FuoriSalone 2019: everything you can’t miss
Just like the design of which it is the symbol, the FuoriSalone in Milan also changes and is renewed with each edition. Many of the design districts have been hosting exhibitions and events for over twenty years, while others have become the protagonists of this event for the first time. The FuoriSalone events will be organised throughout the entire Metropolitan City of Milan, from Rho to the centre of Milan. Here is the list of design districts to visit absolutely during the new edition of FuoriSalone, between 9 and 14 April.
Born from an idea of Space Caviar and Studio Vedèt, Alcova returns to FuoriSalone for the second consecutive year and transforms its two exhibition spaces into locations dedicated to exhibitions, installations, conferences and screenings whose protagonists will be 12 partners from 12 different countries. Those interested can find Alcova in the former panettone factory of G. Cova & Co., in the Loreto area. The second location of Alcova is just as impressive as the first: the events will be organised in the Isola district in a perfectly preserved former cashmere factory from the 1930s, under the direction of Alice Stori Lichtenstein and the Kenta Foundation. Contemporary life, technological innovation, design culture and materials are the themes addressed in this edition.
Unlimited Design, this is the general theme that brings together all the exhibitions and events organised in Isola Design District for FuoriSalone 2019. The highly anticipated Milan Design Market is hosted at number 14, via Pastrengo, an exhibition-market on the theme Find the lost City, curated by Elif Resitoglu.
The 2019 edition of Milano Design Week will see for the first time the participation of a new district, the Parenti District Art & Design, signed by the Teatro Franco Parenti. Located between Piazza Medaglie d’Oro and Porta Vittoria, this exhibition space aims to create a new and profound synergy between two different worlds, but in some respects very similar, that of design and performing arts. The exhibition Immersione Libera, curated by Marina Nissim at the Palazzina dei Bagni Misteriosi and Reflected Reflections curated by the Galleria Blanchaert at the Franco Parenti theatre, is highly anticipated. Not to be missed are the installations curated by MoscaPartners, which revolve around the theme of water.
Also this year the 5Vie district returns; in this edition, we celebrate the Siam, Society of Encouragement of Arts and Crafts, which is located at number 18 of Via Santa Marta, one of the streets where the event is organised. Special guest is Ugo La Pietra who will present the exhibition Design Territoriale, Genius Loci, in the courtyard of Via Cesare Correnti 14. During the event will be exposed examples of excellence of the territory, both in terms of materials and processing techniques, all elements that have helped to make our country a real artistic and cultural heritage appreciated throughout the world.
For this year the events organised at Porta Venezia in Design will revolve around three main paths: the premises dedicated to food&wine, the Liberty tours arranged in collaboration with the FAI and the new design proposals in architecture studios and showrooms. Virginio Briatore has curated the exhibition of the project by Žan Kobal and Weixiao Shen Insecure: Public Space in the Age of Big Data, featuring surveillance cameras.
Also in 2019, the Brera Design District stands out: the first events organised in the Brera area for the Salone del Mobile and FuoriSalone in Milan will start a few days before the official date. During the design week, the Brera Design District will celebrate ten years of activity, a short, but intense period that has led the BDD to become synonymous with design worldwide.
A new entry of FuoriSalone 2019 will be La Repubblica del Design, the new design district in the Bovisa-Dergano area. Thanks to the presence of the Design headquarters of the Politecnico di Milano, the University is closely connected to the news and innovative ideas from young minds who approach this world. The curator and creator of the project are Davide Crippa, together with the Associazione Designer Anonimi.
From 5 to 14 April it will be possible to visit at the Cascina Cuccagna the exhibition entitled “Rinascimento” by De Rerum Natura. The exhibition “Design Collisions – The power of collective ideas” will be curated by Laura Traldi. Although small, the exhibition brings together ideas created in the community for the community, all in partnership with MiMoto, an electric scooter sharing service that will provide journalists and visitors with its means for the duration of the event. Matteo Ragni selected the projects on display.
20 projects, 60 designers and 50 companies, this is who will bring to life more than ever the design district that has been developing for years in the streets Tortona, Savona and Bergognone of Milan. The central theme of the Tortona Rocks project is the creation of sustainable lifestyles through design. The main themes that will be addressed? The opening of new and beautiful technological scenarios made possible by robotics and artificial intelligence and the territorial development of the design.
The Lambrate area will once again be the protagonist of Milan Design Week 2019 for the third time, transforming itself into the Lambrate Design District: an area in which installations, events and exhibitions will be organised for over 13,000 square metres of exhibition space. Do not miss the workshops dedicated to upcycling and sustainability to promote the launch of Trash2Treasure and the collective exhibition organised by Promotedesign.it, dedicated to young talents.
Also in the Tortona area, the BASE and Ventura Projects created for Milan Design Week 2019 is worth a visit. Born from the ideas provided by the general renewal of urban spaces in the area, which has been transformed into places where culture is the protagonist, the project aims to trigger a process of reflection on society, learning and design.
Glass and ceramic creations by the Japanese AGC, LED lights by Takt Project and a sound installation by Yamaha will be on display in 16 warehouses below Milan Central Station for the third edition of Ventura Centrale. Along with these, there will also be an installation by Maarten Baas and an exhibition inspired by Virginia Woolf’s work Una Stanza Tutta Per Sé.