After a year of absence due to the pandemic, Milan Design Week is coming back this year, taking place from 5-10 September. Salone del Mobile has a new concept at this edition, Supersalone, and it’s one of the most waited events, alongside some exhibitions and events distributed across various areas of the city. Design Limited Edition is going to tell you everything about Milan Design Week 2021, and the exhibitions and installations you must see!
The famous Milan furniture fair is back after an 18-month hiatus with a special edition curated by Milanese architect Stefano Boeri. Dubbed ‘Supersalone’, the 2021 edition of the fair curated by Stefano Boeri will be an immersive, unique design event. The event follows the format of a ‘large design library’. It will place at Rho fairground, from 5-10 September!
The platform for independent design, Alcove returns this year, with a new location, just a few minutes from the Inganni metro station. Three historical buildings will be activated for the event’s duration with performances, talks, screenings, and over 40 exhibitors including independent designers, innovative brands, galleries, cultural institutions, and companies.
A BEACH IN THE BAROQUE
An art installation, designed by the Portuguese Studio, Aires Mateus, “A Beach in the Baroque” celebrates the reunification of people after the isolation of the pandemic. The exhibition returns with a selection of companies, designers, schools, and institutions from all over the world!
FORNASETTI. “CONTEMPORARY ANTIQUITY”
This year, Fornasetti will present “Contemporary Antiquity”, a collection of furniture and accessories that merge the past and the present, evoking ancient times with distinct lines of the atelier’s products.
MASTERLY – THE DUTCH IN MILANO
The recent restored Palazzo Francesco Turati opens its door with “Masterly – The Duch in Milano” by Nicole Uniquole, and presents the best design and artisan craftsmanship the Netherlands has to offer
ROSSANA ORLANDI GALLERY
MICHAEL ANASTASSIADES “CHEERFULLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE“
“Cheerfully optimistic about the future” by Fondazione ICA Milano is the first solo show in Italy dedicated to Michael Anastassiades. The concept behind the show is to build a project characterized by the strong hand–made feature for the realization of the works.
INTERNI CREATIVE CONNECTIONS
INTERNI creative connections focus on three themes. care: sustainability in design, production processes, the use of materials and the circular economy applied to them.
NANDA VIGO “CLOSE ENCOUNTERS”
Nanda Vigo was an architect, artist, and designer: a leading figure of the Milanese and European cultural context in the 1960s. Curated by Marco Meneguzzo and Allegra Ravizza, Fondazione Sozzani presents the exhibition – “Nanda Vigo – close encounters art, architecture, design”
ISOLA DESIGN DISTRICT
Isola will welcome Milan Design Week 2021 on its lands in several locations, presenting a rich program of exhibitions, installations, talks and workshops. Among those, Spazio Gamma, Stecca 3, and Sassetti Factory.
DIMOREGALLERY “PAST PRESENT FUTURE”
Dimoregallery will present “past present future” during Milan Design Week. the gallery will host ‘Italian Rationalism’ and a Claudio Salocchi retrospective, while Dimoremilano will present its new furniture collection.
A special selection of works by designers who played a central role in the gallery’s history, together with new special collaborations, will be presented by Nilufar Gallery. Also, the gallery will exhibit “Ornate”, a solo show celebrating 10 years with Bethan Laura Wood, “Some vibrant things” by Audrey Large, “Arcoiris” by Analogia project, and new contemporary projects by Linee Studio.
ENZO MARI CURATED BY HANS ULRICH OBRIST WITH FRANCESCA GIACOMELL
This is one of the most anticipated art exhibitions. The show is devoted to one of the most important designers, artists, critics, and theorists of our time, the brilliant Enzo Mari.
MARIO SIRONI “SYNTHESIS AND GRANDEUR“
Museo del Novecento presents a large and in-depth retrospective that retraces the work of Italian artist Mario Sironi, sixty years after his death. the 110 works on display reconstruct his entire artistic career: from the youthful symbolist season to adherence to futurism.