The biggest and longest running global design event, the Salone del Mobile marks the start of the design calendar and along with hundreds of other events and exhibitions around the city. Get Ready for Milan Design Week 2016 with this amazing article from Design Limited Edition!
Many of the exhibitions for this year’s event don’t open until tomorrow, but designers have been posting images of their preparations while early visitors explore the city’s landmarks.
Designers including Tom Dixon, Benjamin Hubert and Lee Broom have also been uploading sneak previews of their products and exhibits.
The big hashtag of the event is #milanogram2016.
Atelier Biagetti’s No Sex show caused a stir, as performers dressed as nurses paraded around a courtyard to loud music.
Described by Biagetti as a cross between an “innocent pleasure house” and a “happy clinic”, the exhibition is designed to emulate a space where people might go to receive treatments or cures.
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Inside, the space features stools and lounges designed by the studio set against a medical-style interior.
No Sex is on show at Piazza Arcola 4, Milan, for the duration of the city’s design week.
The studio, led by designers Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer, created the tables, chairs and a screen by staining planks of untreated jelutong and pine wood in buckets of colourful dyes, each placed at a 45 degree angle.
Raw Edge’s Herringbone collection is on show at the Spazio Sanremo in Milan’s 5vie design district.
The Shit Evolution exhibition is grabbing attention too. Visitors walk through darkened rooms on crap-covered floors surrounded by crumbling Roman walls in the basement of the space.
Products made from Merdacotta – processed cow excrement mixed with clay – are displayed in each room, alongside art installations and video exhibits.
The Shit Evolution is on show at via Santa Marta 18, Milan.
UK designer Sebastian Cox is among those posting preparation shots of their installations. Along The Lines of Happiness is large wooden structure comprising a skeletal frame and intricate ribbon-like swathes.
Along The Lines of Happiness can found at Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milan.
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