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25 Best Events Milano Design Week 2016 -

At the main design event of the year SaloneInternazionale del Mobile 2016 in Milan, thousands of industry professionals gather. And besides the official exhibition kaleidoscope, incredible events of a free program are being prepared here! Italy, Milan - here every corner is suitable for arrangements and events. Historical villas, picturesque views, modern restaurants and streets with screaming installations ... How to choose, and most importantly - to combine the official part of the exhibition with the bright artistic adventures of Milan? We present you a selection of the brightest events and places of the iSaloni 2016 non-exhibition program. Olga Kosyreva, Design Critic: - The listeners of my lectures, which I tell every year about the best events of iSaloni, are often said: "We were also in Milan, but like with you at two different exhibitions! ". This is not surprising: the non-exhibition program includes, without exaggeration, several thousand events of a different kind. All visit is not obtained from anyone and never, do not even try. You have to choose something that is interesting and useful to you, and try to get as much drive and positive from the trip and exhibitions as possible, and not the wiped off feet and a feeling of helpless annoyance from uselessly spent 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

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

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

The Gufram on the Rocks project is a story about 50years of designing "against the current". In the gallery space, the most archetypal symbols of the brand will be presented. Special attention will be given to the object Poltrona from Alessandro Mendini. The peculiarity of the chair is that its surface ideally imitates the texture of Carrara marble. A photo of one of Poltrona's specimens already from the beginning of the 80's adorns the historical cover of Casabella magazine. And the artist Kris Ruhs, on the other hand, will present a completely new soft sculpture made of rusty iron, taken from her modular sisters, who, in turn, form one whole. From the performance already blows in advance a special firm 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

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

  • Lasvit in Palazzo Serbelloni

The most long-awaited and sought-after producerscrystal 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 also see the modern exhibits of the factory from André Fu, Moritz Waldemeyer, Daniel Libeskind, Campana Brothers and Arik Levi. Space will shine! And yet: the number of seats is limited, parties from Lasvit are more than exclusive. 12.04-17.04, Palazzo Serbelloni, Corso Venezia, 16

  • Masterly - virtuoso Dutch in Milan

Masterly - an exhibition of modern and classicalDutch art, design and photography. Palazzo Turati, in which the exhibition will be held, will open for visitors for the first time after many years of restoration. In his courtyard to the exhibition will flourish thousands of tulips, the bulbs of which, at the end of the event, will be presented to all comers. 12.04-17.04, 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 hasdirection Atelier Swarovski, thanks to which international designers realize their ideas. For example, the collection Atelier Swarovski Home from Daniel Libeskind, Ron Arad, Raw Edges already shines in the form of accessories for home and office. 12.04-17.04, via Cusani, 5

  • Morelato presents an installation from the designer Flavio Favero

This time Morelato appears at an anglethe eclectic artist Flavio Favero! Installations from furniture will take the outlines of human faces as soon as you take the necessary angle of view ... With the help of a game of form, light and shadow, you will fall into the philosophical world of the artist, and eventually you will also learn the novelties of the factory. The heroes of the installation refer to the masterpieces of the MAAM collection (Museum for the Applied Art in the Furniture Sector of the Aldo Morelato Foundation). 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 corners of the world, through which the authors will show an unusual refraction of light (and cultural) flows through their fixtures. The exposition from Barovier & Toso and Paola Navone will greet visitors with bright colors, customs and aromas, creating a dreamy atmosphere for imagination. 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 the second installation from TomDixon for Caesarstone. Here you will see a constellation of four elements, so important for the preparation of delicious dishes - earth, fire, water and air in the products of Caesarstone, the demonstration of which will be occupied by the Italian food design Arabeschi di Latte. Kitchen still lifes will include even such methods of cooking as the correct content of roots and mushrooms 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 visitors to the preview of the new Collezione fonderia napoleonica collection in the evening cocktail format. 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 inspired furnituremathematical systems, harmonious proportions and natural processes. On Ventura Lambrate will be presented three versions of mobile furniture: Vibrio (sofa), Diatom (table) and Zephyrus (desktop). 12.04-17.04, 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 out the collection-mix. There will also be items from the first collaboration between Patricia Urquiola and the Danish brand Georg Jensen, and a series of reissued shelves from the Italian architect Achille Castiglioni, Karakter from 1950-1990, and, as always, lots of pleasant surprises. 12.04-17.04, Via Matteo Bandello 14/16

  • Design Pride by Seletti

Known due to extreme liven - showDesign Pride by Seletti - travels around the city in the carnival format! A unique design "staging on wheels" is the result of cooperation between Pepsi, Fabio Novembre, and Gufram with their hidden "transportation systems". 13.04, the beginning of the Piazzale Cadorna. Party at Piazza degli Affari, 20123 from 9pm

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

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

On April 12, 2016 the Salon Minotti cucine milanoIt will become a platform for the sweet festival Shockino. The evening will be held with the participation of 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 most fashionable street CorsoComo, 8 you can see the installation of Magic Hotel from Alcantara S.p.A. The facade of the building will be covered with Alcantara branded material with photorealistic 3D images. And in certain periods of time, video projections imitating the real life of fictitious people will be sent to him. Action in which you need to look into the windows! 1.04-30.04, Corso Como, 8