Our editors' picks from Milan's annual design week, including the Salone Internazionale del Mobile fairground and the design districts around town. Check out preview posts (onsite and offsite) as well as Dwell's Instagram feed for more action.
Terrazzo Project by Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard and Philippe-Albert Lefebvre arranged the pair's innovative TP panels into a house of cards formation. The panels are made of resin cement and stone aggregates cast onto corrugated aluminium sheets, which make them 50% lighter than traditional slabs (as well as stain proof, UV stable and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use).
Designer Stephen Burks at the Dwell-hosted "Man Made" exhibition in Milan during the 2014 FuoriSalone. (Join us in Los Angeles in June for the continuation of the exhibition, and Burks's keynote speech for Dwell on Design!)
The Scale of Things—an exhibition encapsulating Swedish design by Jens Fager, Folkform, Färg & Blanche, Jonas Wagell, Lukas Dahlén & Matti Klenell—dealt with the concept of size: "to scale down, scale up, scale in relation between objects and between images and reality." Shown here is Lukas Dahlén's Weave cupboard.
010-020 returned this year to Ventura Lambrate to present work by up-and-coming designers like Studio WM, Lex Pott, Earnest Studio, and Mae Engelgeer.
HAY's pop-up with Wrong for HAY, by British designer Sebastian Wrong, was the toast of the town. They installed a mini-market for cash-and-carry purposes (props to the Nathalie du Pasquier tote bags) and showed a few upcoming pieces, including modular shelving and a series of household goods by Shane Schneck.
Speaking of Nathalie du Pasquier, the Memphis group was well-represented by a special retrospective furniture exhibition at Fondazione Stelline; elsewhere, du Pasquier was the subject of an installation by Disegno magazine.
Cappellini's booth at the Rho fairgrounds was impeccable as usual, styled in color blocks and rounding up reissued work by Jasper Morrison with new additions by the likes of American designer Max Lipsey (whose armchair is shown here).
An installation by Giorgia Zanellato and Daniele Bortotto (one of our 2014 Young Guns) for Moroso interpreting the architecture and colors of Venice, where the pair are based.
Dutch design studio Droog adapted pieces from objects in Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum to create a studio space in central Milan with wallpaper designed by Irma Boom.
One of the many projects presented by Amsterdam studio Scholten & Baijings during Milan Design Week 2014 were these cut crystal tumblers for new Irish company J. HILL at Rossana Orlandi. They also showed pendant lighting for Moooi, a chair for Moustache, a bunch of items for HAY, and tables for Karimoku New Standard.
The Urban Stories exhibition at Palazzo Litta included work by Daniel Libeskind, Alvin Huang, and Venini, in addition to Italian-Danish duo GamFratesi's pieces for Gubi.