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25 Best Events Milano Design Week 2016 -


To the main design event of the year SaloneInternazionale del Mobile 2016 in Milan, thousands of industry professionals gather. And in addition to the official exhibition kaleidoscope, incredible free program events are being prepared here! Italy, Milan - every corner here is suitable for arrangements and events. Historic villas, picturesque views, modern restaurants and streets with flashy installations ... How to choose, and most importantly, combine the official part of the exhibition with the vibrant artistic adventures of Milan? We present to you a selection of the most striking events and places of the non-exhibition program of iSaloni 2016. Olga Kosyreva, design critic: - Listeners of my lectures, whom I tell about the best events of iSaloni every year, often say: “We were also in Milan, but as if with you at two different exhibitions! " This is not surprising: the non-exhibition program includes, without exaggeration, several thousand events of all kinds. No one can visit everything and never, you don't even have to try. You need to choose what is interesting and useful for you, and try to get as much drive and positive as possible from the trip and exhibitions, and not worn out legs and a feeling of powerless annoyance from wasted time. So read this guide, make a plan and ci vediamo a Milano!

  • Collection Credenza from Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe for the gallery Spazio Pontaccio

Credenza collection by Patricia Urquiola andFederico Pepe is a meeting between sacred inspiration and its reinterpretation in the form of construction. A series of objects made on the basis of stained-glass windows from ancient cathedrals are hand-made especially for the Spazio Pontaccio gallery. 11.04, 12 pm-3 pm, Spazio Pontaccio, via Pontaccio, 18

  • Gufram on the Rocks in Galleria Carla Sozzani and Paul Smith flagship

Gufram on the Rocks is a story about 50years of upstream design. The gallery's space will feature the most archetypal brand symbols. Particular attention will be paid to the Poltrona object by Alessandro Mendini. The peculiarity of the chair is that its surface perfectly imitates the texture of Carrara marble. A photo of one of the Poltrona copies has adorned the historical cover of Casabella magazine since the early 80s. And artist Kris Ruhs, on the other hand, will present a completely new soft sculpture in rusty iron, taken from her modular sisters, which in turn form one whole. The performance already emanates from the special proprietary irony and existential truthfulness of Gufram. 9.04-1.05, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Corso Como, 10

  • In addition to all the iconic "image of the hanger" Cactusfrom Gufram will be shown in "psychedelic rethinking" from Paul Smith. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Italian brand, a limited collection of this product is produced - a total of 196 items. The renovation in the style of the 1970s will be supported by a thematic chain of celebrations.

12.04-17.04, Paul Smith flagship, via Manzoni, 30

  • The triumph of Brazilian design in Nilufar Gallery

The work of six designers fromBrazil, who worked in the period 1940-1970. Furniture collections from José Zanine Caldas, Martin Eisler, Oscar Niemeyer, Sergio Rodrigues, Joaquim Tenreiro and Jorge Zalszupin will be on display. 12.04-17.04, Nilufar Gallery, via Della Spiga, 32

  • Lasvit in Palazzo Serbelloni

The most long-awaited and demanded manufacturerscrystal chandeliers from the Czech Republic will be located in Palazzo Serbelloni - one of the former palaces of Napoleon. Along with the majestic chandeliers of a bygone era, you can see modern exhibits from André Fu, Moritz Waldemeyer, Daniel Libeskind, Campana Brothers and Arik Levi. The space will shine! And one more thing: the number of seats is limited, Lasvit parties are more than exclusive. 04.12-17.04, Palazzo Serbelloni, Corso Venezia, 16

  • Masterly - virtuoso Dutch in Milan

Masterly is an exhibition of modern and classicDutch art, design and photography. The Palazzo Turati, which will host the exhibition, will open to visitors for the first time after years of restoration. Thousands of tulips will bloom in its courtyard for the exhibition, the bulbs of which will be presented to everyone at the end of the event. 04.12-17.04, Palazzo Francesco Turati - Via Meravigli, 7 Olga Kosyreva, design critic: "I love the Dutch design gently and with awe, I think that this is the most interesting, unusual and non-standard that now exists in this area. And the combination of his best examples with classical painting, as well as the lush interiors of the Turati Palace, is what I expect from strong impressions.

  • Atelier Swarovski Home

Since 2007, Swarovski hasthe direction of Atelier Swarovski, thanks to which international designers realize their ideas. For example, the Atelier Swarovski Home collection from Daniel Libeskind, Ron Arad, Raw Edges is already shining in the form of home and office accessories. 12.04-17.04, via Cusani, 5

  • Morelato presents an installation from the designer Flavio Favero

This time Morelato will appear at an angleeclectic artist Flavio Favero! Furniture installations will take on the outlines of human faces as soon as you take the desired angle of vision ... With the help of the play of form, light and shadow, you will enter the philosophical world of the artist, and eventually you will begin to recognize the novelties of the factory. The heroes of the installation belong to the masterpieces of the MAAM (Museum for the Applied Art in the Furniture Sector of the Aldo Morelato Foundation) collection. 12.04-17.04, C / o nhow Milano (1st floor, galleria) - Via Tortona, 35

  • Exposition Colors from Paola Navone

On an area of ​​1,000 meters, Superstudio Più on ViaTortona will collect images of five village huts with landscapes from different parts of the world, with the help of which the authors will show the unusual refraction of light (and cultural) streams through their lamps. The exhibit from Barovier & Toso and Paola Navone will greet visitors with vibrant colors, customs and flavors, creating a dreamy atmosphere for the imagination to play. 12.04-17.04, Superstudio Più Via Tortona, 27

  • Riflession from MISIAD in the SIAM community

Lecture on the theme of design reflections will be held from 12 to 17 April in SIAM Società d'Incoraggiamento Arte e Mestieri, via Santa Marta, 18.

  • Tom Dixon and Caesarstone

The Restaurant is Tom's second installationDixon for Caesarstone. Here you will see a constellation of four elements that are so important for the preparation of exquisite dishes - earth, fire, water and air in Caesarstone products, which will be demonstrated by Italian food design Arabeschi di Latte. Kitchen still lifes will even include cooking methods such as keeping roots and mushrooms properly in boxes. 12.04-17.04, La Rotonda della Besana, Via Enrico Besana, 12

  • Colombini Casa - Brandina cocktail party

Before the opening of the main Milan exhibitioniSaloni, Colombini Casa and Brandina invite everyone to a preview of the new Collezione fonderia napoleonica collection in the format of an evening cocktail. 11.04, 7 pm, Via genova giovanni thaon di revel, 21 Rsvp

  • GG-loop will bring to Milan Gentle Genius and the Infection

GG-loop is furniture inspired bymathematical systems, harmonious proportions and natural processes. Ventura Lambrate will feature three mobile furniture options: Vibrio (sofa), Diatom (table) and Zephyrus (desk). 04/12/17/04, Launch Event | 13.04 8 pm, Via Privata Giovanni Ventura, 15 - Stand Q

  • Cromateria by Luca Trazzi Design

The installation will be located at: Museo Diocesano, Corso di Porta Ticinese, 95.

  • Design surprises from Rossana Orlandi

Rossana Orlandi is the grand dame of design surprises.And she once again brings to light a collection-mix. There will be items from the first collaboration between Patricia Urquiola and the Danish brand Georg Jensen, and a series of reissued shelving units from the Italian architect Achille Castiglioni, Karakter from 1950-1990, and, as always, a lot of pleasant surprises. 12.04-17.04, Via Matteo Bandello 14/16

  • Design Pride by Seletti

Known for being extremely lively - showDesign Pride by Seletti - travels around the city in a carnival format! The original design “staging on wheels” is the result of collaboration between Pepsi, Fabio Novembre and Gufram with their hidden “transportation systems”. 13.04, starting from Piazzale Cadorna. Party at Piazza degli Affari, 20123 from 9 pm

  • The chameleon and the souq installation by Aldo Cibic and the Studio Cicibworkshop

Techno Project Techno Souq stars from Aldo Cibic and theStudio Cibicworkshop was opened for EXPO Milano in 2015. In this 2016, The chameleon and the souq will present a color-saturated installation in the form of a passage of 18 meters, which invites the visitors of Salone Internazionale del Mobile to rest and chat ... and, of course, to enjoy the "magical power" of the chameleon, the prototype of this passage itself.

  • Cultural space XII Triennale di Milano

The XII Triennale di Milano program includesvarious exhibitions, events, seminars, festivals and conferences that will take place throughout the city. Basically, the Triennale di Milano touches on key points such as the "drama" of design, genre issues and the impact of globalization on design. Equally useful and interesting events will be held at the Pirelli Hangar Biccoca, the Politecnico di Milano campus, in the halls of the museums del Museo delle Culture (MUDEC) and the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, in the royal villa Villa Reale, in the Palazzo della Permanente, in the pavilions dell'Expo Esposizione Universale, Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, as well as the Milano e l'Accademia di Brera Academy of Arts. In the latter, by the way, the debut international and historical exhibitions were held. The most interesting events of the XII Triennale di Milano can be considered the following: · Exhibition "Architecture as Art - Architecture as Art" will be held in Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, 2.04-12.09, Via Chiese 2; · Exhibition Campus & Controcampus - Architecture for Research and Study at the Politecnico di Milano Campus, 2.04-12.09, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32; · The National Museum of Science and Technology Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci is hosting the Confluence, or "Confluence" exhibition, about a series of changes in the Po basin, which says that "the study of the future has already taken place." On the human influence on nature and other global changes on the planet, 2.04-12.09, Via S. Vittore 21. More information about the XII Triennale di Milano - here:

  • Shockino, ADI and Minotti cucine - chocolate, how you love it!

April 12, 2016 Minotti cucine milano salonwill become the venue for the sweet Shockino feast. The evening will feature Alberto Minotti (Minotti cucine), Piergiorgio Carozza and Gabriele Cossu (designer Officina Quack), and Patrizia di Costanzo (Dipartimento Distribuzione e Servizi ADI). 12.04, 6 pm, via Larga, 4

  • Installation Magic Hotel from Alcantara

In the center of Milan, on the trendiest street CorsoComo, 8 you can see the installation of the Magic Hotel by Alcantara S.p.A. The façade of the building will be covered with Alcantara's proprietary material with photorealistic 3D images. And at certain periods of time, video projections will be sent to it, imitating the real life of people fictional by the authors. An action in which you have to look into the windows! 1.04-30.04, Corso Como, 8