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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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MILAN DESIGN WEEK | CECILIE ELISABETH RUDOLPH | VENTURA LAMBRATE

Due to its free spirited nature Ventura Lambrate is a go to destination during Milan Design Week. What we feel they do so well is create a fusion platform for design, food and innovation on a experiential and approachable level. Cecilie Elisabeth Rudolph a Danish textile artist, print and material designer, as well as a researcher, made us do somewhat of a double take. This highly passionate designer with a new style towards design, had on show what we perceived to be embossed textiles made out of fish skin. On further inspection and through Cecilie’s poetic gestures we were able to discover her rich and raw rational behind this project.. . .

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MILAN DESIGN WEEK | EAT SHIT | VENTURA LAMBRATE

We are sure that the creative director of Design Academy Eindhoven, Thomas Widdershoven was initially nervous to come to Milan with a topic like shit, but he felt the more they discussed it, the more they realized it was absolutely necessary. Yes the title is explosive, but it is also entirely appropriate. The exhibition has been designed to present the breadth and attack of the Design Academy Eindhoven’s new Food Non Food department. I mean you can’t help but laugh at the word shit, crap or even poo, who doesn’t have a giggle at a little toilet humor.

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MILAN DESIGN WEEK | MADE IN RATIO | BRERA

Made in Ratio returns to Milan for the third year, with London based Australian designer Brodie Neill rising to the occasion to launch Alpha chair, the latest product in its critically acclaimed self-produced collection. Brodie embraces honest design, endeavoring to produce exceptionally made furniture that conveys quality and originality. The site-specific installation at via Palermo 11, which was originally built in the 17th Century as an icehouse for the Brera district and modified into a family run wood workshop almost a 100 years ago, a picture perfect backdrop to showcase his past and present works.

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MILAN DESIGN WEEK | LEE BROOM | SAN GREGORIO DOCET

British product and interior designer Lee Broom transformed a street of disused shops on Via Alfredo Cappellini to create ‘The Department Store’, his largest exhibition to date with the launch of over twenty new products.  Lee created a dramatic series of interconnected department store-inspired vignettes within the space the perfect articulation of his skills in cinema, set and product design. Each year he creates his trademark theatrical stylized presentations within Milan with his presentation this year displaying his defined vision of balance between formality and fun with modernism and nostalgia.

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MILAN DESIGN WEEK || COLOUR CASTING CONCRETE | ZONA TORTONA

The best thing about Milan Design Week is the thrill of the hunt, just when you enter a space to do a quick peruse & feel perhaps a sense of disappointment: BOOM. A diamond in the rough rises from the masses of petrified plinths and you rejoice in the designer re-telling their story. Designer Ungyon Iwamura is part of the Tokyo Design Week Kawaai & Cool crew within Padiglione Visconti, Via Tortona 58. Ungyon recognized that concrete was a widely versatile material, but its usage is in fact quite limited. Her aim was to widen the possibility of product design using concrete by uncovering a new,

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The LOCAL DESIGN blog is a creative visual diary with content created and contributed by leading local and offshore creatives and designers.

We want the creative community to hide their inhibitions, let their hair down and showcase whatever their eclectic heart’s desire. From the projects they are working on, the places they are visiting, their childhood memories, what music they are listening too, whatever makes them tick, it is a complete open online creative platform. Go on we dare you to pick up a camera and tell us your stories….

Along with this open-minded approach to the blog we will also be reporting on global and local design weeks, events, exhibitions, shows etc. with raw and real visuals alongside interesting insider perspectives.

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Events
  • DESIGN MIAMI

    4th – 9th December

    Meridian Avenue & 19th Street

    Miami Beach, USA

  • DESIGN STORYTELLERS

    The Work of Broached Commissions

    17 August – February 2019

    National Gallery of Victoria
    Federation Square, Ground Level
    NGV Design Studio

    MELBOURNE, VIC

Competitions
  • RED DOT DESIGN AWARDS 2019

    Product Design Award

    EARLY BIRD ENTRY
    15th October – 9th November 2018

    REGULAR ENTRY
    10th November 2018 – 9 January 2019

    LATECOMER
    10th January – 1 February 2019

  • LEXUS Design Award 2019

    Design for a better tomorrow.
    Anticipate. Innovate. Captivate.

    ENTER NOW

    Deadline October 28th

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