I made peace with Milano design week few years ago, when I discover the Salone Satellite and the student’s work exhibitions. Since then, every edition is always the perfect occasion to enter stunning locations free and finding interesting projects. And I forgot the boring fair made of predictable pieces of expensive furniture.
This year I hadn’t enough time to visit Salone Satellite due to a lack of time (spring has come with a new geek job for me and I love it :). I pick two location and explore them on a sunny saturday.
First, I went round MOST (Museum Of Science and Techology Leonardo Da Vinci), a group show curated by Tom Dixon. The complex is amazing and host nice big finds: an historical building with a beautiful sundrenched cloister and labs, an old factory for trains, another one for old ships and a courtyard with a real submarine. It seems perfect for young boys.
Tom Dixon took part of the show too, in his defence I appreciated the real time laser cutting of selected pieces, those loud punch machine made a sort of industrial music (eh). On the opposite side of the train depot, a nice selection of pop furniture made by La Chance (I love the violet cover of the paper catalogue!).
My favourite part of the show was La Cura, the Faye Toogood performance for Nivea. Photographs weren’t allowed, but I enjoyed a small chocolate cream by Arabeschi di Latte while modelling a little ball of clay. Lovely smell in a neoclassical set :)
Many emerging designer exposed and sell their products on the big terraces, I discovered the beauty of Objecten and have fun in a panoramic open air sophisticated market.
A selection of my photos here, more on Small Images album
Tom Dixon laser cutting pieces, making of in the train depot.
Musicbox by Weiner Aisslinger, Rewash lamps
Fabrica for Promosedia, Bludot, Twist lamp by Alain Berteau
Custhom, Simona Delfino
Matt ring by Sylvain Willenz