We are getting a lot of inviations these days concerning the upcoming Milan Design Week 9-14th April, 2013. We thought we should share some of them with you. Our editor-in-chief David Carlson will spend some spring days in Milan for the 24th year in a row… not so much for the actual products, but for meetings and socializing with new and long-time friends. We will publish a short story and his snapshots from around town by the end of next week. Below are some things you will be able to see in Milan and some places worth going to.
Form Us With Love presents Milan Oasis – a concept serving daytime as a workspace with 24 meeting and working seats, power outlets, coffee and WIFI. During nighttime the space transforms into a late night dinner setting based around Scandinavian inspired Italian cuisine. Via Maiocchi 5/7 Metro Porta Venezia.
Lucha Nichetto and Oki Sato/Nendo will do a show together at Foro Buonaparte 48.
It all started in December when Luca Nichetto and Oki Sato met in Stockholm for a coffee in Vetekatten, where they spoke about design and collaboration between designers of the past such as Ettore Sottsass with Shiro Kuramata. Jokingly, they were told that now was their time, but that they should make products together to highlight their mutual respect and the affinity between their work, rather than showing existing work together, says the designers.
Wallpaper Handmade will take place once again at Via San Gregorio 39. An international cast of designers, craftmen and makers will show their handmade products.
The selected 12 winners of LEXUS DESIGN AWARD will be on display at Museo della Permanente, Via Filippo Turati 34. Lexus will also stage an exhibition entitled Lexus Design Amazing 2013: a combination of Lexus design philosophy and the very finest in contemporary art, architecture and design elements from Japan. The installation will be projected by Toyo Ito just awarded 2013 Pritzker prize for his ‘timeless’ buildings and up-and-coming designer Akihisa Hirata.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec will show the project Quiet Motion in partnership with BMWi at Facoltà Teologica, Via dei Cavalieri del Santo Sepolcro 3.
MOST is a meeting point created by Tom Dixon. Except for his own collection you will find Piet Hein Eek, American Design Club, Lugi, Brokis, Hugo Passos, and Studio Job with Lensvelt. Three design schools : Central St. Martins, running textile workshops; Offenbach University, operating live rotational moulding; and School of Form, programming a robot to serve food. Visitors can take part in Oskar Zieta’s production process, have a coffee in the Cloisters, or afternoon tea in Tom Dixon’s Grand British Tea House. Via Olona, 6b.
If your electrical devices run out of juice while you’re at the Salone, just pop over to Spazio Rossana Orlandi and power them up at the Punkt. charging station. Rossana Orlandi’s is one of the places we always go to when in Milan. Via Matteo Bandello 14/16.
Designjunction will present Edit, a carefully curated exhibition with an array of leading global brands, installations, workshops, pop up eateries and design stores, all held within the nice La Pelota arena in central Milan. One of the exhibitors are the Swedish No Early Birds, with products designed by Per Söderberg. Via Palermo 10.
Claesson Koivisto Rune will be presenting a seating family called “Kelly” made for Tacchini.
The Barefoot Walking carpet by Daniel Costa will be shown in the show Nomadisimi at Altai Gallery, curated by Lidewij Edelkoort & Raffaelle Carreri.
For my graduation I decided to work on the the joy of “barefoot walking”, I strongly believe this most humble act resonates with many urges people bare these days and in the close future. Barefoot walking is about nudity, childhood, the idyllic past, flowing lines, health, nobility, ease, freedom, simplicity, order, and harmony, barefoot walking is sensual and sexual, says the designer. Via Pinamonte da Vimercate, 6.
Malmö by Proxy is a slice of the design scene of Malmö, Sweden. The nearby town from the David Report head office. Via Ventura 6.
Sofa for Knoll by Barber Osgbery on display at the fairground.