I don’t know about you but the thought of living inside a glass house seems just a little bit daunting. A person’s home is a sanctuary – a place where you can cut loose, be yourself, and… you know, walk around in your undies goddamit. On the other hand, there would be a few benefits to living in a glass house – seemingly endless spaces; no need to paint the walls, hang wallpaper or artwork as surrounding nature would ‘design’ all the interiors. Pretty neat idea, huh?
Dearest Yellowtracers! The final chapter of MILANTRACE Edizione 2014 – our very first and slightly awesome interactive digital magazine & video series, dedicated to Milan Design Week 2014 is finally here. Team Yellowtrace has taken things to the next level with our Milan report this year. Truth be told, we hadn’t quite realised how epic this task was going to be, but man it feels so good to have it done and ready to share with you guys. MILANTRACE is a totally new concept, and this interactive digital magazine represents an exciting step for Yellowtrace, and for the future of reporting about Milan Design Week.
Dearest Yellowtracers, Team Yellowtrace is back from Milan Design Week once again. Holy moly – what an amazing trip. Today I wanted to share with you some of my favourite moments from the #MDW14. Also, I wanted to explain that this year we are taking things to the next level with our Milan report, also known as MILANTRACE, Edizione 2014.
You see, with the proliferation of social media channels, blogs and websites, it feels like Milan Design Week gets washed over and forgotten in no time. Instagram pics are uploaded and #hashtagged, press releases are churned out, quick roundups are shared. But what about presenting it all in a cohesive fashion, addressing the highs and the lows of all the events, Milan’s culture and architecture, comprehensively exploring the sheer enormity and beauty of the World’s premier design event? Well, that’s where we come in.
Austrian designer Arthur Arbesser took over the private home of architect Luca Cipelletti for the debut of his A/W 2014 collection during Milan Fashion Week, set against a killer collection of Modernist art. The apartment windows overlook the high-rise skyline of what the fashion designer refers to as “industrial Milan.”
BassamFellows has turned a former blacksmith’s workshop into a lifestyle gallery in Milan’s Brera district, featuring Europe’s most extensive selection of products by furniture designers Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows. The renowned space, designed by architect Michele de Lucchi, was traditionally used for one-off design exhibitions and pop up events, before becoming a dedicated space known as EXIT, an adventurous Milanese gallery, event and exhibition venue.
Fantastic video by Matthew Donaldson that gives a peek inside design-superstar Patricia Urquiola’s Milanese home and studio.