The forms, materials, and colors that we're still thinking about following Milan Design Week


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Another inspiring Milan Design Week has wrapped, and we're still processing all the debuting designs and dreamy installations that were on view this year. As we sort through our photographs and flyers and collect our thoughts about the design feast that we just enjoyed, we've pulled a few projects that we can't seem to stop thinking about. 

Photo © Alberta Strada for Six Gallery Founded just a few years ago by architects David Lopez Quincoces and Fanny Bauer Grung, Milan-based Gallery Six has already established a reputation for exquisite installations, and this year more than met our expectations. That Soriana Sofa by Afra & Tobia Scarpa is definitely having a moment right now.

Photo © Anton Alvarez Stockholm-based Swedish-Chilean designer Anton Alvarez never disappoints, but the otherworldly forms of his new bronze collection L’Ultima Cera—cast from extruded wax—are still haunting our dreams.

Photo © Hayden Phipps for Carlo Massoud Rising-star Lebanese designers Mary-Lynn and Carlo Massoud also have an aptitude for potent forms. Their Autopsy installation left us ruminating on the relationship between the eternal and the right now.

Photo © Grupo Alma We will never get enough of design projects that arise out of collaborations between designers and regional craftspeople. Lamps From Chile is a beautiful example of this ever-expanding trend, the results of Chilean designers Mitsue Kido and Paula Corrales working with five artisans from the Maule Region of Chile.

Photo © Grupo Alma Alongside Lamps from Chile, we stumbled across Chilean designer Rodrigo Pinto's unforgetable HypnopompicLands Table, crafted from a low-cost composite material of cement, granite, marble dust, copper slag, and pigments. Affordable never looked so collectible.

Photo © Trine Hisdal for Elementa Norwegian Presence is a fixture of the yearly Milan Design Week scene, a consistent source for lovely, accessible design objects. This year, we'd  like to shout out the art direction of their press photos. This palette of terracotta hues against a pale celadon wall is on point.

Bizarre Beirut We fell in love with Lebanese designer Richard Yasmine last Milan Design Week, so we were excited to see what he'd do next. Once again, he delivered a totally original dreamland collection, The Cure.

Photo © FORO Studio + Alessandro Iovine Italian designers FORO Studio and Alessandro Iovine teamed up on RUG-O-RAMA, a collection of tapestries that were handcrafted from the remnant materials of local Milanese neighborhood industries. A perfect tribute to the design capital of the world.

 

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