My Favorite aspects of the Milan Design Week 2019

  • 25th March 2019
  • Design + Art
  • Exhibition

It was in Milan that worldwide designers met up for the Milan Design Week, an open-air museum, where the greatest design creations were exhibited, for the enjoyment of the interior design enthusiasts.

I will be sharing here my favorite installations and decoration.


  • Aqua : Water vision by Leonardo Da Vinci.
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  • The construction of one of the locks on the canal Conca Dell’Incoronata was overseen by Leornardo Da Vinci.
  • In order to celebrate the 500th anniversary of his death, the artist Marco Balich has created this installation for the Milan Design Week.
  • The installation tells Milan’s history but also imagines its future.
  • In the Brera Design District, the theme this year was ‘Design your life!’
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  • The idea here was to encourage designers to create sustainable solutions and the public to adopt a more ‘sensible’ approach.
  • As part of this programme, I visited the ‘Planetary’, which was presented in the Brera design apartment: a decoration project designed by Cristina Celestino for Besana Carpet Lab.
  • Rugs – with colors that reminded us of the 70’s – were displayed on the floor, on the ceiling and on the walls, completed with superb lighting fixtures designed by Angelo Brotto.
  • The Melissa & Campana installation
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  • I simply adored this spectacular red installation, which celebrates 15 years of collaboration between Melissa and the Campana brothers and which illustrates the power of human relations.
  • The installation is inspired by crochet techniques and needed 17000 meters of recycled PVC, which were sent to 14 Brazilian towns.
  • Under the artistic supervision of the Campana brothers, this creation was born and is a testimony to this incredible collaborative work.
  • The Maesta Sofferente
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  • This majestic 8 meter-long installation was displayed in front of the Duomo for the Milan Design Week.
  • I really like the creations by the Italian designer Gaetano Pesce and I particularly adore the Mamma. I discovered this incredible installation that denounces violence against women.
  • It represents a female bust riddled with arrows, surrounded by 6 animal heads and immobilized by a ball and chain.
  • This work was to celebrate 50 years since the creation of the iconic Mamma.

Favorite Decorations:

  • For the Milan Design Week, the famous Maison Gucci has dedicated a whole space to its design universe: the Gucci Deco Store.
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  • I really enjoyed wandering through this space to discover the different collections: wallpapers, rugs, sofas, cushions, chairs and porcelain (designed by Richard Ginori), which, high in colors and motifs, illustrate perfectly the idea of ‘Beautiful is too much’. ☺
  • 45 creations, inspired by travels from the collection ‘Nomad Objects’ by Louis Vuitton, were presented in the center of the beautiful Palazzo Serbelloni.
  • It was an incredible journey through this collection that started in 2012, discovering pieces from worldwide renowned designers, with this year, two new designers and 10 more creations.
  • To name but a few, as they are all sumptuous ☺
  • Anemona: a wavy dining room table in an electric blue that transports you to the seaside.
  • It is designed by the Biagetti Atelier based in Milan
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  • Moon chair: a pure invitation to relax designed by Marcel Wanders.
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  • My trip to the fascinating Milan Design Week couldn’t be complete without seeing the Nilufar gallery ☺
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  • I discovered there a soft and elegant space At Nina’s / Episode II, designed by India Mahdavi and which represents Nina Yashar’s private club.
  • Sofas are covered in Pierre Frey’s fabrics, the Asta suspensions are a Vibeke Fonnesberg Schmidt production and the footstools are designed by Martino Gamper.
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