If the inventive product at Salone and the breathtaking lighting at Euroluce don't have you ready to say "Ciao!" to Milan Design Week, wait until you see these installations. Below, check out the most anticipated installations of Milan Design week, and the designer collaborations that brought them to life.
No Man's Land by Kvadrat and Raf Simons
No Man's Land juxtaposes nature with the urban landscape, highlighting Simons' sixth collection for Danish textile producer Kvadrat. Simons' fashion roots and well-honed eye for color and texture give tweed, bouclé, and corduroy prominence in the collection, which includes bold contrasts between bright hues and tasteful neutrals.
MaterialMessage by Snarkitecture for Laufen
New York City-based firm Snarkitecture deconstructs the creative process of Swiss bath designer Laufen in a dramatic experiential installation at Teatre Arsenal for FuoriSalone. The space represents Laufen's signature material, ceramic tile, in all stages of finish and plays on a scalar manipulation of both the material and the space.
Versace Home with Sasha Bikoff
A favorite of Manhattan's most fashionable set, New York City-based interior designer Sasha Bikoff has designed the installation space showcasing Versace Home's newest collection for FuoriSalone. The installation is inspired by Versace's fall-winter 1994 collection as photographed by Richard Avedon and includes custom rugs designed by Bikoff.
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Experiential Luxury by Kohler
Kohler today launched its second global design theme, Experiential Luxury, through its expansive installation at Milan's Palazzo del Senato. Experiential Luxury examines the details that create rich, dynamic environments through the brand's signature product-oriented approach.
RECKONstruct at the Triennale di Milano
Humanscale showcases innovation in sustainable design through a vignette at the Triennale di Milano. Humanscale's in-house design studio was challenged to radically re-think the design and manufacturing process by creating a stool from three sustainable sourcing processes: biomimicry, bio-fabrication, and circular economy.
All Together Now by Herman Miller Group
Herman Miller's expansive portfolio of brands are showcased under one roof at All Together Now. Impactful, color-blocked vignettes from Colebrook Bosson Saunders, Design Within Reach, Geiger, HAY, Maars Living Walls, Maharam, naughtone, Nemschoff, and Herman Miller connect to each Herman Miller Group brand. The installation also debuts the Pillar Bedroom Group, a bedroom collection for Herman Miller by Michael Anastassiades.
Foscarini's Spazio Monforte
Italian lighting designer Foscarini debuts its new Milanese showroom and headquarters with a celebratory installation of its most iconic lighting. The interactive installation features classics and new designs from the likes of Marc Sadler, Andrea Anastasio, Ferruccio Laviani, Roberto Palomba, Ilaria Marelli, and Tord Boontje.
Summit Suite by Liz Collins with Sunbrella and Ligne Roset
For American textile manufacturer Sunbrella and French contemporary furniture brand Ligne Roset, a collaboration with materials artist Liz Collins was an inevitable match. Collins' masterful installation design transforms three rooms of the Galleria into an abstract interpretation of a summit of mountain peaks, and also highlights the brands' sustainability initiatives.
Magis at Moooi's A Life Extraordinary Alessandro Mendini Tribute
Italian furniture manufacturer Magis joins Moooi in memorializing Alessandro Mendini in A Life Extraordinary. Ten of the late designer's iconic Proust outdoor chairs for Magis are displayed at the Moooi tribute, in cooperation with Marcel Wanders.