Fuorisalone 2021: 5Vie Design Week

At Fuorisalone 2021, 5Vie Design Week is back, the eighth edition of the event involving the 5Vie District

The 2021 edition of the event is dedicated to Maestro AG Fronzoni, the father of Italian design minimalism in the years of the economic boom. As usual, 5Vie Design Week includes 5Vie productions, exhibitions and installations with guests and partners, meetings, talks, and entertainment. All activities will also be available on the digital platform 5Vie.it, for those who cannot attend.

Giopato & Coombes, an exhibitor at 5Vie Design Week

Here and Now: Design in Action

5Vie presents four internationally renowned designers with four site-specific installations. At Via Cesare Correnti 14, curator Maria Cristina Didero offers the exhibition Looks Like Magic, by Spanish designer Jorge Penadés. Penadés uses textile scraps to give life to a new material and shows all the process phases in a pop-up laboratory set up for the occasion. Sara Ricciardi, a designer from Benevento, proposes a traveling performance that reinterprets the character of the street vendor. The designer will also design the “currency” of exchange with which visitors can buy products from the workers, which will be available at the 5Vie information booths.

Installation by Jorge Penadés, via Cesare Correnti 14

At Via Santa Marta 18, at SIAM (location to be confirmed), Francesco Pace, with his studio Tellurico, presents the performance Untitled 1B, creating a live collection of wooden objects. SIAM will also host Richard Yasmine, a Lebanese architect and designer, who will not come to Milan but will be streamed from his studio during the whole event.

The performances will always be accessible, with reservations through the platform 5vie.it/events

Milan, from downtown to the world: Design in Motion

Moreover, the historic courtyards and the beautiful buildings, which will be opened for the occasion, will be the setting for exhibitions of excellence. In addition to its own productions, 5Vie has also this year the pleasure to host designers of national and international importance and collaborate with prestigious partners and institutions.

HoperAperta will be at Palazzo Recalcati, in the premises of Wannenes Auction House, with the exhibition “The Celibate Object. For a chamber art à réaction poétique” (L’oggetto Celibe. Per un’arte da camera à réaction poétique), co-produced with 5Vie, curated by Patrizia Catalano and Maurizio Barberis. An array of limited editions which was created by a group of designers, architects, and artists from all around the world.

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HoperAperta, at Palazzo Recalcati

MoscaPartners launches at Palazzo Litta the now traditional event Design Variations 2021. Among the installations, Una Spiaggia nel Barocco (“A Beach in Baroque”), in the Court of Honor, by Studio Aires Mateus. In addition, an exhibition itinerary with brands, designers, schools, and institutions from all over the world, including Mircea Anghel (Portugal), Emmanuel Babled (Portugal), East China Normal University (China), Edelgrund (Germany), Dejana Kabiljo (Austria), Korea Craft and Design Foundation (Korea), Supermama (Singapore), Wogg (Switzerland), Orografie (Italy), Casarialto Atelier (Italy) and Tensoforma (Italy).

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Design Variations, at Palazzo Litta, installation by Studio Aires Mateus

5Vie Design Week: Masterly – The Dutch in Milano 2021

Masterly – The Dutch in Milano, curated by Nicole Uniquole, with the support of the Embassy and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Italy, will be back at Palazzo Turati in 2021. More than 80 participants, including brands, established and emerging designers. Among the special events, a lecture by visionary designer Daan Roosegaarde and a meeting with Francine House, co-founder and Creative Director of Mecanoo Architecten.

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Masterly – The Dutch in Milano

Discover Grow, di Daan Roosegaarde, an installation of art applied to the agriculture

The library will host Glass Utopia, an exhibition curated by Mr. Lawrence for Craft ACT: Craft + Design Center, dedicated to Murano glass. Six Italian and six Australian designers (Elizabeth Kelly, Federico Peri, Gala Fernandez, Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Liam Fleming, Matteo Zorzenoni, Mel Douglas, Peter Bowles, Stories of Italy, Tom Skeehan, Federica Biasi, Zanellato/Bortotto) developed their products in collaboration with historic furnaces in Murano.

Milano Makers is a project to promote activities related to independent design and self-production culture. On the occasion of 5Vie Design Week 2021, it presents a preview of Marmissima, a project on the circular economy processing marble waste.

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Maria Christina Hamel, Marmissima

The platform is also the tool to connect and tell the cultural partners of this edition, particularly the Circuito Lombardo Musei del Design (“Lombardy Design Museums Circuit“) that, this year, is at the center of 5Vie’s thinking on new ways of slow and sustainable tourism. A unique opportunity to discover the workplaces of the Masters of Italian Design, the permanent collections of business museums, and temporary exhibitions.

Connecting Ideas: Design in Progress

A vital element of this edition of Design Week will be the debate, discussion, and exchange of ideas on the major themes of social innovation, sustainability, and new development scenarios. Five talks with architects, designers, researchers, entrepreneurs, curators, and representatives of institutions, will also be streamed.

Info: 5Vie.it

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