From new collections at Rho Fiera to immersive, biodiverse experiences, these are the top events to put on your list for next week.

SUPERSALONE

Stefano Boeri, Andrea Caputo, Maria Cristina Didero, Anniina Koivu, Lukas Wegwerth, Marco Ferrari and Elisa Pasqual 

Five designers – Andrea Caputo, Maria Cristina Didero, Anniina Koivu, Lukas Wegwerth, Marco Ferrari and Elisa Pasqual – collaborated with curator-architect Stefano Boeri to bring a new, unique exhibition platform to life. Manifested as a large design library in Rho Fiera, Supersalone zooms in on our new connection to contemporary living spaces, a showcase of different products from companies represented at Salone.

Where: Rho Fiera, Strada Statale Sempione, 28, 20017 Rho MI, Italy

When: 5-10 September

NATURAL CAPITAL

Carlo Ratti Associati x Eni 

Demonstrating the key role that trees play in oxygen production, Natural Capital is one of the largest data visualizations ever developed. Carlo Ratti Associati and energy company Eni paired up to install the project over the 500-sq-m grounds of Brera Botanical Garden. Spheres accompanying each tree species reflect how much COthe plants can capture and store. 

Where: Brera Botanical Garden, Via Privata Fratelli Gabba 10, Via Brera, 28, 20121 Milan MI, Italy

When: 4-12 September 

ECAL X MUJI: COMPACT LIFE

Ecal x Muji 

Lifestyle brand Muji and bachelor’s students from Lausanne university Ecal have conceived a minimalistic collection of furniture and accessories to help ‘tidy up our daily life’ at home. Compact Life, as the flexible series is entitled, will be presented at Muji’s Milan store on Via Torino.

Where: Muji Milan Store, Via Torino, 22, 20123 Milan MI, Italy

When: 5-10 September, 11AM to 7PM 

BETWEEN THE LINES

Mutina for Art

At Between the Lines, the evocative works of late photographer Luigi Ghirri are set up among Din, a range by Konstantin Grcic for Mutina. The Sarah Cosulich-curated show, which displays images collected by Mutina CEO Massimo Orsini, dialogues with the architecture of the brand’s showroom and its newly created ceramic display. 

Where: Casa Mutina Milano, Via Cernaia, 1A, 20121 Milan MI, Italy

When: Until 23 September

SENBAN

Schemata Architects

Schemata Architects’ exhibit at Salone del Mobile focuses on a new lathe processing method discovered by the team. Designed by Schemata founder Jo Nagasaka and realized by Naritake Fukumoto of TANK, the Senban pieces are constructed using a circular-saw lathe, with an electric circular saw. 

Where: Salone del Mobile, Foro Buonaparte, 65, 20121 Milan MI, Italy

When: 4-12 September

TECH CRAFT MILANO

Anna Heck, Laurin Schaub, Lea Debernardi, Noelani Rutz, Panter Tourron, Shizuka Saito, Yann Froidevaux and Valentin Dubois

Tech Craft Milano investigates the impact of the digital age on the physical world through seven projects. The NOV Gallery exhibition, showcasing designs by Anna Heck, Laurin Schaub, Lea Debernardi, Noelani Rutz, Panter Tourron, Shizuka Saito, Yann Froidevaux and Valentin Dubois, serves as a ‘white space to create a new material vision’ blending craftsmanship and digital tools. 

Where: Alcova, Via Simone Saint Bon, 1, 20147 Milan MI, Italy

When: 5-12 September

THE LOST GRADUATION SHOW

Anniina Koivu

Global design graduates from the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be represented at The Lost Graduation Show. Providing an exhibition arena to students from 48 schools spanning 22 different countries, the Supersalone show touches on mobility, inclusive design, materials research, sustainability and more. Curator Anniina Koivu hopes to encourage disruptive practices in the academic space.

Where: Rho Fiera, Strada Statale Sempione, 28, 20017 Rho MI, Italy

When: 5-10 September 

CYCLE OR RE-CYCLE

USM x Monocle

Seeking to push a green agenda forward, Swiss modular systems specialists USM and global media brand Monocle will unveil a takeover of Milan’s premier Rossignoli Bikes store. The biophilic installation gives visitors a hub for discussing sustainability and the circular economy. USM and Monocle have also collaborated on two new Rossignoli bikes to be featured at the event.

Where: Rossignoli Bikes, Corso Garibaldi, 71, 20121 Milan MI, Italy

When: 4-10 September, 10AM to 8PM

NATURAL HABITATS

Note Design Studio x Vestre

Introducing Vestre’s new Habitats outdoor-furniture collection, Natural Habitats offers an immersive green experience in the heart of Zona Tortona. Its creators, the team at Note Design Studio in collaboration with René Hougaard, the designer and architect behind ARDE, and Alexander Qual, design director of Rethink Studio, physically manifest the idea of design facilitating greater biodiversity in urban spaces.

Where: Vestre at Milan Design Week, Officine Cova, via Tortona 31, Milan MI, Italy

When: 5-10 September 2021

SENSI OF CASA DOLCE CASA

Florim Matteo Thun & Antonio Rodriguez 

Florim’s Sensi of Casa Dolce Casa series has found completion in a set of chromatic surfaces designed in partnership with the studio of Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez. The ceramic tiles will feature in a bespoke installation reflecting the ‘synthesis between innovation, design and sustainability’. 

Where: Salone del Mobile, Foro Buonaparte 14 e 14/A, Milan, IT

When: 4-10 September, 10AM to 7PM