The installations of the Milan Design Week to visit with the little ones and where (almost) nothing is forbidden: running, touching, playing. And learn

Dependent children? No problem. The FuoriSalone 2024 designed for children. Installations, places and designers that gravitate around the sphere of childhood and are concerned with regenerating the project in an inclusive and transgenerational frame. In short: design for children and child-friendly.

Unduetrestella and Tog Foundation

via Livigno 1

Unduetrestella exhibits a selection of design brands for children in the beautiful new spaces of TOG, the Foundation of Carlo De Benedetti, born ten years ago as center of excellence in the rehabilitation of children suffering from complex neurological pathologies.

Two entities dedicated to the project and to children who this year for the FuoriSalone reflect on the theme of inclusion.

We are not all the same, despite the warnings of teachers and professors. And individuality has value. Design knows this well and has been working on it for decades to arrive at a project that is not only suitable for everyone, but capable of bringing inclusiveness through difference.

Who is going to raise the questions?

Taiwan Pavilion

via Pietro Maroncelli 7

For the first time a design and cultural platform from Taiwan arrives at the FuoriSalone. In via Maroncelli 7 there are also many proposals that reflect on children's living from a contemporary perspective: sustainable and inclusive. Little ones will enjoy watching what Taiwanese designers do for their children on the other side of the world. Worth mentioning is the work of the Ddoot studio: a small table/stool made with recycled plastic caps and bottles.

Garden, city curated by Lorenzo Castellini and Gianmaria Sforza

Pippa Bacca Garden

Via Tommaso da Cazzaniga, Milan

A collective garden to produce edible plants and flowers between heaven and earth to be used in the bistro on the ground floor of the Casa degli Artisti di Brera. The Pippa Bacca Garden, adjacent to the historic building, comes back to life in a project curated by Lorenzo Castellini and Gianmaria Sforza.

In anticipation of the Salone del Mobile week, the first cleaning and maintenance works will begin under the artistic direction of the well-known landscape designer and illustrator Marianna Merisi and the expert hands of the gardener Elisabetta Cavigioli, inhabitants of the neighborhood, who will also plant new plants.

The pattern of dreams, Porsche

Palazzo Clerici, via Clerici 5

A suspended light metal mesh on which to climb to have the sensation of flying. Porsche and the Numen/For Use collective give a gift to the Milan of children and beyond. The location is a historic building, to discover an unexpected Milan between joy and timeless beauty.

Transition, Stark

Sforza Castle

An obligatory stop, after the tour of Sempione Park. An interactive installation in which one of the best designers in the world explores the relationship between water and matter. Kaleidoscopic shapes, an invitation to interact, the surprise that the project also involves the observation of natural elements.

Thalamus, Lemonot and Noctis

Base Milan
via Bergognone 34

Inside Base Milano, a place to experience relationships between adults and children. Soft, enveloping, organic, Talamo is an installation that children will be able to use to show you the real meaning of Lemonot's project: space is inhabited with the body. In particular: a project suitable for everyone, inclusive, in which the body experiences the freedom of difference.

Day Bath

Finemateria and Studiolatte
via Giacosa, Trotter Park

Bagno Diurno is a magical place, designed by Finemateria and Studiolatte to immerse yourself in the concept of body and mind care. In the former day bathroom on via Giacosa, a beautiful building closed for decades, an unknown Milanese history is symbolically relived.

The public bathroom where citizens went to wash themselves, get massages, take care of themselves in a space dedicated to the body when bathrooms at home were a luxury for a few.

Today water is a memory, a sensory memory that envelops a large installation that invites you to take a regenerating break in a collective place.

Cover photo: © Adada Paris