One of the highlights of Milan Design Week was the Swarovski Crystal Palace, just for the sheer amount of sparkle. Yves Behar presented his new Amplify pendants, gem-shaped lights made from recycled paper. Also on display was an amazing installation by Tokujin Yoshioka. One side of a fog-filled room held Yoshioka’s LED light, covered with 10,000 crystals. The other side showcased a tank with another globe that was growing crystals inside.
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‘Caleidoscope’ lights by Frederike Top at the Tuttobene display in Milan. The pendants can be combined with different graphic inserts, which reflect off the interior walls.
More Milan posts to come, being here and posting here are two very different things. Have over 1,000 shots, but there is still so much to see! In the meantime, check out our group coverage at MoCo Loco.
Ana Kraš is a Serbian designer who will be presenting at Salone Satellite this year. Her ‘Bonbon’ lamps are beautiful handmade pieces – made by knitting yarn over steel wire frames. Also on display will be her simple ‘Ksilofon’ clothing rack, initially designed at the request of her freinds who wanted an easy an affordable clothing stand.
(introduction to Ana via Sight Unseen)
Some of the exhibitions I am most excited to see in Milan are the ones that don’t involve any new products, just re-imagined ones. The show Cuisine d’Objets by 5.5 Design is one of those events. The designers will be presenting ‘recipes’/instructions on how to create new objects from regular household items. Similar in spirit to the Droog show, these events seem much more appropriate right now than lavish design-art pieces. Perhaps a post-trip compare and contrast is in order.