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Milan Design Diary: Day 2

25.04.2013

Milan Design Diary: Day 2

Day two started at MOST in Milan’s Museum of Science and Technology. Instigated by Tom Dixon, MOST launched in 2012 and provides Milan Design Week with a curated creative hub, promoting forward thinking design.

Tom Dixon used the setting of two contrasting environments to present his furniture and lighting designs, starting from a warehouse setting and leading visitors through to a beautifully presented showroom. At the end the offering was Tom Dixon Bespoke as well as the new range of Eclectic home accessories and design objects which took pride of place, our favourite; the cast shoe in copper. The designer also chose to debut his collection ‘The Capsule’ for Adidas. Displayed in a disused railway shed, the clothes were laid out on camp beds, tarpaulins and a revolving industrial carousel, with the concept ‘Everything-you-can-pack-neatly-in-a-bag-for-a-week-away’.

Sponsors of MOST, FAB were also there with a three-part exhibition including Brillo, an installation by the American Design Club and a curated selection of Fab’s favourite design products under the concept of ‘disruption’.

Next up was Spazio Rossana Orlandi, located in a former tie factory in the Mageneta Neighbour. George Jenson launched his amazing tea and coffee set and beautiful kitchenware, with a collaboration from Jenson and Scholten & Baijings.

Danish furniture brand HAY also exhibited a collaboration with Scholten & Baijings, made up of a series of office-ware including binders, and masking tape as well as two tablecloth and napkin designs.

Milan’s Tortona district was the destination for the Moooi showroom to view their Unexpected Welcome collection and next on the list. Displayed as an assembly of small room layouts against large format portraits by Erwin Olaf, the warehouse showcased new product displays and lighting. Studio Job’s large bathtub pendants hung amongst the collection and were our personal favourite!

The final stop for the day was the Superstudios Pui, in particular the ‘Swedish Design Goes Milan’ in the Swedish Pavilion. Displaying all things Swedish design, including the Goats on Furniture project and the New Makers and Doers exhibition.

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