Milan Design Week Journal / Day 1

Monday, June 6th, Day 1

Throughout the week, starting today, is launching a special series dedicated to Milan Design Week: every day we will post images of products and events visited during the day. Here you will find some products and events from via Durini, downtown, and Brera showrooms. Follow us every day and have a great Milan Design Week!

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Acerbis, the restart

At the Salvioni showroom, on Via Durini, Acerbis presents Mirror Reflections, an installation featuring products from the Remasters collection and a tribute to the great masters who are part of Acerbis’ heritage. The installation, designed by creative directors Francesco Meda and David Lopez Quincoces, is a tribute to Nanda Vigo, who started collaborating with Acerbis in the 1970s. The installation is a play of mirrors that transform the space into an intersection of fragments and distortions, featuring the graphic geometry of Roberto Monsani’s Life system and Lodovico Acerbis and Giotto Stoppino’s Med chair.

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Via Durini and surroundings, Milano Design District

B&B Italia presents the new Pochette armchair, by Piero Lissoni.

Porro has redesigned the architecture of the home, thanks to furnishing systems that integrate all the necessary technology, where lights and wires disappear inside the furniture. Moreover, the Glide system by Piero Lissoni makes the space fluid, flexible, easily transformable.

The Materic table, designed by Piero Lissoni for Porro, is made of reclaimed wood, with a totally natural finish, requiring extremely sophisticated, robotic technology.

Design is at home at the Salvioni showroom, a design landmark for the Via Durini district in Milan. The terraces house Talenti collections; pictured here, the Salinas sofa, inspired by Mediterranean salt pans.

Cassina presents the collection of objects created with Ginori 1735, designed by Formafantasma.

The Soriana armchair, designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina in 1969, is now available with a new limited-edition faded denim upholstery. As an element of novelty, pumice stone is not used to sandblast the fabric, replaced by more environmentally friendly walnut shells.

The new Louis Poulsen collection, presented in the historic Taveggia pastry shop, which has just opened after renovation.

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Fabio Novembre has designed a new showroom for Natuzzi, inspired by Mediterranean culture and Apulian illuminations.

Brera Design District

Japanese brand Time & Style opens a permanent showroom in Milan, between Via San Marco and Largo Treves, on Via Eugenio Balzan, and presents the first collection by Peter Zumthor. The collection also includes loungers from the famous Therme Vals spa in Vals, Switzerland, designed by Peter Zumthor, which are now available to the public.

Marsotto presents the Caro Marco collection by Niko Koronis.

Boffi is also presenting new collections, in its showroom at Via Solferino 11.

Fuorisalone previews

At Alcova, an installation inspired by field hospitals, curated by The House of Lyria, a Prato-based textile mill.

Lexus Design Award installation with Aqua Creations at Superstudio Più.

At Superdesign Show, installation by Adriana Lohmann, at the exhibition Women & Design.

De Castelli showroom, Tracing Venice exhibition, originally presented at Homo Faber in Venice. Luce Solida lamp by Gumdesign.

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