milan design week 2015: preview & satellite events.
Fuorisalone 2015 in Milan will be held in a series of design districts: first of all, the world-famous Zona Tortona, followed by other remarkable districts such as Brera, Porta Venezia, Lambrate, Sarpi and San Babila. All of these will host an impressive series of design-related events during the six days of the Milan Design Week.
[ belgium is design ]
14 > 19 april | academy of fine art | via brera 28
‘Belgium is Design’ is a joint declaration between the three different regions in the country, it recognizes that Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia are host to various talented designers that transcend cultural, linguistic and sociological differences to form a unique style. Among other events this edition salutes 10 designers of the year: Alain Berteau, Sylvain Willenz, Nathalie Dewez, Alain Gilles, Stefan Schöning, Bram Boo, Nedda El-Asmar, Jean-François d’Or, Marina Bautier and Muller VanSeveren.
[ design junction edit milan #designjunction ]
15 > 19 april | via pietro mascagni 6 – san biblio design district
For it’s fourth edition, the ‘designjunction edit’ Milan exhibition will take place at Casa dell’Opera Nazionale Balilla – a 1930s former school building and ex-theatre.
Designers and 40 global brands exhibiting along side pop-ups, installations and a cafe include: Artemide, Axor, Baux, Beyond Object, Case Furniture, Colè Italia, Tom Dixon, Form Us With Love, Frame Store, H Furniture, Jaguar, La Chance, Luke Irwin London, Modus, Native Union, Natuzzi, New Works, Nyta, Punkt., UKTI, Void Watches and more. Please register. And explore Milan’s newest design quarter, the San Babila Design Quarter, offering 30+ fashion and furniture showrooms.
[ marni mercado de paloquemao ]
14 > 19 april | viale umbria 42
Marni will be transforming its Viale Umbria showroom into a colorful fruit market. Inspired by Bogotá’s vibrant markets, Marni Mercado de Paloquemao features exotic, oversized fruits, baskets and sculptures – all handmade in colored wire by craftswomen in Colombia.
[ san gregorio docet is back ]
14 > 19 april | san gregorio 39
Wallpaper* is back with it’s famous “Handmade” exhibition, which will be held this year in a new space of over 2.000 sqm.
This year however, Leclettico opens the doors to its own universe. Celebrating 10 years of activity, is also the ‘owner’ of ‘Sangregorio Docet Spaces… it’s amazing.
[ sneak previews ]
>London designer Sebastian Bergne creates Shorty for Tog | Inspired by African stools, Shorty can function as a chair, a container, a side table or a champagne holder. The hole in the middle of the seat doubles as a finger hole (to move it) or as an opening to access the storage compartment | Hall 12, Booth B03-C04
>A niece of Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Marta Sala spent years working at the Milan furniture brand Azucena. Leaving the family business last year, she has now her own venture, featuring a 12-piece collection Marta Sala Editions | 15 coro monforte 15 1st floor
>This year, Nina Yashar and her Nilufar gallery, open the doors to her warehouse for the very first time – Nilufar Depot. Designed by Architect Massimiliano Locatelli the space recreates the image of Milan’s famous Teatro della Spiga gallery. A showcase of mid-century and white hot contemporary designs | via lancetti 34 – north of the garibaldi train station
>Series 7 in new colors by Danish Artist Tal R for Fritz Hansen | corso garibaldli 77
>asap, as sustainable as possible, thanks to its intuition and an innovative technology, gives life to 1knit2wear | corso garibaldi 104
[ ventura lambrate ]
A nice alternative to the crowded Zona Tortona.
Toer (the Netherlands) presents ‘Moving Design’ | via ventura 14
[ the vitra design museum presents the symposium: ]
15 april | via clerici 5 | 2p – 6p
The Vitra Design Museum presents the Symposium: “The Global Shift – Who shapes the future of design?” It will feature 15 high-profile speakers from all over the world and from the most diverse backgrounds.
The question at hand: Can concepts that originate outside our traditional, Western-centric understanding of design offer an
entirely new perspective and perhaps more relevant approaches in addressing today’s challenges?
[ ZonaSantAmbrogio #zonasantambrogio ]
14 > 19 april | via san vittore 49
Located near the church of Sant’Ambrogio, one of the oldest and most important in Milan, involving showrooms, boutiques and cafes. Exhibitions and events include #DoUtDesign and Eat Urban Food Truck Festival
[ zona tortona ]
14 > 19 april | via tortona and via savona
The original Fuorisalone design district. Wear your crowd control hat.