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MILAN DESIGN WEEK | Sé | SPAZIO ROSSANA ORLANDI

Returning to Spazio Rossana Orlandi this year, Sé unveiled eight new pieces for Collection III by Nika Zupanc. The collaboration between Slovenian designer Zupanc and the international furniture brand, founded by Pavlo Schtakleff, has expanded to include a sofa, armchair, dining chair, sideboard version of the Loyalty Cabinet, and a range of mirrors. We have followed the progression and journey of Se’ over the years having bumped into Pavlo around the globe, Milan, New York, Sweden and London where years ago he kindly gave us a tour of his studio. He has endeavored to work with amazing craftsman and artisans over the years to create the designer visions of Nika and other Sé designers like Jaime Hayon and Langlois-Meurinne.

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MILAN DESIGN WEEK | YOY | SPAZIO ROSSANA ORLANDI

Spazio Rossana Orlandi is always one of our favourite locations to visit during Milan Design Week, you enter through those iconic RO gates through to the courtyard and wined your way down the industrial staircase in order to find break through designers in the basement. The duo YOY, a Tokyo based design studio composed by Naoki Ono, a spatial designer, and Yuki Yamamoto, a product designer were the exact breakthrough we were looking for. Founded in 2011, their design theme is to create a new story between space and objects.. . .

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MILAN DESIGN WEEK | Morten & Jonas | SATELLITE

Morten & Jonas showcased along side a series of their Norwegian colleagues, like Silje Nesdal from yesterdays post within Satellite on stand B29-31. The two boys having studied together for five years at Bergen Academy of art and design, where they finished their Masters in Design specializing in furniture and spacial design put together a collection with a soft and sophisticated Nordic tone. Their crafted product photography by Nina Ruud styled by Per Olav Sølvberg gave strength to their cause with it’s well thought through advertorial quality.

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MILAN DESIGN WEEK | Silje Nesdal | SATELLITE

Within Rho Fiera’s Salone del Mobile in the Satellite section there was one particular stand that was a key stand out, B29-31. Four independent Norwegian designers showcased their individual projects in a beautifully stylized and colour pallet stand, we had to ask them are you a collective or are you all independent because as a whole the entire space worked as one solid thought out brand. The synergy they created through their personal works was subtle and simplistic, Silje Nesdel displayed a series of her product works that again all worked together in unison one complimenting the other,

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MILAN DESIGN WEEK | RAW NARRATIVES | SATELLITE

The SaloneSatellite was created in 1998 for the sole purpose of bring together in the same place and time the most promising young designers from all over the world. Allowing them to showcase their wares in the hope of being scouted by business people, brands and or press. They are hidden at the very back of the vast Rho Fiera, where the main trade fair is held, with Satellite always a welcomed escape from the larger branded expose’. Vladimir Hauber from Raw Narratives talked us through his unique style of upcycling, describing the immense impact the leather industry has on our environment but yet he found the recycling possibilities to be even greater than the damage it’s causing.

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MILAN DESIGN WEEK | Studio Droog | PORTA VENEZIA

Hidden in the back streets of Porta Venezia we stumbled across the crew from Studio Droog, who had taken over a tiny little hardware store to showcase their new range called “Construct Me!’. Ferramenta Alfredo Viganò at Via Panfilo Castaldi 40 Milano, showcased Droog’s smallest presentation to date in Milan. Yet it had such wit and charm with Australian communications manager Lara and Droog designer Henry from New Zealand putting their quirky spin on the installation and working the shot.

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MILAN DESIGN WEEK | MINDCRAFT15 | BRERA

We new that MINDCRAFT15 was always going to be a hit during Milan design week but we had no idea how much it would literally blow our minds with it’s incredible spine tingling music, mirror & moments. Curated & designed by GamFratesi the exhibition was named ‘In Between’ : in between mind and craft, in between space and people, in between visitor and exhibit, in between concept and product, in between appearance and interpretation.

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