Milan 17 – the city part 2

April 6, 2017 By Milan, Product, Travel

Thanks for reading Part 2 of our tour of the City During Milan Design Week, this blog focuses on Tom Dixon, Apparatus, Stellarworks and Diesel.
For part 1 click here.

In recent years Tom Dixon really has made Milan his playground preferring to stage his installations in the city centre rather than the more corporate and restrictive environment of the Salone Del Mobile. This year is his most impressive to date as his installation Multiplex was hosted in the iconic Cinema and Galleria, located on via Manzoni this area is the epicentre of the city’s cultural and luxury shopping district. Against a backdrop of 50’s Italian glamour Tom Dixon showcased exactly how busy he had been and how many new sectors he was branching out into including a Pirelli motorbike and charcoal chewing gum

Apparatus redesigned their Milan showroom to align with the latest lighting and furniture collection. Inspired by progressive and inquisitive creatives like Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Eileen Grey, the three series pay homage to craftsmanship and new tecnology. Hanging lights from the Lantern series produce a glow from finely incised fluting, and the Segment furniture series creates a similar visual play between density and lightness from the translucent resin bases. Every detail of the showroom was consciously considered to reflect the balance within each product.

Stellar Works showcased their new collection in an installation by Neri&Hu in Tortona. Presenting pieces by Neri&Hu, Space Copenhagen, Yabu Pushelberg and Crème. The collection as a whole consists of a beautifully crafted range of upholstered wooden furniture that explores the beauty and richness of an East-West cultural dialogue. The Stellar Works collection has grown from strength to strength and now we believe they possess one of the most impressive collections in the industry.

Pretty Vacancy by Diesel is a stunning installation in a former 1930s’ goldsmiths workshop at the back of an old courtyard at Via Cesare. They present the complete range of Living products in “a hotel as welcoming as an apartment”. This living space brings all of Diels’s partnerships with furnishing companies – Foscarini, Moroso, Scavolini, Seletti, Berti, Iris and Home Linen – together under one (glass) roof.