The other day I presented my three best moments from this years Milan Design Week; Maison Martin Margiela, Senseware and Richard Ginori @ Taste Lounge. Not for the furniture though, which would be obvious at a furniture fair/design week, but for the ambience and the creativity. Today I’m posting a series of snapshots from the Milan Design week 2009. I have to admit that I didn’t spend that many minutes checking new products this year. I mean, haven’t we seen it all before? The colour of the year is green, or black, or white, or red… So I decided to look for something else. Maybe to find what’s important and relevant? The little things that make a different. What’s luxury (other than a new cool chair), what’s culturally connected to our way of life?

I don’t know if I got all the answers, but still I found some good ideas here and there. I didn’t look for design out of a business perspective this year. Or maybe that was exactly what I did?

Here we go.


The Established & Sons shantytown look-alike exhibition.


Moroso exhibition with African theme by Stephen Burks. Stephen is by the way doing great work bridging third world countries with the design industry. Check out Aid to artisans.


Tree with flowers in old warehouse.


Nice and creative chaos at Rossana Orlandi.


Patricia Urquiola exhibition in the Visconti palace with great respect for the famous ballroom.


Blown up minimalized crystal at the Arik Levy exhibition for Swarovski.


A lot of blackboards in the Tom Dixon stand.


Graffiti – to be, or not to be…


Nice wrapped up decorative elements together with old books at Boffi.


Staff with long experience at Rossana Orlandi.


Myself as graphic figure holding camera in the Canon show.


Fabrics. Very tactile.


Crystal Lexus.


Giant outdoor fabric lamps at Montenapoleone.


Jellyfish projected in the Canon show.


Inside the Established & Sons shantytown.


A metaphor for all brands that need to be fixed?

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  1. luis fernando ponce says:

    Apr 29, 2009

    Without doubt this kind of encounters are very gratifying.

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  3. Nick says:

    May 7, 2009

    Hi David,
    These pictures of the Canon Show look great.
    We had been in Milan too and shot some video at the Design Week. Have a look at them:

    All the best

  4. Lauren says:

    May 9, 2009

    Wonderful pictures! I especially like the lamps hung across the street – it’s an interesting juxtaposition of home and public encounters. :) Thank you for sharing!


  5. Charles Wilson says:

    May 21, 2009

    Re. Martin Margiela, What does this mean???
    “Have you ever visited any of their stores around the world you felt the environment and atmosphere recreated by the use of a variety of creative expressions of their identity and philosophy”

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