Focusing on immersive exhibits, memorial installations and young guards, Tough hits for the big comeback of Milan Design Week 2022.
Alcova’s young talent
Inspired by its founders Valentina Sophie and Joseph Grimmer, Alcova has set itself apart again this year through a state-of-the-art program Within the walls of Milan’s former military hospital center, about fifty emerging talents were honored.
Exhibition spread over 20 hectares, Mixed outdoor facilities (e.g. Garden Sam Klemick, head of the Studio Otherside Object) and Internal (e.g. “Confessions”, a joint play and a work of the Therapeutic Clinic Post Service, which provides a reflection on men’s mental health through expression and useful parts). Also inspiring is Sabine Marcellus’ pink onyx bathtub and illuminated curation of the pair in French clichs. – HR
Through the lens of Luca Guadagnino
More discreet about his activities as an interior designer than as a director, Luca Guadagnino founded his famous studio five years ago. For Milan Design Week 2022, within the walls of its longtime partner, Spazio RT, Palermotaine has staged two sets, including the creation of its furniture (two seats edited by Gavina Italy, a light fixture by Fontanaart, two rags from the manufacturer Cogolin and two follies). As well as selected objects, contemporary or wine.
These two places, though distinct, Share the same very cinematic universe, topped with thick curtains and woodwork, as if symbolizing a screen frame. Similarly, places are not visible from the outside, so you have to pick up your ticket to attend your private session … – FLG
Graphic line of Casa Mutinar
On the occasion of Milan Design Week 2022, Mutina “Pesagi” was presented by Nathalie du Pasquare in the center of her Casa Mutina. In the eyes of designers, ceramic tiles have become a work of art. As a covering or three-dimensional element, the artisan tiling paints a single picture, especially the terracotta animals signed by Alessio Sari to respond to the artist’s paintings.
Her collection for Mutina, created in collaboration with BitosiAvailable in three models: geometric shapes: square, white, red and polychrome, rettangolo, solid black or white and polychrome and tondo, white, green and polychrome. Crazy graphics! – HR
European premiere of Lucia Ames
The building through Sulferino, 11 This year again Milan is hosting this edition of Design Week 2022. If the crowd Dimorestudio (see below), upstairs, two exhibits can also be seen.
So we had an appointment with Lucia Ames (1930-2014). Charles’s daughter and Roy’s daughter-in-law saw themselves dedicating a posthumous single for the first time in Europe. Far from the work of his distinguished parents, we discovered works of art and installation consistent with the title of the exhibition: See with heart. It is with great poetry and sensitivity that his family, backed by the form portfolio, has staged nearly half a century of creation. Thus, paper butterflies, openwork metal furniture and archives of its preparatory work decorated the exhibition in a bright and colorful environment. -FLG
H + O is ugly to humans and nature
The opposite door to the world of minimal and intelligent H + O labels has opened. Specializing in ceramic tiles, the studio has, for the second time, invited a handful of hand-picked brands to take their fleeting gallery in Milan.
So, the furniture of Carl Emil Jacobsen, Catherine Robin Davidson or Renato Messina dressed in this 18th century apartment. Millions? Translating the vision of founders Alyssa Osino and Josephine Aquama Hofmeyer, an interior where nature and man enter into a lasting connection and where technology and furniture redefine a particular art of living. Interesting and … inspiring! -FLG
The charm of oblivion at Dimoremilano
You had to wait a few minutes before entering In this dark apartment in Milan’s Solferino. Behind the closed shutters, various rooms covered in fog created the illusion of discovering a long abandoned house. As Dimoremilano Studio exhibits described “forgot”,
At the root of the installation, Brit Moran and Emiliano Salsi have hit it hard by designing all the furniture, textiles and lighting. From leather through brass to steel, materials embrace the patina of time. We especially like Regionalista chairs and lantern ceiling lights made of metal and paper. – HR
Return to Future at Nilufar Depot
The same foggy environment at Nilufar Depot where designers have the most futuristic, Andreas Rissinger, representing Nilufer Gallery, took over the office of the place’s founder – Nina Yasher – “Too much, too soon!”
In the middle of a room dressed in pink, Bright sculptures of chromed and varnish metals were all the focus and were not associated with the multimedia installation for the first time. Only the reflection of the mirror has played a role in causing problems here. – HR
Floss turns 60 at Milan Design Week 2022
Fabrica Orobia’s huge industrial space, Floss presents a collection of lighting designed by world-renowned designers such as Vincent van Duesen, Ronan and Erwan Borolake and Patricia Urquiola. Through a immersive experience dedicated to showcasing the innovative method of home that is celebrating its 60th anniversary, 24 new products have been unveiled to the public.
Composer and DJ David Busta Delio, in charge of sound design, A word journey with the audience. Art, music and lighting then came together in a happy blend of creativity and elegance. Like a lamp designed by a designer, Busta Dilio has given shape and character to music. – HR
IKEA is definitely not the thing by half. To the south of the town, near Tortona, the famous, hangout of designers, the Älmhult firm has relocated to former warehouses that have become BASE, an innovative space of more than 12,000 m2, dedicated to creation. In this week’s program of the Swedish festival: music, gastronomy and, of course, many installations highlighting brand new products and bestsellers at IKEA.
Thus, the “first couple’s apartment” comes to life poetically In the camouflage of a structure made of cardboard under which a common carpet and a serving tray are installed. The intelligence? A symbol of a couple’s impatience when organizing their first evening, even before opening their boxes. Elsewhere, a long table depicts several generations of customers: children’s drawings begin in disguise and end with an elegant meal, passing through a teleworking corner.
Also, collaborations on new designs Published during the festival from IKEA: Swedes invite Sabine Marcellus to visualize two minimalist photographs decorated with LEDs that make up the VARMBLIXT collection. Will be available in stores in the spring of 2023. – FLG
> And also: Triennale Exhibition and Satellite Fair Video Review within the walls of Salone del Mobile 2022.