Louis Vuitton, RIMOWA and Bvlgari all presented striking new design installations and creations during the 58th edition of the annual design fair in Milano, Italy. The concurrent Salone del Mobile de Milan furniture fair featured “Back Home”, the latest collection from Fendi Casa, as well as 14 exclusive creations by Dimore Studio for Dior Maison and the “Loewe Baskets” exhibition.
Dior Home Collection for Milan Design Week 2019
At the Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan, Dior Maison unveiled 14 exclusive creations designed by Dimore Studio. This exclusive collection combines virtuoso expertise in alloying different metals – gold, silver, and bronze – with the interplay of Plexiglas and natural woven rattan, celebrating cannage, the iconic code of Maison Dior.
RIMOWA for Milan Design Week 2019
For the 2019 edition of Milan Design Week and the Fuorisalone, RIMOWA teamed up with the contemporary art magazine and creative studio KALEIDOSCOPE for a multi-platform project encompassing a short film, an installation and a print publication. For the installation at the Spazio Maiocchi in Milan, the collective called on Spanish designer Guillermo Santomá. Known for fusing his sense of color and affinity with industrial materials and processes, Guillermo Santomá creates surreal objects and spaces suspended between art and function. Inspired by the idea of a conceptual gas station, he created a light and sound sculpture comprising a car customized with a body made of the aluminum used for RIMOWA luggage. Entitled “GAS” after Ed Rusch’s iconic series Twentysix Gasoline Stations, the installation underscores the artist’s fascination with the US West Coast.
Loewe Home Collection for Milan Design Week 2019
Participating in its fifth consecutive Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan, Loewe presented a project centered on basketry, hand quilting and calligraphy. Entitled “Loewe Baskets”, the exhibition reflects the Maison’s commitment to the preservation of artisanal crafts. Loewe invited artists from around the world to reinterpret the craft of basketry, using leather as the medium for their creations. This initiative focuses on the unique skill of traditional basket makers, casting them in a contemporary light. These masters produced a series of exclusive objets d’art that are both decorative and practical. A collection of accessories and leather goods will be available at selected LOEWE stores and online.
Bvlgari for Milan Design Week 2019
Throughout the Milan Design Week 2019, Bvlgari hosted a series of lectures and conversations on science, art, and design, as well as a performance by Italian composer and bassist Silvia Bolognesi.
For its second year exhibiting at the Milan Design Week Fuorisalone, Bvlgari took over a 1,000-square-meter space in the heart of the Indro Montanelli public gardens, displaying two installations that explore connections between design, science and art. The first installation in the Ulrico Hoepli Planetarium featured the work of Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno. The second, in the gardens around the Planetarium, immerses visitors in the story of the B.Zero1, the iconic Bvlgari jewelry design that fetes its 20th anniversary this year.
Fendi Casa / Fendi Home Collection for Milan Design Week 2019
Three years after the presentation of the “Happy Room” project, “Fendi Back Home” special installation featured the latest pieces by architect and designer Cristina Celestino for Fendi. As suggested by the name of the project “Back Home” celebrates Fendi’s iconic “Pequin” striped motif, the Maison introduced in 1987. Cristina Celestino has reworked the “Pequin” to create a refined range of pieces with her signature sensibility for colors and shapes.
To complement the interior design collection, Silvia Venturini Fendi has designed an exclusive luggage set that reprisesthe “Pequin” motif, presented for the first time with vintage luggage pieces featuring the original version.
Louis Vuitton Home Collection for Milan Design Week 2019
The Maison unveiled the ten newest additions to Objets Nomades at the Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan during Milan DesignWeek’s Fuorisalone event series. The new objects include the spectacular Anemona glass-topped dining table whose undulating base is covered with soft natural leather, created by Milan-based Atelier Biagetti. The Italian duo Zanellato /Bortotto made their debut with Mandala, a three-panel screen of intricately woven leather inspired by nomadic craftsmanship. Marcel Wanders has enriched the collection with four new objects: the Diamond Sofa and Armchair with intertwined ash bases and rich leather upholstery; the Venezia lamp inspired by traditional Venetian lanterns; and the Diamond vase, made of red handblown Murano glass.