he dates – June 6-12, 2022 – are not the ones we are used to for the Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone, which once took place in April. However, everything is set for another successful edition. Milan is once again the stage for the world of design and is celebrating 60 years of the Salone del Mobile with an edition of the Fuorisalone called “Between Space and Time”.
The June edition of the Fuorisalone is a chance to reflect on the changes taking place in the world, with an eye on a sustainable future. This is where the thematic choice of “Space” and “Time” comes from. These two profoundly interconnected dimensions are at the heart of the debate of our assessment of the impact we have on the planet and the choices towards safeguarding it.
There are lots of additions to this year’s edition, with the most important being the Fuorisalone Award: an award voted on by a technical committee and the public (with voting online at Fuorisalone.it) which celebrates the best contents and installations.
The winner of the Fuorisalone Award will receive both a physical award (a 3D print from digital artist Mauro Martino of a model created with data extrapolated from the platform Fuorisalone.it over the last two years) and an NFT where one can see the elaboration of the Fuorisalone data in detail.
THE MAIN DESIGN DISTRICTS ARE:
Brera Design District is the beating heart of the event with over 160 events including exhibitions, installations, collective works and new products. The theme “Designing the present, choosing the future” will put 11 new openings on display, for a total of 165 Showrooms in the district (breradesigndistrict.it).
Tortona District with Tortona Rocks, BASE, Superstudio and Tortona Design Week will focus on all-encompassing sustainability through a series of cross-cutting programs and projects (tortona.rocks; base.milano.it; superdesignshow.com; tortonadesignweek.com).
Milano Durini Design is the new concept-district of the Associazione MDD which wants to promote the district in other parts of the year as well (milanodurinidesign.it).
5VIE Design Week has reached its 9th edition with the cross-disciplinary practices of design, collectibles and one-off pieces. This year’s common thread will present the city as a laboratory for the co-construction of a shared future and possible utopias (5vie.it).
Isola Design District hosts the sixth edition of Isola Design Festival with the theme “Together As One”. There are more than 250 designers and design studios alongside galleries and local craftspeople in over 30 locations (isola.design).
STANDING OUT AMONGST THE EXPANDED PROGRAM AND PROJECTS, ONE CAN FIND:
Certosa Initiative is a brand-new project which has been curated by Beyond Space and Organization in Design. This exhibition project will take place within a post-industrial space of over 10,000 sqm which will be enlivened by emerging talents together with some of the important brands in the sector. (certosainitiative.com).
ID-Exe is another brand-new project. It is a genuinely scattered district created by D.O.S (Design Open Spaces). For the first time in the history of the Fuorisalone we will be projected in the virtual world of smartphones and tables, while experiencing real events in the city and going beyond the limits of space and time (designopenspaces.it).
Alcova, conceived of by Joseph Grima of Space Caviar and Valentina Ciuffi of Studio Vedèt, is turning four and once again creating synergy amongst artists, emerging designers, galleries and institutions in the abandoned spaces of the Baggio military hospital in the Inganni area (alcova.xyx).
Design Variations, curated by MoscaPartners, is moving from Palazzo Litta to the Circolo Filologico Milanese in Brera Design District and Palazzo Visconti, near Corso Monforte, and presents a site-specific work from artist Olimpia Zagnoli (moscapartners.it).
Masterly-The Dutch in Milano in its sixth edition welcomes the designers, artists, craftspeople, and companies selected by Nicole Uniquole, the curator and founder of the event (masterly.nu).
Baranzate Ateliers is present for the second year in the 3,000-sqm Necchi ex-factory, an icon of Italy’s industrial heritage, and hosts collector’s design pieces and experimental art. (baranzateateliers.com).
Rossana Orlandi returns with Ro Plastic Prize for the RO Guiltless Plastic project. A well-established event, in four years it has brought in over 1,800 participants, with an average age of fifteen, from over 60 different countries and all five continents. The award includes three categories: Urban and Public Design, Educational Social Media, Innovative and Tech Projects (rossanaorlandi.com).
Triennale Milano unites permanent exhibits like the Museo del Design Italiano and Ettore Sottsass’ Casa Lana to a series of interesting exhibitions including Memphis Again, in collaboration with Memphis Milano, and Ettore Sottsass. Structure and color (triennale.org).
Tortona Rocks presents the seventh edition of MATERIA: New perspectives in design and the installation of IQOS (tortona.rocks)
BASE presents the second edition of the “We Will Design” (base.milano.it) experimental workshop.
Superstudio provides a genuine village which revolves around the theme of ‘Looking Ahead’(superdesignshow.com).
INTERNI Design Re-Generation includes lots of installations designed by distinguished international designers scattered around the city including at the Università degli Studi di Milano, the Brera Botanical Gardens, and the Audi House of Progress.
Plus, there is the Ikea Festival, the Floating Forest from Timberland, the Valcucine LEED Educational Tour, the exhibitions exploring craftsmanship and new talents and special events to celebrate the anniversaries of the most important brands.
The program is not yet complete. Keep following us to find out about lots of other surprises over the next month.
When: from June 6th (with press previews) to June 12th, 2022
Where: Milan, Italy
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