From 12 - 17 April Milan transforms itself into a festival of design and culture, hosting events, installations, exhibitions and product launches all over the city. This post will highlight our Top 5 on Installation & Exhibitions.
Cos x Sou Fujimoto
"In this installation for COS, I envisage to make a forest of light. A forest which consists of countless light cones made from spotlights above. These lights pulsate and constantly undergo transience of state and flow."
- Sou Fujimoto
'The Forest of Light' is a multi-sensory installation, inspired by nature and the COS collection. It explores new ideas of interaction and perspective and will present light and sound in a new architectural context.
Where? Cinema Arti, Via Pietro Mascagni, 8
'No Sex' by Aterlier Biagetti
"No Sex reflects our personal answer to the multi-faceted idea of sex in contemporary life. Or more aptly the perception of it. We imagined a sort of pink-clinic [...] a place to re-establish your inner equilibrium regarding that traditionally taboo subject of sex."
- Atelier Biagetti
After the success of 'Body Building', Atelier Biagetti is back with a new exhibition for this years Salone del Mobile. They bring a new sense of delight to everyday things through high quality materials, live performances, costume design and furniture.
Where? Piazza Arcola, 4
Robert van Embricqs, Studio YOY, David Derksen and Ana Kras
One of the best places to spot new talent and emerging creativity is at the Salone Satelite. This years theme 'New materials, new design' explores the link between materials and science. 700 designers were selected for this year, along with several international design schools.
Where? Fiera Rho, Cargo 4, Hall 13-14
An installation by Fabrica x Veuve Clicquot.
BEYOND will use experiences, performances and sounds to tell the fascinating tale of Veuve Clicquot. Inspired by the visionary Madame Clicquot, the three environments will contain installations recalling the places, moments and facts that have made Veuve Clicquot one of the most important Champagne Houses: The Abyss, The Chalk Caves and The Universe
Where? The Royal Pavilion, Piazza Luigi di Savoia 1/26
"We want to inspire architects and designers through a radical interpretation of how food and surfaces can interact in different ways, delivering a food experience that challenges all the senses in an exercise of materiality, luminosity and texture."
- Tom Dixon
An installation by Tom Dixon x Caesarstone
'The Restaurant' is a multi-sensory installation. A dining experience that consists of four kitchens, each inspired by the four elements; earth, wind, fire and water. They will form a sensorial backdrop to the Elemental menu's created by Arabeschi di Latte. The fire kitchen will have a menu of layered dough, spices and savory cheese, while the Icy kitchen will serve many frozen ingredients slowly disappearing in a hot broth.
Where? Via Enrico Besana 12
Our Top 5 of Installation & Exhibitions is only a small selection of many. For more inspiration, visit our preview on 'Designers' and 'Ventura Lambrate'.
We hope to see you there!