Highlights of Milan Design Week 2014

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Springtime brings along the spirit of renewal to Milan, announcing the opening of the annual Design Week in the city. This famous event attracts the international design scene: companies and brands, galleries, top designers, architects and design friends, who gather from around the world to take part in the bustling events. We’ve picked our favorite installations, exhibits and places to see in Milan.

Design galleries and events at the Brera district. In the picture: Atelier Biagetti

Design galleries and events at the Brera district. In the picture: Atelier Biagetti

Philippe Necson, photo: Lamotte

Philippe Necson, photo: Lamotte

Fuorisalone is the set of events and exhibitions that animate Milan in April’s period in correspondence with the Salone del Mobile’s week. Within it, the Brera District is the central design district; Plentiful with art galleries, showrooms, shops and cafes, it is also the place to see Caesarstone’s and Raw Edges’ installation, Islands )Palazzo Celrici, Via Clerici 5). The installation will include an interactive culinary experience with renowned chef Alice Delcourt - don’t miss the stimulating presentation.

Jaime Hayone will present works at Ventura Lambrate and Zona Tortona

Jaime Hayone will present works at Ventura Lambrate and Zona Tortona

Visit the ‘Edit’ exhibit by Design Junction. In the picture: new Soda Stream design

Visit the ‘Edit’ exhibit by Design Junction. In the picture: new Soda Stream design

Don’t miss Marcel Wanders’ installation for Moooi at zona Tortona, we anticipate it will continue last year’s success. East of the center of Milan, Ventura Lambrate grows year by year and this year it will make its first presence in the city center with a pop-up exhibition, embedded in a beautiful compound with charming cafes, wifi and an information center for all the events. The Triennale di Milano design museum will feature “Italian Design Beyond the Crisis”, where design icons in Italian design will present works that focus on forms of production and autonomy.

New collection by Flux, ‘Edit’ exhibit

New collection by Flux, ‘Edit’ exhibit

Salone Internazionale del Mobile – for the 53rd year, this official Design Week exhibition is one of the events that set the tone of the week, not to be missed: the EuroCucina exhibition will host over 160 exhibitors in Kitchen Design, and includes FTK (Technology for the kitchen), showcasing cutting edge innovations for home appliances and design; and the central bathroom exhibition, showcasing the best of bathroom design. SalonSatellite is the hippest place to be, hosting the best designers under 30 – if you want to sneak a peek at the next generation of top designers, don’t miss this exhibition.

Discover the next generation top of designers at SalonSatellite. In the picture: the Eindhoven Design Academy’s installation

Discover the next generation top of designers at SalonSatellite. In the picture: the Eindhoven Design Academy’s installation

Lasvit lighting brand collaboration with Daniel Libeskind

Lasvit lighting brand collaboration with Daniel Libeskind

Also as part of the Salone del Mobile, you will find an exhibition that is bound to fulfill your curiosity: Where Architects Live reveals the homes of leading architects such as Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Shigeru Ban, broadening visions of domestic architecture and interior design, and demonstrating creativity in the home.

Islands will be presented at Palazzo Clerici, Via Clerici 5, Milan, 8-13 April, 10 am-6 pm.

Home of Shigeru Ban, ‘Where Architects Live’, photo: Hiroyuki Hirai

Home of Shigeru Ban, ‘Where Architects Live’, photo: Hiroyuki Hirai

Zaha Hadid's home, ‘Where Architects Live’, photo: Davide Pizzigoni

Zaha Hadid’s home, ‘Where Architects Live’, photo: Davide Pizzigoni

 

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