bde's Guide to Milan Design Week 2019

bde's Guide to Milan Design Week 2019

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Design Week in Milan - it’s inspiring, exhilarating, and always jam-packed. Let us help you cut through the noise: here’s where you can find our clients, designers we love, events and more from April 8-14 at Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone. Remember to RSVP where there is one listed!


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SALONE: Hall 16, F32
Discover Alessi’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection, including the new MOKA, designed by Sir David Chipperfield to be an homage to the original Bialetti espresso maker for today’s world.
April 9-14 from 9:30 AM-6:30 PM
For appointments, contact: emily@bdeonline.biz

MUDEC: Mokeria Exhibition, Via Tortona, 56
Transforming the entry and lobby into all things MOKA, designed by Sir David Chipperfield, who also designed the museum “A New MOKA is Blooming” will be the best pop-up coffee bar in town!
April 9-14 from 9:30 AM-7:30 PM
Open late Thursday, Saturday, Sunday until 10:30 PM


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SALONE: Hall 24, C01 C21 E02 E20 (NEW LOCATION)
FLOS
will join the new S.Project area (Hall 24), as part of Design Holding. The group presents the latest collections from FLOS, Louis Poulsen and B&B Italia, in an over 43,000 square-foot space designed by Calvi Brambilla Architects. FLOS will have its own entrance, and we will welcome you there.
April 9-14 from 9:30 AM-6:30 PM
For appointments, contact: beth.massey@bdeonline.biz

FLOS Store, Corso Monforte, 9
La Plus Belle
designed by Philippe Starck: a collection of special oval mirrors, providing light using an LED strip on the perimeter.
April 9-13 from 10 AM-8 PM
April 14 from 10-AM-7 PM
Press Previews: April 8th - 10:30 AM -2:30 PM | beth.massey@bdeonline.biz

FLOS Showroom, Corso Monforte, 15
Noctambule
designed by Konstantin Grcic: FLOS presents an installation of the ethereal collection of blown glass lamps. Mostly invisible during the day, they transform into illuminated art in the dark.
April 9-13 from 10 AM-8 PM
April 14 from 10-AM-7 PM
Press Previews: April 8th - 10:30 AM -2:30 PM | beth.massey@bdeonline.biz

Palazzo Litta, Corso Magenta, 24
FLOS is Lighting Partner of a remarkable installation The Litta Variations / Opus 5  - “Echo Pavillion” Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, by internationally acclaimed Chilean architects Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, curated by Mosca Partners.
April 9-14 from 10 AM-8 PM

Miart (April 5-7) with formafantasma, Fieramilanocity - Pav. 3, gate, 5 Viale Scarampo
FLOS sponsors the Milan International Modern and Contemporary Art Fair with a site-specific installation of Wireline by formafantasma at the Miart VIP lounge. See the designers’ talk on April 7th at 12 PM.
April 5 from 12-8 PM
April 6-7 from 11 AM-7 PM


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SALONE: Hall 22, E22 D23 (NEW LOCATION)
As part of the new S.Project area (Hall 22), the new team at Fritz Hansen will welcome you to view the launches their new Christianshavn textile series, new lighting, new accessories, and new colors for the Drop chair.
April 9-14 from 9:30 AM-6:30 PM
For appointments, contact: karen@bdeonline.biz

Piazza San Simpliciano
An exciting first look at the new Fritz Hansen lounge chair designed by Jaime Hayon - join us there!  
Press Preview: April 10th - 9:30- 11 AM | karen@bdeonline.biz


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Sunbrella + Ligne Roset + Liz Collins @ Rossana Orlandi, Via Matteo Bandello, 14/16
Brooklyn-based artist Liz Collins presents an innovative new installation with Ligne Roset and Sunbrella at one of Milan’s most exciting concept stores.
April 9-14
Press Preview: April 8th - 11 AM-4 PM | beth.massey@bdeonline.biz


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SALONE: Hall 24, C01-E20 (NEW LOCATION)
Louis Poulsen
presents a new large-scale pendant light designed by Olafur Eliasson and more in the new S.Project area (Hall 24), as part of Design Holding. The group presents the latest collections from Louis Poulsen, FLOS and B&B Italia, in an over 43,000 square-foot space designed by Calvi Brambilla Architects. Louis Poulsen will have its own entrance, and we will welcome you there.
April 9-14 from 9:30 AM-6:30 PM
For appointments, contact: emily@bdeonline.biz

Via Privata Giovanni Ventura, 5
See a new large-scale pendant light designed by Olafur Eliasson.
Press Preview: April 8th - 3-5 PM | emily@bdeonline.biz
Louis Poulsen x Olafur Eliasson Party: April 8th from 10 PM | RSVP


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SALONE: Hall 20, C15-D14
In a colorful space designed by Note Studio, Magis presents new designs by Inga Sempé, Ron Gilad, Stefan Diez, and more.
April 9-14 from 9:30 AM-6:30 PM
For appointments, contact: beth.massey@bdeonline.biz

Corso Garibaldi, 77
Visit a unique installation by Note Design Studio.
Press Preview: April 8th - 3-8 PM | beth.massey@bdeonline.biz

Caractere, Via Giuseppe Verdi, 2
Near Piazza della Scala, see a fashion-forward installation dedicated to Vitrail in collaboration with Inga Sempé.

Centro Filologico Milanese, via Clerici 10
A special installation in cooperation with Tarkett, featuring Magis furnishings.


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Via Mauro Macchi 82A
For HAV – pronounced “how” – Royal Copenhagen presents a new and unexpected set of dinnerware based on the Seagull pattern from 1892, in collaboration with Bjarke Ingels, Lars Holme Larsen, and Jens Martin Skibsted.
April 9-14 from 10 AM-8 PM
Press Preview: April 8th - 12-5 PM | emily@bdeonline.biz


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SALONE: Hall 16, D22
For the first time, nanimarquina introduces a line of accessories for the home with designer Ilse Crawford, and continues its experimentation with materials through the all-new outdoor collection. Join for cocktail mixers from 5:30-6:30 PM every day.
April 9-14 from 9:30 AM-6:30 PM
For appointments, contact: nicole@bdeonline.biz


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Daily Tours: Fantini headquarters & Casa Fantini
Experience daily tours of the new factory & headquarters, designed by Piero Lissoni, on Lake Orta. NOTE: Transportation from Milan is provided.
April 8-13 | RSVP required
Lake Time Party at Casa Fantini: April 12th - from 3:30 PM | RSVP

Showroom, Via Solferino, 18
Explore the latest collections from Fantini in their Brera showroom.
April 9-14 from 10 AM-9 PM
Press Preview: April 8th - 4-7 PM | nicole@bdeonline.biz
Fantini Cocktail Party: April 10th - 6-9 PM | RSVP


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SALONE: Hall 12, A03 B04
Known for their contemporary and timeless furniture made from solid wood, Ethnicraft will be showcasing their latest collection of crafted dining tables, bookshelves, seating, and more.
April 9-14 from 9:30 AM-6:30 PM
For appointments, contact: alyssa@bdeonline.biz


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Via Solferino, 15
Swedish Design Moves presents a new installation of Swedish design companies, exploring the home as place where wild nature takes over, curated by Joyn Studio.
April 9-14 from 9:30 AM-7 PM
Join for
FIKA Time - Swedish-style coffee break - offered daily from 10-11:30 AM.
Press Preview: April 8th - 2-7 PM | karen@bdeonline.biz
Opening Party: April 9th - 7-10 PM


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Via Goito, 9
Visit the studio of Piero Lissoni, Italy’s master of minimalism, to see exhibits of his latest works.
April 9-14 from 11 AM-5 PM


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Maison&Objet x Rising Talents @ Rossana Orlandi, Via Matteo Bandello, 14/16
Maison&Objet handpicks up-and-coming talents at each edition of the fair - and now’s your chance to meet past editions’ emerging designers in a special exhibition at Rossana Orlandi.
April 9-14
Press Preview: April 8th | beth.massey@bdeonline.biz

Elle Decor At Work, Palazzo Bovara - Corso Venezia, 51
Maison&Objet is also a sponsor of Elle Decor at Work, a special exhibition by Elle Decor Italia on the evolution of the workplace.
April 8-18


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Ventura Centrale, Via Ferrante Aporti, 15
After an exciting first two editions, Ventura Centrale expands to 16 vaults of inspiring installations this year.
April 9-13 from 10 AM-8 PM, April 14 from 10 AM-6 PM

Ventura Future, BASE Milano - Via Bergognone, 34 or Via Tortona, 54
An exhibition area packed full of revolutionary, innovative and ground-breaking design focused on future visions by international designers, studios, and more.
April 9-13 from 9:30 AM-8 PM (open late April 10 until 10 PM), April 14 from 9:30 AM-6 PM | Tickets required  


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Make sure to RSVP for the best of after-hours events (our clients are starred - see you there, or ask bde!). Note: most are open April 9-14.

A Brera aperitivo at Fantini

A Brera aperitivo at Fantini

MONDAY APRIL 8th

Louis Poulsen x Olafur Eliasson Party*
Via Privata Giovanni Ventura, 5
From 10 PM | RSVP

Sawaya & Moroni
Via Manzoni 11
6-8 PM

Samambai - Fromental
Piazza San Marco 1
6-9 PM | RSVP

Oikoi
Via Solferino 11
6:30-9 PM

TUESDAY APRIL 9th

FLOS - Palazzo Litta Public Party*
Corso Magenta, 24
7-11 PM

HEMMA GONE WILD Opening Party*
Via Solferino, 15
7-10 PM

& Tradition - The Preview
Design Republic Gallery, via Giovanni Raiberti
5-8 PM | RSVP

Issey Miyake presents Journey of a Raindrop: The Strange Attraction of Water
Via Bagutta, 12
6-9 PM | RSVP

Alpi - New Collections by Martino Gamper & Piero Lissoni
Via Solferino, 7
From 6 PM | RSVP

“Musica da Viaggio”: Vito Nesta in Giuseppe Verdi’s rooms
Via Alessandro Manzoni, 29
6-9 PM | RSVP

Golran Opening Cocktail
Via Pontaccio 8/10
6:30-10 PM | RSVP

WEDNESDAY APRIL 10th

Fantini Cocktail Party*
Via Solferino, 18
6-9 PM | RSVP

Conference: The Politics of Design hosted by Vitra Design Museum
Triennale Milano, Teatro dell’Arte
1:45-6:30 PM (entry at 1:15 PM)

Interlude: Collection of Limited Work - Apparatus
Via Santa Marta, 14
4-6 PM | RSVP

Busy Brera design district

Busy Brera design district

THURSDAY APRIL 11th

Marni Moonwalk Cocktail
Viale Umbria 42
6-11 PM | RSVP

The Wind Melody & Kabuki
Largo Augusto 10 - Via F.Sforza 4
6:30 - 9:30 PM | RSVP

Lake Orta, as seen from Casa Fantini

Lake Orta, as seen from Casa Fantini

FRIDAY APRIL 12th

Fantini Lake Party at Casa Fantini*
Finish the week in style at Fantini’s new hotel on the enchanting Lake Orta (transportation provided to and from lake).
From 5 PM | RSVP


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Visit all week - we marked these for our shortlist. Starred means it’s our clients!

BRERA

Fantini*
Via Solferino, 18
April 9-14

FLOS Store*
Corso Monforte, 9
April 9-13 from 10 AM-8 PM, April 14 from 10-AM-7 PM

FLOS Showroom*
Corso Monforte, 15
April 9-13 from 10 AM-8 PM, April 14 from 10-AM-7 PM

Fritz Hansen*
Piazza San Simpliciano
April 9-14

Hemma Gone Wild*
Via Solferino, 15
April 9-14 from 9:30 AM-7 PM

Wander around Brera, catch some Italian sun

Wander around Brera, catch some Italian sun

Lissoni Open Studio*
Via Goito, 9
April 9-14 from 11 AM-5 PM

Magis*
Corso Garibaldi 77
April 9-13 from 10 AM-9 PM, April 14 from 10 AM-6 PM

Elle Decor at Work - sponsored by Maison&Objet*
Palazzo Bovara, Corso Venezia 51
April 8-18

Design Week means a chance to sneak a peek inside private villas…

Design Week means a chance to sneak a peek inside private villas…

Agape
Via Statuto 12
April 9-14 from 10 AM-9 PM

Agapecasa + Stellarworks
Via Manzoni 40/42
April 9-14 from 10 AM-9 PM

Bang & Olufsen: 93 Years of Magic
Via S. Carpoforo, 9
April 9-14 from 10 AM-7 PM

Bisazza
Via Solferino, 22
April 9-14

Boffi
Via Solferino, 11
April 9-13 from 11 AM-9 PM, April 14 from 11 AM-7 PM

Bottega Ghianda - 2 locations:
Oxford Racers - sculptured cars in leather & wood
Via Formentini, 9
April 9-14

Palazzo di Brera - 2019 Collection by Mario Bellini, Michele DeLucchi, Naoto Fukasawa, Jean Nouvel & Tobia Scarpa
Via Brera, 29
April 9-14

Broken Nature: Design Takes On Human Survival - curated by Paola Antonelli
La Triennale di Milano - Viale Alemagna, 6
Through August 31 from 10:30 AM-8:30 PM

Conifera by COS
Palazzo Isimbardi - Corso Monforte, 35 (Porta Venezia)

De Padova
Via Santa Cecilia, 7
April 9-13 from 11 AM-9 PM, April 14 from 11 AM-7 PM

Doppia Firma / Michelangelo Foundation
Villa Mozart - Via Mozart, 9
April 9-14 from 10 AM-6:45 PM

Golran
Via Pontaccio, 8/10
April 8-14

Herman Miller (& their brands)
Corso Garibaldi, 70
April 9-13

HEM Gallery & Garden
Corso Garibaldi, 117

Kartell by Laufen
Via Pontaccio, 10
April 9-13 from 10 AM-8 PM, April 14 from 10 AM-6 PM

Ladies & Gentlemen Studio presents Still/Life
Via Pietro Maroncelli, 7
April 9-14 from 10 AM-7 PM

Colorful streets in Brera

Colorful streets in Brera

50th Anniversary - Living Divani
Palazzo Crivelli, Via Pontaccio 12
April 8-14

M’Afrique Detached: Moroso in partnership with Ingo Maurer
Via Pontaccio 8/10
April 10-27

The Manzoni - Tom Dixon designed restaurant
Via Manzoni, 5

Marset
Via dell’Annunciata, 29
April 9-14

Menu - Perfect Darkness
Via Solferino 11 - Third Floor
April 9-14

Michael Anastassiades at Nilufar Gallery
Via della Spiga, 32
April 9-14

Moooi presents ‘A Life Extraordinary’
Mediateca St. Teresa - Via della Moscova, 28
April 9-14 | RSVP

“Musica da Viaggio”: Vito Nesta in Giuseppe Verdi’s rooms
Via Alessandro Manzoni, 29
April 9-14

Sambai Fromental
Piazza San Marco 1
April 9-14 from 10 AM-7 PM

Visionnaire
Piazza Cavour, 3
April 9-14 from 10 AM-7 PM

TORTONA

ALESSI at MUDEC: Mokeria Exhibition*
Via Tortona, 56
April 9-14 from 9:30 AM-7:30 PM, open late Thursday, Saturday, Sunday until 10:30 PM

3M in collaboration with Matteo Thun & Partners
Superstudio - Via Tortona, 27
April 8-14

Belgium Design: Generous Nature
Via Tortona, 31
April 9-14

Design: In the Age of Experience
Superstudio - Via Tortona, 27
April 8-14

Catch a sunset on the navigli near Tortona

Catch a sunset on the navigli near Tortona

La DoubleJ Bedtime pop-up shop & exhibit
Piazza Arcole, 4
April 8-14 from 10 AM-7 PM

Nendo: BE@RBRICK by Medicom Toy
Via Vigevano 18
April 9-14 from 10:30 AM-8:30 PM

Nendo: Daikin x Nendo @ Tenoha
Via Vigevano, 18
April 10-14 9 AM-7 PM

Normann Copenhagen
Superstudio Via Tortona, 27
April 9-14

Sony: Affinity in Autonomy
Spazio Zegna - Via Savona 56/A (Tortona)
April 9-14

Ventura Future
Via Tortona, 54
April 9-14

Looking up at the Duomo

Looking up at the Duomo

IN THE CENTER

Ligne Roset + Sunbrella + Liz Collins @ Rossana Orlandi*
Via Matteo Bandello, 14/16
April 9-14

Maison&Objet x Rising Talents @ Rossana Orlandi*
Via Matteo Bandello, 14/16
April 9-14

FLOS at Palazzo Litta*
Corso Magenta, 24
April 9-14 from 10 AM-8 PM

5VIE - An Integrated Design District
Starting from Via Cesare Correnti 14, stroll through the “5 streets” cultural reference point.
Via Cesare Correnti, 14
April 9-14

Arper
Via Pantano, 30
April 9-14

Cassina
Via Durini, 16
April 9-14

Eileen Fisher: Waste No More curated by Li Edlekoort & Philip Fimmano
Galleria Rossana Orlandi - Via Matteo Bandello, 14

Paola Lenti
Via Orobia, 15
April 9-14

Rinascente - The Green Life: Installation by Sabine Marcelis
The Boulevard in front of Rinascente Arcade - Milano Piazza Duomo
April 5-22

Santambrogio presents Milano & Colors
Via Durini
April 9-14 from 10 AM-10 PM

Serge Ferrari
Via Santa Marta, 21
April 9-14 from 10:30 AM-7:30 PM

Tod’s No_Code Shelter: Stories of Contemporary Life - featuring Mai Ikuzawa, Formafantasma, and more
Spazio Cavallerizze - Via Olona, 6 bis
April 9-14 from 10 AM-8 PM

LAMBRATE

Louis Poulsen*
Via Privata Giovanni Ventura 5
April 9-14

Alessi & Heineken present: “Fabbrica di Ghiaccio e Birra”*
Via dei Canzi, 19
April 9-14 from 10 AM-8 PM

Explore each vault at Ventura Centrale

Explore each vault at Ventura Centrale

CENTRALE

Royal Copenhagen*
Via Mauro Macchi 82A
April 9-14

Ventura Centrale 2019: Expanding the Design Story*
Via Ferrante Aporti, 15
April 9-14

Formafantasma x DZEK - ExCinere: a collection of refined volcanic-ash-glazed tiles suitable for both interior and exterior surfaces
Via Venini 85 Milano (A satellite of Alcova)
April 9-14

RIMOWA x KALEIDOSCOPE Present Guillermo Santomá
Via Maiocchi 7
April 9-14


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