Top Shows at the Milan Design Week
The Milan Design week held from April 07-14 premiered the latest trends for the forthcoming year and attracted exhibitors, professionals and design lovers from all around the world.
The Design Fair animates the entire city of Milan weeklong and also encompasses the Salone del Mobile – the annual international furniture exhibition. For this year’s Milan design week, Hermes rather than creating a bright and polished exhibition space, took visitors on a journey through structured paths of stone walling to explore a vast array of their latest products. The French brand’s collections for the home pay tribute to materials in all their forms. Materials trace a line, permeate a motif and delineate an object. Granite or porcelain, bamboo or leather, it is the materials that drive the dialogue between designers and artisans. Louis Vuitton added pieces by atelier Biagetti and Zanellato / Bortotto to its objets nomades collection.
Joining a line-up of renowned designers were India Mahdavi, Patricia Urquiola and Tokujin Yoshioka. The pieces were unveiled at the neoclassical palazzo Serbelloni that featured the entire collection as well as past editions re-proposed in new colours and materials. Dimly lit rooms were illuminated by vibrant hues including the Campana brothers’ ‘bomboca’ sofa-puzzle in fluorescent yellow and the ‘cocoon’ suspended chair covered with red faux fur. Another highlight of the fair was the Gucci Decor pop-up store that showcased cat-shaped pillows, owls and butterflies in addition to several porcelain items, ranging from candle holders to ashtrays and heart-shaped boxes. The pieces were produced by the Florentine company Richard Ginori, which was acquired by Gucci in 2013. Also read http://realtyplusmag.com/the-next-big-thing-on-tech-agenda-prop-tech-offerings-vary-as-widely-as-construction-brokerage-renting-property-management-automation/
The store will remain open until the end of June at Via Santo Spirito, 19, Milan. The Milanese Nilufar gallery launched itself into a galaxy of emergent designers creating a ‘temporary collective’ of young talent. The hall was overtaken by amorphous pieces that subvert traditional concepts of form. In tune with the ex-industrial setting, sculptedfoam benches, screens and planters (from odd matter’s guise collection) are coated in slick iridescent car lacquer. Elsewhere, otherworldly sculptures were representative of an evolution in 3D printing processes.