iSaloni is the most important international event in the world of design and furnishing. So, in this article we’ll show you the must-go events of the Milan Design Week.
Living nature: The Nature of Dwelling
Piazza del Duomo
How about see all four seasons at once? Carlo Ratti Associati and Studio Römer present at the Salone del Mobile the exploration of the relationship between nature and dwelling in an installation that unites the four climatic changes in a single space. The temperature is regulated by an array of organic photovoltaic panels on the roof and it’s outfitted with solar cells that mimic the chlorophyll-mediated photosynthesis.
La Pelota, Via Palermo 10
Using the social network logic, the designer Robert Stadler arranges the stage by mixing historic items, interesting flops, forgotten products and innovative models from Vitra’s archives or from Swiss firms in order to characterize the furnishing items by human attributes and groups into communities with many interpretations of their aesthetic affinities and design philosophies. There are nine categories in this exhibition.
Nendo: Forms of Movement
Superstudio Più Art Point, Via Tortona
Nendo is the Japanese word for clay. The designer Oki Sato, the founder of the brand is a superstar at every Fuorisalone. He bases everything on the simplicity and versatility of materials. This event is an 800-sqm labyrinth that includes ten designs, all based on the idea of movement and are characterized by an almost zen-like kindness and features experimentation with innovative technologies and materials.
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Via Paisiello 6
Who doesn’t have the curiosity to travel to the future? The venue on Via paisiello gives you the opportunity to travel through time. The temple of research and experimentation, now called Future Dome will host the technological avant-gard, from 3D printing in cement using materials such as fabric and glass that beholds the legacy of the Milanese design and re-interpreting its principles in a contemporary vein, as aptly expressed by Editions Milano.
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Cavallerizze, Via San Vittore 21
This year the venue has changed but the exhibition formula does not. This is an evocative installation by the Japanese architect Sota Ichizaka, the projects of the twelve finalists in the Lexus Design Award are displayed in the claimed spaces of the Cavallerizze at the Leonardo Da Vinci museum of science of technology. This exhibition embraces the concept of participation and connection informing the theme of the design competition, bringing together 1,300 budding designers from sixty-eight countries. The winner will be announced during design week and will be chosen by an international jury that will join this year.