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Missoni’s “Home Sweet Home” by Alessandra Roveda

Missoni’s “Home Sweet Home” by Alessandra Roveda

EXHIBITION
Home Sweet Home. Perhaps the Sweetest home ever! Rainbow colors, soft knitting and every single object enveloped with yarn. Angela Missoni, the creative director and president of Missoni, selected Alessandra Roveda to curate the installation representing her family’s beloved knitwear brand on the occasion of the Milan Design Week 2019.

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Hermes at Milan Design Week 2019: Combining The Useful And Beautiful

Hermes at Milan Design Week 2019: Combining The Useful And Beautiful

EXHIBITION
Graceful and delicate and, at the same time, featuring powerful aesthetics and elaborate geometries: this is what you will feel visiting Home collection by Maison Hermes at the heart of Brera Design district in via Palermo 10. Yes, feel, because this year the Hermes embraces visitors with a dramatic space made of dimmed lights, strong scent of raw materials and dry stone walls contrasting fragile and sophisticated objects on display.

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Endless Sky Made of Bright Lanterns at Objets Nomades by Louis Vuitton

Endless Sky Made of Bright Lanterns at Objets Nomades by Louis Vuitton

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Perhaps the longest queue of the Milan Design Week 2019, and definitely one of the strongest emotions. Exhibition “Objets Nomades” (or Nomadic Objects) by Louis Vuitton at Palazzo Serbelloni features the Home collection of the luxury French fashion brand. What really impresses about the Louis Vuitton exhibition is the breathtaking “sky” made of white lanterns. Hundreds and hundreds, they fill the whole space singing silent songs about the adventures to come and new horizons to explore.

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Plastic Made of Wood by Mamou-Mani for COS

Plastic Made of Wood by Mamou-Mani for COS

EXHIBITION
There is a plastic cloud in the 16th century Palazzo Isimbardi in Milan. But don’t judge too soon. You have never seen a more sustainable plastic. It is digitally designed, 3D printed and, what’s the most important, 100% compostable. Ready for a sustainable journey?

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Lights And Music: Huge Cubic Sculpture Under The Tracks of Milano Centrale

Lights And Music: Huge Cubic Sculpture Under The Tracks of Milano Centrale

EXHIBITION
Light installations are always among the most memorable events at the Milan Design Week. Especially when the visual experience is combined with the sound one. Aria Lighting has created “Come to light” work of art, an ephemeral object featuring powerful geometry-based aesthetics. Ever-changing, sometimes flashing, sometimes kaleidoscopic minimal lights, and interacting with music, this installation tries to trick the visitor’s perception.

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Mysterious “Tides” by Korean Noroo

Mysterious “Tides” by Korean Noroo

DAY TRIP
Stepping inside the space curated by Kwangho Lee x Wang & Söderström for Noroo you will end up emerged in a metaphysical ocean of lights, shapes and objects. Here, time, color and light become fluid just like waters of the sea.

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Reflective Echo Pavilion at Palazzo Litta

Reflective Echo Pavilion at Palazzo Litta

DAY TRIP
Looking for an immersive visual experience at the Milan Design Week 2019? Then Palazzo Litta is the place to be. Mirrors, reflection and illusions created by Pezo von Ellrichshausen will disconnect you for a moment from the busy Milan.

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