Your personal guide to MDW2019 Districts: Lambrate and Porta Venezia district, Ventura Centrale and Alcova

We had a special short list of the best of every DW district including coffee shops, restaurant and beautiful places you must-see (if you haven’t seen it yet). Welcome to the third episod on Lambrate and Porta Venezia district, Ventura Centrale and Alcova. Are you ready to start?

Porta Venezia District and Lambrate District

Located in the north-east of Milan, the district of Lambrate is a historic industrial area becoming an important part of the Design Week since day zero. We suggest you also to visit the Porta Venezia district, a very popular and multiethnic area of Milan.

On the top floor of via Ventura 15 – the ex Floristeria space – you’ll find Panoramix, a skyline garden with olive and fruit trees and also a swimming pool. With a rich artistic program that will include the involvement of artists, exhibitions, performances, DJ sets, and live music, you can also eat, drink and chill here.
Where and When: via Ventura 15, 9-14 April, 10.00-20.00.

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In occasion of the Milan Design Week 2019, Park Associati hosts in its space, Park Hub, INSECURE: Public Space in The Age of Big Data, a site-specific installation by Žan Kobal and Weixiao Shen, curated by Virginio Briatore. 
Where and When: studio Park Associati, via Garofalo,31, 9-14 April, 10.00-19.00.

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park associati Milano Design Week | 2

LOUIS VUITTON, Objets Nomades.
In the suggestive ambients of Palazzo Serbelloni, a historic palace of Milan and a famous hotspot of the Design Week, Louis Vuitton presents Objets Nomades. In the inner courtyard, the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban realized the temporary architecture Temporary Paper Structure. In the rooms, you will see and exhibition of designers such as the Campana Brothers, Biagetti Atelier, Raw Edges, Marcel Wander, Zanellato Bortolotto and Atelier Oï.
Where and when: Corso Venezia, 16, 9-14 April, 10.00-18.00.

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louis vuitton milano design week |
louis vuitton milano design week |

Ibrahim Mahama in collaboration with Fondazione Trussardi realized this amazing installation by covering the bastion of Porta Venezia with coffee and cacao iuta bags. 
Where and When: Porta Venezia, 9-14 Aprile, free

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bastioni Milano Design Week |
bastioni Milano Design Week |

Take a Break:

NUN. A gourmet kebab.
Mantra Raw Vegan. A very cool raw vegan restaurant.
Trattoria Sabbioneda. For those who want to eat Milanese food.
Pavè. A very good bakery.
Bar Picchio. Famous historic bar
Bar Basso. Famous historic bar always full of beautiful people during the DW.

Ventura Centrale

This year Ventura celebrates ten years of activity with two new locations: Ventura Future wil be at BASE Milano and Ventura Centrale at the tunnels under the Centrale Station. Like in Tortona District there’s an entrance fee (5 euros). The 16 vaults under the Ventura Centrale train station will this year be host to: Maarten Baas (The Netherlands), Aria (Italy), Noroo Group (Korea), AGC (Japan), Lavazza and Gufram (Italy), Rapt Studio (US), Sky-Frame (Switzerland), Lensvelt & Modular Lighting Instruments (The Netherlands, Belgium), Weltevree (The Netherlands), FREITAG (Switzerland), TAKT PROJECT (Japan), Yamaha Corporation Design Laboratory (Japan), Cosentino (Spain), Humanscale (US), DNP (Japan), dpot modern and contemporary Brazilian furniture (Brazil).

Where and When: Ventura Centrale, Via Ferrante Aporti, 7bis-31bis, 9–13 April, 10:00–20:00, 14 April 10:00–18:00.

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ventura centrale Milano Design Week |
ventura centrale Milano Design Week |


Originally Alcova was just a platform for independent design developed by Space Caviar and Studio Vedèt, but now is also a big appointment during the Design Week. The 2019 edition occupies two sites open to visitors in NoLo (it means North of Loreto), both will be intensely programmed for the event’s duration with exhibitions, talks, installations and screenings involving over a forty international partners from as many countries. The first location is the former panettone factory of Giovanni Cova & Co., an ex-industrial space partly taken over by plants and vegetation, frozen in a state of poetic semi-abandonment. The other location is Alcova Sassetti, organized in collaboration with Alice Stori Lichtenstein and Fondazione Kenta, a former cashmere factory in Isola. A lot of amazing designer and people: KooZA/rch with (Ab)Normal, Operevarie, Dzek/Formafantasma, Disegno Magazine, CIAM + Arabeschi di Latte, Cookies, Bloc Studios and much more.

Where and When: Via Popoli Uniti, 11, 20125 Milano MI, 9-14 April, 10-17.

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Article by Bianca Felicori

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