Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights | #MILANTRACE2016
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Dearest Yellowtracers… I mean Milantracers,

It is with great pleasure that we kick off our epic Milan report, aka MILANTRACE Edizione 2016 – a comprehensive review of Milan Design Week & Salone del Mobile 2016. Hooray! No seriously though – get excited, because we have so much awesome stuff to share with you over the coming weeks – my heart and my head feel like they are literally going to explode. We had the most brilliant, brilliant week in Milan, meeting old friends, making new friends, discovering new talent and being inspired by old favourites who delivered stellar performances. On a personal level, I feel incredibly proud of the community and the reputation we’ve built around Yellowtrace – I can’t describe that feeling when you hand over your card to someone and they literally squeal “OMG Yellowtrace! I love you guys so much! Your Milan coverage is seriously amazing etc, etc.” Anyway, I don’t mean to brag, but gosh I just had to for a moment. It still feels weird to me that we travel to the other side of the Earth only to realise what we do back at home is relevant and respected the world over. That is the most amazing feeling and something I will never take for granted.

But enough about me – let’s talk about Milan. This was another strong year for Milan Design Week and Salone del Mobile, with record crowds in attendance, and what feels like more events and more areas popping up around the city in the ultimate celebration of Design. I am still amazed at the amount of effort that goes into producing everything we see during the week – from each individual product, to group shows, events, installations and ingenious brand extensions. So much heart, so many ideas, in some cases – bags of money, so many brilliant minds, so much hard work, so many late nights. Blood. Sweat. Tears. Negroni. (Or in my case, Aperol Spritz). It is this realisation, coupled with a relentless appetite for design, a ferocious curiosity, and a profound respect for other designers’ work that drives me to continue on this quest of doing these people and brands justice.

You know, it seems kind of crazy that with Milan less than two weeks behind us, many of the digital channels have already wrapped up their coverage, while we are only just beginning. Although it feels like the world is pressuring us to churn through digital reports faster and faster each year, I stand firmly in my resolve to refuse buying into the mindless speed. And so we will continue to do our best to give you more considered coverage at a slightly slower pace, in hope to share with you as much as possible. (Although, to be perfectly frank, I feel like we are literally flying at the speed of lightning trying to digest and dissect this epic event, and balance the quality of content with relevance and speed).

If you are after the ultimate overview of Milan Design Week & Salone del Mobile 2016 (and you live in Australia), you should definitely come to one of our legendary MILANTRACE talks in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. I will not only share with you what we talk about here on Yellowtrace, but So. Much. MORE. Tickets are still available via the links below. I sincerely hope to see you there!

Un bacio,
Mama Yellowtrace x

 

COME TO OUR ROCKING MILAN TALKS!

 

Sydney: Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Sydney: Thursday, 19 May 2016
Melbourne: Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Melbourne: Thursday, 26 May 2016
Brisbane: Wednesday, 1 June 2016
PerthWednesday, 15 June 2016

 

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Atelier Biagetti, Photo Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Atelier Biagetti, Photo Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

No Sex opening party to celebrate the project by Alberto Biagetti and Laura Baldassari, curated by Maria Cristina Didero. Crazy cool all round. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, La Double J Pop Up, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, La Double J Pop Up, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Maximalist colour & pattern heaven at La DoubleJ pop-up store. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Martina Gamboni. Photo Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Inner Forest wall mural and installation curated by Gupica at Martina Gamboni. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Martina Gamboni. Photo Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Table pieces by Cristina Celestino and illustrations by Fortuna Todisco at Martina Gamboni. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Martina Gamboni. Photo Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Incredible view from the rooftop at Martina Gamboni. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Ladies & Gentlemen, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Super beautiful handmade tile collection by Cristina Celestino for Botteganove at Ladies & Gentlemen, an exhibition curated by P.S. and Secondome. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Ladies & Gentlemen, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016 Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Dana Tomic Hughes/ Yellowtrace with Arianna & Chiara of Studiopepe at Ladies & Gentlemen, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Restart Milano and yours truly with Arianna and Chiara of Studiopepe (hooray!) at Ladies & Gentlemen. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Ladies & Gentlemen, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016 Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Ladies & Gentlemen, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Valentina Cameranesi and TO DO with SERVOMUTO at Ladies & Gentlemen. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Dana Tomic Hughes / Yellowtrace with Andrea & Simone of Formafantasma at Lexus Design Event, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Cheeky moment with the gorgeous Andrea & Simone of Formafantasma at Lexus. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Lexus Design Event, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016 Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Lexus Design Event, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Incredible installation by Formafantasma for Lexus. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Spazio Marras, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016 Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Spazio Marras, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

The always inspiring Circolo Marras. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Spazio Marras, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016 Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Spazio Marras, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Divine installation at Circolo Marras, where I was busted taking a selfie. Oops. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Dana Tomic Hughes/ Yellowtrace with Stine Gam & Enrico Fratesi / GamFratesi at MINDCRAFT16, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
With my heaven people, Enrico and Stine of GamFratesi at the equally heaven MINDCRAFT16. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, MINDCRAFT16, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016 Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, MINDCRAFT16, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

MINDCRAFT16 at Circolo Filologico, curated by GamFratesi. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, FRAME Exhibition, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016 Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, FRAME Exhibition, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Frame magazine’s What’s the Matter? experiential exhibition which showcased various designers’ interpretations of a “phygital future”. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, FRAME Exhibition, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Trying to capture the amazing graphics at What’s the Matter? by FRAME. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Palazzo Bovara, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016 Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Palazzo Bovara, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Walking up the stairs at the Palazzo Bovara, knowing something amazing was upon us. And it was. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Palazzo Bovara, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016 Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Palazzo Bovara, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Elle Decor Italia’s Soft Home installation at Palazzo Bovara. Needless to say – stay tuned for more. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Makers & Bakers, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016 Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Makers & Bakers, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Makers & Bakers curated by Ambra Meda for Airbnb at Rossana Orlandi’s Restaurant Marta. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016 Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

German Ermičs and Si Light by BCXSY at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016 Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Studio Wieki Somers for Thomas Eyck and Danish brand Karakter at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Costas Voyatzis/ Yatzer and Dana Tomic Hughes/ Yellowtrace at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016 Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Left: Finally meeting Mr Yatzer in real life for the first time. Right: Lee Broom’s clever Salone del Automobile van. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016 Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Node light by Odd Matter and Jan Plechac & Henry Wielgus at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016 Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Milan Robot Invasion by UMZIKIM and Kyuhyung Cho. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016 Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Diamond Chandelier by Stick Bulb and Daniel Rybakken at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016 Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Handmade mosaic Bench by YUKIKO NAGAI and new collection by ROOMS at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, SaloneSatellite, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Gustavo Martini at SaloneSatellite. What a champ! Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, SaloneSatellite, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, SaloneSatellite, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Pauline Capdo and Luis Bellenger aka PaulinePlusLuis, and Patricia Urquiola x Kvadrat installation at SaloneSatellite 2016 . Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

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Daphna Laurens and Vera & Kyte at SaloneSatellite 2016. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Vitra Pop-Up, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Vitra Pop-Up, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

The ridiculously fabulous Vitra Pop-up. Clearly, I will share more with you on this one. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, 10 Corso Como, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Gaufram celebrated their 50 year anniversary with an exhibition curated by Charley Vezza at 10 Corso Como. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, 10 Corso Como, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
The always delightful 10 Corso Como. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, BassamFellows, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, BassamFellows, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

The bijou, raw and super beautiful BassamFellows showroom and store, previously an exhibition space and studio of architect Michele de Lucchi. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Hem, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Hem loveliness. I simply wanted to move in. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Hem, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Hem, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

More from Hem. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Nendo, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Nendo, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Nendo’s 50 Manga Chairs installation. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Nendo, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Nendo’s 50 Manga Chairs installation. Oki Sato never fails to impress. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Fritz Hansen, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Fritz Hansen, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Fritz Hansen, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Fritz Hansen’s beautiful new showroom in Brera. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Marsotto Edizioni, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Marsotto Edizioni, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Nendo’s Light & Shadow installation for Marsotto Edizioni, plus the beautiful courtyard at the back. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Dutch Pavilion, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
The courtyard at Masterly – The Dutch Pavilion in Milan, an interdisciplinary exhibition of Dutch Design, Art, Crafts, Fashion and Photography. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Dutch Pavilion, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
The Dutch Pavilion courtyard at Palazzo Francesco Turati covered with 15,000 tulips. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Dutch Pavilion, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
The extraordinary details at the recently restored Palazzo Francesco Turati. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milantrace-2016-Highlights-Nick-Hughes-Yellowtrace-P-90Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Dutch Pavilion, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Dutch designers at Palazzo Francesco Turati. Please excuse me for not remembering the names – I was kind of floored by the space! Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Lasvit, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Lasvit, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Lasvit’s amazing Via Lucis exhibition at Palazzo Serbeloni. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Hello Rho Fiera & Salone del Mobile 2016. Right: little moment from Gebrüder Thonet Vienna stand. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Nick Hughes, Dana Tomic Hughes and Giacomo Gavotto at Knoll Stand Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Team Yellowtrace, I mean Team Milantrace reflecting on the situation at Knoll. A super rare photo of the three of us! Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Knoll Stand Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Knoll Stand Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Knoll knocked it out of the ballpark with a killer stand designed by Rem Koolhaas/ OMA. Finally! Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Magis Stand Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Jerszy Seymour for Magis. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Carl Hansen stand Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Lovely playfulness at Carl Hansen. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, e15 stand Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
The always sharp e15 at Salone del Mobile 2016. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, GAN-Rugs Stand Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Vitra Stand Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Super beautiful award goes to GAN-Rugs and Vitra. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Artek Stand Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Cassina Stand Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Colour explosion at Artek, and eternal elegance at Cassina. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Votteler Chair by Walter Knoll, Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Lema stand Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

One of my personal favourites – Votteler Chair by Walter Knoll. And a super gorgeous moment on Lema stand. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Bolon stand Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Zanotta stand Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Bolon stand by Doshi Levien, and Zanotta stand by Studio CalviBrambilla and styling by Studio Salaris. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Sancal stand Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, String stand Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Hooray for Sancal’s super playful and fabulous 1960s shagadellic set, and black on black minimalist elegance at the String stand. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Finn Juhl stand Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, &tradition stand Rho Fiera - Salone del Mobile, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Danish perfection – Finn Juhl and &tradition stands. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Marni Ballhaus, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Fashion house Marni transformed its space at Viale Umbria 42 into a ballroom, named Marni Ballhaus. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Marni Ballhaus, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Marni’s new home furnishing accessories range, created exclusively for Milan Design Week. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Tom Dixon x Caesarstone, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Tom Dixon x Caesarstone, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

The restaurant by Tom Dixon and Caesarstone. Four conceptual kitchens inspired by the elements took place at the historical Rotonda della Besana. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Villa Necchi Campiglio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Villa Necchi Campiglio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

The magnificent Villa Necchi Campiglio. We went there to see the Austrian Design’s exhibition and got distracted by the building and the grounds. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Villa Necchi Campiglio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Villa Necchi Campiglio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

More from Villa Necchi Campiglio. If you’re ever in Milan, this place is a must. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Wallpaper Handmade, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Wallpaper Handmade exhibition felt more cohesive and impressive than ever before. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Wallpaper Handmade, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Wallpaper Handmade, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

More from Wallpaper Handmade – Water cabin by AFSO, Klafs amd Perfurmer H, and Screen/ Bookshelf by Julie Richoz and Coverings Etc. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Fabrica x Veuve Clicquot, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Fabrica x Veuve Clicquot, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

One of the most bizarre but incredibly cool events during the week which only took place for one day – Beyond: the Veuve Clicquot journey by Fabrica. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Ventura Lambrate, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
One of the most instagrammed moments from Ventura Lambrate 2016 – Space Frames by Studio Mieke Meijer. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Ventura Lambrate, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
A simple but an incredibly beautiful presentation by STUDIO OINK creative lab. Their project “Design with the Unknown” was a collaboration with British artist Aimee Bollu. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Ventura Lambrate, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Noni group exhibition of talented Finnish designers at Ventura Lambrate 2016. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Ventura Lambrate, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Ventura Lambrate, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

HEAD Genève exhibition of reinterpreted cuckoo clocks and Structure – Norwegian design exhibition at Ventura Lambrate. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, De Padova Showroom, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
The new De Padova showroom deigned by Piero Lissoni is a serious showstopper. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, De Padova Showroom, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Stunning De Padova. More to come soon! Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Raw Edges, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Herringbones by Raw Edges at Garage Sanremo, 5 Vie. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Karimoku New Standard, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Appartus, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Karimoku New Standard with artist Chung Eun-Mo, and new collection by Apparatus. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Hermes, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Hermes, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Hermes showcased their new home collection at Teatro Vetra, in a pavilion designed by the Mexican architect Mauricio Rocha. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Palazzo Litta, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Little moment of magic at Palazzo Litta inside the Lanzavecchia + Wai exhibition space. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Palazzo Litta, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Palazzo Litta, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Continuum by mist-o for Milestone, and One Flower vases by Be&Liv at Palazzo Litta. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Aesop Store by Dimore Studio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Nothing to do with Milan Design Week, but everything to do with design – Aesop store designed by Dimore Studio. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Aesop Store by Dimore Studio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Aesop store on Corso Magenta designed by Dimore Studio. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Morosso Showroom, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Moroso celebrated 25 years with an installation by Ron Arad in their Brera showroom. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Swarovski, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Swarovski, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Atelier Swarovski Home teamed up with an all-star cast for their debut accessory collection, presented in a super cool show. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Spazio Pontaccio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Dimore Gallery, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Credenza by Patrizia Urquiola and Federico Peppe for Spazio Pontaccio. Dramatic spaces at DIMORESTUDIO. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Herman Miller, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Herman Miller, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Michael Anastassiades for Herman Miller. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Stanze at Triennale, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016
Rooms exhibition at La Triennale. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Women in Design, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Women in Design, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

An unexpected tear-jerker: Women In Design exhibition at La Triennale. Amazing. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Room Mate Giulia, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Room Mate Giulia, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Oh ok, this also has nothing to do with Milan Design Week per se, but staying at the newly opened Patricia Urquiola designed Room Mate Giulia was definitely a highlight of my week. Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Room Mate Giulia, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016Milan Design Week 2016 Highlights, Room Mate Giulia, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2016

Room Mate Giulia by Patricia Urquiola. What a way to end the busy week! Photo © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

 

Team Yellowtrace have flown to Italy courtesy of Cathay Pacific, who fly to Rome and Milan several times each week. Cathay’s great connections from Australia allow getting from Sydney to Italy in under 24 hours, including transit times. For more information visit cathaypacific.com.au

 


 


[Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.]

 

7 Responses

  1. Charlie

    Thank you for these amazing and inspiring images! Your passion definitely lives through them.

    Reply
  2. Catherine

    Such a brilliant journey through Milan Design Week. Thank you guys. inspiring…

    Reply
  3. Francesca

    Hi Dana, your page is great!!!! Beautiful images from design world!! i love Milan and i go every years at the Salone, i can find there such a lot of insiping and amazing idea for my job. Go on and take the best!!

    Reply

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