What I saw at Milan Design Week 2012

Back from a wet Milan Design Week my experience was slightly tarred with the memory of feverish weekend following trudging in the rain – however these memories were combated with the delights of design week staples like; a visit to  iconic galley cum shop  Rosanna Orlandi, numerous exciting pop-up’s like an appearance from Paris’s famous design store Merci on the rambling streets of the Totrona and those magical chanced upon experiences that can only be found in a city during a design week. I thought i’d share some of my highlights and a few snaps of inspiration found along the streets of Milan…

The Front Room was an exquisite exhibition/shop we chanced upon inside a listed Milanese house. Showing things like fringed room dividers and oxidised mirrors, I loved it’s simple vibe.

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FrontRoom

Lots of magical items to be found at Spazio Rosanna Orlandi

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Foam stools designed to look like sliced slivers of multi-coloured marble…

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Laminated planks of dyed wood…

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Glittering mirror plated wall hooks…

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Cosmic mirrored boxes…

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Tom Dixon juxtaposes modern design against the background or Milan’s history at the National Museum of Science and Technology.

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Woven Marni chairs

Marni

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Merci’s glorious pop-up shop at the Tortona

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Merci

Cubes of brass on the gridded streets of Milan…

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Curious religious buildings…

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5 Comments on What I saw at Milan Design Week 2012

  1. Maria at inredningsvis.se
    Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 16:26 at 4:26 pm (3 years ago)

    LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I will happily follow.
    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:) and I hope you will follow me back.
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

  2. Evelisa
    Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 19:12 at 7:12 pm (3 years ago)

    The Marni woven chairs are so cool. I wouldn’t mind having a couple in my space

  3. This Sydney Life
    Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 22:55 at 10:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Going through a ‘chair phase’ at the moment – fascinated by the hummingbird (top pic) and so very jealous you got to see the Marni chairs. Fab’ post! :-)

  4. yemi
    Thursday, April 26th, 2012 14:02 at 2:02 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the bright colour chairs

  5. Random person in the UK
    Thursday, September 13th, 2012 09:26 at 9:26 am (3 years ago)

    Lovely blog :) Enjoyed the pictures

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