After a two-plus year hiatus, the design world’s largest event is finally returning (in person!) at a time when we are more focused on our interior environments than ever. Salone del Mobile, often known as Milan Design Week, is without a doubt the largest and most comprehensive display of exhibitions, debuts, and collaborations in the lifestyle market.
Milan Design Week’s importance
This is the world’s largest design festival, featuring hundreds of locations around the city’s design districts and centred by the Salone del Mobile furniture fair. So, during Milan Design Week, lots of events and brands showcase and present to the world their new ideas and visions. Milan wears other colours, and this is what is been going on up there.
This is predicted as being one of the most visited exhibitions of Milan Design Week 2022 – 80 realities compared to 50 in the Supersalone 2021 edition – but with the typical variety in selection. Valentina Ciuffi (founder of Studio Vedèt) and Joseph Grima created Alcova, a platform for independent design (founder of Space Caviar). It is currently working as an itinerant network of exhibition spaces across numerous sites in and around Milan, activating lost historic locations and temporarily recasting them as venues for exhibitions, installations, and performances.
Alcova is described as a lush location, with ever-changing scenery, and the right combination of exhibitors: galleries, companies, cultural institutions, research centres and independent designers.
La Scatola Magica
Italy and its cinema have unquestionably shaped the very shape of modern film, while also serving as the epicentre of a number of design and architectural revolutions. Salone returns to this convergence of arts, and the definitive act of design that is filmmaking, to pay homage to the city of Milan in La Scatola Magic, or The Magic Box. La Scatola Magica, conceived by Davide Rampello, who acted as the installation’s artistic director and creative producer, is a massive incarnation of the camera obscura, reflecting how the fair and the city of Milan are virtuously intertwined as creative organisms – immersive audio-visual installation at the Sala Delle Cariatidi at Palazzo Reale.
Staged at a former financial institution, Pulpo has converted it into a showroom for its latest designs and goods. The event, titled pulpo L.O.V.E.BANK, leans into the space’s previous identity, and marks the company’s first showing at Milan Design Week 2022, bringing together a scintillating list of items from its catalogue, particularly from collaborations with major names in the design world, such as Sebastian Herkner, Studio BrichetZiegler, Julia Chiaramonti, Natascha Madeiski, and Visser & Meijwaard.
Masterly – The Dutch
Masterly – The Dutch in Milano will once again invite Dutch designers, artists, artisans, and businesses to present their items at the famous Palazzo Francesco Turati in Milan, Italy. Masterly is one of the centrepieces of Fuorisalone within the calendar of events at Milan Design Week. It is the brainchild of independent curator Nicole Uniquole, a celebration of the incredible diversity and inventiveness of creatives working across a variety of disciplines in the Netherlands’ design community, from the fields of product, lighting, textile, and furniture design to graphic design and sculpture.
Design with Nature
This year’s Salone del Mobile featured an exhibit by Mario Cucinella, an Italian architect, designer, and scholar. The Design with Nature project, which is located in S.Project’s Pavilion 15, was created particularly for the 60th edition of Salone del Mobile. Over a 1,400-square-metre area, questions, recommendations, and thoughts on ethics, circularity, domestic space, participatory design, and urban regeneration are elicited.
Twenty by Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon, a British designer, is marking the twentieth anniversary of his studio with the Twenty exhibition during Milan Design Week. Dixon is presenting some of his most recognisable collections, like Mirror Ball and Melt (shown), which have been improved or otherwise altered, at the historic Palazzo Serbelloni.
See also: Brabbu’s Milan Tour Guide for a Design Enthusiast
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