DESIGN GUIDE: ONLY THE ESSENTIAL
Milan Design Week is almost here and we prepare a special design guide for you. From design event iSaloni 2019 (Salone del Mobile.Milano) to the hype and design celebration of the top Design Districts of Milan, here you can find everything you need to know and visit in Milan from April 8th to April 14h!
ISaloni 2019/ Salone del Mobile.Milano
2019 marks the 58th Edition of the popular and powerful Salone Internazionale del Mobile event, it’s a design showcase that has always mixed business with culture, shaping the history of design and furnishing yesterday, today and tomorrow. A global platform for truly top-notch products with an emphasis on innovation that’s part of Milan Design Week.
Is the highlight of Milan Design Week, being split into three style categories: Classic: Tradition in the Future, which draws on the values of tradition, craftsmanship and skill within the art of making furniture and objects in the classic style; Design, products that speak about functionality, innovation and boast a great sense of style and xLux, the section devoted to timeless luxury re-read in a contemporary key. A range of goods that combines quality and technology, shaped by the creativity of the leading sectoral companies, practiced at developing their businesses by investing each year in innovative products and home furnishing solutions giving Milan Design Week the reputation the event has as a promotor of design trends.
Euroluce: the International Lighting Exhibition, runs every two years since 2011 and presents the most innovative solutions in the field of light for interiors and exteriors. With more than 480 of the best exhibitors in the sector, half of which foreign, the International Lighting Exhibition – at its 30th edition – is recognized as the global benchmark lighting exhibition, where technological innovation and design culture take center stage. Who said lighting wasn’t a thing in Milan Design Week?
The huge array of goods encompasses the very latest devices and goes from outdoor, indoor and industrial lighting to illumination for shows and events, hospital and special use lights, home automation and illumination systems, light sources and lighting application software. Euroluce is not just the meeting place and business venue par excellence, it is also the most avant-garde trade fair in the field of eco-sustainability and energy saving in both the decorative and the lighting technology sectors. This is one of many wonders you can see during Milan Design Week!
SaloneSatellite was the first event to focus on young designers, instantly becoming the unrivaled place for interface with manufacturers, talent scouts, and the most promising junior designers, and since 1998 runs concurrently with the Salone del Mobile. Milano. Its creation was essentially a declaration of faith in the creative potential of designers under 35. This emphasizes Milan Design Week’s strength in giving new designers new opportunities.
Many of the prototypes presented in the previous editions of Milan Design Week have gone into production, and many of the 10,000 designers who have taken part over the years, along with 270 international design schools, are now big names on the design scene. Indeed, SaloneSatellite’s challenge has always been to imagine the shape of design to come and to try to envision how future generations will forge a new, perfect balance between project, function, and beauty.
The 2019 Edition of Milan Design Week will promote a New Edition of this Awards and we can’t wait to see the projects from the contestants.
Workplace 3.0 2019
Workplace3.0 is conceived as an irreplaceable think tank for finding out about and understanding upcoming necessary changes to workspaces. More than just an exhibition, it is a starting point for stimulating forward-looking ideas capable of catering to a changing market and changing needs. As from 2015, the Salone dedicated to the workplace has taken on the new designation Workplace3.0, an innovative exhibition area devoted to design and technology in workspace planning, that confirms its new vocation as an exploration of brand-new approaches, forms and solutions to the workplace “of the future”, in which the human factor and smart technologies have a vital role to play.
The world of work is changing rapidly, along with the actual concept of work: new methods call for different workspaces. Workplace3.0, devoted to design and technology, is the best-equipped event to respond to this shift and to market demand. It showcases the finest products designed for procurement plans, reception areas and office spaces of more than 100 exhibiting companies working on solutions that dovetail with the new ways of working and the new design requisites for “inhabiting” the workspace. Be sure to be a part of this Design Celebration in the Modern Days, during Milan Design Week.
International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition
Now into its 30th edition, the exhibition rounds off the Salone Internazionale del Mobile trade events with a wide variety of products – furnishing accessories, objects, decorative pieces, textiles – and styles. Launched in 1989, in response to the growing demand for decorative goods, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition has become the sector’s leading event, showcasing an increasingly varied and comprehensive selection of excellent pieces year by year, encompassing the entire home furnishing system, ranging from decorative objects, furnishing accessories and textiles for the home.
With more than 200 exhibitors, the over 330,000 visitors who flock to it each year will find the exhibition packed with everything that helps to bring character and originality to the domestic spaces. Innovative design, style, and trends are the buzzwords for this particular event. Stand-alone accessories in their own right, but which help to redesign a space when combined. Exclusive pieces spanning modern to a classic design, to make homes even more welcoming and ensure they reflect the personalities of those who live in them. This is another main attraction of Milan Design Week.
Luxury Brands to Visit at iSaloni 2019
More than 2,000 exhibitors will be ranged over an exhibition area covering more than 200,000 m2, presenting outstanding products and solutions for contemporary living with an informed eye to the future and which combine design, technology, flexibility, and sustainability. Here are a few brands that will be present at this event during Milan Design Week:
Rug’Society is an exquisite Portuguese brand of Rugs and covering selections, that mainly aims to transform rugs into pieces of art. Rug’Society appears with a strong connotation to the eclectic style, a brand that transmits emotions, and that is the starting point for every different design that they conceive to stimulate and develop new trends.
It’s time to be masters in tapestry and, for that, Rug’Society presents us with a bold and contemporary design, always thinking in the future, and giving our products uniqueness, exclusiveness and luxury Design.
Focused on Lighting Pieces, DelightFULL’s designs reflect a personality, a frame of mind and strong emotions are present in each detail. Inspired by jazz music, DelightFULL’s mission is to conquer the world through unique lamps! Made by local artisans that practices the elementals of craftsmanship, this brand’s products are long – lasting masterpieces and you’ll be able to see at Milan Design Week.
This year is special for DelightFull because 2019 marks the 10th Aniversary of this Brand and what better way to celebrate it then in Milan Design Week and at a special edition of EuroLuce!
Fendi Casa, Bentley Home, Trussardi Casa, Baccarat Maison, Heritage Collection, Ritz Paris Home and Paul Mathieu. All of these Top Brands belong to the Luxury Living Group and this Top Italian Group will have a strong and powerful presence at Milan Design Week!
With an extensive portfolio of interior collections that reflect the perfect combination of tradition and innovation, all the collections of these top brands celebrate the expressive principles of luxury design in a harmonious blend of fashion and design.
Haute Craftsmanship & Luxury Inspiration are at Boca do Lobo´s DNA! At Milan Design Week they will present a strong showcase of stunning and incredible pieces. Expect waves of contemporary and high-end furniture form this top Portuguese brand that always tries to elevate design and craftsmanship! This is a brand you can’t afford to miss during Milan Design Week.
This top design brand reflects an intense way of living, bringing fierceness, strength, and power into an urban lifestyle. With a diverse range of furniture, case goods, upholstery, lighting and rugs, and through sensory design, this brand pass on a unique experience in every piece they design and produce. Every day their tribe of designers and craftsmen search for the highest – quality materials and innovative techniques to bring the comfort, functionality, and personality your spaces deserve.
At Milan Design Week be sure to also check out Brabbu’s sisters’ brands: Foogo & Brabbu Contract.
The worlds of design, art de la table, furniture, lighting, object, and decoration. Seletti has a history of vision and evolution. Ever since it was established in 1964 in Cicognara, Mantova, the company has pursued its mission of making the most of professionalism, service and above all, endless product research, striving for improvement, innovation, and originality. A top Italian Brand for a top Italian Event.
It’s the Sister Brand of DelightFULL, and like that Luxury Brand, Essential Home is the epitome of bohemian elegance and design. It’s mid-century modern lines that merge important historical references from the 1930s and 1960s with contemporary influences. The harmony of masculine and feminine, classic and contemporary, is the essence of the Maverick brand with its refinement and emblematic style. This will give Milan Design Week a little vintage style!
As per usual, Covet Group will be represented at Milan Design Week with a super stand by Covet House that will incorporate pieces for all tastes and from all the major design brands in the world, namely, Boca do Lobo, Delightfull, Brabbu, Maison Valentina, Circu, Luxxu, Essential Home, Rug’Society, Pullcast, Monsyeur and Foogo. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a luxury experience at this Covet Stand during Milan Design Week.
Sahrai Milano is a top brand of luxury custom made rugs designed in Italy. This brands products fully embodies the values of Italian tapestry craftsmanship, and Sharai’s Collections are excellence in the furnishing accessories field.
With a prestigious and revivalist attitude, LUXXU provides increasingly bolder designs and always combined with the finest craftsmen technics. This brand’s pieces represent an endless promise of elegance and distinctiveness that shapes LUXXU’s future which will definitely make the brand stand out during Milan Design Week.
At Milan Design Week discover the exclusive and luxury world of PullCast and dive in this brand’s amazing and elegant list of decorative and architectural hardware products.
Founded in 1966 with the entrepreneurial vision of Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, B&B Italia is a leading Italian company in the international world of designer furniture for both home (B&B Italia Home Division) and contract (B&B Italia Contract Division). The company distinguished itself from its inception for its innovative industrial approach to manufacturing in contrast to the small traditional artisan competitors typical of the sector.
Based in Novedrate (Como), north of Milan, the firm’s prestigious headquarters were designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers in 1972. At Milan Design Week 2019, B&B Italia will present, once again, some stunning products made in Italy.
At Milan Design Week, Maison Valentina will be presenting fresh, elegant and unmissable bathroom news. With its bespoke and bathroom pieces, Maison Valentina will present a strong and luxury display that will make several heads turn.
Circu was built under a dream! The goal is to allow children to live their own dreams and to really give them space to be and live their fantasies and magical world. It’s stunning how hand-crafted and hand-tailored pieces are made in Portugal with the finest materials, combined with a lot of passion, so Circu can deliver only the highest quality furnishings. If you want to dive into some magical inspiration, then you must visit this stand!
Milan Design Week/ Fuorisalone 2019
As one of the Design Capitals of Europe, Milan has more events happening during the Milan Design Week besides iSaloni/Salone del Mobile.Milano. The major event of this Design Week it’s the Design Week Event itself that is better known as “Fuorisalone”, a term that’s used to define the events and exhibitions that animate the entire city of Milan during this week. During the Fuorisalone, many of the stunning design places in Milan will feature longer opening hours. It’s expected that the most important brands located in the design districts of Milan will introduce their new collections and host special events with live music and entertainment for a totally unmissable extravaganza.
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