Showrooms opened on the occasion of Milan Design Week 2021 with many events and installations dedicated to Office Design and a sustainable approach to design.
Below is the agenda of events.
Please note that attendance is subject to compliance with the current Covid-19 prevention regulations and that it is essential to confirm in advance the participation to the companies before. Almost all events also include the streaming formula.
From 5 to 10 September 2021
Herman Miller: Looking Forward
The showroom in Corso Garibaldi (Brera District) will be open on the occasion of the MDW to present products and concepts for the workplace born from Herman Miller’s inexhaustible attitude to innovation and attention to sustainability. Well summarized in the title Looking Forward, a series of office-themed podcasts to discuss how companies can embrace more flexible work experiences. Topics include managing distributed teams, the effect of the pandemic on employee expectations and avoiding “false flexibility”.
Dieffebi: From Office to Lifestyle
The Dieffebi showroom in the Brera District (via Milazzo 8), will be open on the occasion of the Milan Design Week with many new products and a new interior design by Elisa Ossino Studio.
It shows new flexible domestic scenarios and offers hybrid furnishings born from a research carried out among dealers to identify the new demands of a market that has radically changed its lifestyles and work.
One Works: “Painting the World with Sustainability”
Talks and installations at the One Works headquarters in via Sciesa 3, where ICA Group, One Works and Plinio il Giovane lead the public to discover the many nuances of sustainability. An event to learn, interpret and measure how much sustainability can and should increasingly be the product and process philosophy at the base of each project.
From 5 to 12 September 2021
BASE: We Will Design.
An experimentation that starts from a room-atelier, expands to the collective dimension of the neighborhood until it opens a wide gaze on our
Earth ecosystem, to co-plan a more sustainable future through design.
Every day appointments to deepen the themes presented by the projects on display. Starting with ‘Designing proximity’, the talks organized by BASE and POLI.design, up to moments of dialogue with the designers and realities involved in BASE, a special edition of Wunderkit and a day organized together with the Divercity Festival.
September 5, 2021
Knoll: Modern Always at the supersalone and in the showroom
Present at the supersalone with its best collections (Hall 2, stand E20), Knoll also organizes an open day in the showroom in Piazza Bertarelli, on 5 September 2 from 10 am to 7 pm.
September 6, 2021
CUF Milano: Archi-Football Table Tournament
On Monday 6 September at 6.00 pm, CUF Milano hosts the first Archi-Tournament of football table in its showroom in via Rosales 3/5.
The tournament, which is mainly aimed at architects, designers and planners to offer them a play and fun break during the Milan Design Week, is organized with the Spanish RS Barcelona, leader in the design and construction of gaming tables.
Manerba in Piazza San Simpliciano: Wherever You Feel
In the Manerba Showroom, with the new staging by art director Federica Biasi, the brand’s novelties will be presented, based on the “Dream Office and Contemporary Spaces” concept. Party by invitation 6 September at 6/10 pm
Flokk: Furnishing the workplace.
In the Flokk showroom (Via Molino delle Armi, 11) on 6 September at 6.30 pm the round table”Targeting Sustainability and Circular Design” will be held with the presence of Filippo Taidelli, Elena Caregnato, Georgia Elliott-Smith, Francesco Dompieri, Paolo Zanon, Lauren Thompson, Harsha Kotak.
Fritz Hansen: furniture, light and accessories.
On 6 September from 6 pm, a drink in the garden of the Fritz Hansen Concept Store c / o MC Selvini in Via Poerio 3 will present new collections and the new textile coverings of the historic Series7 chairs by Arne Jacobsen updated by the color palette designed with Carla Sozzani.
September 7, 2021
Estel: Universal Design
On 7 September from 8 pm, Estel organizes a live streaming talk from its showroom that will be disclosed on its Facebook page.
The theme is “designing for everyone in the Office, at Home, in Common Spaces and … on the Boat”.
Speakers: Barbara Cominelli ( CEO Jones Lang Lasalle SpA; Massimo Roj (CEO and Founder of the CMR Project); Andrea Stella (Sailor and founder of the Onlus Lo Spirito di Stella); Massimo Stella (Vice President of Estel Group) moderated by Nicola Leonardi (Director and Founder of The Plan magazine.
How has the concept of accessibility evolved over the last decade? How did elements of sustainability and inclusion come to converge in the fields of Real Estate, interior design and furnishing?
The testimony of Andrea Stella, a sailor suffering from disability, which over 15 years ago started the design of WOW, the world’s first fully accessible catamaran.
Universal Selecta celebrates the Compasso d’Oro ADI of Chakra.
In the US Space in via Ettore Ponti 49, on 7 September from 7 pm, Universal Selecta celebrates the Compasso d’Oro won by Chakra in 2020 with an installation full of new features for this innovative office pod.
A round table on the current office will take place at 8 pm with the presence of Luciano Galimberti, president of ADI, Alfonso Femia, Giovanni Antonelli Dudan, Danilo Premoli and Michele Falcone, president of FEMB.
Unifor Archive: Aldo Rossi
Open day on 7 September in the Corso Matteotti 14 showroom and cocktails from 7 pm.
September 8, 2021
Tecno Future Work
From 5 to 10 September doors open at Tecno’s TClub at Caselli in XXV Aprile square to discover the future of workspaces and the Work + Life solution born from the collaboration with Olivetti and IO.T Solutions.
Together with its Zanotta brand, Tecno organizes a cocktail party with DJ set on 8 September from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.
September 9, 2021
MIG: Design Your Living
Mezzalira Investment Group with its brands (Sinetica, Mascagni, Rexite, Sitland, Rotaliana, Jesse) including some specialized in office design organizes an open day at its showroom in via Senato 41A / Via Spiga on 9 September from 10 am to 6 pm.
Lombardini 22: the extraordinary outside.
The well-known architecture studio inaugurates an open-air space, a new meeting place in their complex headquarters, that is added to the recent Fabbrica dell’Aria built inside the offices.
On September 9th there will be an aperitif (by invitation) from 5.30 pm to 8.00 pm in Via Lombardini 22.