Milan Design Week & Salone del Mobile 2019 Preview | Yellowtrace

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There is no doubt Salone del Mobile and Milan Design Week are bigger than Ben-Hur. Moreover, the events seem to grow each year, and even for the seasoned pro over here (get your mind out of the gutter, thank you), it feels slightly daunting to attempt giving you a rundown of what we can all expect from next week. Having said that, we couldn’t help but share some of the events, installations and products Team Yellowtrace is looking forward to seeing this year. Not to mention the fact this is the year of lighting – Euroluce, which will no doubt bring about exciting new discoveries. Because I love lamp.

If you’re going to Milan, I sincerely hope this curated guide will assist you in planning your own Milan Design Week 2019 agenda. Alternatively, if you’re sitting it out this year, you can live vicariously through this list. Plus, you can always come along to one of the MILANTRACE talks in the city near you.

Everyone’s a winner!

Catch you on the flip side, Milantracers! x

 

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Related: Milan Design Week 2019 Survival Kit & Our Must-See Milan Itinerary.

 

INSTALLATIONS.

Echo Courtyard Installation by Chilean architects Pezo von Ellrichshausen | Yellowtrace

Echo Courtyard Installation by Chilean architects Pezo von Ellrichshausen | Yellowtrace
Echo Courtyard Installation by Chilean architects Pezo von Ellrichshausen | Yellowtrace
Echo Courtyard Installation by Chilean architects Pezo von Ellrichshausen | Yellowtrace

Echo Courtyard Installation by Chilean architects Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Echo Courtyard Installation by Chilean architects Pezo von Ellrichshausen | Yellowtrace
Echo Courtyard Installation by Chilean architects Pezo von Ellrichshausen | Yellowtrace

Left: Echo Oblique 01, pencil on paper. Right: Portrait of Pezo von Ellrichshausen.

 

Echo Courtyard Installation by Pezo von Ellrichshausen at Litta Variations // Historic Milan residence Palazzo Litta will exhibit The Litta Variations / Opus 5, featuring projects from over 65 international designers curated by Mosca Partners. Echo by Pezo von Ellrichshausen will be the main attraction on display in the central courtyard, a sculptural form with mirrored surfaces that reflect and amplify the baroque architecture that surrounds it.

Palazzo Litta
Corso Magenta, 24

 

Salvatori Hidden Rooms | Yellowtrace
Salvatori Hidden Rooms | Yellowtrace
Salvatori Hidden Rooms | Yellowtrace
Salvatori Hidden Rooms | Yellowtrace

 

Salvatori Hidden Rooms // Longtime Salvatori collaborator Elisa Ossino will transform the Brera showroom, creating an immersive series of hidden rooms that showcase a wide array of the brand’s natural stone objects. Collections including John Pawson’s Bianca Carrara marble Eclipse series, as well as work by designers Piero Lissoni, David Lopez Quincoces, and Elisa Ossino, will be displayed.

Salvatori Showroom
Via Solferino, 11

 

Sony Affinity in Autonomy | Yellowtrace

 

SONY Design’s Affinity in Autonomy // “Affinity in Autonomy” is an immersive installation envisioning the relationship between humans and robotics. Through the exhibition, SONY is aiming to showcase a positive vision for the future of robotics that evolves with emotion and a feeling of vitality.

Spazio Zegna
via Savona 56/A

 

Tom Dixon returns to Milan to open The Manzoni | Yellowtrace
Tom Dixon returns to Milan to open The Manzoni | Yellowtrace

Tom Dixon returns to Milan to open The Manzoni | Yellowtrace

 

Tom Dixon set to open The Manzoni // After years of pop-up installations, Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio is opening The Manzoni, a restaurant and showroom that will open to the public permanently after Milan Design Week. The monochromatic palette in these images showcases the new OPAL and SPRING lighting and FAT, PRIMAVERA, and SLAB furniture collections.

Via Alessandro Manzoni, 5

 

Gaetano Pesce at Piazza Duomo | Yellowtrace

 

Gaetano Pesce at Piazza Duomo // With Milan’s iconic Piazza Duomo as a backdrop, Gaetano Pesce will exhibit Maestà Soffrente, meaning ‘suffering master’ in celebration of the 50th anniversary of his lauded ‘UP5&6’ armchair for B&B Italia. The 8m tall rendition invokes disparity between the sexes, the chair tied to a spherical footrest to symbolize women as prisoners, tied to the prejudice of men.

Piazza del Duomo

 

Ventura Centrale: Aria Come to Light by Luca Moreni & Roberto De Zorzi, Milan Design Week 2019. Photo by Ivela Spa | Yellowtrace
Aria Come to Light by Luca Moreni & Roberto De Zorzi at Ventura Centrale. Photo by Ivela Spa.

Ventura Centrale: Benjamin Hubert Raytrace by LAYER for Dekton, Milan Design Week 2019. Photo by Jose Santopalomo | Yellowtrace
Raytrace by Benjamin Hubert/ Layer for Dekton at Ventura Centrale. Photo by Jose Santopalomo

Ventura Centrale: dpot & Gerealdo De Barros Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
dpot & Gerealdo De Barros at Ventura Centrale.

Ventura Centrale: NOROO Group Wang & Soderstrom, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
NOROO Group – Wang & Soderstrom at Ventura Centrale.

Ventura Centrale: NOROO Group Wang & Soderstrom, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
NOROO Group – Kwang-ho Lee at Ventura Centrale.

Ventura Centrale: Tell Me More by Rapt Studio, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Tell Me More by Rapt Studio at Ventura Centrale.

Ventura Centrale: Sky Frame A Piece of Sky by Stephan Hurlemann, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Sky Frame A Piece of Sky by Stephan Hurlemann at Ventura Centrale.

 

Ventura Centrale // The massive industrial warehouses underneath Milan Central Station, Ventura Centrale, have opened more vaults to host majestic installations for the third time. Ventura Projects have expanded from nine to fifteen vaults this year, ready to welcome international brands including interdisciplinary firm Rapt Studio’s Milan debut exhibition ‘Do You Belong?’

Via Ferrante Aporti, 9

 

COS x Mamou-Mani, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
COS x Mamou-Mani, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Arthur Mamou Mani & Karin Gustafsson, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Arthur Mamou Mani with Karin Gustafsson of COS. Instalation photos by Thomas Lohr.

 

COS x Mamou-Mani // COS will present a digitally fabricated architectural installation by London-based French architect Arthur Mamou–Mani and his eponymous studio, marking the London-based fashion brand’s eight consecutive installation during Salone del Mobile, and its first collaboration with Mamou-Marni. Mamou-Marni’s concept imagines the future of design, technology and material innovation to create an ethereal journey, utilizing 3D printed bio-plastic to transport the viewer from the 16th Century courtyard of Palazzo Isimbard into the surrounding garden, bridging architecture and the natural world.

Palazzo Isimbardi
Corso Monforte, 35

 

CEDIT Cristina Celestino Policroma, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Cedit Federico Pepe Araldica, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Cristina Celestino and Federico Pepe for CEDIT // Ceramiche d’Italia is presenting two new collections – Policroma by Cristina Celestino and Araldica by Federico Pepe. The Policroma offers an aesthetic formula that incorporates both the ideas of classicism and modernism, skilfully combined in a well-balanced mix. The collection’s repertoire of large slabs features motifs inspired by two separate sources: textures of rocks and sophisticated colours of Marmorino plaster. The Araldica is conceived as the outcome of an artistic process where the collection arises from a mélange of stimuli. On the vast scale of large ceramic wall covering slabs, Pepe’s visual textures acquire the hypnotic, fascinating configuration of a mixture of colours, inspired by those of traditional marbled papers.

Foro Buonaparte, 14

 

Poggi Ugo 100 Years designed by Masquespacio, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Poggi Ugo 100 Years designed by Masquespacio // Creative studio Masquespacio have partnered with artisan, Florence-based terracotta producer Poggi Uno to celebrate their 100 year anniversary. The 15-piece collection examines geographical and landscape influences on private interior spaces, and is handmade using a millenary technique. Curated by Valentina Guidi, founder of Luisaviaroma Home, the exhibition will be held on the terrace of Martina Gamboni’s studio Strategic Footprints.

Strategic Footprints
Via Edmondo de Amicis, 19

 

Caffè Concerto Cucchi by Cristina Celestino, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Caffè Concerto Cucchi by Cristina Celestino // Inspired by a ‘Caffè Concerto’ theme, Cristina Celestino takes over yet another symbolic Milan location, reimaging the historic Pasticceria Cucchi. Eclectic references draw on the café interiors and the art of fine pastries, combined with Celestino’s colourful vocabulary. Celestino uses both custom pieces and selected works to enhance the historic, traditionally Milanese setting, down to details such as carpeting inlaid with oversized pears, staff uniforms designed by Massimo Giogetti, and custom pastry boxes featuring geometric patterns and raspberry illustrations.

Pasticceria Cucchi
Corso Genova, 1

 

Les Arcanistes by Studiopepe, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Les Arcanistes by Studiopepe, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Les Arcanistes by Studiopepe // Studiopepe‘s Manifesto Project for Milan Design Week 2019 unfolds as an invitation-only event set within a large industrial space once used in the 1900s for manufacturing gold. These previously unseen spaces will house an investigation into the strong interconnection between matter and the archetypal power of symbols.

By Invitation Only

 

LIGHTING.

Tom Rossau Sculptural lighting, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Tom Rossau Sculptural lighting, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Tom Rossau Sculptural lighting, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Tom Rossau Sculptural lighting, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Tom Rossau Sculptural lighting, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Tom Rossau // Danish designer Tom Rossau debuts new lights and lamps at Euroluce, more geometrically inclined than his previous organic forms, yet still sculptural. Strips of timber, paper, and metal are key elements, the different materials determining the emission of intense or subdued light.

Euroluce, Salone Del Mobile,
Hall 13 Stand F11

 

Anna Karlin, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Dimple Lamp by Anna Karlin, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Anna Karlin at Rossana Orlandi // London-born, New York-based multidisciplinary designer Anna Karlin will debut her new dimple lamp at the vibrant Rossana Orlandi gallery. The lamp features a soft looking, organically-shaped bulb enclosing around a stone sphere.

Via Matteo Bandello, 14/16

 

Stone Slab Wall Light by Articolo, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Fizi Oval Light by Articolo, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Stone Slab Light by Articolo, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Articolo's Euroluce Stand at Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Articolo debuts at Euroluce // For their inaugural Milan Design Week and first European presentation, Melbourne-based studio Articolo will introduce the Fizi Pillar and Scandal pendant and wall sconce, paired with core pieces from the emerging brand’s collection of sculptural lighting. The showcase will be presented in a stand designed by Melbourne-based architecture practice and long-time collaborator Studio Goss. Core characteristics include mouth-blown bubbles through solid glass forms, metal finishes in brass, bronze, and satin nickel, and barrel-like cuffs inlaid with a hand-woven brass mesh made in Paris. This Aussie brand is one to watch!

Euroluce, Salone del Mobile – Pavilion 9, Booth D09
Fuorisalone, Meet My Project – Viale Crispi, 5

 

Crystal Fuse light by Christopher Boots, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Meteor light by Christopher Boots, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Left: Crystal Fuse. Right: Meteor.

Goliath light by Christopher Boots, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Goliath.

Meteor light by Christopher Boots, Milan Design Week 2019 Preview | Yellowtrace
Meteor.

 

Christopher Boots presents at Trove // A collaborative exhibition from Melbourne-based lighting design studios Christopher Boots and Lost Profile Studio, Trove will present an as yet unseen series of lighting alongside re-interpretations of existing fixtures from past collections.

Spazio RT
Via Fatebenefratelli, 34

 

Volker Haug Studio x John Hogan, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Volker Haug Studio x John Hogan, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Volker Haug Studio versus John Hogan // Collaborative works by Melbourne-based lighting practice Volker Haug Studio and Seattle glass artist John Hogan introduce four scaled-up forms of aluminium and engineered glass luminaires. Volker Haug’s deference to metal combined with Hogan’s exploratory use of glass forges stacked and fused illuminated block compositions that possess both structural and visual weight. Volker Haug will also debut a new independent series, Pyramid Scheme, to be exhibited at Local Design.

Via Santa Marta, 21

 

Gem by Giopato&Coombes, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Gem light.

Milky Way light by Giopato&Coombes, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Milky Way light by Giopato&Coombes, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Milky Way.

Moonstone light by Giopato&Coombes, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Moonstone light by Giopato&Coombes, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Moonstone.

 

To The Moon and Back by Giopato & Coombes // Architect and industrial design duo Giopato & Coombes present three new lighting collections within their To the Moon and Back installation –  Milky Way, Gem, and Moonstone. Light serves as the common thread between the ordinary and the surreal. Beyond the signature use of handblown Murano glass, new materials including bone china, oxidized brass, and corroded glass are used alongside innovative LED technology.

Via S. Maurilio, 19

 

Origo by davidpompa, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Origo by davidpompa, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Origo by davidpompa, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Origo by davidpompa, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Origo by davidpompa // Studio davidpompa is launching Origo at Euroloce, a collection built around organic volcanic material, Recinto rock, made from solidified lava that cools down rapidly on land post-eruption. Used for thousands of years in Mexican culture for sculptures and utensils, the porous, irregular surface juxtaposes smooth opal glass sphere diffusers in Origo.

Euroluce, Salone del Mobile
Stand G19 Hall 13

 

Gabriel Scott, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Gabriel Scott // The new lighting series by Canada-based Gabriel Scott nods toward the glass blowing traditions of Murano while maintaining the brands jewellery-inspired aesthetic, with gem coloured blown glass bulbs resembling beads. They appear threaded on wide tubular forms that emulate commercial tube lighting, counterbalancing the overt femininity of delicate blown glass.

Euroluce, Salone del Mobile
Pavilion 13 Booth F06

 

Tooy Osman Lamp by Corrado Dotti, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Osman by Tooy // Valeria Giacomozzi and Valeria Tidei’s Italian-made brand Tooy presents Osman, a new collection designed by Corrado Dotti including 10 types of lamps – chandeliers, appliques, floor lamps, table lamps, and pendant lamps.

Euroluce, Salone del Mobile
Hall 13 Stand G07

 

FURNITURE.

Draga & Aurel Transparency Matters Agatha Tables, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Draga & Aurel Transparency Matters Agatha Tables, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Draga & Aurel Transparency Matters Agatha Tables, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Draga & Aurel Transparency Matters Agatha Tables, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Draga & Aurel Transparency Matters Agatha Tables, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Draga & Aurel Transparency Matters Agatha Tables, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Transparency Matters by Draga & Aurel // Como-based design studio Draga & Aurel drew inspiration from the simplified volumes of Minimalism, the futuristic experimentation of Space Age design, and the patterns of Optical Art for the Transparency collection. Working with a retro palette of coloured resin, bronze, brass and cast glass, the collection of furniture and lights spans both indoors and outdoors.

Their second ever Milan Design Week since debuting in 2008, Transparency will take over a 200 sqm Brera gallery divided into two zones; a bright central volume with a sequence of mise en scènes featuring the pair’s furniture, which branches off into a series of dimly‐lit private rooms designed to highlight the atmospheric coloured resin and glass lighting. The display highlights the power of transparency to illuminate, delight, transform and distort.

Via Varese, 12

 

Espasso Oscar Niemeyer Rio Chaise, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Rio Chaise by Oscar Niemeyer.

Espasso Domino Concreto Bench by Claudia Moreira Salles, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Concreto Bench by Claudia Moreira Salles.

 

ESPASSO’s Debut in Milan // A premier design gallery in both the U.S and U.K, this is Espasso’s first foray into Milan Design Week, presenting an installation to showcase its collection and paying homage to its Brazilian heritage and international flair. The 15-piece Connections collection presents both contemporary designs being developed exclusively for ESPASSO as well as iconic pieces that have helped Brazil gain repute in the Modernist pantheon. British lighting brand Tala will illuminate pieces including Carlos Motta’s CJ1 dining chairs, new international releases by Fernando Mendes, Claudia Moreira Salles, and Arthur Casas, and mid-century modern work by Brazilian designers Oscar Niemeyer, Sergio Rodrigues, Ricardo Fasanello, Jorge Zalszupin, and Jose Zanine Caldas.

Corso Garibaldi, 117

 

ETEL Linea Z by Zanine Caldas Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Zanine (R)Evolution: A Story by ETEL // Continuing their respectful re-edit of pieces by Brazil’s design masters, ETEL introduces 16 pieces by José Zanine Caldas to celebrate the centenary of his birth. Through his references and interpretations of man and nature, creativity and sophistication, uniqueness and repeatability through design, Zanine is considered a revolutionary of his time.

Via Pietro Maroncelli, 13

 

Tacchini Costela, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Tacchini Costela, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Costela by Martin Eisler. Photo by Maxi Moreno.

TACCHINI Reversible, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Costela reversible chair by Martin Eisler. Photo by Maxi Moreno.

Tacchini Joaquim Bonaguro, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Tacchini Joaquim Bonaguro, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Joaquim by Giorgio Bonaguro.

 

Tacchini // Italian furniture brand Tacchini celebrates Brazilian design, presenting re-editions of work by architect Martin Eisler. Characterized by sensual, organic shape and elegant minimalism, Tacchini draws parallels between the design aesthetic Brazil is known for and that of Italy, both simultaneously inspired by traditions of the past and influences of the present.

Salone Del Mobile
Hall 20, Booth D08

 

Theorem Screen & Alpha Collection from Made in Ratio, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
New Theorem screen and the expanded Alpha Collection.

 

Made in Ratio by Brodie Neill // Brodie Neill presents new work from his self-produced furniture collection Made in Ratio, which champions innovation inspired by nature. He will unveil an extended collection of his biomorphic Alpha chair, and debut the Theorem screen, a fluid yin tambour structure of woven linen intercepted with laminated Douglas Fir timber slats at close intervals. Available in Australia through Living Edge.

Via Palermo, 8

 

Lucent floor lamp & SW Daybed by OEO Studio for Stellar Works, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Lucent floor lamp & SW Daybed by OEO Studio.

Crawford lounge sofa by Tom Fereday Crawford side table by Tom Fereday for Stellar Works, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Crawford lounge sofa & side table by Tom Fereday.

Cabinet of Curiosity Discipline sofas & Bund table by Neri&Hu, Haro floor light by Space Copenhagen for Stellar Works | Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Cabinet of Curiosity Discipline sofas, Bund table by Neri&Hu & Haro floor light by Space Copenhagen.

 

Stellar Works launches new collections at Galleria Teatro Manzoni // Shanghai-based global design brand Stellar Works will debut an installation referencing dramatic interpretations of theatre at Galleria Manzoni, inspired by the neighbouring Teatro Manzoni. Creative directors Neri&Hu have conceived a montage of ‘theatres’ throughout the Galleria, each with its own orientation and colour palette with stepped levels acting as ‘stages’ displaying new collections.

Stellar Works is presenting new furniture and lighting designs by Neri&Hu, Space Copenhagen, Yabu Pushelberg, OEO Studio and Sydney-based Tom Fereday, alongside reissues of mid-century vintage pieces by Vilhelm Wohlert and Jens Risom. Available in Australia through Living Edge.

Galleria Teatro Manzoni
via Alessandro Manzoni, 42

 

Extraordinary World by Marc Ange, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
LE REFUGE DE LA NUIT.

Extraordinary World by Marc Ange, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
TABLE ASTRALE.

Extraordinary World by Marc Ange, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
ARAIGNÉES SOFA.

 

Extraordinary World by Marc Ange // Franco-Italian designer Marc Ange returns to Milan Design Week with a larger than life Extraordinary World exhibition, taking over Palazzo Cusani, the historic 17th Century palace in the heart of Brera. The multifaceted, experiential exhibit will begin from the outdoor court and lead into the main floor via a series of connected halls, displaying pieces by Ange alongside work from a curated crew of designers.

Palazzo Cusani
Via Brera, 15

 

TEXTILES + ACCESSORIES.

Raw by Noé Duchaudour-Lawrance for Tai Ping, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Raw by Noé Duchaudour-Lawrance for Tai Ping, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Raw by Noé Duchaudour-Lawrance for Tai Ping, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Raw by Noé Duchaudour-Lawrance for Tai Ping // For his debut collaboration with made-to-order rug manufacturer Tai Ping, Noé Duchaudour-Lawrance presents Raw, a collection exploring the origins of our planet; the formation of the earth, the foundation of civilization, the tension in the tectonic plates. In collaboration with exhibition designer Clémence Farrell, Duchaufour-Lawrance will transform Tai Ping’s San Simpliciano Square showroom, creating an interactive environment to launch Raw.

San Simpliciano Square

 

Atelier Fevrier, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Atelier Fevrier, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Atelier Fevrier, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Atelier Fevrier, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Atelier Fevrier, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Atelier Février // Founders Florian Pretet and Lisa Mukhia Pretet will exhibit their new rug collection in the Bolzani gallery. Bold new styles include a peacock-esque rug, while the ‘diamond’ rug features contorted diamonds in an illusionary formation.

Galleria Bolzani
via Gerolamo Morone, 2

 

Fornasetti Rugs, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Fornasetti Rugs, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Fornasetti Rugs, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Fornasetti // Fornasetti will present its latest creations at the Fornasetti Store in Milan. A mixture of classical, contemporary and timeless themes give life to eleven hand tufted carpets made of silk and New Zealand wool. Artistic director Barnaba Fornasetti says the collection expresses “colours and geometries and that encyclopaedic variety that characterises the Fornasetti visual language.”

Fornasetti Store
Corso Venezia, 21/A

 

Henzel Studio Tony Oursler Untitled 2018, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Henzel Studio Carsten Holler Mushroom Carpet 2018, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Henzel Studio // Milan Design Week 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Henzel Studio and 10th exhibition for Salone del Mobile. The brand will launch carpets by contemporary artists Ashley Bickerton, Carsten Höller, Jwan Yosef and Tony Oursler, as part of the Henzel Studio Collaborations program at Rossana Orlandi. Henzel Studio is also included in an exhibition curated by Alcova, who activate historically significant locations as artistic venues. The MDW 2019 exhibition takes place in former cashmere mill Fabbrica Sassetti, where Henzel Studio will showcase carpets by Olaf Breuning, Marilyn Minter, Helmut Lang and Calle Henzel.

 

Bottega Ghianda launches Oxford Racers, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Bottega Ghianda launches Oxford Racers, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Bottega Ghianda // Bottega Ghianda will launch Oxford Racers, a collection of handmade classic car sculptures designed by Lars Beller Fjetland. The collection name pays homage to traditional shoemaking in light of their similar manufacturing process; woodcraft specialists at Bottega Ghianda painstakingly assembling the cars with Italian leather, wool stitching and timber wheels.

Via Formentini, 9

 

Joost van Bleiswijk for Nodus, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Joost van Bleiswijk for Nodus, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Nodus // Nodus will present new designs including Ripped, Teared and Coloured Carpets by Joost van Bleiswijk, rough-edged compositions inspired by ripped paper, and Alicia Palys’ overlapping, symmetrical Sinking Circles rug.

Main cloister of San Simpliciano

 

cc-tapis presents Spectrum, Fordite by Patricia Urquiola, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
cc-tapis presents Spectrum, Xequer A Martino Gamper, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Left: Fordite by Patricia Urquiola. Right: Xequer A by Martino Gamper.

 

cc-tapis presents Spectrum // Designs by Martino Gamper, Patricia Urquiola, David/Nicolas, Marten De Ceulaer, German Ermics, Studiopepe and the cc-tapis lab will be displayed in a retro-eclectic laboratory. New collections include Xequer by Martino Gamper, with bright, piercing checkerboard patterns overlapping and intertwining to form psychedelic patterns.

Piazza Santo Stefano, 10

 

Planetario by Cristina Celestino for Besana Carpet Lab, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Planetario by Cristina Celestino for Besana Carpet Lab, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Planetario by Cristina Celestino for Besana Carpet Lab // Besana Carpet Lab are taking over a Brera apartment for a dreamlike installation that combines the seemingly incongruous concepts of ‘space’ and ‘under the sea’. Sculptural lighting by Esperia will illuminate the installation. The retro-futuristic concept features a new collection by Cristina Celestino designed for the occasion.

Brera Design Apartment
Via Palermo, 1

 

INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS.

Trent Jansen and Chris Nicholson at Local Design, Milan Design Week 2019. Photo by Romello Pereira | Yellowtrace

Trent Jansen and Chris Nicholson at Local Design, Milan Design Week 2019. Photo by Romello Pereira | Yellowtrace
Photography by Romello Pereira.

 

Trent Jansen and Chris Nicholson at Local Design // The early 19th Century, New England-centred Shaker religion inspired this furniture collection by Australian designers Trent Jansen and Chris Nicholson. Their furniture making processes were directly informed by austere religious practices that saw labour as an act of prayer, resulting in a people that devoted hours to perfecting skills and design as a testament to god. The Shaker faith today is largely unobserved, so this collection is an homage to their way of life.

Local Design, Via Cesare Correnti, 14

 

DesignByThem x Dion Lee Milan Collection | Yellowtrace

DesignByThem x Dion Lee Milan Collection | Yellowtrace
Photography by Pete Daly.

 

DesignByThem x Dion Lee // The DL range by Australian fashion designer Dion Lee and DesignByThem founders Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis merges fashion with industrial design principles. The DL Lounge Chair and Bench couple Dion Lee’s iconic sculptural tailoring with the timeless structural details of GibsonKarlo designs. Read more about this collection here.

Studio Via Farini
Via Carlo Farini, 35

 

Alcova Sassetti, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Alcova Sassetti, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Group Exhibitions at Alcova & Alcova Sassetti // Alcova is a roving activation, temporarily recasting forgotten locations and spaces of historical significance around Milan as venues for art and design. Two venues will be open during this year’s Milan Design Week. Alcova, set within a former panettone factory, now semi-abandoned with poetically overgrown plant life, while Alcova Sassetti, organised in collaboration with Alice Stori Lichtenstein and Fondazione Kenta, is taking place in a former 1930’s cashmere factory.

Alcova, via Popli Uniti, 11-13
Alcova Sassetti at Fabbrica Sassetti, via Sassetti, 31

 

Bloc Studios Federica Elmo, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Bloc Studios Studiopepe, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Bloc Studios Federica Elmo, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Left & Right: Federica Elmo. Middle: Studiopepe.

Bloc Studios, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Bloc Studios // Bloc Studio and 4spaces textiles presents a series of marble objects created in collaboration with designers Federica Elmo, Odd Matter, and Studiopepe, to be showcased at Alcova Sassetti.

Alcova Sassetti, Via Sassetti 31

 

Flatwig Studio at Alcova, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

Flatwig Studio // Also at Alcova Sassetti, Flatwig Studio presents the Ondula collection, made using sheets of corrugated steel most commonly used for industrial roofing. Hand-woven linen fabrics by Kristína Šipulová complement the pieces.

 

JOIN by Norwegian Presence, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
JOIN by Norwegian Presence, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

JOIN by Norwegian Presence, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

JOIN by Norwegian Presence, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

 

JOIN by Norwegian Presence // Objects addressing the issue of sustainability from the wide perspective of 21 Norwegian artists and designers will be on show for JOIN, curated by Kråkvik&D’Orazio and designed by Kristine Bjaadal and Hallgeir Homstvedt. The exhibition is built with environmentally friendly materials, with modules that will be disassembled and reused.

Via Savona, 35
Zona Tortona

 

Dutch Invertuals, Milan Design Week 2019. Photo by Raw Color | Yellowtrace
Photo by Raw Color.

 

The Circle by Dutch Invertuals // Celebrating ‘the most iconic form in the universe’, The Circle by Dutch Invertuals features a selection of emerging talents and pioneering designers such as Edhv, Daphna Laurens, Raw Colour and Jeroen Wand. Inspired by Bruno Munari’s research on forms, the designers question the circle shape as the ultimate symbol of unity, perfection, and infinity.

Via Pastrengo, 12

 

Ventura Future at BASE Milano, Milan Design Week 2019. Photo by Maria Teresa Furnari | Yellowtrace
Ventura Future at BASE Milano. Photo by Maria Teresa Furnari.

Ventura Future Cleverclaire Heekyung Sul Techicolor Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
techicolor#7 by Cleverclaire & Heekyung Sul.

Ventura Future: Daniel Ferreol Babin Lamp, Milan Design Week 2019. Photo Maxime Leyvastre | Yellowtrace
Ventura Future: Davide, Milan Design Week 2019. Photo by Uniqka | Yellowtrace

Left: Plateau lamp by Ferréol Babin. Right: DAVIDE. Photo by Uniqka.

Ventura Future Enis Akiev Kisd Plastic Stone Tiles Photo Enis Akiev Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Plastic stone tiles by Enis Akiev.

Ventura Future Enis Akiev Kisd Plastic Stone Tiles Photo Enis Akiev Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Ventura Future Enis Akiev KISD plastic stone tiles, Milan Design Week 2019. Photo by Enis Akiev | Yellowtrace

Plastic stone tiles by Enis Akiev.

Ventura Future: Form&Seek Studio Herron Tactile Matter, Milan Design Week 2019. Photo by Katy Anderson | Yellowtrace
Form&Seek: Studio Herron Tactile Matter. Photo by Katy Anderson.

Ventura Future: Form&Seek Studio Sarmite Tactile Matter, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Ventura Future: Form&Seek THING THING Tactile Matter, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace

Left: Form&Seek, Studio Sarmite Tactile Matter. Right: Form&Seek, THING THING Tactile Matter.

Ventura Future: Studio Ku Kuang Yi Ku Tiger Penis Project, Milan Design Week 2019 | Yellowtrace
Tiger Penis Project by Studio Ku & Kuang-Yi Ku. Photo by Studio Ku.

Ventura Future: Krabbesholm Hojskole Anne Mette Godballe & Trygg Osthagen Hamar, Milan Design Week. Photo by Per Andersen | Yellowtrace
The Object is a Dog by Krabbesholm Højskole, Anne Mette Godballe and Trygg Østhagen Hamar. Photo by Per Andersen.

 

Ventura Future at BASE Milano // Ventura Projects has partnered with design accelerator BASE Milano to present Ventura Future, occupying 3,500 sqm over two floors. Upcoming talents, international academies, emerging and established brands will all converge, either on display or as guests scouting trends and talent.

Via Bergonone, 34
Zona Tortona

 

The Cure by Richard Yasmine, Milan Design Week 2019. Photo by Bizarrebeirut | Yellowtrace
The Cure by Richard Yasmine, Milan Design Week 2019. Photo by Bizarrebeirut | Yellowtrace

Photography by Bizarrebeirut.

 

The Cure by Richard Yasmine // Lebanese designer Richard Yasmine channels heavenly lightness for The Cure (Heavenly Pie(a)ces), a serene white on white series including an armchair, pendulum clock and wall mounted lighting fixture with headstone silhouettes and halo references. White powder coated aluminium, brass, neo-cement, suede, and Carrara marble, and couture embroidery with pearl beads and silk comprise the collection.

 


[Images courtesy of Designers/ The Press Office.]

 

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