Design, 5Vie 2022 – Begin your design tour from Palazzo Turati’s stunning courtyard and halls [via Meravigli 7, Map], where Dutch design platform Masterly welcomes you with giant metal toys of tubular animals peeping out from a field of orchids. In the stunning halls of the palace discover ballerina lamps, textile tiles, and arazzos inspired by the style and icons of Italian cities.
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Your next destination is the stunning Palazzo Litta [Via Magenta 24, Map]. Here, the Michelangelo Foundation and Fondazione Cologni present Doppia Firma. European designers teamed up with master craftsmen to showcase the results of their exquisite collaboration. Nearby, in Via Brisa 5 [Map], Buccellati presents new tableware collections by Dimore, Patricia Urquiola, Chanan Minassian and Ashley Hicks with an exhibition curated by Federica Sala and settings by Stefano Boeri Interiors.
Walk a few minutes to discover the collaboration between Spinelli A&G and French Maison Élitis, unveiling textile collections inspired by the iconic architectures of Gio Ponti and Piero Portaluppi [Via Gorani 7, Map]. In Via Santa Marta 17 [Map], Maison Matisse, the French design brand founded by Henri Matisse’s family, presents Fold’s new lights collection created by Formafantasma.
At 5VIE Headquarters [via Cesare Correnti 14, Map], Nadja Zerunian of Co/Ryzom stages the synergy between design, enterprise, and craftsmanship, paving a way for new creative developments that are truly sustainable in the process of empowerment of local communities through the enhancement of their traditions and culture.
Here, Lebanese designer Richard Yasmine presents Woven Whispers, an installation that represents our social system on a small scale, highlighting the physical and, at the same time, psychological roots of a society and its infrastructures.
5Vie HQs also host Lebanese designer George Geara’s Amalgam collection, curious bar cabinets blending the traditional and the modern in a very aesthetic and functional way. “I aimed to emphasize the importance of both the artisans and their machinery, and how they meet and complete each other in creating a new product.“
The Centro Studi Poltronova presents a focus on Archizoom’s work, setting up a reading corner where you can consult two volumes of the monographs of Poltronova by Archizoom. With a book in your hands, relax on the historic Superonda chair in its new Farfalla version for indoor and outdoor use.
At the nearby Church of San Bernardino alle Monache [Via Lanzone 13, Map], Japanese studio TAKT PROJECT creates an installation that, like an Ikebana, fills the church of San Bernardino alle with fabric objects.
Further out, at the Galleria Benefattori [via Francesco Sforza 28, Map], Ahu Studio debuts at Milan Design Week with functional and sculptural collectible designs exquisitely handcrafted in Istanbul. The Empty Dinner presents the Absence Stool, a work inspired by the sense of loss that comes with the separation from a loved one.