The Tortona district is the most famous one of the Design Week. With an amazing program of exhibitions, events, locations and activities, this network has always embodied the broadest sense of Milan Design Week. The district is always full of people from all over the world and it becomes a really big party among openings, exhibitions, bars and restaurants.
What you must see:
Fabio Novembre, DBOX.
Fabio Novembre designed the innovative DBOX idea container. The architect realized a box where the visitor’s path winds through areas that are divided and linked by color.
When And Where: Magna Pars Hotel, via Tortona 15,
For this edition, Ikea designed its smart home: a playground where you can interact with lights and sounds through experiences, installations, and DJ sets. The great protagonist will be SYMFONISK, a new product developed in collaboration with Sonos for IKEA.
Where and When: Torneria Tortona, via Novi 5, 9-14 April, 10 am, 11 pm.
In its magic bookshop 121+ in via Savona, Corraini inaugurates an exhibition dedicated to artists’ games and presents a new series of games by Bruno Munari. Originally produced by Bruno Danese in the 60s and 70s and now republished by Corraini, appear in an exhibition of objects to discover and an itinerary to see and touch amidst games without rules.
Where and When: LIBRERIA ExTemporanea 121+, via Savona 17/5, 9am-7:30 pm.
STONE ISLAND, PROTOTYPE RESEARCH_ SERIES 04.
Stone Island continues the research of new materials producing unique projects with a limited number created by innovative technologies with fabric and treatments still unreleased.
Where and when: Stone Island Showroom, via Savona 57, 10am-7:30pm
The magic places posti magici del district
IL CASELLO GIALLO.
A peaceful place in the heart of Tortona District. Facing the tracks of the ancient Porta Genova station, on the corner of Via Savona and Via Tortona, CASELLO GIALLO is an authentic secret garden where you can drink something and enjoy street food, accompanied by Live Painting and artistic performances.
IL MUDEC E ARMANI SILOS.
Don’t forget to visit the museums of Tortona District, with two important exhibitions in
Take a Break
Osteria dei binari. Historical trattoria in Milan with an amazing garden
Trattoria Aurora. Trattoria with garden
Ofelè. Perfect sport for breakfast and brunch
Burgez. Probably the best burger in town
Maido. Japanese street food
Pizza da Sorbillo. The best pizza in Naples opened in Milan in via Savona
… but the most important news is Ventura Future in collaboration with the cultural project BASE.
Where and When: BASE Milano, Via Tortona 54, 9-14 April, 10am-8pm
During the Milan Design Week 2019 gallerist Rossana Orlandi opens to the public her amazing space with a design exhibition by her designer and some new talents she discovers. 9 am
Where and when: via Matteo Bandello 14/16 Milan, 9-14 April, 11am-8pm / Museo Scienza e Tecnologia, via Olona 6 bis, 6-14 April,
Text by Bianca Felicori