10 Reasons Why Should Be Visiting Milan Design Week
The Milan Design Guide You Never Knew You Needed!
It’s virtually impossible to miss it if you’re around the city of design. The event calls and calls upon us and we couldn’t let it rest. Like the expert navigators we are, we want you to spend the best time in Milan Design Week! Beware, the ultimate Milan design guidethrough one of the most chaotic and fashionable weeks of Milan is just here for you!
One of the most important design events of the whole year, Milan Design Week can be a bust if you don’t know where to go once you’re in there. With so much to do, so much to see, this can be overwhelming once you step in the design event of the year. As alarming and anxious this can be, worry no more! We’re going to do just the right guide so you won’t get lost in all the excitement!
If you’re a lover of art, this district has just the right spot for you. The art gallery Galleria Pisacane comes with wonderful surprises. Hosted in Hall 5, you can see a preview of the exhibition of Giancarlo Prandelli. What to expect: the architect analysis of one of the most interesting artists of all time: Leonardo da Vinci.
Fuorisalone and Rinascente join forces for the appreciators of art by combining two special projects created by the artist Vajiko Chachkhiani. Hosted within the window displays to the store overlooking no more than Piazza Duomo, the first project is Under the Midday Sun while the second project, Cotton Candy, are very different but with very consistent themes.
Have a time travelling experience with this Tram by Cristina Celestino! The designer who has converted one of the city’s historic trams into a 1920’s style salon and cinema on rails during Milan Design Week! The chance to have a journey that was “inspired by the theme of the journey, as an experience with dream and surreal overtones’, pass by Brera District, you won’t be able to leave!
This year is all about nature and a better way of living. Join this modern art installation in the central part of Piazza Castello for a new and better way to see how you can leave better. Piuarch presents this Salone del Mobile 2018 with agrAir. Combining earth and air to outline the careful use of resources, the contrast between interiors and outdoors, natural and artificial spaces offer the visitors with exceptional experiences of reflection, movements, lights, shadows, fragrances and colours.
Now, you can’t leave Italy without tasting the Italian coffee. A supreme experience, you might want to be here when this happens! Illy renewed its partnership with Design Week by introducing no more than…. the Coffee Drawings project in the Triennale Design Museum! A new and dynamic live performance by the street artist Max Petrone offers the visitor’s a unique way of seeing the art process. Creating characters and well as short stories on blank paper only using … – Coffee! – as a watercolour.
One of the must-visit Fuorisalone places: Tortona design district! A one of a kind experience, this design district carries along some of the best-kept secrets in Milan. In 2018, the design district carries on with tradition and innovates as well. With Base Milano, a new multifunctional venue located in a former industrial complex will be exhibiting projects and exhibitions. Don’t forget to visit SuperStudio with some of the best exhibitions around, one of them: the Superloft project by Nendo that displays the ideal house/loft for the future.
Now, you can’t leave before experience Silos, the Georgio Armani’s own museum. Dedicated to the fashion designs of one of the most known fashion designers in the world, the museum displays around 600 of the last 40 years of designs of the Giorgio Armani. The digital archive of the museum can be accessed through workstations and has photos, sketches and illustrations.
A showroom to not miss: Corso Europa. A reference window for the best design and furnishing companies in Italy was designed by the architect and designer Vincent Van Duysen. A one of a kind showroom in the Milan, the elegance, class and quality are some of the best characteristics of the showroom.
And for those who are visiting iSaloni 2018, one of the biggest interior design trade fairsof the year, cocktails are a must have. Across Hall 01 DelightFULLin partnership with Essential Home will be having a daily cocktail hour at 4.30 om in Hall 01 – Stand L09! Make sure to stop by and have a glimpse of the mid-century world!
Now that you are at the end of your trip, this is the place you’ll want to have dinner in! A Diner Setting by David Rockwell and SurfaceMagazine is located in Ventura Centrale. The New York-based architects show off his skills in hospitality interior design and set design in an American diner concept. An art installation that will recreate four different environments and will let you time travel through Airstream-inspired coffee and pie bar to West Coast lounge via an East Coast-style classic diner.