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Milan Design Week

30 April 2019

Milan Week, the prestigious interior design event, this year features some amazing Salone products once again. Also expected to draw the crowds are the lighting sets from Euroluce. But they are not all visitors will experience. Below are some spectacular sets and designs that we’re sure you’ll agree are a veritable feast for the eyes.

Herman Miller Group: All Together Now

The impressive portfolio of Herman Miller is on display at this year’s Milan Week. Called All Together Now, it comprises color-blocked vignettes from some of the best designers within the brand such as Colebrook Bosson Saunders, Design Within Reach to name but two. Other familiar names are Geiger, HAY and Maars Living Walls. If that isn’t enough to impress, then maybe Maharam and Naughtone, and also Nemschoff, and Herman Miller himself. This year’s features Michael Anastassiades’ Pillar Bedroom Group too.

Kohler: Experiential Luxury

Having recently launched a new global theme in global design, Kohler makes the big reveal at Milan Week of the elegantly titled Experiential Luxury. This impressive design looks at the finer details of interiors to create vibrant, dynamic and luxurious environments within a space, all adhering to Kohler’s identifiable approach from perspective of the product.

Foscarini: Spazio Monforte

Foscarini is best known for lighting design and this year the showroom at HQ will highlight and celebrate some of the best-known lighting systems from the name. Interactive in nature, it’ll wow audiences from some impressive names under the Foscarina brand including both new and classic designs from Andrea Anastasio, Tord Boontje, Ferruccio Laviani, Ilaria Marelli, Marc Sadler and Roberto Palomba.

A Tribute to Alessandro Mendini: Magis at Moooi's A Life Extraordinary

Two big names join forces in tribute to a great designer we lost in 2019 - Alessandro Mendini. Magis and Moooi have come together in A Life Extraordinary to look at his ten most iconic Proust outdoor chairs. The memorial also features co-operative work with Marcel Wanders.

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Snarkitecture for Laufen: MaterialMessage

Snarkitecture, a prestigious New York design firm, has created an experiential installation to allow visitors to understand and experience the creative mind of Laufen, the designer of the Swiss bath. Featuring his signature material ceramic tiling, it reproduces his creative manipulation of the material and the space it inhabits.

Kvadrat and Raf Simons: No Man's Land

The natural world is not something one would normally associate with interior design, but No Man's Land juxtaposes it with elements of the urban nicely. This is Raf Simons sixth collection for Kvadrat, the prestigious textile producer. His background in fashion also blends in nicely with great use of color, fabric texture, and contrasts of hues and neutrals too.

Preciosa: Carousel of Light

Carousel is a composition of nearly 8000 light. The bubbles light up when visitor’s breather into the sensors. The complete installation depicts the ocean waves consisting of 700 opal spheres forming a chandelier.

Nendo: Breeze of Light

Invisible air concept by nendo in collaboration with Daikin (air condition manufacturer). Winding path through field of 170000 flowers which are placed at different heights and angles. the movement of the polarizing films on the spotlights allows constant change in the intensity of the flower’s shadows, Liz Collins with Sunbrella, and Ligne Roset: Summit Suite

For American textile manufacturer Sunbrella – the American textile manufacturer and Ligne Roset – a French furniture designer, come together to collaborate with Liz Collins – a materials artist in an anticipated yet expected collaboration. The Galleria is transformed into an interior design interpretation of a mountain range in another nod to sustainability.

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Sasha Bikoff: Versace Home

Sasha Bikoff , one of New York’s favorite and fashionable interior designers, has been tasked with creating an installation for Versace Home. It pays homage to Versace's 1994 winter collection famously photographed by Richard Avedon. It includes some custom-made rugs designed by Sasha Bikoff.