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IM MEN / AOYAMA

Find The Famed Japanese Label's New Mens Brand In Their 1987 Shiro Kuramata-Designed Interior

OPTICKS

After A Decade and A Half, Japanese Contemporary Artist Hiroshi Sugimoto Recreates Sir Isaac Newton’s Prism Experiments

A WEST AFRICAN ROAD TRIP WITH ART COMES FIRST

Discovering Accra's Craftsmanship & Sustainable Culture Through The Eyes Of The Locals

DEKOTORA

Filmmaker Joe Almond Catches A Rare Insight Into The Fascinating Japanese Subculture

TOMONARI HASHIMOTO STUDIO VISIT

In Situ In The Famed Ceramic Region Shigaraki

TOMONORI HASHIMOTO

Three-Dimensional Geometric Works Exploring The Essence Of Being

JOE MORTELL

Transport Yourself To The Surreal Scenes & Brilliantly Vivid Worlds of the London-based 3D Designer

THE TOKYO EDITION, TORANOMON

The Epitome Of A Perfect Urban Getaway Spectacularly Designed by Ian Schrager & Kengo Kuma

UNITED ARROWS & SONS

Dramatic Spanish Columns & Curved Glass Facade in Central Tokyo, Designed by Ricardo Bofill Taller Arquitectura

BOTANICAL PAVILION

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma & Australian Artist Geoff Nees Create An Interlocking Timber Portal for NGV Triennale

EIKO ISHIOKA

Crossing All Realms: One of Japan's Greatest Creative Visionaries

U-JOINTS: THE BOOK

A Kickstarter Campaign Begins For A Monumental Encyclopaedic Print Taxonomy of Connections and Universal World of Joints

TAJIMI CUSTOM TILES

A New Contemporary Context and Value For The Humble Japanese Tile With Designer Kwangho Lee

TADANORI YOKOO ISSEY MIYAKE

A Piece Of Clothing — And A Legendary Japanese Artist

The Best of Spring/Summer 21

Champ Fashion Editor-at-Large Ciana Mai Selects The Season's Top 5 Ready-to-Wear Collections

Site of Reversible Destiny

Arakawa and Gins Re-build Existing Perceptions to Extend the Human Lifespan

EDITORS PICKS | SALONE DEL MILANO 2019

We Select The 5 Projects Not To Miss Ahead Of The Upcoming Design Week in Milan

April, 2019
Tides by Kwangho Lee x Wang & Söderström

A constant on the yearly design calendar, Milan Design Week continues to present the best events, exhibitions and product launches not-to-miss.

The 2019 edition ensures to highlight yet again leading and emerging international designers through presentations throughout the city. Various showrooms, boutiques and event spaces are activated in ingenious ways, presenting the best of current design trends and processes. Design leaders arrive from various parts of the world to explore and interact, ensuring the city is abuzz with design talks and symposiums, with the schedule of events overwhelming for press, buyers and designers.

With this in mind, we’ve curated a selection of 5 top projects not to miss this week.

CONIFERA BY ARTHUR MAMOU-MANI AND COS

COS PRESENTS CONIFERA: A LARGE-SCALE 3D PRINTED ARCHITECTURAL INSTALLATION BY ARTHUR MAMOU-MANI

This year COS have selected London-based French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani for their annual installation during Milan Design Week. It is the eighth project by the fashion brand, selecting the architect for his keen interest in renewable resources. Mamou-Mani’s installation Conifera will showcase this, and highlight the importance of sustainability in his work. Digitally designed and fabricated, the Conifera installation parts – or bio-cricks – have been 3D printed in a mix of bioplastic and wood.

The large-scale 3D printed architectural installation will be put together through 700 interlocking bio-bricks and will be exhibited at Palazzo Isimbardi, a historic building dating from the 16th century.

Address:
Palazzo Isimbardi,
Corso Monforte 35
20122 Milan

Exhibition Hours: Tue 10-8pm, Wed-Thurs, 10-5pm, Fri-Sun 12-8pm

Low Tides Collection by Wang & Söderström

NOROO presents: Tides by Kwangho Lee x Wang & Söderström

Hosted and presented by Korean paint and innovation company Noroo Group, Tides is a joint venture from three of the most captivating designers: Wang & Söderström from Copenhagen and Kwangho Lee from Seoul. Taking inspiration from the layers of time, Tides reflects on nature’s way of timekeeping through a complex dance of gravity between the Moon, Earth and Sun. A tribute to the moon and the powerful rhythms in nature, Tides will present stools by Kwangho Lee, and vessels by Wang & Söderström.


Address:
Ventura Centrale
Via Ferrante Aporti 11
21027 Milan, Italy

Exhibition Hours: Tue- Sun 10-8pm

NO_CODE Shelter by Andrea Caputo

Architect Andrea Caputo presents an installation space and design concept titled NO_CODE Shelter examining changes in contemporary society through the fundamental architectural concept of shelters. Made for Italian luxury brand Tod’s Milan Design Week presentation, highlighting their NO_CODE range, the installation structure aims to distil the global imaginary towards the archetype: the first shelter and the roof that is essential for refuge and human life. Through exploring traditional structures such as the Yurt, Musgum Mud Hut and the Pitched Hut, the installation references shelters from the Casamance region, or a Persian Camp representing the nomadic camps of the Bedouin population.
The installation presents an exploration into housing archetypes, considering the processes involved to investigate contemporary materials and methodologies. The space further enables the presentations of key visual stories by 8 contemporary authorities such as Mai Ikuzawa, Chris Bangle and FormaFantasma.


Address:
Museo Nazionale Della Scienza e Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci 

Spazio Cavallarizze, via Olona, 6 bis 20123
20123 Milan, Italy

Exhibition Hours: Tue- Sat, 11-8pm, Sun 11-6pm

‘EX-CINERE’ BY FORMAFANTASMA  X DZEK

FORMAFANTASMA X DZEK PRESENT ‘EX-CINERE’

Three years of research and experimentation has led to ExCinere, a collection of refined volcanic-ash-glazed tiles suitable for both interior and exterior surfaces by Amsterdam-based design studio FormaFantasma. Together with London-based Dzek, the tiles are durable, innovative and sustainable. 

The installation and collaboration will explore production processes and some of the many potential combinations and outcomes that the various formats and glazes allow.

Address: (A satellite of Alcova Fuorisalone), Via Venini 85 Milano

Exhibition Hours: Tue- Sat,  9:30–19:00, Sun 10:00-17:00

Les Arcanistes – StudioPepe

STUDIOPEPE ‘LES ARCANISTES’ – THE FUTURE IS UN/WRITTEN

Presented inside a large industrial space which was used in the 1900s for the manufacturing of gold, StudioPepe’s Manifesto Project for Milan Design Week sees an investigation into the “strong interconnection between matter and the archetypal power of symbols”.

Together with various partnering companies, StudioPepe will execute their signature  multidisciplinary approach through bespoke pieces, new editions of historic pieces, and multiple installations showcasing the rituality of contemporary living.

Address:
via Garafalo, 24
Milan, Italy

Exhibition Hours: Tue- Sat, 11-8pm, Sun 11-6pm

 

Milan Design Week 2019
9 – 14 April 

Projects and events are found across various locations across the city

#MDW19 #MilanDesignWeek #Champ_Milan

April, 2019