Floral works, yoga and augmented reality: Brera Design District returns to interpret its radical soul within the historic buildings and some excellent news

Floral inspirations, nature, technology are the apparently contradictory themes of Brera Design District 2022.

Many of the one hundred and sixty and more events of the FuoriSalone 2022 in the area share a curatorial concept proposed by the district animators: imagine a new present (and a new future) starting from the solid foundation offered by nature. It is not the FuoriSalone of the environmentalists, but that part of Design Week that seeks a different well-being by bringing nature into everyday life.

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What to see at the Brera Design District during FuoriSalone 2022: the selection of Interni

The art of dreams

Clerici Palace, via Clerici 5

For the first time, Porsche takes part in Design Week. He chooses the floral artist Ruby Barber to explore the interaction between nature and technology, with a dreamlike and immersive installation.

To see why: Ruby Barber has collaborated with flight engineers and numerous drone pilots to achieve a truly innovative result, also for the world of art.

The plus: The temporary bar in the courtyard of Palazzo Clerici, the yoga sessions and meditation in the morning in a very beautiful place.

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Design Variations 2022

Milanese Philological Center, via Clerici 10 and Palazzo Visconti, via Cino del Duca 8

Design Variations changes location (previously it was in Palazzo Litta, at 5Vie), it doubles, but remains as usual in a very beautiful historical context.

To see why: first of all out of curiosity. It is a truly new edition of Design variations that of 2022. And then for the spectacular site specific work by Olimpia Zagnoli, Cariatidi Contemporary. A reinterpretation of the facade of the Philological Circle through the use of surface films.

The plus: Marialaura Rossiello of Studio Irvine took care of a redevelopment project of the bar, which from now on will be the Caffé del Circolo. The historic building thanks.

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Again from the earth's foundation

Feltrinelli Foundation, viale Pasubio 5

The Korea Craft Design Foundation seeks the design square between design, craft and nature. To do this he asks three great names in Italian design, Michele De Lucchi, Mario Trimarchi and Francesco Faccin, to work together with three Korean master craftsmen famous for their care and skill in the use of natural raw materials.

To see why: obviously for Michele De Lucchi and Mario Trimarchi. Decennial friends, they worked together on iconic redesign projects for places and communication: Cariplo and Poste Italiane. Their storytelling skills rarely disappoint.

The plus: Francesco Faccin is a necessary, intelligent and rigorous voice of Italian design. Necessary because otherwise it is difficult to remember that the project has an ethical value, as well as a strategic and creative one.


Florist Radaelli, via Manzoni 16

Cristina Celestino interacts with a historical space, in search of a harmony between design and a domesticated and restorative nature. Mirrors are the ploy for an intervention that is as neutral and discreet as possible.

To see why: nature in the city needs to be experienced in every possible way. Cristina Celestino shows a tamed relationship and, for this reason, simpler and more possible.

The plus: the Fioraio Radaelli has existed since 1945 and was designed by Guglielmo Ulrich , eclectic pupil of Piero Portaluppi.

Posca and Giulio Iacchetti

via Ciovasso 6

The most eighties scorer in the world will be at FuoriSalone 2022 with a strategic revival of the brand. Giulio Iacchetti takes care of it, who really knows more about Italian than anyone else.

To see why: UniPosca is a timeless product and, for the youngest, to be rediscovered. The brand does not fail to recognize its urban vocation and vaguely clandestine when used for street art. But it's washable, making it even smarter.

The plus: Giulio Iacchetti involved a group of artists in a decoration performance. But the public is invited to participate and work with them.

Other FuoriSalone 2022 events at Brera District and surroundings (list being updated):


  • Prada Frames. On Forest

c/o Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, via Brera 28

6, 7 and 8 June 2022 (two sessions per day). Free admission, upon registration on prada.com, starting from May 28th

A multidisciplinary symposium curated by Formafantasma that investigates the complex relationship between the natural environment and design. It starts from the forest ecosystem and analyzes the logics that govern the wood industry today to extend reflection to the role of design and science as agents of change. Professionals and scholars will participate; among others, Amitav Ghosh, Eyal Weizman, Anna Tsing and the Feral Atlas, Paola Antonelli, Alice Rawsthorn, Paulo Tavares, Andrés Jaque and Valerie Trouet. Learn more here

  • EDIT Napoli

Padiglione Brera, via Cavalieri del Santo Sepolcro, 3

The fair dedicated to small productions arrives in Milan during the Design Week with works by Alexander Kirkeby, Carerina Frongia, ccontinua + mamt, Stamuli (with opening party on 6 June from 19 to 23)

  • Momentum

c / o Civic Aquarium of Milan, viale Gadio 2

Shared experience told by light and sound, the ' interactive installation by Stark investigates the relationship between scientific time and the time of human life, that perceived.

  • Orografie

c/o Circolo Filologico, via Clerici 10

Dense with history and territorial tradition, the Catania brand presents the Agata armchair, designed by Antonio Aricò, a tribute to the Proust armchair but also to the patron saint of Catania.

  • In Between. Between Art and Design

c/o Casa Baglioni, via Dei Giardini 21

Baglioni Hotels & Resorts opens the doors of the construction site of the new hotel designed by the Spagnulo & Partners studio with a selection of works of art.

  • Baccarat x Starck

c/o Mediateca Santa Teresa, via della Moscova 28

The French maison and the well-known designer celebrate 20 years of collaboration with a surrealist and poetic installation. An exciting experience, between paradoxes and contrasts, optical illusions and phantasmagoric reflections. Placed on an immense wooden table, the works Talleyrand by Starck make their luminous appearance.

  • Water Red Vibes

c/o Interno 18, via Solferino 18

A red and engaging exhibition itinerary signed by Q-bic tells in an unprecedented way some of the flagship collections of Rubinetterie Treemme.

  • Blank

c/o Galleria d'arte il Castello, via Brera 16

The installation created by Felice Limosani for the Targetti Foundation stages, updating it, the Calvinian thought "Blank is a color of the mind" through light.

  • True Pink!

c/o  Rossignoli Bikes, Corso Garibaldi 71

Total pink installation by USM for the pop-up shop of Monocle magazine.

  • Blow

Giardino Roberto Sanesi, Piazza San Marco

Artemest presents a collection of unique Murano glass pieces made in collaboration with Bradley Theodore. Street art meets high Italian craftsmanship in an immersive exhibition itinerary enriched by live performances by the American artist and the screening of a short film shot in Murano.

  • Studio Luca Guadagnino

c/o Spazio RT, via Fatebenefratelli, 34

The interior design studio of the director of Call me by your name and Suspiria sets up Accanto al fuoco/By the fire, an installation consisting of two living rooms inspired by the style of Carlo Scarpa, with direct reference to the scenography designed by the architect for an exhibition of paintings by Antonello da Messina which took place in Sicily in 1953.