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.
- 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!’
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- For the Milan Design Week, the famous Maison Gucci has dedicated a whole space to its design universe: the Gucci Deco Store.
- 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
- Moon chair: a pure invitation to relax designed by Marcel Wanders.
- My trip to the fascinating Milan Design Week couldn’t be complete without seeing the Nilufar gallery
- 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.