Milan Design Week 9-14 April 2013

3 April 2013

by Dieneke Ferguson

It is the time of the year again – those in the Design World are eagerly awaiting the moment that this year’s Milan Design Week will start next Tuesday in Milan. Hidden Art has exhibited in Milan from 2002 to 2010. See hereThis year after 2 years not having attended this year we will be visiting Milan with a view to promoting some of our E_Shop products in 2014.

Int his article you will find a list of UK Shows and other shows we always have liked to visit over the many years that we have exhibited in Milan.

You can find more useful information in the Making the Most of Milan presentation by Designersblock in Association with Hidden Art on 27 March 2013

As we will be receiving more information we will be updating this before and throughout the week.

If you have any tips or have seen any good shows, tweet us @Hidden_Art or add your comments to this post.



Salone de Mobile
Metro: Rho Pero
When you arrive take a free bus to one of the entry points to the fair.

14-19 April 2013, 9.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Trade only. Open to the general public only Sunday, April 19

one entrance card – Online Euro 20.00, at Fiera E23
three entrance card –  Online Euro 40.00, at Fiera E45
six-entrance card – Online only Euro 65.40    has further useful information including map and price of tube tickets.
Downloadable information for IPhone and IPAD (look for Isalone)

Salone Satelite

The Salone Satellite is in the main fair grounds located behind halls 22 and 24. When you arrive take the free bus to Porta Oueste. Entrance is free, but if you also want to visit the main fair you have to pay.

You can download further information on

This is where Hidden Art has exhibited for many years. You will find here new designers as well as colleges. Here

ISaloni – Events outside the main fair 

For Fuori Saloni, get the Interni guide –

Also see

A comprehensive guide for all events, private views, parties, locations and what else to do, You can also download the information for IPhone and IPad (Look for IFuoriSalone). You can also find the guide at most participating events in Milan.

Tortona Design Week



Designersblock will have two events in Milan, Milano Edition 13 and the Maggazini.
For Online catalogue

 Milano Edition 13
Via Tortona 54
9-14 April 11am – 21pm daily

Designersblock Milano Edition 13 takes place in the magnificent 7000 Square Metre OFFICINE CREATIVE ANSALDO on via Tortona operated by Comune di Milano and Barley Arts.

The Maggazini
Via Valenza 2
9th April – 13th April
2pm to 2am
Aperitivo time, 5pm-7pm
Exhibition spaces close at 9 pm

Daily presentations and workshops:

The Magazzini is a creative hub featuring: Global design-led brand Heineken, Global design network Pecha Kucha, Cool Hunting, a digital publication about innovation and creativity, Digital design pioneer Joshua Davis, in his first appearance in Milan,Vectorfunk artist Matt W Moore and TUTTOBENNE.


c/o La Pelota
via Palermo 10
9-14 April 2013
10-12 April 10.00 – 20.00
13 April 10.00 – 19.00
14 April 10.00 – 16.00
12 April: Party by invitation (20.00 – 22.00)
Bus: 43, 94
Metro: MM2 Moscova

More than 25 international brands, including Innermost, Modus, Tokio Bikes, Vessel Gallert

Museo Nazionale Della Scienza E della Tecnologia
Via Olona 6B
Bus: 58, 68, 74
Tram: 19
Metro: MM2 Sant’Ambrogio
Tues 9  – 14 April
Tues-Sat 10am-9pm, Wed & Sun 10am-6pm

This year participants at MOST will be Disrupting Design: returning power to the designer and challenging the status quo. The brands at MOST explore new materials, technologies, production techniques and distribution systems.

In addition to Tom Dixon, Most will include the British Council, new work from Jake Phipps as well as products from the Dutch Piet Hein Eek and Studio Job. Polish students will programme a robot to serve food. TOKYO BUSSANTEN”, a design direction company  based in Tokyo, will held the exhibition “10 Japanese designers in koloro-desk” through the installation of 10 Japanese designers and fashion brands as well as koloro-desk.

You will find more information on Jake Phipps and the products he is launching here.

Superstudio Più –
Museum for New Design

Via Tortona 27
8 – 14 April: 10.00 – 22.00
Bus: 59,68, 74, 90,91
tram 2, 14
Metro: mm2 Porta Genova

Superstudio 13
Via Forcella 13, Via Bugatti 9
8-14 April: 10:00 – 20:00

Includes Alessandro Mendini.


c/o Closed
Via Tortona 31
9 – 1 April 10.00 -21.00
9 april: opening 19.00 – 23.00 (by invitation)

Prototype of a 15m2 interior layout made by 3D printing. Prototypes for furniture, audio system and lighting.


c/o Area 56
Via Savona 56
9 – 13 April 10am – 9pm
14April 10am – 5pm

Bus: 47, 68,74,9,91
Tram: 2,9,14,19
Metro: MM2 Porta Genova

The Unexpected welcome – new collection

Triennale di Milano – Triennale Design Week

Viale Alemagna 6
9 – 14 April  10.30 -22.00
17: Opening performance. 19.00
Bus: 61
Metro: MM1/2 Cadora

Includes show about Italian Design, Belgium is Design, Korea Craft & Design Foundation, Taiwan Contemporary Chairs


c/o Spazio Krizia
V ia Manin 21
10-14 April Open 11-21.00
9 April Coctail: 20-22
Bus: 37, 61, 94
Metro: MM3 Turati

Funambulists – new ideas for site-specific projects; lighting objects

Spazio Rossana Orlandi

Via Matteo Bandello 14,
9 – 14 April  9am – 8pm
Bus: 58,68, 74
Metro: MM1 Conciliazione

Hosting a selection of designers from all over the world incl Pien Hein Eek, Jaime, Hayon

Vivienne Westwood – 100% Design
Corso Venezia 25
9-14 April, 10:30am – 7:30pm

‘New British’ is a special interpretation of the creative campaign devised by 100% Design for this year’s show at Earls Court, London, in September. Inspired by the concept of ‘Creative Balance’, the installation will be on show in the main display window of the Vivienne Westwood Milan flagship store. A series of further design installations will be available for the public to see throughout the store. AmMongst others Deadgood, Viable, Dare Studio, Decode, Anglepoise, Bethan Gray

Via San Gregorio 32
9-14 April, 9-13: 11.00 – 20.00, 14 April: 11.00 – 19.00
Tram: 1,5
Metro: MM1 Lima, MM2/3 Centrale

Droog celebrates its 20th birthday with a look to the present and future. In collaboration with Rijksmuseum, Philips LED, Hotel Droog

c/o Leclettico
via San Gregorio 39
9-13 April 2013.
9 April: 10 – 4pm
9 April: opening 20:00 – 23:00 – invitation only
Tram; 1,5
Metro: MM1 Lima, MM2/3 Centrale

Specially commissioned objects

La Rinascente

c/o Design Supermarket la Rinascente -1 level
Piazza Duomo
9-14 April 2013
Tram: 1,2,3,12,14,16,24,27
Metro: MM1/3 Duomo

Afrofuture – Adventure with Africa’s makers, thinkers and dreamers.

Ventura Lambrate

Milan Breakfasts and Design Academy Eindhoven
LAP Via Cletto Arrighi 19
10 – 12 April 9.30 – 11.00 am &
Quality conversation on design and free coffee, croissants.
Coproduced by The New Institute and Design Academy EIndhoven

Established & Sons

Via Ventura 5

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