Tuesday, April 22, 2014

milano design week 2014

Boffi #mdw2014 #fuorisalone2014 Patricia Urquiola for Boffi #mdw2014 #fuorisalone2014
On April 13 the Milan Design Week closed down till the next year, I spent just one afternoon in Brera district and I saw a lot of interesting brands and projects.
Here you have the small list of what I have seen with Andrea:

Visionica (Mediateca Santa Teresa-Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense) the experimental incubator of projects and cultural events that the non-profit association Amici di Mediateca will be developing in the 2014-16 three-year period. The project showing up were: Monster in the Spotlight a coop between Ducati and IED, MT tape shop and Garden and Robot Therapy withe project adottaunrobot.com.

Boffi (Boffi Solferino) a very cool showroom where it was possible to touch and see Patricia Urquiola's kitchen and several interesting settings for kitchens and bathrooms (the two pictures above have been taken there).

HAY and WRONG for HAY showcase their collections in a shared space (I was really longing for that exhibition). There were new pieces, ranging from furniture to lighting, rugs to ceramics, textiles, glassware and stationery and a pop-up shop where I bought two pieces of their famous Kaleido.

Cos/Nendo #fuorisalone2014 #mdw2014


COS x Nendo. This year COS worked with Japanese design studio, nendo, who have created an installation that explores their distinctive philosophy; re-imagining the everyday to create a small ‘!’ moment. Alongside the installation, they had a temporary concept store featuring a selection of COS pieces and items by nendo - simply amazing.

Then walking randomly we discovered two interesting projects:
La Chance, we loved a lot their booksleves and the lamps.
Miyazaki Chair Factory, really well made chairs, quite light and very simple even thought with a cool line of design.

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