This is going to be a very long post. Archipanic’s founder and editor-in-chief Enrico Zilli mapped Milan Design Week 2023 top destinations. Buckle your belts for design on a roller coaster, a serendipitous marathon of creativity for people with comfy shoes.
Questioning the role of traditional trade fairs, Salone del Mobile 2023 announces a practical single-level exhibition display and rethinks the Euroluce lighting design show as a citadel of lights.
The AS IT IS – EQUILIBRIUM FLOWER exhibition features a field of delicate textile vessels highlighting the harmony between man-made and nature.
With ‘Little Monsters Scary Beasts,’ Nadja Zerunian presents design and craft projects supporting artisans from Serbia, Albania, Hungary and Romania.
Alcova 2022: onyx portals, inflatable furniture and magmatic parallelisms. Archipanic’s editor-in-chief Enrico Zilli selected eight innovative design projects on show.
The WOVEN WHISPERS exhibition by Richard Yasmine is a praise of craftsmanship and a proclamation to preserve nearly extinct crafts while exploring the relationship between the East and the West.
Truly Design Crew combines art, design and innovation with an anamorphic mural celebrating the plurality of perspectives and sustainability.
Divine Inspiration is the first lighting release for Lee Broom in four years, showcasing a series of new ethereal lighting pieces in a range of materials, including a limited-edition collection in white plaster, which is hand crafted by the designer himself.
L.A. collective RIOS debuts at Milan Design Week with the SUPERBLOOM exhibition recreating the awe and energy of Southern Californian springs. The immersive and multi-sensorial installation will be repurposed to bring joy and colour to local welcoming structures for Ukrainian refugees and children in need.
With the ‘Magmatic Parallelism’ collection, David Pompa balances metal and volcanic rock to create exquisite suspended lighting designs.
A stone’s throw from Piazza del Duomo, the 5Vie design district features dozens of events and exhibitions tuning with the main theme ‘Prototyping Utopias’ inspired by the visionary approach of the iconic Archizoom collective. Check our design route to visit the best of it.
There is a lot to discover along the cobbled street of the Brera Design District 2022. Flagship stores of leading Italian and international brands, exhibitions in historic palaces, design apartments, an eclectic symposium and a ‘foamy’ concept cocktail bar.
Tortona Rocks 2022: discover an interactive musical lighting design show, anamorphic street art and rising talents from Germany and Slovenia.
At La Triennale design museum in Milan, French artist and designer Mathieu Lehanneur presents ‘The Inventory of Life,’ an exhibition translating data on our planet’s health and our societies’ happiness into a less mathematical and more emotional language: art and design.
Californian springs, giant olive shoots with golden leaves, floating forests and choreographies with flowers and drones. Milan Design Week celebrates nature with blooming exhibitions.
Lighting designs inspired by Brutalist churches and temples, a virtuous Babel tower, volcanic rock lightings, anamorphic murales and a design gin garden. The best of Milan Design Week 2022 is on Archipanic.
Crafted wall orchids, exquisite textiles and a rug with patterns inspired by butterfly wings. At the Florilegio exhibition, the historical spaces of a Milanese flower shop dialogue with contemporary pieces by Italian designer Cristina Celestino.
Are you ready for a furniture rollecoaster? Our Milan Design Week Guide for Dummies offers practical info and tips to explore the world’s leading design event.
Masquespacio unveils a collection of dysfunctional furniture designs/functional artworks at the ‘Form & Texture’ showcase in Milan.
Living Divani Gallery presents SOLILOQUI: MILANO, an exhibition by artist Gianluca Vassallo capturing the city’s dynamic urbanscape and featuring Living Divani’s FROG chairs as a pivotal narrative point of connection between people.
After two years of absence, Salone del Mobile.Milano 2022 will be back to its full pre-Covid capacity featuring over 2.000 exhibitors. Russians and Ukrainians won’t make it to Milan due to the war, maybe Chinese too because of the pandemic.
Milan Design Week and Salone del Mobile 2022 have been rescheduled to June. The postponement “will ensure a strong presence of foreign exhibitors and professionals,” said organizers.
Stefan Scholten, Birgitte Due Madsen and Studio Pepe present exquisite design projects challenging unsustainable marble and stone production processes.
With the UNNATURAL PRACTICE solo exhibition, Marcin Rusak explores the decaying, ephemeral and preserved processes through design.
We sat down with Elena Salmistraro to talk about her projects at Milan Design Week, what the pandemic has taught us for good, women in design, and her positive attitude toward the future.
Energy company Eni and CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati present the ‘Natural Capital’ exhibition highlighting the importance of protecting and conserving forests. At the Brera Botanical Garden, a landscape of floating bubbles visualises through data how much CO2 each human produces and how much each tree species can capture and store.
Let’s admit it; our smartphones often outsmart us. With the FANTASTIC SMARTPHONES exhibition, students at ECAL University have developed tongue-in-cheek devices, robots and interfaces able to hack our mobiles and make us reflect on how much we have become dependent on Tinder, Instagram, What’s Up or TicToc.
At ALCOVA, visitors can be teased or cuddled at ‘A Clockwork Orange’-inspired milk bar. As part of the ‘Herbarium’ project, the installation redefines contemporary interiors from iconic image culture.
For the HYSTERIA exhibition, Alpha District in Milan invited a group of creatives to investigate women’s violence and sexuality and reinterpret sex toys.
Hope, togetherness, grief and remembrance are the intimate feelings that inspired international designers such as Jaime Hayon, Federica Biasi, Luca Nichetto and Marcel Wanders to create ten candleholders for the A FLAME OF RESEARCH project by Mingardo. The unique pieces will be auctioned to support cancer research.