Fuorisalone 2023: Brera Design District

The Brera Design Week returns in 2023 with over 349 events and permanent showrooms

The Brera Design District returns in 2023, more vibrant than ever before. Valcucine and Grand Seiko are the main sponsors of this year’s edition, both featuring impressive installations. Valcucine’s presentation, “Ecosophìa,” reflects on the future of kitchen architecture and design in relation to the values of sustainability and innovation. “Eco” represents eco-sustainability, while “Sophìa” represents knowledge. This is also interpreted by students from Domus Academy and ISIA.

Read the guide to the design districts at Fuorisalone 2023

Brera Design DistrictGrand Seiko, the official timekeeper of the Brera Design District until 2025, launches the Alive in Time project, a space to rediscover the value of time. The journey through the rooms of the “Grand Seiko House” leads to the revelation of the watch brand’s production, with 14 spectacular windows serving as a backdrop for the presentation of collections. There will also be a temporary store, active from April 17 to 23, created in collaboration with Verga 1947, a partner of the brand.

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Grand Seiko Todo Tourbillon

There are many special projects and cultural initiatives that will animate Brera Design District 2023, and here are a few examples. For more information, visit the website Breradesignweek.

Trame by Stark, at the Civic Aquarium

The Stark company presents the Trame project at the Civic Aquarium. An interactive visual and sound installation invites visitors to discover how gestures and their relationships can modify the perception of space. The installation is curated by architects Alice Buroni and Gloria Lisi, together with Alex Buroni.

Ingo Maurer at Porta Nuova, Caselli

Ingo Maurer returns to Milan Design Week and chooses the Porta Nuova Caselli for the new installation, which celebrates the new course of the company after the founder’s passing. A carpet about 30 meters long painted with fluorescent colors will cross the arch, on which a structure of cords that supports a material surface will float in the air. The effect will be an explosion of colors, to be experienced both day and night.
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Installation by Ingo Maurer at Caselli di Porta Nuova, Milan

Design Variations 2023

Another highly anticipated return to Brera Design Week is Design Variations 2023, the event curated by MoscaPartners. This year, Design Variations is presented in various locations. Here in Brera, it presents Breath, a site-specific installation on the facade of the Circolo Filologico Milanese, a project by the Zaven studio. The installation is a reflection on design in the broadest and most multidisciplinary sense, as a driving force of the economic and social system and a carrier of innovation.
Among the events of Brera Design District, there is also DDN HUB, now in its seventh edition.

Swiss design at House of Switzerland

House of Switzerland Milano is the perfect place to discover the new Swiss design. The collective exhibition “Urgent Legacy” presents the innovative and sustainable responses of emerging designers, independent studios, established brands, and Swiss education and research institutions. House of Switzerland Milano is a project of Presence Switzerland, at the FDFA (Federal Department of Foreign Affairs), and of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

Future Flow by Geberit

Geberit will participate in Fuorisalone 2023 with Future Flow, an exhibition curated by Ferruccio Laviani. On display will be Geberit products that allow for the design of bathroom spaces integrating technological, functional, and aesthetic elements.

Permanent showrooms in the Brera Design District

There are also numerous permanent and institutional showrooms that participate with special events in Brera Design Week. Molteni & C. inaugurates the new outdoor showroom, while Mutina presents the new collection by Michael Anastassiades. Agape celebrates its 50th anniversary with an exhibition, and Carl Hansen presents some new products. For kitchen lovers, there are new collections from Franke and Unox, both with cooking demonstrations and tastings. Discover natural and healthy food from Signature Kitchen Suite, while USM showcases limited edition office furniture and skateboards at Rossignoli. There are also ceramics from Refin and technological surfaces from Fenix. Lualdi takes advantage of the Fuorisalone to present the new glass collection, while Cotto d’Este transforms the showroom into a Secret Garden. With over 349 events and permanent showrooms, Brera Design District has an extremely rich and varied program.

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