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All You Need to Know About Milan Design Week 2019

01.04.2019

An exhibition area spread over 205,000 sm, more than 2,350 exhibitors and 34% of foreign brands showcasing their products, Salone del Mobile Milano, aka Milan Design Week, is one of the most important events in design of the year worldwide and for its 58th edition the organisers have prepared plenty of opportunities to admire the latest innovations, trends and new concepts emerging in the sector.

Check out with us what not to be missed from Salone del Mobile 2019.

AQUA. Leonardo’s Vision, Via S. Marco, Milan

Leonardo da Vinci is the innovator, the genius, the scientist who will live on across centuries and continents. Celebrating 500 years after his death anniversary, the Salone del Mobile Milano wants to showcase the connections between Leonardo and the city of Milan with two evocative installations.

From the 6th to 14th April it will be possible to be immersed, literally, in a water related experience called AQUA. Leonardo’s Vision at the Conca dell’Incoronata; the Conca will be dressed as if it was full of water, featuring a huge LED screen to give the sensation of a window onto a future Milan. Thanks to cutting-edge technology, the installation will give visitors a 360° experience.

 

At the fairgrounds Salone del Mobile will pay homage to Leonardo and his legacy with DE-SIGNO: The art of Italian design before and after Leonardo.

 

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Gaetano Pesce’s ‘Maestà Soffrente’ in Piazza Duomo

Amongst the many artworks displayed all across the city during Milan Design Week, a must see and probably one that you can’t miss is the installation that will find home in Piazza del Duomo by Gaetano Pesce. The Italian designer and architect symbolises the treatment of women and gender disparities with a an 8 meter tall object resembling the female body.

 

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Euroluce

One of the most talked about topics of modern days is ‘smart living’ and Euroluce is the event in the event giving brands the right space to showcase their smart living solutions, advanced technologies and devices: adaptive intelligence and wireless connectivity are just some of the innovations to look for at this year’s Euroluce, but alongside words such as Smart, IoT ready, Digital Light, Tunable White e White Changeable, the word ‘beauty’ will stand out too, escaping everything that is obvious and already seen.

 

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SaloneSatellite 2019 “FOOD as a DESIGN OBJECT”

There will be more than 550 young talents over 3,000 metres showcasing their works on the relationship between ‘project and food’ titled ‘’FOOD as a DESIGN OBJECT’; the aim is to become one of the voices amongst the movements urging for food revolution on a global level, a revolution that can be fed thanks to the combination of technology and tradition.

 

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S Project

S Project is the exhibition of Salone del Mobile 2019 dedicated to design products and decorative to technical interior design solutions. With 84 participants, it is surely where to find plenty of inspirations for home décor as well as spotting the next big things in interior design.

 

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Workplace 3.0

Thought as a think tank to understand the future and necessary changes of spaces and society, Workplace 3.0 for 2019 will bring to the table a new idea of workspace: ‘shared, fluid and public’. More and more the idea of a professional space transforms into a hybrid space where work and the duties associated with it coexist with pleasure and the personal sphere.

 

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These are to say Salone del Mobile’s main menu, but there will be plenty of events, conferences, talks, and never to mention the infinite number of collateral exhibitions and art installations that attract visitors from all over the world during Milan Design Week.