Milan Design Week 8 – 13 April 2014

Milan Design Week 2014, Salone Satelite, Fondue Slipper by Satsuki Chata

Milan Design Week 2014, Salone Satelite, Fondue Slipper by Satsuki Chata

Hidden Art’s list of events to see during Milan Design Week 2014. from the Isalone to events in Milan itself.

Below is a list of events. For the Review see here

4 April 2014

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 here After 3 years not having attended this year we will be visiting Milan for the second time to report back on UK Design, designers-and makers from our E-Shop as well as other shows and trends of interest.

In this 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.

Camron PR has produced an excellent overview of all shows including maps. You can view this here

Designboom also published the Milan Design Week Guide 2014

If you are interested in last year’s shows then you can find those here 

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.

8 – 13  April 2014, 9.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Trade only. Open to the general public only on Saturday April 12 and Sunday, April 13

one entrance card – Online Euro 20.00, at Fiera Euro 30

three entrance card –  Online Euro 40.00, at Fiera Euro 60
six-entrance card – Online only Euro 64.70    has further useful information including map and price of tube tickets.
Downloadable information for IPhone and IPAD (look for Isalone)

Eurococina, the International Kitchen Furniture Exhibition will be in pavillions 9-11 and 13-15.

Milan Design Week 2014, Isalone, Clever fridges by SMEG

Milan Design Week 2014, Isalone, Clever fridges by SMEG

Where Architects Live
Pavilion 9
Exhibition featuring the homes of famous architects, including Richard Rogers, Shigeru Ban, David Chipperfield, Daniel Libeskind and Zaha Hadid.

Tom Dixon
Will present his new collection under the Theme of ‘club’.  Tom Dixon reinvents the traditional and historic British members club into a contemporary and futuristic version of the gentleman’s hangout, the collection being a source of influence.


Milan Design Week 2014, Isalone, SCP

Milan Design Week 2014, Isalone, SCP


Salone Satelite
Pavillions 13-15

The Salone Satellite is in the main fair grounds in the pavillions 13-15. When you arrive take the free bus to Cargo 4 South Gate. Entrance is free, but if you also want to visit the main fair you have to pay.

Like last uear there will be a number of craftsmanship studios,, including textiles, ceramics, leather adn 3d printing (digital craftsmanship). who will be giving live demonstrations.

The best 3 projects will also be given the Salone Satelite Award.

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

Milan Design Week 2014, Salone Satellite

Milan Design Week 2014, Salone Satellite

ISaloni – Events outside the main fair 

See FuoriSalone

San Gregorio Docet

Centred around Via San Gregorio between Porta Venezia and the Central Station, San Gregorio Docet has been unveiled as the brand new design district at Salone de Mobile this year.

Events in San Gregorio Docet include Wallpaper* Droog Design, Kvadrat, Designersblock, Fabs Carte, Stephen Burks, Sarah Lucas

More than 50 independent UK and International designers showing, furniture, lighting, textiles, ceramics, jewelry and architecture

Milano Edition 14
San Gregorio Docet
Via Alfredo Cappellini 21

7-13 April 10am – 19pm daily

Milan Design Week 2014, Piers and Rory from Designersblock

Milan Design Week 2014, Piers and Rory from Designersblock

Wallpaper* Handmade with Leclettico


Via San Gregorio 39

8 – 12 April 2014

Open daily, free entry 10.00am – 19.00pm

(closes 4pm Tuesday)

The show will be hosting exciting collaborations from various designers across the globe.

Milan Design Week 2014, Wallpapaer, Leclectico

Milan Design Week 2014, Wallpapaer, Leclectico


Via San Gregorio 29
8-13 April
Tue – Sat 11.00 – 20.00
Sun: 11.00 – 19.00

Tram: 1,5
Metro: MM1 Lima, MM2/3 Centrale

Dressed with fantasy, an environment for new minimalism, inspired by the rich collections of the renowned Rijksmuseum. Old masters meeting contemporary design.

Milan Design Week 2014, Droog

Milan Design Week 2014, Droog


Brera Design District

5th Edition
8- 13 April 2014

Workshops, showrooms and temporary spaces.

Further information

Established and Sons- Dilmos Collaboration
Piazza San Marco,1
(Ingresso Via Solferino)

Tube: Lanza Brera
M2 Linea Verde/Green Line

Tuesday 8 April:  –6pm
Wednesday 9th – Sunday 13th: 10am–9pm

EDIT by DesignJunction 9-13 April
Palazzo Morando
Via Sant’Andrea, 6

8-13 April 2013
9 – 11 April 11 – 21.00
12 April 11.00 – 18.00
13 April 11.00 – 17.00

8  April: Party by invitation (19.00 – 22.00)

The second edition of EDIT by Designjunction will take place at the eighteenth-century Palazzo Morando (pictured) located at Via Sant’Andrea 6, a historic eighteenth-century building close to Milan’s Brera design district from 9 to 13 April, during this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture fair. Curated by the team behind the London designjunction event, EDIT will present a range of new products and furniture by British and international brands. Presenting a carefully selected 20 international brands, Edit aims to strike a balance between creative and commercial design

Includes ‘The Green Room’ presented by the UKTI.  This special room will feature only “green” products, sustainable, recycled or up-cycled pieces curated by the Fashion and Design team at the British Consulate in Milan. Kukka, who are also on the Hidden Art E-SHop will be exhibiting the DIY Wooden Table Lamp, Blcoks wooden desk accessories and the Balata Ruler from recycled floor tiles. Other brands  in “The Green Room” include Donna Wilson and Tom Raffield. Also exhibiting Flux, Innermost, Modus.

Milan Design Week 2014, DesignJunction, Kukka

Milan Design Week 2014, DesignJunction, Kukka

Tortona Around Design

This embraces the area between Via Tortona and Via SAVONA.


late at night bridge to Zona Tortona

late at night bridge to Zona Tortona

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

France Design 2014 – Tempraroy Museum for New Design Superstudio Piu


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

Includes Alessandro Mendini.


Tokyo Designers Week
Padigione Visconti,
Via Tordona 58


Milan Design Week 2014, Tokyo Design Week

Milan Design Week 2014, Tokyo Design Week


c/o Area 56
Via Savona 56
8 – 12 April 10am – 9pm
13 April 10am – 5pm

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

The Unexpected welcome – new collection. Also includes work from Studio Job amongst others.

Milan Design Week 2014, Moooi

Milan Design Week 2014, Moooi

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

Always has interesting exhibitions as part of the Milan Design Week. This year it includes design from Belgium and Hongkong.

Milan Design Week 2014, Triennale, Light is Time by Ziticen

Milan Design Week 2014, Triennale, Light is Time by Ziticen


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

A visionary installation where luminous objects, canvas screens and tables create an evocative atmosphere for the presentation of Brick, the modular pendant LED lamp consisting of an anodised aluminium body, available in natural, blue and black, and of an interchangeable slatted shade in fluorescent yellow, fluorescent red and aluminium.

Spazio Rossana Orlandi

Via Matteo Bandello 14/16,
8 – 13 April  9am – 8pm
Bus: 58,68, 74
Metro: M2 Green Line Sant’Agostino

Products by French design brand Moustache will be exhibited as a “breathing” installation. Includes Piet Hein Eek, marimekko, Aldo Bakker as well as emerging dfesigners.

Museo Bagatti Valsecchi
Via Gesu’ 4
8-13 April: 10am – 9pm

Includes Maarten Baas for Carpenters, Studio Job, Marcel Wanders.

 Central Milan Showrooms

Almost all the showrooms of the major brands have special exhibitions during the Milan Design Week.

Milan Design Week 2014 - Dog parade at Sisley by mariana Fernandes

Milan Design Week 2014 – Dog parade at Sisley by mariana Fernandes

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

Display of the best products designed by young designers participating in the Salone Satelite 2014


Ventura Lambrate

Milan Design Week 2014,  Ventura Lambrate, Food Factory

Milan Design Week 2014, Ventura Lambrate, Food Factory

General Opening hours:
Tues 8 April – Sat 12 April: 10am – 8.00pm
Sunday 13 April: 10am – 6pm
Open Evening: Wednesday 9 April: 8pm – 10pm

Metro: Lambrate Station. Then follow the signs.
Free shuttle service

Worth a visit. Now in its 5th year. Includes exhibitions from Design Academy Eindhoven, Jaime Hayon,  University of the Arts London, Maarten Baars and the Zuiderzee Museum and Textielmuseum.

You will find details in the daily paper which will be distributed widely.
Click here to download map and further information.

Connecting the Dots
Presentation space of
Via Gaspare Bugatti 18

8 April 2014. 17.00 – 18.30
Coctail till 22.00
Debate about the art of Commissioning Design. And how much freedom are designers given and how much do they take when
working on commissions? A debate about the dynamics between industry and designers. Supported by and organised with the Embassy and Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Design Academy Eindhoven

Via Cletto Arrighi 19
8-12 April 10.00 – 20.00pm
13 April `0.00 am – 18pm
Wednesday 9 April: 8.00pm – 10pm &

Via Zecca Vecchia 3

This is a new district, which is right in the city centre of Milan.
Between the metro stops Sant’Ambrogio and Cordusio

Maarten Baas in collaboration with Ventura Projects

Garage San Remo
Via Zecca Vecchia
8-12 April: 11am – 8pm
13 April:  11am – 18.00pm
Open Evening: 9 APril: 8pm – 12pm

New designs and collaborations with other designers. “Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s showtime! Come and let us entertain you with this year’s harvest of our finest products!”



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