Milan Design Week 2013 Planned

Milan Design Week or so called “Saloni” or “Salone del Mobile” (the institutional fair) “Fuorisalone” (the exhibitions widespread around the city) is the most important event in the world of design. I lived in Milan four years and I know how this town change for a week, how entire districts change face, shops and garages become exhibition sites, roads become full of people. It’s a party for the citizens but is also the best place for showing the hard work for a designer, buyers come from all over the world. It’s a big update for journalists and trendsetters.

Therefore I am not going to miss it and it will be my sixth year at the Milan Design Week, for this reason I planned a detailed schedule that could be useful for goosebumps readers that are going to Milan as well.

Tuesday 9th April

Every design week starts when I pass the green bridge between Porta Genova station and Via Tortona, it’s like an icon. Tortona is the district where Fuorisalone born and is still the best one in quality and dimensions. I listed some suggestions:

Temporary Museum for New Design 2013

Large-scale virtual installations by Hyundai; light installation by Samsung; tunnel of OLEDs by Kaneka; large works sculpted out of marble, including Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas and Arik Levy objects for IMIB brand; the winners of Cristalplant Competition; design collectives from Sweden (“Swedish Design goes Milan”), Thailand (“Thailand’s Slow Hand Design”), Croatia (“Solid Acts/Design from Croatia”), Poland (“Polish Design”); “Discovering, Other Worlds, Other Talents, Other Ideas” are twenty new talents.

Superstudio Più – Via Tortona 27
Superstudio 13 – Via Forcella 13 / Via Bugatti 9

Hotel Magna Pars Suites Milano

Mooi by Marcel Wanders

Via Forcella, 6

MI Gusto Tortona – Farmer & Gourmet Experience

Live exhibitions about local and organic food, a worth path around tradition and quality.

Opificio 31

Rio+Design – Design from Brazil; Malaysia Pride – Design from Malaysia; Design in progress – Ten brand new designers; Tutto Bene – Dutch collective, tenth anniversary ; Singapore Furniture Industries Council – Design from Singapore; VIA – French Design; A Designer a Day – One young designer a day in a path of self production and sustainability; Anatomia del Design – Not only exhibition but also pop-up shop

Via Tortona 32


The creative collective from London, they come every year and a visit to the event is always well worth.

Via Tortona 54

Wednesday 10th April

Fabbrica del Vapore

“Bla Bla” by Milano Makers, autonomous production; Posti di Vista 10*, urban lifestyle sustainability; Design In Motion, smart e-bike tours; Ulaola, the first online boutique of selfproduced Italian design.

Via Procaccini 4

Cascina Cuccagna

Sustainibility, Green Design, Organic Food

Via Cuccagna 2/4

Ventura Lambrate

The district in the East Side of the town, since have been taken place it has been a new point of view through design. Today there is the opening night.

Arrive at Lambrate Station and then follow the signs to the design district

Mecenate Design

A project by ddn Design Diffusion

Via Mecenate

Thursday 11th April


An exhibition about Gae Aulenti and Design Museum

EDIT by Design Junction

The best hub in London Design Festival 2013 comes to Milan

La Pelota, Via Palermo


The english crew in Milan, Tom Dixon and Co.

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia, Via Olona 6B


Design through the lens by Ramak Fazel
Casa degli Atellani
Corso Magenta 65

Friday 12th April

Salone Satellite

700 designers from all over the world

Rho Fiera


The proper fair with all institutional sector and the big names in the industry

Rho Fiera

Transport: use the underground for reaching every hub and then walk around. The Green line is the one that covers all the design areas(except the big fair that is on red line)

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