As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, a video, or, if you will, a moving image, is at least double that. And so The Architect’s Newspaper (AN) brings you video highlights from Milan Design Week filmed by our editors onsite at Salone del Mobile, the EuroCucina circuit, and other satellite shows. From interviews with designers to panning views of in situ installations to product install shots, we hope this roundup gives a taste of what it’s like to see and experience it all in person.
Laufen’s booth installation
Onsite at the fairgrounds of Salone del Mobile, our editors enjoyed this bidet toilet fountain installation by the Swiss-bathroom brand Laufen.
Floating mobiles at Rossana Orlandi
Watch Martens and Visser’s kinetic sculptures spin and float like bubbles at Rossana Orlandi.
AN talks to Studio OEO about their new accessories collection for Mutina
Thomas Lykke and Anne-Marie Buemann of Danish architectural firm OEO Studio speak about their collaboration with Mutina, a new collection of home accessories that integrate as a system with Italian manufacturer’s ceramic tiles.
Hay at Palazzo Clerichi
Hay introduced several new products by the Bouroullec brothers, Stefan Diez, GamFratesi, Shane Schneider, and many repeat offenders. The exhibition showcases designs for everyday living as well as everyday working in the ornate ambiance of Palazzo Clerichi. Bellissimo!
AN talks to Hella Jongerius about her tapestry collage for Vitra
The Dutch industrial designer talks about the new sofa she developed for Vitra. The installation highlights the textiles she created for “textile nerds.”
Apparatus’ ACT III
The New York-based design studio debuted their new collection, ACT III, in their Milan showroom. The launch featured a series of alabaster and fluted brass lighting that references Berber jewelry.
AN talks to Brussels-based designer Alain Gilles about his acoustic lighting designs
Alain Gilles discusses his new acoustic lighting collection for BuzziSpace in the Brera district for Milan Design week.
Gufram’s club-inspired furniture collection
Disco Gufram is an electronic soundscape outfitted with furniture inspired by original 1970s designs by the studio. Loosely interpreted based on the found archival images, the series features sofas, coffee tables, and cabinets complete with Dali-esque melting disco balls based on their predecessors at disco clubs in the 70s.
AN talks to Berlin-based Studio 7.5 about their new seating series for Herman Miller
Burkhard Schmitz and Roland Zwick of Studio 7.5 talk about their new seating collection “For You Everyone” at the Herman Miller Showroom in Milan. The exhibition showcased the Cosm series, inviting visitors to sit back and recline.
Nendo’s exhibition: Forms of Movement
Nendo’s self-exploratory exhibition, Forms of Movement, surveys materials and technologies in 10 conceptual iterations of an object’s function, material, or production process. Here we see a series of furnishings articulated by different shapes and formations of plasticized fabric.
AN talks to Space Copenhagen about their collection for Stellar Works
Danish design duo Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou of Space Copenhagen detail the inspiration behind the new series and how similarities in Asian and Scandinavian cultures transpire in their designs.
A 1929 tram by Christina Celestino renovated as a traveling saloon
AN rode the Corallo tram with designer Christina Celestino to hear about her inspiration behind the exhibition on wheels. Traveling to-and-fro between three stops in the Brera design district, the interior is reminiscent of 1920s art moderne interiors, specifically the cinema and screening rooms.
AN talks to Icelandic designer Hlynur V. Atlason about his commercial series for Ercol
Icelandic designer Hlynur V. Atlason details his collection of modular furnishings for Ercol, their first venture in commercial design. He explains this new take and his inspiration point that departed from the English brand’s seminal reference, the traditional Windsor chair.
The Diner by Rockwell Group
The design world crowds into the American-style diner installation inside a railway arch designed by The New York-based firm. Rockwell Group teamed up with Surface magazine, design consultancy 2×4, and Design Within Reach on the American-inspired establishment located beneath the tracks that lead to Milan’s Centrale railway station.
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