12-17 April 2016
12-17 April 2016
Updated 19 April 2016
It is that time of the year again – the biggest event in the design calendar, the Milan Design Week is upon us. Although some in the design world are talking about Milan having changed over the years, it is without a doubt still the biggest design event which has no equal.
Hidden Art has participated in Milan from 2002 to 2010 and in subsequent years we have visited the shows and covered the events where UK designers are participating or which we visited and we liked.
Having visited Milan, we have updated our Milan report.
Salone del Mobile
Tuesday 12 – Sunday 17 April 2016
Rho, Milan Fairgrounds
Daily 9.30 – 6.30
Open to the general public on Saturday and Sunday.
Special prices depending on whether you are a trade operator, general public or student. For further details see here https://www.salonemilano.it/en/visitatori/ticket-e-modalita-d-ingresso.html
This is the 55th Edition and the Salone attracted 310,840 visitors from over 160 countries in 2015. There are three sections: Classic, Modern and Design. There is also the Biennial Eurocucina – Technology for the Kitchen (9,11,13,15) International Bathroom Exhibition (22-24) and Salone Satellite Pavillions (13-15). Entrance Cargo 4. (Open to the General Public) .
Free Public Entry from Cargo 5
When you arrive at Rho, take the free shuttle bus to Cargo.
Now in its 19th edition, the exhibition is dedicated to the theme “New Materials, New Designs”, exploring the latest that the new materials science has to offer.
The exhibition showcases the work of 650 designers under 35, and offers them a chance to be selected for the 7th annual edition of the SaloneSatellite Award for the 3 best products in each of the two categories, Kitchen and Bathroom.
Hidden Art also exhibited here for many years. See here
ISALONI – Events outside the main fair
Many events are taking place outside the main fair. Look out for the Interni guide which you can find at main venues during the fair. www.interni-events.com. You can download here also their app.
If you are visiting Milan then it is worth your while deciding beforehand what you would like to see, as there is too much to see it all. Most of the venues are in one of the main clusters:
Tortona Design Week
San Gregorio Docet
San Babila Design Quarter
Brera Design District
TORTONA DESIGN WEEK
14 April – Late night 12am
Tortona is the district that first brought together the foremost brands in Italian and international design with famous as well as up-and-coming young designers in the impressive spaces of its many former industrial warehouses.
Base Milano Design Centre
Just a few days after its official opening, BASE Milano will be home to designers, companies and university institutions from across the globe, perfectly in line with its mission to act as an innovative, international platform for the integration of ideas, projects and creative works. Exhibitors at Base Milano include:
XXI Triennale, ‘21st century. Design after design’ exhibition, which encompasses some of the principal national pavilions. To mark the occasion, the centre will be presenting the following events: ü Sustainability and creativity in urban design is the focus of Human Cities, the European network which today involves 11 partners from 11 “human cities” in Europe, St. Etienne (France), Brussels (Belgium), Graz (Austria), Belgrade (Serbia), Bilbao (Spain), Cieszyn (Poland), London (United Kingdom), Helsinki (Finland), Lubiana (Slovenia), Tallinn (Estonia) and the Milan Polytechnic Design Department (Italy), which will be unveiling a four-year interdisciplinary project for the very first time at Milan Design Week
It is also the first port of call of the international itinerary ‘Human Cities/Milano’, which will also be hosting the ‘Open Your Space’ exhibition by the Tongji University College of Design and Innovation (Shanghai), which explores the theme of interaction with public spaces in an extra-European urban context.
Connecting the Dots from Holland, investigate ‘Culture versus Commerce’, extreme aspects of design expressed in two exhibitions called ‘Furnishers Market’ and ‘The Alternative’, with the participation of 20 design studios.
Via Bergognone 34
10.30 – 20pm
The 16th Designersblock event presents a variety of different projects, including furniture, lighting, textiles, jewellery, architecture, services and interactive projects, by 60 of the most innovative emerging and established designers on the international design scene and there will also be a special event from Arts Thread.
The show included work from SoKlara who celebrated the power of colour with her bold patterns.
Official Press Point and Info Point • Lounge Area for meetings and presentations; • Temporary offices, where you can send off a quick e-mail or even recharge your mobile devices; • Bar and restaurant; • Entertainment: music events every evening; • Bookshop by On printed paper, purchase direct or online.
You will find Lee Broom on Via Bergogne 47 on Thursday 14 April.
The Unexpected Welcome
Via Savona 56
Tues – Sat: 10-21pm
Moooi will showcase an assembly of inspirational living quarters, timeless product haikus and a new company Moooi Carpets blended with artistic photography by Rahi Rezvani.
New Newer Newest
Via Savone 33
In collaboration with Groninger Museum Baas explores two concepts in which space and time are placed in different perspective.
Via Tortona 27
14 – 18 April: 10am – 9pm
19 April: 10am – 6pm
SUPERDESIGN – this year’s theme is white pages
SAN GREGORIO DOCET
This is the area surrounding Via San Gregorio, between Porta Venezia and the Central Station. It is the second year that the district participates, imagined and created by Claudio Loria of Leclettico gallery in collaboration with Wallpaper* magazine.
c/o The Arcade
via San Gregorio 43
13 – 14 April: 10.00 – 19.00
Now in its 7th year, Wallpaper*Handmade will show specially commissioned furniture, objects, fashion and more, dedicated to the fine art of hospitality and world travel.
BRERA DESIGN DISTRICT
The district is the creative business core of Milan; it extends along Bastioni di Porta Nuova to Via Broletto, along Via Legnano to Via Montenapoleone, sharing the perimeter of Brera’s DUC’s (Urban Business Districts). This is the 6th Edition of the Fuori Salone and this year there will be 136 events.
Atelier Swarowski Home
Via Cusani 5
12 April- Press Preview: 09:00 – 11:00, Invitation Only // Public: 11:00 – 18:00
13 -16 April: -10:00 – 19:00
17 April – 11:00 – 17:00
The first Atelier Swarovski Home collection
Via G Sacchi 5/7
Tues : 11 – 19pm
Wed -Sat: 11-21pm
What’s the Matter
Demonstrates the impact of the physical on the digital and vice versa
Kukka products will be showing the Spectra Installation. Further details .
Hem – Ice Cream Social
Via Varese 12
12-15 April 2016
10am – 8pm
Custom Ice Cream flavours and to preview the latest Hem products by designers Max Lamb (thurs), Philippe Malouin, Karoline Fesser (wed), and Studio deform (Friday). To preview and taste 4-6pm each day
In Brera you will also find exhibitions from:
SAN BABILA DESIGN QUARTER
This is a brand new design district in the heart of Milan’s city centre and was launched by DesignJunction in partnership with MONOQI business.
San Babila unites design showrooms, fashion stores and eateries in central with cutting-edge exhibition, designjunction edit Milan positioned at the centre.Showrooms include Alessi, Artemide, Bulthaup, Vivienne Westwood and Smeg.
Masterly – the Dutch in Milano
Palazzo Francesco Turati
Via Meravigli 7
12-17 April: 11am – 8pm
Serpentine Galleries at La Rinascente , a Search Behind appearances
la Rinascente, Piazza Duomo, Milan
12 – 7 April 2015
9.30 am – 10pm
A Search Behind Appearances is a unique collaboration between designer Hella Jongerius and theorist Louise Schouwenberg for la Rinascente department store in Milan. Commissioned by the Serpentine Galleries
A Search Behind Appearances reflects on the state of affairs in design and prompts a consideration of the meanings that hide behind appearances. It does so through a sophisticated shadow play. Ingeniously animated and automated small-scale machines assemble and dis-assemble iconic objects.
Presented at the Salone del Mobile, Jongerius and Schouwenberg’s 2015 manifesto Beyond the New addressed the deceptive world of empty spectacle and commercial verbiage in design, and made a plea for a renewed idealistic agenda. In 2016 Jongerius and Schouwenberg move beyond criticism and celebrate foremost the innate potential of design. The imaginative shadows, the intricate fabrics, and their interplay, evoke questions and offer means for ‘reading’ a design’s true value.
PIazza Velasca 5
12 april: Opening: 19.00-22.00 13-16 April: 10.00 -21.00. 17 April: 11-19.00.
Inside a deconsecrated church the German designer Ingo Maurer presents his new lighting projects.
THE RESTAURANT BY CAESARSTONE & TOM DIXON
c/o MUBA Museo di Bambini di Milano
Rotonda della Bessana
Via E. Besana 12
12 April: 12.00-19.00, 13-16 April: 10.00-19.00; 17 April: 10.00-16.00
Caesarstone and Tom Dixon reveal a conceptual menu by Arabeschi di Latte. An experimental food concept and menu will be featured in four Tom Dixon Caesarstone kitchens and dining halls creating a multi-sesnor dining experience.
Zona Santambrogio is one of the key areas in the city as regards history, art and culture: the Basilica of the local patron St. Ambrose, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Leonardo da Vinci’s vineyard, the Museum of Science and Technology,the Achille Castiglioni Foundation, the Franco Albini Foundation, Spazio Rossana Orlandi and the Triennale Milano
TRIENNALE DI MILANO
Viale Alemagna 6
SPAZIO ROSSANA ORLANDI
Via Matteo Bandello, 14/16
12 April: 9.00 – 20.00, 13 April: 9.00-19.00; 14-17 April: 9.00 – 20.00
An international selection of avant-garde brands and designers incl. Piet Hein Eek, Maarten Baas.
Makers & Bakers by Airbnb
a collaboration with Ambra Medda
Via Matteo Bandello 14
Tues 12 April – Fri 15 April
10am – 7pm
Thursday 10am – 5pm
Created in collaboration with Curator Ambra Medda, this installation is an installation of Food and Design and will evoke a sensory experience for guests around the notion of the shared table. Makers & Bakers will also provide a platform for global designers to create and show work, demonstrating Airbnb’s ongoing commitment to championing emerging talent.
Tuesday 12 April – Saturday 16 April: 10:00-20:00
Sunday 17 April: 10:00-18:00
OPENING EVENING Wednesday 13 April: 20:00-22:00
PRESS / INFO DESK Via Ventura 5, 20134, Milan, Italy
EXHIBITIONS ARE ON THE FOLLOWING STREETS:
Via Conte Rosso, Via Ventura, Via Massimiano, Via Sbodio, Via Privata Oslavia, Via Cletto Arrighi.
MM2 Green Line, Lambrate FS
Free shuttle service
24 academies and universities. The overall trend is about breaking out of discipline-specific frameworks and taking design education to the next level.
Din Metal Industrial Building
Judy’s tables can also be bought on the Hidden Art E-Shop here.
Street Food Experience
Via Ventura 12
12-17 April: 12.00 – 20.00pm. 13 April: Party 18.00 – 22.00 pm
Design Academy Eindhoven
Via Cletto Arrighi 10
12th to 16th April: 10:00 to 20:00
Wednesday 13th April: 10:00 to 22:00
Sunday 17th April: 10:00 to 18:00
Opening Prosecco reception: Wednesday 13th April: 14:00
13th, 14th and 15th April from 10:00 to 11:00
Free admission (in collaboration with the Creative Industries Fund NL)
Projects exploring how tactility is the essence of life because withut touch humanity becomes vulnerale.