Milano Design Week 2019

Milano Design Week 2019

This year’s Milan Design Week edition confirms itself as a not-to-be-missed appointment for designers, artists, architects and for the many curious people who for a week will have the chance to confront themselves with the fascinating and constantly moving world of design.

This year both the Salone del Mobile and the Fuorisalone, the two events that characterize the week, celebrate Leonardo da Vinci, the indisputable and absolute genius of art and technology, in 500th anniversary of his death.

From 9th to 14th April there will be many appointments in the city: events, presentations, extraordinary openings and special projects.

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In Rho for the Salone del Mobile, now in its 58th edition, there will be 2,350 exhibiting companies and about 350,000 guests from 184 countries are expected.
The Salone del Mobile is the main moment for the contemporary scene of furnishing, from classic, to design, to luxury.
This year the appointment is also with Euroluce, the biennial event that involves the world of lighting with the best indoor and outdoor solutions, for the housing, the business world or the entertainment one.
But for the many visitors to the city the real attraction will be the Fuorisalone, a path of art installations design path that winds through many areas of Milan. Spontaneously born in the early 1980s, has become an unmissable event.

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Among the Fuorisalone preview projects many are dedicated to the genius of Leonardo and his relationship with water, such as ACQUA, the installation by Marco Balich at the Conca dell’Incoronata. On the surface a structure creates a large body of water, where a spaceship passes by, with an LED screen that reproduces a futuristic Milan. On the underground level water and light create an unexpected world where one can immerse oneself in a chamber of wonders to see and feel all the beauty, energy and shape of water.


In Brera, the heart of the city, there are many design showrooms, but also galleries and buildings that become sets of extraordinary beauty.
The Brera Design District presents the tenth edition of its Design Week, with the theme “Design Your Life”
Interni magazine organizes Human Spaces an installation between the Univevristà Statale and the Giardino Botanico, focused on the relationship between architecture, urban space and human life.

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In the Via Tortona area one of the driving engines is the Superstudio, protagonist of the Superdesign Show, this year linked to the theme “Innovation & Tradition”, while in Via Savona 18 you one can visit a retrospective of Aldo Cibic, which tells the aesthetics of vitality at the base of his projects from 1980 to today.

In Piazza XXV Aprile, Eataly and Slow Food present a project focused on the theme of urban biodiversity, while in Piazza Duomo there is a monumental installation; a giant pink armchair (reproduction of the iconic Up 5&6 seat by Gaetano Pesce, now 50 years old), eight meters high and pierced by 400 arrows to remember the abuse on women.


At every edition of the Design Week, Milan confirms itself and renew as the international capital of design.

Year after year, as in a continuous breath the city, identifies itself more and more with this world; design no longer ending in itself, but alive, usable and, above all, real.

Susanna Dei Rossi

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