2017 truly is the year for art and design. Over the past few months, we’ve gathered interior inspiration (and envy) from Stockholm Design Week, Singapore Design Week, and more recently, Milan Design Week.
Milan Design Week, also known as Salone del Mobile, concluded on 9th April. The six-day exhibition brought the latest in furniture and lighting to Italy’s trendiest city — highlighting the work of both established and up-and-coming designers. The exhibition was held across the city and took over unconventional spaces — from gritty warehouses and majestic historical castles to upscale modern showrooms. Into its 56th edition, it saw multiple collaborations between the worlds of art and fashion, as well as tributes to classics.
The various installations across the city are worthy of being pinned onto our Pinterest boards for inspiration. If you’ve missed Milan Design Week, we’ve got you covered. From Airbnb’s exhibition that was set in a 15-century private house once home to Leonardo da Vinci, to Hermès‘ home collection, here are our favourite Instagram-worthy installations from Milan Design Week.
(Main image credit: Dezeen ; Featured image credit: Hermès)
French fashion house Hermès presented its new home collection of furniture, accessories, upholstery fabrics, textiles and colourful tableware at a pavilion designed by Charlotte Macaux Perelman and Alexis Fabry. The items were fashioned in a variety of materials including leather with light maple wood, lacquer, wicker, crystal and metal and bamboo.
(Image credit: Hermès)
Louis Vuitton exhibited its Objets Nomades collection at the beautiful Palazzo Bocconi this year. The brand unveiled 10 new items by renowned designers, including the Campana Brothers, Marcel Wanders, and Tokujin Yoshioka. Inspired by the spirit of travel, the homeware collection includes a limited edition blossom stool made of 24k gilded brass, and a beautiful lamp made of twisted straps of leather.
(Image credit: Louis Vuitton)
Airbnb commandeered a beautiful palazzo space at a 15-century private house which was once home to Leonardo da Vinci while he was painting The Last Supper. Curated by Cabana Editor in Chief Martina Mondadori, the exhibition showcased personal collections of creatives such as Dimorestudio, JJ Martin, and Formafantasma — as well as new pieces by up-and-coming designers from around the world.
(Image credit: Dezeen)
Japanese brand Nendo was one of the more popular exhibitors at the Fuorisalone — seeing queues that snaked around the block. Nendo explored the role of outlines and how they define the way we see objects, by manipulating and blurring objects’ edges in various ways.
(Image credit: Takumi Ota)
We loved the wacky yet beautiful display by Dutch collective Envisions, set against the surrounds of Palazzo Clerici. A collaboration with Spanish wood manufacturer Finsa, Envisions aimed to show the process instead of the final product. Pieces on display included psychedelic samples of MDF, intricate inlaid wood veneers, fibreboard embedded with LEDs, and passed sculptures assembled from hundreds of pieces of laser-cut wood.
(Image credit: Dezeen)