Jeanne & Céline went to Milan for 3 days during the Design Week, and came back with a selection of places to go. The Milan Design Week is one of the biggest annual design event in the world, hosting the largest furniture fair Salone del Mobile and lots of exhibitions, installations and events across Milan and its different design districts.
Pop up restaurant by We Are Ona at the Clay Court Club
Cristina Celestino designed the Tennis Club Milano Bonacossa into a 30’s place, and the agency We Are Ona transformed the place into a nice pop up restaurant. We enjoyed here a 8-course menu by the cheffe Marine Hervouet. Fantastic !
Giorgio Armani opened this space in Milan in 2015 to represent his 40-years career and host various exhibitions.
By preserving the building’s unusual established form, the renovation of the exhibition space reinforces the designer’s aesthetic philosophy and creative dynamism.
The current exhibition « Storyteller » is a tribute to the photographer Guy Bourdin and its enduring influence over contemporary imagery.
Guy Bourdin, « Storyteller » - 24 February > 31 August 2023 - Armani/Silos
Salone del Mobile, at Fiera Milano
Salone del Mobile is the global benchmark event for the furnishing & design sector. We love to go there to get some inspiration and discover new suppliers & products !
If you're planning to go, count an entire day to visit the whole Salone.
There are many things to share about Salone del Mobile, but let's share our 3 favorite booths on the fair :
1/ (left) Ingo Maurer
2/ (middle) Flos
3/ (right) Piet Boon
« Beyond the surface » by Solid Nature, Brera design district
A journey of natural stone & human nature in the Brera design district.
The exhibition designed by OMA for SolidNature is divided into two sections : an hidden underground sequence of rooms showcasing the transformational process and an open-air collection of stone furniture in the palazzo’s private garden, by invited artists.
And cherry on the cake : a food styling by Leila Cooks on a giant travertine table, in a beautiful gradient of white to red.
Spazio Cernaia, Via Cernaia 1, Brera
Dimorestudio created headquarters and conceptual space of almost 2.000 sqm for design & creativity : Dimore Centrale
With its launch during 2022 Milan Design Week, Dimorecentrale is not only the headquarter of the Dimorestudio, Dimoremilano and Dimoregallery offices, but most importantly it’s a destination for design, culture and entertainment. The project includes the new Dimoregallery exhibiting space, dedicated to the best Italian and international industrial designers of the Twentieth century, a store with a selected list of items, as well as a bar overlooking a large courtyard that can host performances and exhibitions, aiming to become a future point of reference for creative activities in Milan.
Dimore Centrale : Via G. B. Sammartini 63, Milano
Unnatural but Natural, by Green Wise
Green Wise, a slow green design studio, presents an exhibition that revolves around the research of a harmonious balance between natural elements and non-natural artifacts, expressing the theme through an installation combined with the works of designer Shikuza Tatsuno and the ceramist Yuka Ando.
Green Wise showroom : Via Palermo, 5 - 20121 Milano