Best of Milan Design Week 2019 – Part 1

Posted on 15 April in
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Anyone who attended Milan Design Week 2019 is likely scrolling through their photos or Instagram reliving the international design event. There were plenty of memorable moments making this a Design Week to remember. However, for those who were unable to attend we’ve compiled the best of Milan Design Week 2019.

Every brand, large and small, participates in Milan Design Week events through Salone del Mobile and/or Fuorisalone. This article will focus on the more iconic brands, some international and some Italian. Here is a start course sharing the best of Milan Design Week 2019.

Best of Milan Design Week 2019

Sag80 + Vitra

The historic Sag80 showroom displayed a tribute to Vitra designs. Antonio Citterio’s Grand Sofa and Vlinder sofa by Hella Jongerios were featured. A rainbow of Vitra’s Eames Plastic Chairs and Eames Fiberglass Chairs provided a splash of color. At Salone del Mobile 2019, Vitra introduced four ambiences with new products by Hella Jongerius, Konstantin Grcic, Antonio Citterio, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, and Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby. The entrance included a colorful series of the 1950 design of Eames Plastic Chairs in 14 new hues and Eames Fiberglass Chairs in dark ochre, light ochre, and red.

International Design Brands at Milan Design Week 2019

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton presented Objets Nomades at Palazzo Serbelloni. Each year since 2012, the luxury brand has called on both established and emerging designers to add to their Objets Nomades collection. This travel-inspired collection now includes 45 pieces. The cast of designers this year includes: Gabriel Chiave from Marcel Wanders and Marcel Wanders, Alberto Biagetti and Laura Baldassari from Atelier Biagetti, Giorgia Zanellato and Daniele Bortotto from Zanellato/ Bortotto, India Mahdavi, Humberto Campana, Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer from Raw Edges, Aurel Aebi, Armand Louis and Patrick Reymond from Atelier Oï.


Hermès showed a unique exhibit this year at La Pelota in the Brera Design District. The collection was brimming with natural, earthy materials such as granite, porcelain, bamboo, and leather. Tomás Alonso’s series of lamps were made with bamboo, paper, and aluminium. Gianpaolo Pagni’s “Hippomobile” consisted of cashmere with beaded embroidery. British designers Barber & Osgerby introduced Halo and Hecate, lamps made of porcelain or granite. Joséphine Ciaudo was inspired by the silk jackets of jockeys in creating leather patterns atop mahogany boxes. The tactile nature of these objects was accompanied by grey sand below most products.

Italian Design Brands at Milan Design Week 2019

Molteni&C | Dada

The newly reimagined Molteni&C | Dada Milano showroom hosted the brand’s creative director, Vincent Van Duysen, for an exclusive signing of his latest monograph. Molteni&C and Dada also refreshed their showroom interiors to best display The Collector’s House, a curated art collection by Caroline Corbetta unique to this event.

Missoni Home

Missoni Home’s 2019 collections includes Panoramas, which was portrayed through interior scenes at Salone del Mobile. Nature and texture proved to be the great influences here, and color of course. The Missoni Home showroom presented Stripes Mosaic, while at their showroom in Brera, the brand made Home Sweet Home, an entire open-sky house decked out with Missoni knit objects and materials decorating each element of living spaces.

We shared our 10 Must-See locations at Fuorisalone 2019 ahead of the annual event. The list includes B&B Italia’s installation at Piazza del Duomo, ‘Conifera’ at Palazzo Isimbardi, the collaboration between COS x Arthur Mamou-Mani. Stay tuned for the Best of Milan Design Week 2019 – Part 2.

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Esperiri Inspires

Find inspiration in the new collections and design furniture! It’s also never too early to start planning for next year! The 59th edition of Milan Design Week is sure to be a smash. Contact us to coordinate your Design Accommodation Packages or Design Tours for Milan Design Week 2020, which will take place 21-26 April, 2020.

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