Pills and trends just after Milano Design Week.

A few ironic and qualified reflections by our special reporters Tatiana Milone and Marta Bernstein just after the Milano Design Week, “when you sort out the too many photos (what’s that? Who’s he?… dump it!) and you comment on what you’ve been feeling”.

Here is the conversation between two designers after visiting the the launch of the new collection by Ron Arad at the Danese exhibition (photo 1 upper):
Designer #1: “Danese, what an amazing show! Ironic and definitely far from the pink – brass – marble – parrots – palms mix”.
Designer #2: “Anyway, marble-parrots-brass-palms, that’s always better than the new 2017 mix: shabby wall – copper – luxury fabric – random blown glass- smoked plate glass- bronze profiles”.
We can confirm, no better synthesis of Milano Design Week 2017 could be possible.

Wonderful courtyards have opened, Palazzo Bovara, Palazzo Isimbardi (Catalan design … but looks like Nordic style…), Palazzo Turati.
Public spaces and private apartments fit and dress in design.
Some scenic, glass and brass tendencies are confirmed by Rossana Orlandi and the London based Se Collections (photo 2,3,4,5).

Absolutely unique the Hermès installation set up at Pelota by Charlotte Macaux Perelman: natural materials, objects and textiles (photo 6,7).
Terracotta, copper, wood we also find them at the fair at the Salone del Mobile in the home settings of Alf da Fre, in the refined new furnishings of De Castelli (Alessandra Baldereschi for the Tracing Identity project, photo 8), in the elegant compositions inside Estel’s stand (photo 9).

Sparkling Euroluce! Many new ideas and fittings: the new light lines by Davide Groppi (photo 10), the curves by Artemide (photo 11), the geometries by Vibia and Flos (photo 12) and the unsurpassed light poems by Nendo for Flos. (photo 13)

Many of Kvadrat‘s fabrics, coordinated with perfect palettes and designs, have just been employed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso.

The new glittering weaves by the sisters Marie and Annica Eklund, owners of trendy company Bolon. (photo 14)
At 5Vie, the growing Fuorisalone area, Cartier‘s super luxury installation was set in the San Remo Garage; nearby the designer Samanta Mancone exhibits tapestry and blankets- from the Italian textile tradition- made of recycled materials. (photo 15)
Paola Lenti launched new textures and warm happily glittering colors in a subtropical mood at the new location at via Orobia. (photo 16)

Patricia Urquiola, new art director of Cassina, presents new colors and new forms at the new Fondazione Feltrinelli headquarters by Herzog & De Meuron.
De Padova and Carl Hansen presented new collections with classic elements inspired by the 1960s.
Fritz Hansen inside the atelier of Luisa Beccaria proposes its own hotel: a little colorful and cheerful luxury hostel. (photo 17)
Nilufar Depot was a joy to the eyes for lovers of modern design: a focus on great beauty masterpieces (also an original of the famous 881, in the chronicles for the ongoing dispute between Cassina and Molteni).

Text by Tatiana Milone and Marta Bernstein


Amazing exhibition at Ventura Centrale, first edition of the new location Fuorisalone:  Maarten Baas & Lensvelt won the Milan Design Awards 2017 for the installation “May I have your attention, please?”

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