Milan Design Week 2014 – San Gregorio Docet

Milan Design Week 2014, Overview of events in San Gregorio Docet, Designersblock, Wallpaper and Droog.

Entered 12 May 2014

Dieneke Ferguson and Manuel Ruiz-Adame

See also:
Zona Tortona and DesignJunction
Salone de Mobile and Salone Satelite
Ventura Lambrate, Triennale

San Gregorio Docet

This is a new emerging cluster which lies between the Porta Venezia and the Central Station.  This area was the home of Designersblock, Wallpaper and Droog amongst others.

This was going to be a busy day as we wanted to see the Droog Exhibition as well as Wallpaper. Designersblock we had already seen on the Tuesday night.

Wallpaper

#handmadeexhibition

Milan Design Week 2014, Wallpaper, Monsieur Poire

Milan Design Week 2014, Wallpaper, Monsieur Poire


This exhibition was based in the Leclettico Gallery, which is based in a former wholesale fabric store. An exquisite exhibition exploring collaborations between craftsmen and others, using materials in a new way…  Food for thought. Also here you could see collaborations with car companies as a big component to be able to get funding for an exhibition. Also of course the car industry has so many skills that are useful for other sectors.

Milan Design Week 2014, Wallpaper, Diptych Landscape II by Fredrikson Stallard. Sponsored by Jaguar

Milan Design Week 2014, Wallpaper, Diptych Landscape II by Fredrikson Stallard. Sponsored by Jaguar

Milan Design Week 2014, Wallpaper

Milan Design Week 2014, Wallpaper

 

Milan Design Week 2014, Wallpaper, Passage of Wood, folly by in Praise of Shadows, Dinesan, Oliver Beer and Werkraum Bregenzerwald.

Milan Design Week 2014, Wallpaper, Passage of Wood, folly by in Praise of Shadows, Dinesan, Oliver Beer and Werkraum Bregenzerwald.

 

Milan Design Week 2014, Wallpaper, The Structure of Chocolate, Pierre Marcolini, Patternity and Toby Winteringham

Milan Design Week 2014, Wallpaper, The Structure of Chocolate, Pierre Marcolini, Patternity and Toby Winteringham

 

Milan Design Week 2014, Wallpaper, Pouffes by Gitta Gschwendtner

Milan Design Week 2014, Wallpaper, Shingled Pouffes by Gitta Gschwendtner

 

Milan Design Week 2014, Wallpaper, Cork Jacket by Todd Bracger and Amorim

Milan Design Week 2014, Wallpaper, Cork Jacket by Todd Bracger and Amorim

 

Droog
www.droog.com

The Droog exhibition was another gem – taking its inspiration from the opening of the Rijksmuseum and their collaboration to use old paintings etc as an inspiration for new work.  A lovely juxtaposition of reworkings of 17th and 18th century paintings, new products based on old and simple furniture.

Milan Design Week 2014 - Droog

Milan Design Week 2014 – Droog

As I am definitely a fan of what Droog has been doing over the years, I couldn’t resist buying their latest publication Here, There, Everywhere which features the work of Drooglab over the past four years. It describes the outcome of their travels to a number of places to see how people live their lives and what could be drawn from these very different societies.

The walls and ceiling were decorated with Dutch graphic designer Irma Boom’s wallpaper, referencing works in the museum’s collection by the likes of Vermeer and using the colour palette she developed as part of the 2013 Rijksmuseum renovation and rebrand.

Milan Design Week 2014 - Droog

Milan Design Week 2014 – Droog

An eighteenth-century tapestry has been transformed into wallpaper, while a painting with birds and clouds became part of a reflective gradient wall in the bedroom.

Milan Design Week 2014 - Droog

Milan Design Week 2014 – Droog

A range of Droog products, inspired by the Rijksmuseum’s collection was also on display. The new product range included  a glass series, 3D printed napkin rings and a rubber tablecloth. New additions to the New Original series are also being shown – these pieces are inspired by Chinese products such as lampoon lights and traditional Chinese teapots.

Milan Design Week 2014 - Droog

Milan Design Week 2014 – Droog

Milan Design Week 2014, Droog, Tea for Two

Milan Design Week 2014, Droog, Tea for Two

Designersblock

www.verydesignersblock.com

We also passed by Designersblock to say hello again. We already had seen the exhibition on the Tuesday evening. It is a lovely exhibition, their 14th show – daring as Designersblock seems to take on new challenges, which is never easy. But some very interesting work, lovely exhibited.

Milan Design Week 2014, Piers and Rory, Designersblock

Milan Design Week 2014, Piers and Rory, Designersblock

Kristjana S. Williams Studio’s work is inspired by the natural world of flora and fauna and inspired by William Morris and the Victorian Era.
www.kristjanaswilliams.com

Milan Design Week 2014, Kristjana Williams at Designersblock

Milan Design Week 2014, Kristjana Williams at Designersblock

www.kreisdesigncom – Nikki Kreis (Kreis Design  presented her Peg-it-all Wall mounted storage panel.

Milan Design Week 2014, kreisdesign at Designersblock

Milan Design Week 2014, kreisdesign at Designersblock