Creativity + glamour = Milan Design Week
The doors of Salone del Mobile have just closed in Milan, which enlivened the city with the many events of Milan Design Week 2023, undoubtedly the most anticipated design week of the year. There were many collaborations between the worlds of design and fashion, united for a series of initiatives that fused creativity and glamour. Here's a selection.
Among the highlights of the Fuorisalone was that of Loro Piana with "Apacheta," a project by Argentine artist and designer Cristián Mohaded, who presented an installation in the Cortile della Seta inside the Loro Piana headquarters. To continue Anteprima's 30th Anniversary celebration, Izumi Ogino, the brand's creative director exhibited instead 'LOVE' by Nami Yokoyama.
"Gaetano Pesce's 'Come and See' is the immersive installation that was set up in the Bottega Veneta store and featured two special edition bags, My Dear Mountains and My Dear Prairies. Two iconic robots, Jeeg Robot and Goldrake were the focus of the collaboration between Martino Midali and Ceramiche Puzzo, a historic Milanese workshop.
Louis Vuitton presented eleven new Objets Nomades created by famous designers from around the world at Palazzo Serbelloni, which was flanked in the palace's courtyard by the imposing Nomadic Pavilion by architect Marc Fornes. Instead, the complex and dense symbology of stone is the theme at the center of the Piscuni installation created by FORO Studio for Tombolini.
The collaboration between Dior and architect Philippe Starck continues, who, on the occasion of the Fuorisalone, developed the "Dior by Starck" furniture collection, displayed in the spaces of Palazzo Citterio. The Baldinini boutique windows, on the other hand, were the setting for 'LOVE,' the sideboard designed by Fabio Novembre, architect and artistic director of Driade.
Valextra presented The Rhythm of Valextra, an installation by London-based duo Isabel + Helen that embodies the fluidity that characterizes all of the brand's leather goods. Also at the Fuorisalone was Matteo Mauro's sculpture dedicated to "Lovers who don't know how to be in the world," which blends classic and contemporary together.