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.

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The Established & Sons shantytown look-alike exhibition.

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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.

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Tree with flowers in old warehouse.

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Nice and creative chaos at Rossana Orlandi.

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

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

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A lot of blackboards in the Tom Dixon stand.

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Graffiti – to be, or not to be…

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

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Staff with long experience at Rossana Orlandi.

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Myself as graphic figure holding camera in the Canon show.

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Fabrics. Very tactile.

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Crystal Lexus.

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Giant outdoor fabric lamps at Montenapoleone.

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Jellyfish projected in the Canon show.

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Inside the Established & Sons shantytown.

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A metaphor for all brands that need to be fixed?

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Panasonic entrance.

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