Our visit to Milan Design Week 2016

12-17 April 2016

By Dieneke Ferguson and Manuel Ruiz-Adame

Introduction

Click on the images below to find out more about our visit to Milan for the Milan Design Week in 2016 and  the Salone del Mobile and Salone Satelite.

We didn’t have long in Milan. Manuel and myself arrived on Tuesday 12 April in the evening and flew back on Saturday 16 April. We are always struggling with time as our list of what we would like to see never works within the limited time available.

This year we were pleased that 4 of the designers that are selling on the Hidden Art E-Shop were exhibiting in different places across Milan. We have written about their shows alongside other designers whose shows we really liked. They are Bright Potato, Curvalinea, Kukka and SO KLARA.

There was a lot to see this year in Milan and it takes time to digest it all back at home. But some of the trends we spotted were:

  • The eclectic nature of the shows – with a myriad of inspirations
  • Indirect focus on Brasil and the Rio 2016 Olympics. Jungle plants and design; bright and bold colours
  • Focus on materials, its uses and sustainability
  • Food and design
  • The craftsmanship behind the design

Click on the images below for further details.

Boa Sofa for Edra by Campana Brothers, Salone del Mobile 2016

Visit to Milan 2016: Salone del Mobile, Salone Satelite, Bright Potato

Piet Hein Eek, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milan Design Week 2016

Visit to Milan 2016: Airbnb Makers & bakers, Dossofiorito, Piet Hein Eek

Perch Light by Umut Yamac for Moooi, Milan Design Week 2016

Visit to Milan 2016: Zona Tortona, Moooi, SO KLARA, Lee Broom

Water, Earth, Fire and Air food. Earth Table, Restaurant by Caesarstone and Tom Dixon, Milan Design Week 2016

Visit to Milan 2016: Ingo Maurer, Tom Dixon, Kukka, Curvalinea

 

 

 

Spectra Installation by Kukka, at Frame exhibition, Milan Design Week 2016

Visit to Milan 2016: Kukka Shows Spectra

Milan Design Week 2016, So Klara at Designersblock. Photo: Adrian Samson

Visit to Milan: So KLARA launches new designs

Makers and Bakers, Airbnb with Ambra Medda. Ristorante Marta, Milan Design Week 2016

Makers and Bakers, Airbnb with Ambra Medda. Ristorante Marta, Milan Design Week 2016

Bright Potato At Salone Satelite, Milan Design Week 2016. David Byrne and Diego Martinez

Bright Potato At Salone Satelite, Milan Design Week 2016. David Byrne and Diego Martinez

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