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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More to Love
Three Less: No.1 Bowls by gt2P
70 WS Lamp in Natural & Green Cork by Paula Corrales Studio
Wake Up Call Table Lamp with Black Tourmaline by Richard Yasmine
Wake Up Call Table Lamp with Emerald Beryl by Richard Yasmine
Wake Up Call Table Lamp & Birds Nest Stand by Richard Yasmine
Guadalupe Bowl F by Bethan Laura Wood for Bitossi, 2016
Guadalupe Vase A by Bethan Laura Wood for Bitossi, 2016
Guadalupe Vase C by Bethan Laura Wood for Bitossi, 2016
Vase by J. Sowden for Bitossi, 2016
Medium Square Vase by Max Lamb for Bitossi, 2017
Vase by Marco Zanini for Bitossi, 2016
70 WS Lamp in Natural Cork with Bordeaux Colored Dots by Paula Corrales Studio
70 WS Lamp in Blue Cork with Colored Dots by Paula Corrales Studio
Hawa Beirut Naked Chair by Richard Yasmine
70 WS Lamp in Red with Natural Cork Dots by Paula Corrales Studio
70 WS Lamp in Purple with Natural Cork Dots by Paula Corrales Studio
70 WS Lamp in Natural Cork with Bordeaux & Pink Dots by Paula Corrales Studio
164 WS Lamp in Blue Cork by Paula Corrales Studio
210 WS Lamp in Natural Cork by Paula Corrales Studio
210 WS Lamp in Natural Cork with Colored Dots by Paula Corrales Studio
Natural Cork 164 WS Pendant Lamp by Paula Corrales Studio
Vintage Italian Soriana Sofa by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Cassina, 1970s
Vintage Soriana Two-Seater Sofa by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina
2-Seater Soriana Sofa by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Cassina, 1970s
Hawa Beirut Table by Richard Yasmine
Hawa Beirut Upholstered Chair by Richard Yasmine
Less: No.1 Catenary Pottery Printer - Set One by gt2P
Wanda Vase by Richard Yasmine for JCP Universe
Less: No.1 Catenary Pottery Printer - Set Two by gt2P
Less: No.1 Catenary Pottery Printer - Set Three by gt2P
Less: No.1 Catenary Pottery Printer - Set Four by gt2P
Less: No.1 Catenary Pottery Printer - Set Five by gt2P
Aladdin I by Carlo Massoud
Alzata Cream and Black Bowl by Ettore Sottsass for Bitossi, 2015
Rocchetto Vase by Ettore Sottsass for Bitossi, 2015
Herma Vase by Richard Yasmine for JCP Universe
Rapunza Vase by Richard Yasmine for JCP Universe, 2018
Petroleum Green Brass Vase by Jurgen Bey for Bitossi
Hawa Beirut Room Divider by Richard Yasmine
Pink & Green Brass Vase by Dimorestudio for Bitossi
Blue Brass Vase by Dimorestudio for Bitossi
Red, Black, & White Vase by Nathalie du Pasquier for Bitossi
Violet Torn Vase by Formafantasma for Bitossi
White Torn & Arc Cut Vase by Formafantasma for Bitossi
Bleeding Soul Mirror with Coat Hangers by Richard Yasmine
Khayzaran/Fairuz Chair by Richard Yasmine
Khayzaran/Fairuz Stool & Tray by Richard Yasmine
Wonderwood Fruit Bowl with Stand by Richard Yasmine
Wonderwood Crystalised Tray with Stand by Richard Yasmine
Profane Table & Accessory Set by Richard Yasmine
Mid-Century Italian Blue Velvet Soriana Sofa by Tobia & Afra Scarpa for Cassina, 1960s