April in Milan means only one thing: Design Week is coming! It’s the most prestigious event in the city, very loved by the people (certainly more than Fashion Week), which this year contends the spotlight with the highly anticipated Expo, source of all expectations of economic and social recovery of the city. It must be said that the Design Week, which during the official fair “Salone del Mobile” animates the city with a wide range of events, never betrays.
The proposals are so numerous that a question arises once again: where to go and what to do during Fuorisalone 2015? It’s impossible to be everywhere: in six days, from 14th to 19th April 2015, about 550 events (not counting those unregistered) will take place, distributed throughout the city. So a guide or at least some advice it is always helpful!
Let’s start from “where”: in the years the most “traditional”areas as the Zona Tortona, the now established Ventura Lambrate and Brera Design District are leaving space to the new Design Districts, including the Santa Marta District (5Vie) – born last year – Porta Venezia, Sarpi, Sant’Ambrogio.
On the official Fuorisalone 2015 website, you will find the calendar with all the initiatives (exhibitions, conventions, cocktail parties) organized both by famous and independent brands. But even there it can be difficult to choose: that’s why I am gathering a selection of events not to be missed. Put on your agenda and on the map the appointments reported by Sterlizie blog!
Milan Design Week 2015 guide: 10 things to do during Fuorisalone
Ascot presents: Keith Haring – Game of Fifteen. Street art on ceramics
A tribute to the master of pop art expressed through a collection of ceramics with artworks by the artist, created by Ascot Ceramiche Spa in collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation.
From monday 13th to sunday 19th April 2015, 10.30AM to 9PM
@10 Corso Como Gallery Shop – Corso Como 10, 20154 Milano
Joe Colombo, a milanese legend
The store of design and decorative arts of the ‘900 A15 offers a trade show in tribute to the milanese master. Objects, furniture, lamps and curiosity form the past in collaboration with the Joe Colombo studio.
Form tuesday 14th (opening at 6PM) to monday 20th April 2015, from 10AM to 9PM
@A15 – via Marsala 4, 20121 Milano
Porta Venezia in Design / Liberty
For this Fuorisalone 2015 Porta Venezia district combines contemporary design and art to the architectural and decorative heritage of Art Nouveau – of which this area of town is particularly rich. Showrooms, shops and companies exhibit the latest innovations in design and art with a focus on culture, Liberty food & wine. Here you find all the info, I recommend especially:
– Lisa Corti present Sotow: Sotow stands for “Sitting on the top of Word”, the series of chairs byPaolo Calcagni (director, photographer, creative) customizable with tissues of the famous Lisa Corti emporium.
From tuesday 14th to sunday 19th April 2015, from 10AM to 8PM. Snack time saturday 18th April from 4PM
@Lisa Corti – via Lecco, 2 Milano
– Wax Max + Casa Picone: unique pieces of furniture with African prints fabrics, from the union of two atelier.
Cocktail thursday 16th April 2015 form 6.30PM, to 19th April from 11AM to 7PM
@WaxMax – Via Nino Bixio 27, 20129 Milano
San Gregorio Docet
They call it the”small district“, because actually it is composed by a single street. But it’s a must see: WallPaper * magazine and Leclettico gallery exhibit in various locations the big names of the design and the excellence of the international craftamanship.
From tuesday 14th (opening 6PM) to sunday 19th April 2015, from 10AM to 8PM
@via San Gregorio 19, 20124 Milano
Collezione Due di Edizioni Design
5 design objects presented for the first time by EDITIONS, an interior design studio that stands out for the purity of geometric forms and the search for unusual combinations of materials and finishes.
From tuesday 14th (cocktailat 6PM) to sunday 19th April 2015, from 10AM to 9PM
@Edizioni Design – via Palermo 11, 20121 Milano
Rediscover the beauty in everyday objects is the philosophy of Tokyo Housewives. Ceramic plates edited by Alice Schillaci, photographer from Milan, which combines the traditional meaning of Italian craftsmanship with the work of contemporary selected artists.
Wednesday 15th April 2015
@Cavalli e Nastri – via Gian Giacomo Mora 12, 20123 Milano
Angela Florio presents Arràs
The textile art of the medieval tradition of tapestry lives again thanks to special fiber optic strands encased in fabric.
Opening wednesday 15th Aprile, from 6PM to 10pM. Until sunday 19th April from 11AM to 7PM
@Alberto Levi Gallery – via San Maurilio 24, 20123 Milano
Inauguration of the warehouse of the gallery owner Nina Yashar: an exhibition and logistic area of 1500 square meters hosting over 3 floors an extensive collection of historical and contemporary design.
From 15th to 30th April 2015, 10AM to 8PM
@via Lancetti 34, 20123 Milano
Fuorisalone – Milan Design Week 2015 guide by Night
If you want to know what to do during Fuorisalone 2015 also to enjoy the night, please take my advice: beware of open bar parties organized by megabrands and choose the best of milanese clubbing, that stands out in this seven days even more than usual.
Elita Design Festival – ten years of electronic music during Milan Design Week,with a really interesting line up
Dude Club – 16th, 17th e 18 April 2015 starring international guest djs as Marcel Dettmann, Rodhad, Levon Vincent & more.
Blanco Milano – from 15th to 18th April 2015 this cocktail bar, great for a preparty, is enriched with a program of music guests and the presentation of the FUTURISTS DRINKS, revisited by the bartender Fabio Tarroni. Focus on Friday with DJ set by Cristian Croce and Memoryman aka Uovo.
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