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The Guide to Milan Design Week

Collateral Crew
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From April 15 to 21, the long-awaited Design Week returns to Milan. From gallery exhibitions to open-air installations, there will be no shortage of presentations from the usual downtown showrooms but also the opening of formerly abandoned ex-urban spaces. In short, as every year the events are many and everywhere, emerging and non emerging designers from all over the world will invade the city that for seven days will provoke in us the usual FOMO, a race against time to be able to see as much as possible. For this we have selected the must-sees in our opinion. From David Lynch at the Salone del Mobile to Alcova, which moves to Brianza this year. Let’s find out about them all.

#1 Installations, brands call artists

Stark presents the interactive installation Transitions created by Alice Buroni, Gloria Lisi and Alex Buroni
📍Sala dei Pilastri del Castello Sforzesco

glo for art – immersive installation by Emiliano Ponzi
📍Hub Gattinoni, in Via dello Statuto, Brera Design District

Chiquita – Pop by nature with Romero Britto’s works
📍Chiquita House, c/o Cambi Casa d’Aste, Brera Design District

Gucci Design Ancora presents five objects from the past, symbols of Made In Italy with an exhibition project by Guillermo Santomà
📍Flagship store di Via Montenapoleone

Porsche – The Pattern of Dreams with Numen/For Use Collective
📍Palazzo Clerici, Brera Design District

Dermophonic by Matteo Cibic and Elasi 2ill combine visual and sound art
📍Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milano, Piazza Cordusio, 3 

Hong Chul Wonderland will be the mural created by Okuda San Miguel in collaboration with Noroo
📍Opificio 31 – Officina 3, Via Tortona, 31

#2 The exhibitions

Galleria PhiliaLampo Gallery
📍Spazio CB32, Via Cesare Balbo, 32

Lampo Gallery – collective exhibition ENHANCE
📍Scalo Farini, Via Valtellina 5

Nilufar Gallery  – collective exhibition Time Traveler
📍Viale Lancetti

SMALL SMALL SPACE – Michael Marriott
📍Corso di Porta Vittoria, 46

Tempesta Gallery Mutative Transitions into Organic Utopia by Aljoscha
📍Viale Lancetti

Triennale MilanoLa casa imperfetta by Inga Sempé
📍Via Alemagna, 6

Rossana Orlandi Gallery – Draga & Aura with Giuliano Andrea dell’Uva
📍Via Bandello 14/16

📍Via Fontana, 16

#3 Salone del Mobile.Milano – RHO Fiera

Interiors by David Lynch. A Thinking Room
PAV 05 B01-BIS

Under the Surface, installation by Accurat, Design Group Italia and Emiliano Ponzi
PAV 10 C19-D18

Arena “Drafting Futures”, Biblioteca del Salone and Bookshop Corraini Mobile designed by Formafantasma
PAV 14 C34-D30, C35-D32

#4 All the news from Evergreen

Isola Design
📍new HUB at Lampo (Scalo Farini) +  temporary design studios in the boxes of WAO PL7

📍 new locations in Varedo (MB): Villa Borsani and Villa Bagatti Valsecchi

Design Variation
📍moves to Darsena and opens a former brutalist garage on Gorizia Ave.

#5 Google – Making Sense of Color

📍Garage 21, Via Archimede, 26


#6 Samsung– Newfound Equilibrium

📍Le Cavallerizze, via Olona 6 bis


#7 5Vie District… female gaze

Under the willow tree a multisensory installation (with ancestral sounds) by Sara Ricciardi
📍Palazzo Litta, Corso Magenta, 24

Salvage di Jay Sae Jung Oh to reflect on the waste alarm
📍Palazzo Litta, Corso Magenta, 24

Prendete e mangiate a group exhibition curated by Linda Pilar Zanolla to retrace the idea of the table
📍Palazzo Litta, Corso Magenta 24

Indian Tiny Mega Store, a project by Gunjan Gupta curated by MC Didero
📍Via Cesare Correnti, 14

#8 Studiolatte and Finemateria present Bagno Diurno

Bagno Diurno is a redevelopment and reactivation of the disused Former Water House building.
📍Via Giacosa, 30

#9 Formafantasma – La Casa Dentro at Fondazione ICA

The project La Casa Dentro signed by the duo Formafantasma and curated by Alberto Salvatori comes to life at Fondazione ICA and will be open from April 10 through July 19.
📍Via Orobia, 26

#10 Tortona Rocks

Aqua presented by Terra, Archiproducts & Studiopepe
Terra, Archiproducts and Studiopepe renew their collaboration by presenting an immersive project. A tribute to water and its importance within every living being. An exploration of interior design where furniture is integrated with forms and materials inspired by the water element.
📍Via Tortona, 31

1st by IKEA
IKEA, with exhibit 1st will present an immersive installation dedicated to firsts inside the home. The setting will be designed by architect Midori Hasuike and spatial designer Emerzon.📍Padiglione Visconti, 📍Via Tortona, 58

Where to stay: The Glitch Camp by IED

This year IED has thought of all the students coming to Milan from other cities by opening The Glitch Camp, the first free urban camp. An alternative accommodation to enjoy Design Week.

Extra tip

  • Orto Botanico di Brera – SunRICE, La ricetta della felicità
    As part of the exhibition-event INTERNI CROSS VISION, the experimental installation designed by studio CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati and architect Italo Rota for Eni starts with rice, a simple element of traditional
    📍Via Brera 28/via Fiori Oscuri 4
  • Casa BreraMateria in Movimento
    Grand Seiko’s Space will give viewers an immersive experience. It will be possible to try the Japanese meditation technique called Shinrin-yoku and at the same time visit the digital urban forest, all with the sound of Grand Seiko watch hands
    📍Via Formentini, 10
  • Corriere della Sera Città miniera: Design, dismantle, disseminate
    Mario Cucinella Architects rethinks a new city by bringing an installation made of wooden fruit crates to the inner courtyard of the Corriere della Sera headquarters. It will also be possible to visit the interior of the newspaper’s headquarters.
    📍Via Solferino, 26
  • REdDUO x VERY SIMPLE: KITCHEN c/o CONVEY + II Edition by CONVEY with a selection of design brand, talent and creative, setup by Cara/Davide
    📍via dell’Aprica 12
  • JTI ItaliaRed Experience By Ploom X Ora Ito, the experiential event created to celebrate the global launch of Ploom X in the Red special edition, created with world-renowned designer Ora Ito
    📍Via Tortona, 32
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