Isola Design Festival is a six-month event, dedicated to rising designers and independent studios, that finishes during Milan Design Week. Running since April, as a digital festival, the design event is organized by Isola Design District, one of the districts that make up Milan design week each year. Isola Design Festival finishes with a presidential show during Milan Design Week, running throughout this week. Today’s article features six contemporary and inspiring designs to see at this unique design event!
Isola Design District’s digital platform stars a total of 350 designers and almost 700 projects, a show of what will be exhibited at the Isola Design Festival. All the selected works explore e experimental design processes. The six designs we picked, will also be on view during the physical event in Milan.
Marecreo – Autarky Furniture by Aurore Piette Studio
Aurore Piette, a Frech designer, created Marecreo, a furniture project made up of raw materials found on the coastline. He uses driftwood covered in natural plant-based materials collected from a local nature reserve.
Click by Zerocollective
Pastel-colored modular pieces get a new meaning with Click, a series of sculptural furniture pieces made by the design collective Zerocollective. The systems are designed to reduce noise levels in the home.
Algalip by Eleonora Rombolà
Algalip arrises as an alternative to many commercial lipsticks are made from harmful petroleum-based chemicals. This lipstick is made from algae by Eleonora Rombolà. In this collection, both its paste and packaging are made from algae.
Couch-19 by Tobia Zambotti
Described as “an iceberg-shaped modular pouf made with single-use masks collected from the streets,” by designer Tobia Zambotti, Couch-19 is one of the most inspiring designs at the Isola Design Festival to see! Used masks were collected then disinfected before being used as the furniture stuffing. Its irregular shape ensures that the “icy” colors of the masks reference an iceberg.
Chair Slurp by Jean-Baptiste Anotin
Looking like an oversized aluminum straw and made from seven aluminum tubes welded together, the Chair Slurp by Jean-Baptiste Anotin’s studio Waiting for Ideas is a unique piece, polished multiple times to get its natural mirror effect.
Luna by Studio Lionne Van Deursen
Designed by Studio Lionne Van Deursen, Luna is a lampshade made from cellulose. The process to produce this piece is quite interesting, as the studio grew the material from microbes using bacteria and yeast via a fermentation process.