Milan design week 2019

The design world converges on the Italian city.

Milan design week 2019, held from April 8-14, encompasses the programs of Salone del mobile, the annual international furniture exhibition staged at the halls of Rho Fiera and Fuorisalone.

Fuorisalone is the set of events distributed in different areas of Milan on days when the Salone Internazionale del Mobile is staged in the halls of Rho Fiera. Every year, in April, Salone and Fuorisalone define the Fuorisalone Milan Design Week, the most important event in the world for design.

Salone Internazionale del Mobile is a showcase that has always mixed business with culture, shaping the history of design and furnishing yesterday, today and tomorrow. A global platform for truly high quality products with the emphasis on innovation.

The exhibition will be held in Fiera Milano.The Milan Design week presents extravagant exhibitions all over the city of Milan.

Creations of world renown designers are on display for visitors to see and enjoy the beauty of aesthetics and design.

Among many design presentations, two impressive design exhibitions are the Architectural installation by Benjamin Hubert and Maestà Soffrente’ by Gaetano Pesce.

British designer Benjamin Hubert has teamed up with surface specialist Cosentino to create a large architectural installation for Milan design week 2019. Created through his studio layer, ‘raytrace’ features a 25-meter long and 6-meter high triangular passage seemingly balanced on a single edge within a dark, atmospheric space.

Visitors will enter the space created by two large dekton pieces, the caustic spheres will generate a reflective pattern of light.

Upon entering the passageway, a mesmerizing caustic pattern slowly dances across the surface, emulating the refraction of light through water – evoking the serene feeling of being underwater. As visitors walk through, they become an integral part of the installation, their shadows cast against the structure’s surface. Two mirrors at either end of the vault reflect the installation, creating the illusion of an infinite space and offering glimpses of patterns playing out on the interior, (designboom).

Maestà Soffrente’ by Gaetano Pesce is to be exhibited in Milan’s piazza Duomo to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ‘UP5&6’ produced by B&B Italia. The original work by the Italian designer and architect highlighted the treatment of women and the disparity between the sexes. The famous object, which itself is reminiscent of the female form, was tied to a spherical footrest, embodying the image of a woman being a prisoner, tied to the prejudice of men. To mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic work, piazza Duomo will host the 8-meter-high installation during Milan design week 2019, created by Pesce for the occasion.

The work, which literally translates as ‘suffering majesty’ will be situated in prime position in front of the city’s famous cathedral, and will be seen by hundreds of thousands of visitors from all around the globe. The original chair form will have the addition of countless arrows embedded into the surface, highlighting the issue of violence against women. The installation will also see a number of mounted animal heads, created from polystyrene and varnished fiberglass and mounted on an iron trestle. Pesce’s ‘maestà soffrente’ will be inaugurated on April 7, and will remain on display during Milan design week until April 14, 2019, (designboom).

Milan Design Week exhibits the spectacular achievements and extraordinary presentations which allow the viewer to admire the creativity of artists, architects and designers and enjoy immensely the beauty of the art and design world.

Maria Ignatiou Shiakalli
Art & Design Consultant
Purveyors to Luxury Residential & Commercial Projects

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