Milano 2016 Highlights. Some of our team attended this years Milan Furniture Fair and here are some of the highlights.
Weather Station by ECAL/Kevin Gouriou and Digital Camera by ECAL/Jérémy Faivre, part of a collaboration between ECAL students and the swiss brand Punkt. The small booth was part of a bigger exhibition organised by DAMN magazine called “A Matter of Perception : Tradition & Technology”. Showcasing works from young Belgium designers, Andrea Branzi, Michele De Lucchi, Gino Sarfatti and Jasper Morrison.
2. Wallpaper* Handmade.
Bar Stool by New Tendency at "The Hotel Wallpaper” which exhibited specially commissioned objects, furniture, fashion, food, accessories, services and installations, dedicated to the fine art of hostelry and world travel.
Reflection on the floor of a Hydrogen Fuel Cell sculpture and Stools by Formafantasma designed for the Lexus pavillon via Tortona. The exhibition was held in a former metal factory, and represents the "fusion of machine, craftsmanship and tradition”.
6. Tom Dixon~Caesarstone.
Opening party of “The Restaurant” at Rotonda della Besana. The Restaurant was composed of four conceptual kitchens inspired by the elements, earth, air, water and fire, inviting you to move through the space with each course during your dinner.
2016/Project. Presentation of historical pieces of Aritaware made 300-400 years ago alongside more recent pieces of Aritaware, also including various products from the collaboration with 16 participating designers.
Presentation of Hay’s 2016 collection at La Pelota. A huge 2000 square meter space divided into individual "rooms" carved into the space, creating independent environments.
9. Arch and Art.
A pavillon design collaboration between the architect Francesco Venezia and the artist Ettore Spalletti. Set up in the Triennale gardens, Arch and Art is a cultural project coordinated by Domus and the Milan Triennale which aims to document the transversal link that unites a work of architecture and a work of art, and vice versa. It showcases works between David Chipperfield and Michelangelo Pistoletto; Michele De Lucchi and Enzo Cucchi; Hans Kollhoff and Mimmo Paladino; Eduardo Souto de Moura and Jannis Kounellis; Francesco Venezia and Ettore Spalletti.