Milan – You know the drill: the confines of the Milan Design Week expand every year, and your Fear of Missing Out grows along with it. We’ve put together a series of lists, by category, to help you better navigate the maelstrom, from the hallways of Rho Fiera to the hidden corners of Tortona.
Here is the second list in our series: the installations and new product releases that will debut in the city’s design showrooms.
WHO: Salvatori x Piero Lissoni, John Pawson and Elisa Ossino
HOW: With Hidden Rooms, Salvatori presents a series of rooms in surprising sequence, where visitors can discover a series of optical and tactile illusions.
ADDRESS: Via Solferino 11
WHO: Florim + CEDIT x Federico Pepe and Cristina Celestino
HOW: How far can wall tile go? Pepe’s Araldica collection and Celestino’s Policroma are so far apart from each other that they might even look like completely different materials – just what CEDIT asked for.
ADDRESS: Foro Buonaparte 14/14A
WHO: cc-tapis x Martino Gamper, Patricia Urquiola, David/Nicolas et al
HOW: The brand’s lab space is half retro, half tongue-in-cheek future – and it features previews of the new Xequer, Fordite and Plasterworks collections.
ADDRESS: Piazza Santo Stefano 10
WHO: Moroso x Marco Viola
HOW: The Italian brand revisits its M’Afrique collection with Detached – 10 Years After, an installation by Marco Viola – and a DJ set by Peter Adjaye’s music for (interior) architecture on opening night.
ADDRESS: Via Pontaccio 8/10
WHO: The entire Herman Miller Group, from Design Within Reach to HAY and Maharam
HOW: The All Together Now is exactly that – 450 products from the nine brands that make up the Herman Miller Group come together inside five color-blocked rooms, going from a dining scene to an office.
ADDRESS: Corso Garibaldi 70
WHO: Knoll x OMA
HOW: Co-curated by OMA and Domitilla Dardi, Knoll Celebrates Bauhaus presents four different clusters – one for Marcel Breuer, one for Mies van der Rohe, one for the bridge-like figure of Florence Knoll and a final set dedicated to shool’s legacy.
ADDRESS: Piazza Bertarelli 2
WHO: Cristina Rubinetterie x Naomi Hasuike
HOW: Aided by Alessandro Gottardo’s illustration, with EveryBODIES Water Hasuike tells a visual story of the importance of water – and the objects that contain it – in everyday life.
ADDRESS: Via Pontaccio 8/10
WHO: Flos x Philippe Starck and Konstantin Grcic
HOW: The company will be reopening its Corso Monforte store with the installation La Plus Belle est Philippe Starck. A few metres down, their showroom will host the release of Noctambule, a new collection of blown glass lamps designed by Grcic.
ADDRESS: Corso Monforte 9 and 15
WHO: Poltrona Frau x Michele De Lucchi
HOW: In Connecting Experiences, De Lucchi presents a preview of his unrealized Earth Stations, the result of two years’ worth of research on how urban networks must adapt to provide places that allow users to express and exercise their personal freedom.
ADDRESS: Via Manzoni 30
Want to read our other category picks? You can do so here throughout the week.