Milan Fabulous Finds

MILAN you were a great Milan! Again. Here's our throwback to the most wonderful venues and places we witnessed.

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Illuminated bar — cocktail making performance
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The 'Wiemer' soft pink Onyx marble table
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Reception area: Rietveld’s Utrecht chair by Cassina
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The mysterious entrance of ClubUnseen.

Club Unseen by Studio Pepe

One of the best kept secrets of the Salone. Club Unseen is another brilliant project-manifesto designed by Studiopepe' Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto. Visitors wandered (a cocktail in hand) through all surprising rooms and installations created in collaboration with companies, thus representing cases of excellence in Italian and international design. “Avant-garde atmospheres and cinema influences for immersion in a sophisticated creative imaginary” read the explanation by Studiopepe.

Partners and brands involved: &Tradition, Agape / Agape Casa, Allied Maker, Atelier de troupe, Botteganove, Cassina, cc-tapis, Ceramica Bardelli, Co van der Horst, Compasso, de Sede, Dedar, Erich Ginder, Studio, Franciacorta, Humble Matter, Philippe Model, pLh, Pulpo, Saba, Sikkens, Skin, Regimen, Sogega, Solid Nature, Tacchini, Tecnolux, Vetreria Bazzanese, Wall&decò.

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SOFTWEAR by Kiki van Eijk

Kiki van Eijk is one of most refined brains around. In 6 one-of-a-kind wall hangings commissioned by Google her textiles invented the contemporary cocoon, responding to the desire and necessity to build a shell of protection around ourselves, in which we can live with honesty and fulfilment. Curated by Lidewij Edelkoort.


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Fondazione Lensvelt

The Nothing New presentation by Lensvelt at BAR ANNE was definitely not to miss out on during this years Salone. 

Located in Museo Diocesano, Lensvelt exhibited 'Nothing New' showcasing only 'old' works from the Boring Tower by Space encounters, Cloud Tables by Atelier van Lieshout, and works by Piet Hein Eek, Maarten Baas, Studio Job and others. The works were presented in a dynamic, strange nearly unreal setting by Maarten Spruyt. Mesmerising photography by Marleen Sleeuwits, was part of the installations.


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Transitions III by Baars & Bloemhoff

Baars & Bloemhoff returned to Milan’s Ventura Centrale vaults with a neon-pink touch. For 'Transitions III: Experimental Inventiveness', six leading Dutch design studios were invited to work their magic with the company’s extensive materials collection. Bart Joachim van Uden, Christian Heikoop, Floris Wubben, Job van der Berg, Mae Engelgeer and Studio Truly Truly showed the public startling techniques, applications and combinations. The impressive set design was made by Studio Harm Rensink, known for their expertise in spatial design experiences.

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The Diner by David Rockwell

The Diner, located at Ventura Centrale, offered a contemporary take on American food and drinks. Surface magazine teamed up with the architect David Rockwell to explore American design and culture. And they did a wonderful job, this place looks like a true diner! The Diner offered a coast-to-coast journey through the United States. Four distinct environments—the Roadside Diner, the East Coast Luncheonette, the Midwest Diner, and the West Coast Diner—riffed on aesthetic ideas from around the country with a modern twist. We the WOTH team were lucky enough to kick-off this years Salone with a walking diner at THE DINER with Ventura Projects!



After Party by Rotganzen

Disco extravaganza all over. The Rotterdam and New York based artist collective Rotganzen SHINES this year Milan design week. They proudly presented their collaboration with legendary Italian furniture giant Gufram. 'After Party', a collection of cabinets and coffee tables with their iconic Quelle Fête melting disco balls. Dance on!

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‘Jewels after Jewels after Jewels’ by Michael Anastassiades

The presentation by the Wonderful Michael Anastassiades showcased at the Flos showroom demonstrates the technical potential of Arrangements.  Braiding and interlacing the lighting collection designed by Anastassiades making various poetic compositions of light. Anastassiades is a true sculptor of light.

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Studio Truly Truly

Truly Truly deepened their exploration into sculptural products in three new designs debuting at Salone Satellite. Dutch-Australian designers Studio Truly Truly presented for the second time at Satellite, a special section for young designers at the grand Salone del Mobile. Next year they definitely deserve a spot in the premiere league. New works: a family of chairs, a collection of contemporary chandeliers & a rug. In line with the designers’ tradition of excellent space design, the new work is showcased in a space featuring contrasting textures, immersed in textile from Dutch company, Febrik.