6 Standout Installations From Milan's New Ventura Centrale District

The first of the concrete arches contained a collection of colorful sets that introduced visitors to the work of Italian designer Matteo Zorzenoni. Photography courtesy of Matteo Zorzenoni.

The products produced by manufacturers MM Lampadari, Nason Moretti, and Scapin are representative of Zorzenoni's experimental approach to using materials, and the design of the SET installation offered a striking counterpoint to the raw setting of the industrial space. Photography courtesy of Matteo Zorzenoni.

British designer Lee Broom presented a retrospective of key limited-edition works developed since his studio launched in London ten years ago. Photography by Luke Hayes.

Products including his Decanterlights, Hanging Hoop Chair, and Carpentry Console Table were presented in all-white versions on an illuminated carousel that rotated slowly at the center of the space. Photography by Luke Hayes.

Dutch materials supplier Baars & Bloemhoff presented six projects by designers who were invited to experiment with products from the firm's extensive catalogue. Photography courtesy of Baars & Bloemhoff. 

Klaas Kuiken revealed the usually hidden latticed structure of a lightweight wooden surface material called Finsa Greenpanel in his dresser and wardrobe, while Paul Heijnen used Finsa Color MDF to produce enormous pendant lights from hundreds of hand-assembled modular units. Photography courtesy of Baars & Bloemhoff. 

Swiss studio Panter & Tourron showcased its Passages project, which comprised a series of sculptural copper objects that had been treated with a black thermochromatic ink. Photography by Simona Bellotti.

The project was developed for smokeless cigarette brand IQOS and sought to create a tangible representation of heat as a design element. Photography by Simona Bellotti.

A new chair by Dutch designer Maarten Baas for furniture brand Lensvelt also debuted at Ventura Centrale. Photography by J.W. Kaldenbach.

The chairs were displayed alongside a sound installation featuring dozens of variously sized metal bullhorns, some of which contained speakers that projected whispered voices. Photography by J.W. Kaldenbach.

Glass specialist Salviati commissioned designers Luca Nichetto and Ben Gorham to fill two adjoining arches with custom-made installations that showcased its traditional glass craftsmanship. Photography by Maurizio Polese.

One arch was filled with 53 totems comprising stacked multicolored glass modules. Photography by Maurizio Polese.

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