Mi-Orto

Eataly Milano Smeraldo and Liveinslums Onlus present MI-ORTO: a project of urban agriculture on Piazza XXV Aprile (11 April - 3 June 2018)

 

Mi-Orto is a soil-free urban agriculture project for Piazza XXV Aprile in Milan, promoted and organized by Eataly Milano Smeraldo with the support of the City of Milan Municipio 1, based on collaboration with Liveinslums Onlus (coordinators of the project) and a series of associations and groups active in Milan in the field of urban agriculture and ecological/social design.

The Mi-Orto project is an installation of mobile gardens and seating capable of transforming the image of the piazza starting in Design Week and until 3 June, in an ecological event that involves the whole city of Milan, its associations and citizens, as well as Italian and foreign visitors taking part in the FuoriSalone.

Mi-Orto is a shared garden, open to the city and passers-by, a mobile, self-managed space for all kinds of people (especially kids and senior citizens), to learn more about the horticulture of proximity (zero-km, safe and secure). A place to create workshops on the construction of pocket gardens, to listen-touch-see the value of biodiversity.

 


Brazil S/A OFF

The essence of Brazilian design in an exhibition of iconic and original pieces, from 17 to 22 April 2018 at Bianca Maria Palace Hotel in Milan

 

Sergio Matos, Poltrona Arreio

For almost a decade, the Brazil S/A project has been one of the most eagerly awaited appointments of Design Week in Milan, during the Salone del Mobile. Emerging young designers and internationally acclaimed talents alternate in the FuoriSalone to reveal the true spirit of Brazilian design.

This year Brazil comes to Milan with the exclusive exhibition Brazil S/A OFF, a gathering of iconic pieces from the latest editions of Brazil S/A and original works by 15 outstanding designers. Ronald Sasson, Sergio J. Matos, Juliano Guidi, Henrique Steyer, Ines Schertel, PAX.ARQ, Regis Padilha, Lourena Genovez, Fix Design, Adriana Lohmann, Artistartesão, estudiobola, Alê Jordão and the artists Luiz Martins and Branco are some of the names featured in the spaces of the Bianca Maria Palace Hotel in Milan, from 17 to 22 April, 10.00 to 20.00.

 

 

 

The new generation of Brazilian design has managed to combine crafts, technology and sustainability to create dynamic, engaging pieces..

 

 

 


Design D'Autore

Mondadori acquires Design d'Autore, a leading international social system with 3.8 million followers on Facebook and 130,000 on Instagram

 

Design d’Autore becomes part of the portfolio of digital brands of Gruppo Mondadori, bringing an overall audience of about 16 million individual visits per month.

Founded by the architect and designer Ornella Sessa – who continues to coordinate the content in the fields of interior design, architecture, art, technology and innovation - Design d'Autore is composed of a team of designers and experts capable of narrating the world of design in all its aspects.

Design d'Autore reaches 10 million people around the world and generates 2 million interactions and 5.4 million video views per month.

This operation continues Mondadori’s growth on the digital market. With the acquisition of Design d’Autore, the group consolidates its position in the design and decor sector, where it is already a market leader thanks to a range of authoritative and successful media, including Icon Design and Interni.

The affiliate Mediamond launches a new offering of native advertising for design that combines social media and publishing products, offering partners a new opportunity to increase the efficacy of communication, also addressing an international target of professionals and design lovers.

 

 


Design… al top

For the FuoriSalone 2018, Andrea Castrignano brings comfort, home technology and tailor-made care to the rooftop of an elegant building

 

Roof View 4.0 is a penthouse where design, fine materials, home automation technology and ecosustainability coexist in a mixture with a metropolitan tone. Once again this year the headquarters of Studio Castrignano at Via Adige 11 in Milan, in the new Romana Design District, hosts the FuoriSalone project of the interior designer from 17 to 20 April 2018.

The protagonist of the installation is a structure with squared forms (a tribute to the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright) surrounded by an urban jungle of buildings created with a special wallpaper. The “penthouse” effect is boosted by a voyeuristic touch: through the windows of the surrounding houses, visitors can glimpse some of the studio’s most important projects.

The Cor-ten effect finish of the building (ecosustainable thanks to the thermal coating for energy savings) also extends to the paving in porcelain stoneware of the large outdoor zone.

 

 

Open every day from 10.00 to 19.00. Tuesday 17 April: Opening Roof View 4.0 – by invitation – 19.00 to 23.00. Wednesday 18 and Saturday 21 April: cocktails – open to the public – 18.00 to 21.00. Thursday 19 April: private party – by invitation – 22.00 to 02.30. Friday 20 April: Romana Design District® cocktail – open to the public – 18.00 to 21.00

 


House in motion

April 2018: time for the most important appointment for the world of international design, in a year of celebrations, but also with an eye on the futur

 

Mad Architects, Hutong Bubble, ph. Paolo Di Nardo

With “House in Motion,” from 16 to 28 April at three different locations (Università degli Studi di Milano, Orto Botanico di Brera, Audi City Lab at Corso Venezia 11), Interni celebrates 20 years of exhibition-events organized during the FuoriSalone.

For the occasion, the magazine is also presenting a fourth initiative, the exhibition “68” held at Palazzo del Cinema Anteo in the context of the Innovation Design District, accompanied by an issue of Interni Panorama on the lifestyle transformations that took place in that historical period.

With the theme House in Motion we set out this year to explore two representative areas of the evolution of contemporary society: residence and mobility. Two apparently contradictory concepts, that have been brought closer together by the dynamics of living today, to the point of blending into a single identity. The projects and articles presented in this issue shed light – in the fields of both architecture and design – on the idea of a diffused, nomadic, transitional home.

This is the result of increasingly easy mobility and of technology that is an increasingly pervasive presence, on a human scale, gradually changing our relationship with objects and furnishings, which now have to provide flexibility in order to follow our movements and our evolutions.

At the same time, the concept of the domestic environment is invading design spheres that until recently had little to do with the home: workspaces and public transport, for example, now attempt to reproduce the comforts of the residential world.

 

Peter Pichler, ph. Oskar Dariz and Jens Russman

 

With these reflections, Interni renews its relationship with professionals and design lovers, thanks to a program of events that promises this year to be more stimulating than ever before.

 


Luminous sculptures

The InContro collection is a series of five pieces which the architect-designer Maria Paola Di Clemente, creator of the Formanuda brand, prefers to define as “luminous sculptures.”

Decor lamps in limited editions, produced by craftsmen with fine materials (marble and brass), relying on the latest lighting technologies (LED neon flex), that are also elements for play and interaction, made to be touched, shaped and rearranged.

Simple objects with multiple combinations that permit versatile perception of space through changes of form and light triggered by the interaction between the lighting system, the marble and brass supports, and people.

 


Liu Ruowang

Paintings and Sculptures 2007 - 2017 - Until 26 May 2018 - Lorenzelli Arte - Milan, Corso Buenos Aires, 2 - Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero and Matteo Lorenzelli

Liu Ruowang is one of the leading contemporary artists from China. A sculptor and painter, he has forged an original approach based on a precise socio-cultural background, operating in reference to the context of the Chinese tradition.

The exhibition curated by Luca Massimo Barbero and Matteo Lorenzelli focuses on his output of the last decade, featuring a series of sculptural installations and paintings for a total of over 40 works.

 

 


Moroccan charm

72 Riad Living is a charming estate in Marrakech, marked by classic Moroccan style updated with skillfully scattered contemporary details.

A project by the architect Paolo Pagani, with interior design by Chouf Project, the facility has 12 rooms, all elegantly decorated.

In the bathrooms of the family suites, with an area of about 70 m2, products from the Diametro 35 Inox series of Ritmonio have been used to guarantee a sense of wellbeing in this excellent hospitality context.

The ergonomic forms offer maximum comfort during use; the mixer faucets fit perfectly into the style of the sophisticated suites, adding a further touch of refinement.


ARMANI CASA

ARMANI CASA design Ufficio progetti: Exception, decorative screen with black stained maple structure, panels covered with wallpaper on textile base. www.armanicasa.com


ARTEMIDE

ARTEMIDE design Carlotta de Bevilacqua: Incipit, LED suspension lamp in aluminium. www.artemide.com


KNOLL

KNOLL design Adjaye: Washington Skin™, cantilevered chair in injection-moulded nylon. www.knoll.com


B&B ITALIA

B&B ITALIA design Antonio Citterio: Mirto, outdoor cot in die-cast aluminium, stackable, with reclining back. www.bebitalia.com