Inspired In the City: Lh Milan Design Week 2019 Loves

Duomo Milan Design Week 2019

Milan Design Week 2019 inundated the city of Milan with innovative and inspiring art, design, furniture, and beyond this April!

While Love Happens had so many of favorites, here is a list of the companies, artists and installations around the city that really charmed us!

INSPIRED IN THE CITY @ MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2019

DimoreStudio | DimoreMilano

Milan’s own ultra talented design duo Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran of DimoreStudio took over the city with their creativity and their newest evolution DimoreMilano.

“DimoreStudio is still the design studio dedicated to interiors, boutiques, homes, hotels, and restaurants,” the studio told Elle Decor, “but this January we launched DimoreMilano as a brand for furniture and decor, distinguished by a three-dimensional D, which harks back to the old furniture design logos of the 60’s and 70’s.”

Love Happans @ Dimore Gallery where Gabriella Crespi's gorgeous creations were on display for Milan Design Week 2019
Love Happens @ Dimore Gallery where Gabriella Crespi’s gorgeous creations were on display for Milan Design Week 2019

The pair had multiple inspiring exhibitions during Milan Design Week. First came, a beautiful collection of 70’s inspired furniture and sumptuous textiles exhibited at the Ex Cinema Arti. Next, a 14-piece capsule collection of luxurious limited edition decor items for Dior Maison. And finally, a stunning curation of vintage designs by the Italian designer Gabriella Crespi at their Via Solferino headquarters.

Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades

During Milan Design Week 2019 Louis Vuitton introduced new pieces to their Objets Nomades collection. New pieces by the Italian duos of Atelier Biagetti and Zanellato / Bortotto joined the list of renowned Objets Nomades designers with their collection of personalized travel inspired designs. Unveiled at the Neoclassical Palazzo Serbelloni the exhibition included the entire new collection as well as past designs in new colors and materials.

yellow flower like chair called bulbo by campana brothers for louis vuitton objets nomades 2019 at milan design week 2019
Bulbo Armchair by the Campana Brothers for Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades 2019
Source: @louisvuitton

Also on display was a new chair by the Campana Brothers called the Bulbo Armchair. This giant yellow envelope like form of the chair creates the experience of being embraced by a flower.

And last but certainly not least, Marcel Wanders designed four new pieces: the cage-like Diamond armchair; Venezia, a lamp inspired by traditional Venetian lanterns; and the Murano glass Diamond vase pendant lights hanging from leather straps.

Versace x Sasha Bikoff

dining room design by sasha bikoff for versace at milan design week 2019
Source: @versace

During Milan Design Week 2019, Sasha Bikoff partnered with Versace and artist Andy Dixon. The trio created a fantastic installation with metallic leathers, mirror, glass, tropical vibes and tons of color! The new home line includes five capsule home collections: Pop Medusa, Medusa, Rhapsody, Logomania, and Jungle. And offers pieces from the bedroom to dining to living room and for the first time an outdoor collection (Jungle). Held at the Versace Palazzo on Via Gesù, not usually open to the public, this special event sold out days after it was announced leaving many wishing they could get in!

Rossana Orlandi

Wow! I had heard about the majesty of Rossana Orlandi’s showroom in Milan, but honestly what I witnessed far exceeded my expectations! Seemingly endless creativity filled the many, many relatively small rooms of this vast space! My personal favorites:

Emanuela Crotti

Porcelain and brass animals covered the doors of Emanuela Crotti's stunning armoire displayed at Rossana Orlandi during Milan Design Week 2019
Porcelain and brass animals covered the doors of Emanuela Crotti’s stunning armoire displayed at Rossana Orlandi during Milan Design Week 2019

Altreforme

 A cabinet with unexpected features by Italian designers Mata & Grifo and Scocca for Altreforme
A cabinet with unexpected features by Italian designers Mata & Grifo and Scocca for Altreforme

Houtlander

blue twisting wood bench called interdependence bench 2 by south african furniture studio houtlander at rossana orlandi during milan design week 2019
Interdependence Bench II by South African furniture studio Houtlander

Fernando Mastrangelo

limited edition mirror with cast sand on it by fernando mastrangelo at rossana orlandi during milan design week 2019
In his DRIFT collection, Fernando Mastrangelo uses unique casting materials (salt, sugar, sand) as part of his sculptures as seen in this limited edition mirror at Rossana Orlandi during Milan Design Week 2019

Anotherview

A window into another world by Anotherview displayed at Rossana Orlandi during Milan Design Week 2019
A window into another world by Anotherview displayed at Rossana Orlandi during Milan Design Week 2019
ANOTHERVIEW No.15: Lounging in Haad Salad

Tonino Negri

 Senza Parole ceramic sculpture by Tonino Negri on display at Rossana Orlandi during milan design week 2019
Senza Parole ceramic sculpture by Tonino Negri on display at Rossana Orlandi

Bethan Gray

capiz shell furniture by bethan gray and nature squared at rossana orlandi during milan design week 2019
In London-based designer Bethan Gray’s Exploring Eden collection, with Nature Squared, the use of by-products from other industries is explored in an effort to promote sustainability. On display at Rossana Orlandi during Milan Design Week 2019 were stunning pieces showcasing capiz shells, feathers and other sea creatures collected from fisherman.

Marre Moerel

Chin Chin Candles by Marre Moerel. Part of the 2019 Memento Mori Collection, as these candles melt the gold brass pieces fall to the dishes below creating a musical chime.

Trent Jansen

wood fish scale like wardrobe by trent jansen on display at rossana orlandi during milan design week 2019
Pankalangu Wardrobe from the Broached Monsters Collection by Trent Jansen

Ashley Bickerton for Henzel Studio

handmade rug art depicting a stylized face by ashley bickerton for henzel studio on display at rossana orlandi during milan design week 2019
Untitled, 2019
Edition of 20 + 1 AP Numbered
Designed by Barbados born-Ashley Bickerton for Henzel Studio
Handmade, Wool & Silk
bonnet chair - drapesse chair by koket

Missoni “Home Sweet Home”

colorful crochet covered furniture in the home sweet home exhibit by missoni home and alessandra roveda at milan design week 2019
Source: Missoni Home

Perhaps the most colorful installation in Milan’s brimming Brera Design District was Missoni’s “Home Sweet Home” presentation. Curated by Angela Missoni in collaboration with artist Alessandra Roveda the space bloomed with happiness and a boho vintage vibe. The exhibition featured an enchanting house entirely covered with multicolor crochet (Trend Alert: Crochet was everywhere!)

Smeg x Dolce & Gabanna

smeg x dolce & gabanna at milan desgin week 2019

Always love seeing the special Smeg Collection with the unique style of Dolce & Gabanna! Made in Italy at its finest as creative high fashion uniquely blends with quality home appliance design.

L’ORA DANNATA by Carlos Amorales

An instant Instagram favorite, the amazing L’ORA DANNATA by Carlos Amorales exhibition of a mass swarm of black butterflies filling Fondazione Pini was truly spectacular. Curated by Gabi Scardi this installation was insanely magical!

Marc Ange

marc ange installation at milan design week 2019 called le refuge de la nuit at palazzo cusani
Source: @marc.ange

We always love seeing Marc Ange’s “Refuge” creations! At Milan Design Week 2019 Marc Ange took over the Palazzo Cusani with a stunning white variation covered in Oceano fabric by Dedar. With the rendition titled “Le Refuge de la Nuit”, the artist once again delighted visitors!

Marcantonio x Geeboo

large giraffe statues with chandeliers hanging from their mouths - giraffes in love installation by marcantonio, qeeboo and masiero lights during milan design week 2019
Source: @marcantonio

The “Giraffes in Love” installation at Università Statale Milano stole hearts around Milan Design Week 2019 and all over social media! The pair of 4m giraffe sculptures were designed by Marcantonio for Qeeboo holding chandeliers by Masiero Lights.

Alex Chinneck

an art installation of a building being unzipped by alex chinneck during milan design week 2019 furisalone

The sculptural art installation by Alex Chinneck during Milan Design Week 2019 was exceptionally innovative!

The artist perfectly summed up the work on his Instagram, “Over 200,000 people visited the unzipping building over the last 6 days. My sculptures playfully disrupt our perception of what is physically possible but this project has only been possible because of the brilliant people that built it with me. Ambition gives birth to an idea but collaboration makes it grow. Thank you to everyone who visited the artworks, thank you to everyone who built the artworks with me, thank you to IQOS for this partnership and thanks for having me Milan. The work has now gone forever.

Artemest x Ted Milano ‘Living Objects’

entryway at artemest x ted milano living objects exhibit during milan design week 2019 featuring jungle wallpaper by larghevedute handmade wallpaper
The entryway of Artemest x Ted Milano’s ‘Living Objects’ exhibition during Milan Design Week 2019 was adorned with the incredible Jungle Green Mixmade Wallpaper by @larghevedutehandmadewallpaper.⁣
⁣Source: @artemest⁣

Artemest, the online retailer of an exceptional collection of handmade products crafted by Italian artists, partnered with showroom Ted Milano during Milan Design Week 2019 for an exhibition titled Living Objects. A 1930s Milanese villa was transformed with a curated selection of furniture, lighting, and decor all crafted by Italian artisans and designers. Creativity filled the luxurious setting!

Gucci Pop-up Shop Apartment

gucci pop-up apartment during milan desgin week 2019

Although I cannot deny the grandma-esque feeling of Gucci Decor’s pop-up apartment store during Milan Fashion Week, the mishmash of prints and patterns was a common trend seen on in fashion on the streets of Milan and of course, is a Gucci staple. The two-story space housed Gucci’s latest additions to their houseware collection including furniture, porcelain, tableware, and blankets.

Words by Anna Beck Bimba

black velvet chaise with a pleated and curved back - millicent chaise by koket

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