Milan Design Week
In April we took time out to explore one of the world’s most prestigious design shows. Milan Design week didn’t disappoint, a visual feast of design inspiration and future trends. Here we’ll take you through what got us thinking in Europe’s design capital.
Matt and bright variations of copper proved on trend
From pasta to clothes pegs, simple everyday objects used to create temporary carpets. Interesting patterns and a beautiful aesthetic.
This was a show stopper, Moooi teamed up with photographer Rahi Rezvani to put on an exhibition showcasing their new carpets, stunning lighting and furniture, creative director Marcel Wanders.
Nendo show us how to design shadows
COS commissioned New York-based design studio Snarkitecture to create an interactive installation inspired by the COS Spring Summer 2015 collection.
There was a focus on understanding how things were made and what the raw materials natural form was. Practical demonstrations and materials to touch.
Project EGG is an adventure about 3D printing, collaborating and experimenting in a complete new way by Dutch designer Michiel van der Kley. Together with the community of 3D printers and interested peoples he built a pavilion of 4760 3D printed stones: 4760 slightly different unique stones that form an organic space of 60 m3.
The humble pallet took the centre stage for many big brands.
An installation focusing on a flexible scooter ‘the Mini city surfer’ and was designed to present a vision of urban mobility for the future.
Collaboration between students, IDEO and IKEA titled ‘Concept Kitchen 2025’
The exhibition is just one part of an ongoing investigation by IKEA into how people’s relationship to food is changing. It serves to tangibly show what we might be doing in 2025: how we’ll be growing our food, storing it; how we’ll be cooking, eating, living and working in the kitchen.
To see more of what caught our eye, head over to our Milan Design Week board on Pinterest