Milan Design Week, the vibrantly stimulating celebration of smart design and creative minds, standouts with striking installations and glamorous events peppered all across the fast-paced metropolis. This year, the lavish weeklong event defined by the showcases of Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone, took place from April 8th to April 14th under several standout themes of collaborations, responsible design and ingenuity.

Story by Azamit
Words by Maya Assouad

Underlined with the pulsating rhythm of innovative design, powerful concepts, playful colour palettes, and artful collaborations, the monolithic and multifaceted event yet again reigned supreme.  From an array of winning designs and unexpected installations, our selected highlights include:

The altered environment of Life in Vogue which saw a group of heavyweight designers and architects completely transform the magazine’s offices into a spirited, visual gallery. In the elegant Circolo Filologico Milanese, Formations by Note Design Studio for Tarkett stood out with geometric, terrazzo-inspired, totem poles topped with 3D shapes. Studiopepe unveiled Les Arcanistes, an immersive experience flaunting bold colour palettes and featuring the studio’s new furniture range. Innovation met tradition at the baroque Palazzo Litta Pavilion with Echo Pavillion, an installation by Chilean architecture studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Conifera, a collaboration between French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani and COS made a case for technology and sustainability with a respectful nod to heritage. Six Gallery’s impeccable and decadent installation previewed their latest modern venture launching fall 2019, The Sister Hotel. Lastly, Montreal’s Lambert et Fils collaborated with DWA Design Studio on Caffè Populaire, a social pop-up bistro set in a former panettone factory flaunting pieces from both studios’ collections.

 

Written on: September 9, 2019