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.



Lots of magical items to be found at Spazio Rosanna Orlandi


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


Laminated planks of dyed wood…

Rosanna ROS

Glittering mirror plated wall hooks…


Cosmic mirrored boxes…



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



Woven Marni chairs



Merci’s glorious pop-up shop at the Tortona




Cubes of brass on the gridded streets of Milan…


Curious religious buildings…


Author: Rohini

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 (10 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

  2. Evelisa
    Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 19:12 at 7:12 pm (10 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 (10 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 (10 years ago)

    Love the bright colour chairs

  5. Random person in the UK
    Thursday, September 13th, 2012 09:26 at 9:26 am (10 years ago)

    Lovely blog 🙂 Enjoyed the pictures

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