The Best of DDN Hub 2024

The eighth edition of DDN Hub was held from April 15 to 21, 2024 with a rich events schedule hosted in a very special venue: the ADI Design Museum

Now in its eighth edition, DDN Hub welcomed the visitors to Milan Design Week from April 15 to 21, 2024 at the ADI Design Museum, a new venue for DDN but a historic and cherished place for design addicts, not only from Milan. The event offered a rich program of events aimed at promoting Made in Italy production, excellence in the world of furniture and hospitality, and collaborations with the main actors on the Italian and international design scene.

DDN HUB 2024: installations and talks

Along with the numerous talks, there were striking installations promoted by companies sharing an aptitude for innovation and experimentation.

Crippaconcept presented Helios, the latest proposal in the field of mobile living solutions for open-air tourism resulting from the collaboration with Matteo Thun and Benedetto Fasciana. With an installation designed in collaboration with Studio Noumeno, L&L Luce&Light evoked the most striking hues with which the sky is tinged in some particular moments. On the evening of Tuesday 16, the company also entertained the Milanese audience with an open-air music show. BI.CI., a company that deals with the integrated design of living, contract and outdoor spaces, created a lounge oasis on the forecourt. Lastly, Cordivari and Dixpari presented new intriguing products, while ICAF Italia China Architects Forum promoted design contributions between Italy and China.

DDN HUB Gala Dinner

As every year, there was also the DDN Hub Gala Dinner, the first and only red carpet design event. On Thursday, April 18, illustrious personalities took part in an evening of meeting and sharing, live music and food experience, with the participation of ILatium Morini winery and Tassoni.

Below, the pictures of the various events from DDN Hub 2024

‘God save the sneakers‘: Alé Jordao, Brazilian designer and artist presented a collection of articles and images on the streetwear universe.

‘Al chiaro di luna’: piano performance offered by L&L Luce&Light.

2024 art-72 rooms-our art comes from Tangram. Weicheng Zhong, designer and founder of YeLab, and Davide Crippa, founder of Repubblica del Design, explained how to design with Tangram.

The Pursuit of Lusso Gentile. Setting the tone for the future of Luxury. A rich and intense moment of discussion attended by industry professionals who advocate for kind luxury. Among the speakers: Marco Bonaldo, CEO Galateo&Friends; Enrico Dandolo, President Fondazione Gualtiero Marchesi; Pietro Lehman, chef and writer; Sara Magro, journalist and director of The Travel News; Catherine Shaw, editor of the book Redefined Luxury; James Boyd Niven, interior designer and writer; Francesco Bottigliero, CEO Brunello Cucinelli; Michele Ciocca, CEO Drumhor; Carlo Ludovico Russo, president DDN Magazine; Michele Bozza, CEO Montina Franciacorta; Gianluca Borgna, founder Lusso Gentile and General Manager Talassio Collection.

DDN Hub Gala Party

ICAF Italia China Architects Forum. The speakers included Chi Wing Lo, designer and founder of Dimensione Chi Wing Lo, Lea Chen, architect and founder of Shishang Design & Architecture, MMA Projects, an international architecture practice based in Italy, Matteo Nunziati, architect and designer.

Jordan Babev, show and lighting designer for Tedua’s show at the I-Days Milano. on June 29 and 30, 2024. Other key figures from Jordan Babev’s team took the floor and developed the ideas that will take shape on the stage of “Il Paradiso”. Esse Magazine moderated the meeting.

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