside the coveted gallery. This spot is a place for after dark tipples, rumor swapping and relaxation.
“LivingNnature” Installation by Carlo Ratti Associates
Carlo Ratti associate’s “living nature”, it is a project representing by Salone del Mobile in the city is a garden pavilion that recreates all four seasons to synchronizein the same place. The 500 square-meter temporary installation uses leading energy management systems, such as photovoltaic cells, accumulators, and heat pumps, to allow and control spring, summer, autumn and winter to unfold at the same time.
“My first me: know yourself like never before” exhibition
During Milan design week, an exhibition by Masahiko Sato — professor at the graduate school of film and new media Tokyo University of the arts — is being presented at the Issey Miyake shop in Milan. Named “my first me: know yourself like never before”, the show is an iteration of ideas from Sato’s latest book “New ways of understanding’”, including interactive installations and film works that make use of technology to induce “sensations that have never been experienced before”.
Alcova by Space Caviar and Studio Vedèt
A former panettone factory opens its doors for the first time as a design space, featuring experimental pieces by 20 studios and galleries exploring contemporary living, design culture and new technologies. Amid the complex’s crumbling surrounds – partly overrun by plants – you’ll find objects like Stuperstudio’s hot pink Onos bed. The exhibition is put together by Space Caviar and Studio Vedèt.
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