By Dieneke Ferguson and Manuel Ruiz-Adame
13 May 2013
Saturday 13 April
Our last day, before heading back on the Easyjet flight from Linate I decided to go to the Triennale. Unfortunately I was unable to visit Ingo Maurer, the Spazio Rossana Orlandi, and INGO MAURER and the Wallpaper exhibition all on my original list.
Triennale di Milano – Triennale Design Week
Viale Alemagna 6
The Triennale Design Week is in the Triennale building and it has always a range of exhibitions. Most are free. This year it included some interesting shows. In addition to the Italian Design for which you had to pay a fee there were Korea Craft & Design Foundation, Taiwan Contemporary Chairs as well as a lovely Danish exhibition.
Constancy and Change in Korean Traditional Craft 2013
Hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, the exhibition featuredabout 50 traditional craftworks created by 16 Korean artisans, which show off the creative and unique Korean style while retaining their own traditional artistic value. The organisers say that this exhibition reflects the the power of traditional Korean culture and aims to show another Korea
Taiwan Contemporary Chairs
This was a lovely exhibition showing a fusion of traditional craft techniques and materials with a contemporary approach. An example was the Wave chair below made with bamboo, bent in continuous curved shapes.
Wegner is one of my favourite designers, and it was great to see a retrospective of the Danish Wegner as part of the Triennale.
Ross Lovegrove and New Renault’s car concept
I loved Ross Lovegrove’s furniture which were in the colours of the New Renault – brliiant blue and luminous yellow.
Tuesday 9th April 2013, Maggazini
Wednesday 10th April 2013: Salone Satelite, Salone de Mobile, Moooi
Thursday 11th April 2013, 100% Design at Vivienne Westwood, Afrofuture, Superstudio Piu, Superstudio 13, Via, Designersblock
Friday 12 April 2013, Lambrate District, Mostsalone, DesignJunction, Droog