Must-sees during Milan Design Week Spring 2024

May Milano Design Week commence. This year at Milan Design Week: an inspired mix of 70s-inspired collectible design and architectural furnishings, cutting-edge kitchen technology, and legacy designer collaborations, notably Neutra’s with Zaha Hadid and Tapis Rouge with Armando Milani. Read on for our Design News Now guide of Milano must-sees:

Adorno’s Animism | Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 48 Varedo 20814

April 15-21 – h. 11:00 – 19:00 | Called a “banquet of design,” Adorno’s Animism exhibition features eight chairs seated around a dinner table set with curated treasures, ranging from crafted silver cutlery to hand-blown glasses. Throughout the room pieces are breathing with life; sassy vases are wearing jewelry, thoughtful mirrors reflect, humble tapestries hang, lamps sing silently, and cabinets dance, all engaging in a profound dialogue stretching beyond materials, colors, and culture. Animism invites visitors to engage with these pieces as fellow guests at a gathering. Engage them in conversation, learn their preferences, and befriend them.

Amphora – Via San Marco, 38

April 16-21 – h. 9.00-22.00 | Amphora, a new company founded by three young brothers whose family has a long tradition in the faucet industry, presents its first collection produced in collaboration with Studio Adolini.

Architectural Scenarios | Valcucine Milano Brera, Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, 99

April 15 – 21 – h. 10.00 – 20.00 | The exhibition celebrates the kitchens designed by Valcucine designer and founder Gabriele Centazzo and the design interpretation of three renowned international architecture and interior design practices: ARRCC, i29 and Neri&Hu.

Atelier Van der Swan | Via Solari 6

April 16-21 – h. 10.00-18.00 | Clair Van der Swan of Atelier Van der Swan returns to Italy, where she got her start in product and hospitality design. She is bringing her signature romantic, renaissance-modernism to her first showing at Salone del Mobile.

Boon Room | Via Melzo, 12, 20129 Milan

April 15 – 20  – h. 10.00 – 19.00 | Boon Editions invites you to discover an urban oasis filled with an inspiring selection of contemporary minimal design, demonstrating a seamless integration of savoir-faire and design exuding a bold and playful spirit.

Charlie Edmiston Studio | MC Selvini
Via C. Poerio 3

April 16-21 – h. hours vary | Los Angeles-based visual artist Charlie Edmiston presents four new works inspired by the timeless and iconic design of Finn Juhl. The collection utilizes materials and colors found in Juhl’s work, creating a dialogue between classic mid-century Danish design and California contemporary art.

Edmiston’s focus on color theory, shape, and craftsmanship mirrors the unique sculptor-like approach of Finn Juhl to furniture design and his exceptional feel for organic forms.

Contardi LightingShowroom | Corso Monforte, 20

April 15-21 – h. 10.00-21.00 | A dual narrative that showcases the technical know-how of Contardi, a contemporary archi-decorative lighting brand, and its ability to propose complete, wide and varied offerings.

Draga & Aurel at multiple locations 

Rossana Orlandi Gallery | Via Matteo Bandello, 14-16
April 15-21 – h. 9:30-20:00
Nilufar | Via della Spiga, 32
April 16-21 – h. 10:00-19:00
Visionnaire showroom | Piazza Cavour, 3
April 16-21 – h. 10:00-19:00

Draga & Aurel is a multidisciplinary studio and workshop of art, collectible design and furniture. They strong artistic imprint features Seventies-inspired objects in resin and lucite created with experimental techniques.

Giorgetti Spiga | The Place, Via della Spiga, 31

April 16 & 21 – h. 10:00-19:00, April 17-20 – h. 10:00-21:00 | Cosmopolitan inspirations and creativity invade the brand’s Milan showroom. A multifaceted language that runs through the 2024 collection of furniture and accessories, ‘protagonists of the space’ is a journey between design, art and illustration.

Lualdi | Foro Buonaparte 74, 20121 Milano

April 16-21 – h. Lun-Ven: 9:00-13:00 Sab-Dom: 14:00-18:00 | Lualdi, purveyor of custom-made doors, systems and furnishings for residential and commercial interiors is now fifth-generation-owned. The Lualdi legacy is inextricably linked to their collaborations with prolific Italian and international designers and architects, notably Piero Lissoni and Philippe Starck.

MCM Wearable Casa Collection by Atelier Biagetti | Palazzo Cusani Via Brera, 13/15

April 15-21 – h. hours vary | MCM, the German luxury house, breaks the rules once again by taking part for the first time in 2024 Milan Design Week.
With a groundbreaking project, the presentation at Palazzo Cusani promises a daring exploration of design, spotlighting the MCM Wearable Casa Collection conceived by Atelier Biagetti.

The collection’s overarching mood is characterized by a seamless blend of irony and originality, allowing objects to transcend their traditional roles and bringing the audience to another world. Curated by Maria Cristina Didero

NEUTRA – MEET Digital Culture Center – V.le Vittorio Veneto, 2 

April 16-21 – h. 10.00-20.00 | A journey into the universe of natural stone to inaugurate the collaboration of marble specialist NEUTRA with atelier oï, Foster + Partners, Gabriele and Oscar Buratti, Zaha Hadid Architects and many others. Exhibition by Migliore+Servetto.

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Pininfarina – Rossana Orlandi Gallery | Via Matteo Bandello, 14-16

April 15-21 – h. 9.30-20.00 | Pininfarina presents its first collectible design project. Oksýs is an aluminum chaise longue that represents the complementarity of artificial and natural, man and nature. The project is a Rossana Orlandi Gallery exclusive. 

Porsche Milan | Palazzo Clerici Via Clerici, 5

April 16 – 21 h. hours vary | Porsche returns to Milan Design Week with “The Pattern of Dreams” – the fifth iteration of the traveling art and design initiative “The Art of Dreams” that launched in 2021 in Paris. Held at the Palazzo Clerici, “The Art of Dreams” explores pattern, rhythm, and repetition inspired by the iconic pepita pattern first exhibited in the 356 C, 911 Porsche.

Schumacher | Via Fiori Chiari 28

April 15-21 | International decoration house and American leader in fabrics and luxury wallpaper, Schumacher, is thrilled to announce its establishment in Italy ! The first showroom will be in Milan’s most iconic design district, in the heart of Brera during Salone Del Mobile. Following on its success in London and Paris, Schumacher could not miss the exciting opportunity to set up its address in the design capital, known as the international hub for experiencing unique international and cultural crossovers. An ambition that goes hand in hand with the redeployment of the website, now available in Italian, demonstrating the relevance and extension of Schumacher.

Schumacher, Milano illustration by Iris Olschewski

Signature Kitchen Suite Showroom | Via Manzoni, 47

April 16-21 – h. 10.00-21.00, April 18 – h.10.00-17.00 | Eurocucina/FTK Hall 4 Stand C19-C30 | The high-end appliance brand invites people to appreciate the value of precision with an event open to the public in its showroom. Among the product novelties, a cabinet designed for the under counter convertible refrigerator by Patricia Urquiola.

Siematic – Showroom SieMatic | Viale Monte Santo, 8

April 16-21 – h. 10.00-21.00 | SieMatic, a German company of premium and luxury kitchens that has always been synonymous with cutting-edge technology, unveils the new ‘secret’ features of its contemporary kitchens.

Tapis Rouge – Atelier Tapis Rouge | Via dell’Annunciata, 33

April 16-21 – h. 10.00-19.00 | Tapis Rouge, specializing in the design of fine custom-made rugs, presents a new collection inspired by analogue works from the 1970s by Armando Milani, an authoritative voice on the international graphic design scene.

Zaventem Ateliers’ Young Designers Booth – Baranzate Atelier Via Gaudenzio Fantoli

April 15 – 21 – h. 10.00 – 20.00 | For its second appearance at the Milan Design Week, Zaventem Ateliers is set to captivate attendees once again, presenting under Baranzate Ateliers in an all-new urban, concrete venue. Strategically located just 5 minutes away from the airport, the exhibition of collectible design, highlighting up-and-coming designers, aims to draw in a global audience, anticipating the participation of 10,000 visitors from around the world.

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