Milan Design Week 9 – 14 April 2013 – Review Triennale

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


Constancy and Change exhibition from Korea, Triennale Design Week, Milan Design Week 2013


Line+LinLine by Suh-Young-Hee , a contemporary version of the hambak, traditional korean top and shirt for women, Korean Constancy and Change, Triennale Design Week, Milan Design Week 2013

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.


Wave by Fernando and Humberto Campana with Chi-HsiangYeh, Jui-Koh-Li and Jiang-Cheng Lin. Taiwan Contemporary Chairs, Triennae Design Week, Milan Design Week 2013

Wegner retrospective

Wegner is one of my favourite designers, and it was great to see a retrospective of the Danish Wegner as part of the Triennale.


Wegner Retrospective at Triennale Design Week, Milan Design Week 2013

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.


Ross Lovegrove at Triennale Design Week with Renault, Milan 2013


New Renault Car concept at Triennale Design Week, Milan Design Week 2013.

Triennale Gardens


Garden Design exhibition in Triennale Gardens, Triennale Design Week, Milan Design Week 2013


Inside of one of the little tents in the gardens of Triennale during Triennale Design Week, Milan Design Week 2013

See also:

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


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