Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights Curated by Yellowtrace | #Milantrace2017
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This year marked my 8th visit to Salone del Mobile and Milan Design Week. In many ways I feel nostalgic for the early days when I would head to Milan with zero clue as to what to expect, or occasionally sticking to a very loose plan – i.e. today I will wear my ‘good outfit’ and head to Brera, to meander the streets. You know, pretty solid stuff. These days, and particularly this year, our itinerary is meticulously planned, leaving nothing to chance, in order to maximise our time on the ground and ensure we can bring you the very best Milan report, aka MILANTRACE Edizione 2017.

In the weeks before we leave for Milan, I start devising digital interactive maps divided by areas and days, fine-tuning our itinerary up until the very last moment, as quite a few invites are late to arrive (you know what Italians are like – I mean, I bloody love them, but precision and organisation are not their strongest points!). We then make strict allowances for how long we can spend at each venue, allowing for quick breaks and a small buffer for Milan traffic/ bumping into friends/ miscellaneous set backs such as slow mornings due to inevitable hangovers (Oops! WHEN will I learn?).

And although these days we’ve taken our trips to Milan to a whole new level and turned them into an extreme sport, I’m happy to report I still managed to experience moments of pure delight and sheer awe – with an occasional tear shed along the way, due to extreme levels of awesomeness before me. It is quite mind boggling how much talent there is to be experienced in Milan during the Design Week. It’s staggering. The tragedy of it all is that one is not able to see it all – in fact, deciding in advance what to see and what to ditch is by far THE biggest challenge – at least for me – and sticking to your guns while on the ground despite how good something looks on Instagram. The other, even bigger tragedy is that, no matter how hard you try, you become oversaturated with design very quickly, so it becomes impossible to take in all the love, attention, research and effort that’s gone into each product, story, exhibition and installation on show. I find this aspect especially heartbreaking, as I know how difficult it is to produce anything of substance, and with so many installations competing for one’s attention, many brilliant things can get overlooked.

During the week my mood swings from extreme joy, to utter despair, and major grumpiness – I call this state a ‘design high’ (similar to a ‘sugar high’, but the comedown from the ‘design high’ is far more serious and can last a lot longer), followed by prolonged periods of utter oblivion. At this point my nervous system experiences regular mini meltdown from the lack of sleep, our relentless schedule, and ongoing over-saturation with design. I try to preserve all energy possible to retain what I can, and trust the rest will come back to me upon reflection, in order to make sense if it all – for myself, for you guys, for the designers who have shown their work… In the meantime, Nick develops temporary blindness in one eye because he is constantly shooting – one eye is always covered by the camera viewfinder while the other overcompensates by partially experiencing the ‘outside world’. And our videographer, Giacomo, usually starts popping back pain tablets by day 3. Good times.

While I don’t expect you to feel sorry for us at this point – I mean, we get to spend an entire week in Milan for Salone – tough titties, right? – the experience of the week is extraordinary and brutal on the mind and the body in equal measure. At least the way does it! Why are we so hardcore about it, you ask? Well, all of this effort is for you guys! I hope you bloody appreciate it, ok? ;) Actually, I know you do, as  have been selling like crazy this year (Melbourne is already sold our for both events, with very limited tickets left in Sydney at this point). THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT, whether it is by buying tickets for the talks, or generally sharing our content and/or sending love and your comments here or over on etc. All of these are truly appreciated.

Following is an overview of the highlights from our week in Milan, covering Independent and Young Designers to Bigger Brands located in various locations and Design Precincts of ‘Fuorisalone’ (Milan Design Week events taking place throughout the city), as well as SaloneSatellite. A separate review of Salone del Mobile (Furniture Fair) and Euroluce (Bi-annual Lighting Fair) will follow in the coming days.

Of course, I will share more detailed stories and other discoveries in the coming days with you right here, although we are definitely saving plenty of exclusive content just for the talks. Goes without saying that  – presented in partnership with Living Edge and hosted in their showrooms around the country. Tickets are available via the links below.

I sincerely hope to see you there!

Un bacio,
Mama Yellowtrace x

 

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5VIE + SAN AMBROGIO.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Campbell-Rey at Martina Gamboni, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Bloc Studios at Martina Gamboni, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: Campbell-Rey at . Right: collaboration with and at Martina Gamboni. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Martina Gamboni, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
View of Milan rooftops from Martina Gamboni’s office. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Apparatus Lighting at 5Vie, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Diesel Living at 5Vie, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: Exquisite new collection of lighting and furniture by Apparatus at 5Vie. Right: Pretty Vacancy installation by Diesel Living at . Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Farg & Blanche at 5Vie, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Samer Alameen at Ladies and Gentlemen 5Vie, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: Armour Mon Amour solo show by at 5Vie. Right: at Ladies & Gentlemen. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Envisions at Palazzo Clerici, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Talisman2017 at Palazzo Clerici, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: Always one of my a favourites, and once again this year it didn’t disappoint – ‘Envisions’ at Palazzo Clerici. Right: Cultural project ‘IN Residence’ celebrated it’s 10th anniversary with a group exhibition “TALISMAN – Contemporary Symbolic Objects” at Palazzo Clerici. The show included 46 talismans created by 46 international designers, which were all auctioned off onsite on April 8th. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Courtyard at Palazzo Clerici, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, #TVclerici by Design Academy Eindhoven at Palazzo Clerici, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: Courtyard at Palazzo Clerici. Right: Quirky little moment from #TVclerici project presented by . Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Diller Scofidio + Renfro installation at Palazzo Litta, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Diller Scofidio + Renfro installation at Palazzo Litta, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Diller Scofidio + Renfro installation at Palazzo Litta courtyard, composed of 300 pairs of jeans. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Yamakawa furniture at Palazzo Litta, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Yamakawa furniture at Palazzo Litta, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left & Right: furniture at Palazzo Litta. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Yamakawa furniture at Palazzo Litta, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Yamakawa furniture at Palazzo Litta. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Study for a soap by Emmanuel Tussore at Palazzo Litta, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Study for a soap by Emmanuel Tussore at Palazzo Litta, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left & Right: “Study for a soap” by at Palazzo Litta. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Palazzo Litta, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Dipytique at Palazzo Litta, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: Little moment of magic at Palazzo Litta. Right: Dipytique installation at Palazzo Litta. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Formafantasma for Nude Glass at Palazzo Litta, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Nude Glass at Palazzo Litta, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: New collection by for at Palazzo Litta. Right: Another collection from Nude Glass at Palazzo Litta. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, AuCap - Brazilian Design at Palazzo Litta, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Mist-o for Ichendorf Glassworks at Palazzo Litta, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: AuCap – Brazilian Design at Palazzo Litta. Right: collection for Ichendorf Glassworks at Palazzo Litta. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Sigve Knutson at Foyer Gorani 5Vie, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
at Foyer Gorani. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Sigve Knutson at Foyer Gorani 5Vie, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Sigve Knutson at Foyer Gorani 5Vie, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Sigve Knutson at Foyer Gorani. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Matteo Cibic at Foyer Gorani 5Vie, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
at Foyer Gorani. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Sabine Marcelis at Foyer Gorani 5Vie, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Sabine Marcelis at Foyer Gorani 5Vie, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

at Foyer Gorani. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Airbnb 'Passeggiata' at Casa degli Atellani, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Airbnb 'Passeggiata' at Casa degli Atellani, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Airbnb’s Passeggiata experience at Casa degli Atellani –  old joint dating back to the 15th Century. Yep, true story. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Airbnb 'Passeggiata' at Casa degli Atellani, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Airbnb 'Passeggiata' at Casa degli Atellani, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Airbnb’s Passeggiata experience at Casa degli Atellani. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Airbnb 'Passeggiata' at Casa degli Atellani, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Airbnb 'Passeggiata' at Casa degli Atellani, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Airbnb’s Passeggiata experience at Casa degli Atellani. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Airbnb 'Passeggiata' at Casa degli Atellani, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Airbnb 'Passeggiata' at Casa degli Atellani, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

span style=”font-size: small;”>Airbnb’s Passeggiata experience at Casa degli Atellani. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Tom Fereday at Local Design, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Ross Gardam at Local Design, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Australian design represent! Left: at Local Design. Right: at Local Design, the show which brought together 11 Australian designers, curated by . Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Rooms Design at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Germans Ermics at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: Rooms Design at Rossana Orlandi’s courtyard. Right: at Rossana Orlandi’s courtyard. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Paper Eden at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Matteo Cibic for Scarlet Splendour at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: Paper Eden at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Right: for Scarlet Splendour at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Sé Collection Apartment at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Sé Collection Apartment at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

‘Apartment’ at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Piet Hein Eek at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Anotherview at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Right: Anotherview at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Structural Skin by Jorge Penandes at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Ceramic Tables by Studio Floris Wubben at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: Structural Skin by at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Right: Ceramic Tables by at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Escape Series by Fernando Mastrangelo at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Escape Series by at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Halo lights by Matthew McCormick at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Halo lights by at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

 

TORTONA + PORTA GENOVA.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, M’illumino d’immenso – Facciamo il punto at Antonio Marras, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
“M’illumino d’immenso – Facciamo il punto” installation at , featured a series of whimsical lights designed by the fashion designer, as well as the collection titled ‘Retratos Iluminados’, created in collaboration with . Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, M’illumino d’immenso – Facciamo il punto at Antonio Marras, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, M’illumino d’immenso – Facciamo il punto at Antonio Marras, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

“M’illumino d’immenso – Facciamo il punto” installation at Antonio Marras. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Pop-up restaurant at Nonostante Marras, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Pop-up restaurant at Nonostante Marras, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Magical pop-up restaurant at Nonostante Marras which was setup specially for Milan Design Week 2017. Squeal! Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Pop-up restaurant at Nonostante Marras, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Pop-up restaurant at Nonostante Marras, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Magical pop-up restaurant at Nonostante Marras which was setup specially for Milan Design Week 2017. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Pop-up restaurant at Nonostante Marras, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Magical pop-up restaurant at Nonostante Marras which was setup specially for Milan Design Week 2017. I was literally beside myself the entire time! Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Antonio Marras' Retail Space, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Antonio Marras' Retail Space, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

The always amazing, forever evolving Antonio Marras’ retail space. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Stellarworks on Via Tortona, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
on Via Tortona. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Stellarworks on Via Tortona, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Stellarworks on Via Tortona, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Stellar Works presented two new collections designed by and . Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Tokujin Yoshioka for LG at Super Studio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
incredible installation for LG at Super Studio. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Tokujin Yoshioka for LG at Super Studio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Tokujin Yoshioka for LG at Super Studio. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Dana Tomic Hughes / Yellowtrace at Tokujin Yoshioka x LG Installation at Super Studio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Oh hi there! Yours truly and our videographer Giacomo at Tokujin Yoshioka’s installation at Super Studio. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Tokujin Yoshioka for LG at Super Studio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Dana Tomic Hughes / Yellowtrace at Tokujin Yoshioka x LG Installation at Super Studio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Tokujin Yoshioka for LG at Super Studio. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, GOD by Atelier Biagetti, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, GOD by Atelier Biagetti, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

The forever playful and uber-cheeky Atelier Biagetti were back with their third installation in a series of exhibitions that aim to explore “contemporary society’s greatest obsessions”. The result was GOD – an exhibition of limited edition & site-specific works curated by Maria Cristina. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, David Tremlett's show at Luca Cipelletti's Studio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
show at the studio of architect . Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, David Tremlett's show at Luca Cipelletti's Studio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, David Tremlett's show at Luca Cipelletti's Studio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

David Tremlett’s show at the studio of architect Luca Cipelletti. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

 

BRERA.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Bassam Fellows showroom in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
showroom in Brera. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Bassam Fellows showroom in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Bassam Fellows showroom in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

New furniture collection launched by Bassam Fellows in their Brera showroom. Swoon! Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Calico Wallpaper Installation in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
(right) and (left) for . Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Calico Wallpaper Installation in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Calico Wallpaper Installation in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: Faye Toogood for Calico Wallpaper. Right: for Calico Wallpaper. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Dimore Gallery in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Dimore Gallery in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Scenes from in Brera. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Dimore Gallery in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Dimore Gallery in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Scenes from Dimore Gallery in Brera. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Dimore Gallery in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Dimore Gallery in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Scenes from Dimore Gallery in Brera. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Fritz Hotel by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Fritz Hotel by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, More Rules for Modern Life by ECAL, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, More Rules for Modern Life by ECAL, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

More Rules for Modern Life by ECAL. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Golran Showroom in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Golran Showroom in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

hot new showroom in Brera. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Henrytimi Showroom in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Henrytimi Showroom in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Milanese legend – Showroom in Brera. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Cast Impressions by Henry Wilson at Aesop Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Cast Impressions by Henry Wilson at Aesop Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Cast Impressions by Henry Wilson at Aesop Brera. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Hermes Installation at La Pelota in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Presented in a pavilion designed by Charlotte Macaux Perelman at La Pelota in Brera, Hermes unveiled their new collections for the home, designed under the guidance of artistic directors and Charlotte Macaux Perelman. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Hermes Installation at La Pelota in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Cast black bronze Aes Table by for Hermes. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Hermes Installation at La Pelota in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Hermes Installation at La Pelota in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

The new Hermes Home Collection includes furniture, objects, furnishing fabrics and wallpaper, home textiles and a new dinner service. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Hermes Installation at La Pelota in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Hermes Installation at La Pelota in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

The new Hermes Home Collection includes furniture, objects, furnishing fabrics and wallpaper, home textiles and a new dinner service. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, CHROMATOGRAPHY by Scholten & Baijings for Herman Miller and Maharam Textiles in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, CHROMATOGRAPHY by Scholten & Baijings for Herman Miller and Maharam Textiles in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

“Chromatography: The Colour World of Scholten & Baijings” is a new installation for Herman Miller’s Milan showroom in collaboration with . Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Made in Ratio in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Made in Ratio in Brera, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

presented exhibition titled Equilibrium in a space that’s usually a shoe store in Brera. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, MINDCRAFT17 curated & designed by Henrik Vibskov, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Time served as the overarching theme of MINDCRAFT17, the Danish Arts Foundation’s annual flagship exhibition for Danish craft and design, which this year returned to the historic San Simpliciano cloister in Brera. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, MINDCRAFT17 curated & designed by Henrik Vibskov, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, MINDCRAFT17 curated & designed by Henrik Vibskov, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

MINDCRAFT17 was curated and designed by , who asked 18 Danish designers to address and interpret a specific time span or time of day in their contributions, which were all created especially for the exhibition. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Invisible Outlines by Nendo at Jill Sander, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Always a standout, Nendo’s Invisible Outlines at Jil Sander provided countless moments of surprise. Stay tuned for more soon. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Invisible Outlines by Nendo at Jill Sander, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Invisible Outlines by Nendo at Jill Sander, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Invisible Outlines by Nendo at Jil Sander. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, The Secret Tale of Ceramics for Refin by Studiopepe for Refin Ceramics, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, The Secret Tale of Ceramics by Studiopepe for Refin Ceramics, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

The Secret Tale of Ceramics by Studiopepe for was set within an incredible room originally designed by Ettore Sottsass. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Salvatori Apartment in Brera by Elisa Ossino Studio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Salvatori Apartment in Brera by Elisa Ossino Studio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Designed by , The Milan apartment of , CEO of the eponymous design company, opened its door during Salone del Mobile in the form of ‘Salvatori a Casa’ or ‘Salvatori at Home’: a real home which personifies the design principles of not just the brand, but also Gabriele himself. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Salvatori Apartment in Brera by Elisa Ossino Studio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Salvatori Apartment in Brera by Elisa Ossino Studio, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

‘Salvatori at Home’ by Elisa Ossino Studio in Brera. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, -The Visit by Studiopepe at Brera Design Apartment, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, -The Visit by Studiopepe at Brera Design Apartment, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

The Visit by Studiopepe at Brera Design Apartment. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

 

GARIBALDI.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, CASSINA 9.0 This Will Be The Place at Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, CASSINA 9.0 This Will Be The Place at Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Cassina celebrated it’s 90th birthday with an exhibition ‘Cassina 9.0 – This Will Be The Place’ designed by the brand’s creative director Patricia Urquiola. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, CASSINA 9.0 This Will Be The Place at Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
The past meets the future at ‘Cassina 9.0 – This Will Be The Place’ exhibition designed by Patricia Urquiola. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, CASSINA 9.0 This Will Be The Place at Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, The newly opened Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli building in Milan by Herzog & de Meuron, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

‘Cassina 9.0 – This Will Be The Place’ was staged inside the newly opened Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli building designed by . Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, The newly opened Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli building in Milan by Herzog & de Meuron, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
The newly opened Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli building designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Dimore Studio's Progetto Tessuti at Circolo dei Reduci e Combattenti, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Dimore Studio's Progetto Tessuti at Circolo dei Reduci e Combattenti, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Dimore Studio’s Progetto Tessuti installation at Circolo dei Reduci e Combattenti. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, MATTER MADE at Galleria Il Milione Milan, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
debut collection was on show at Galleria Il Milione in Milan. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, MATTER MADE at Galleria Il Milione Milan, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, MATTER MADE at Galleria Il Milione Milan, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

MATTER MADE debut collection was on show at Galleria Il Milione in Milan. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, BAROQUISME by Vincenzo de Cotiis, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, BAROQUISME by Vincenzo de Cotiis, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

The exquisite BAROQUISME collection by combines rare marble from France, glass from Murano and fibreglass. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, BAROQUISME by Vincenzo de Cotiis, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, BAROQUISME by Vincenzo de Cotiis, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

The exquisite BAROQUISME collection by Vincenzo de Cotiis combines rare marble from France, glass from Murano and fibreglass. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

 

PORTA VENEZIA & PORTA NUOVA.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Atelier Swarovski at Palazzo Crespi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Atelier Swarovski staged a show at the incredible Palazzo Crespi – previously the crash pad of Napoleon Bonaparte. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Atelier Swarovski at Palazzo Crespi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Atelier Swarovski at Palazzo Crespi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

So many amazing moments inside Palazzo Crespi, alas no photos were allowed due to the fact this Palazzo is someone’s actual home, containing the most incredible artwork you’ll ever see. The gentleman in all white serving drinks was very dashing, and of course – I could’t resist a selfie in the guest bathroom. Yes, those are floor to ceiling marble slabs, thank you very much. Photography © Dana Tomic Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

>Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Stone Age Folk by Jaime Hayon for Caeserstone at Palazzo Serbelloni, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Stone Age Folk by Jaime Hayon for Caeserstone at Palazzo Serbelloni, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Stone Age Folk by Jaime Hayon for at Palazzo Serbelloni. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, GamFratesi for Elle Decor Concept Store at Palazzo Bovara, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, GamFratesi for Elle Decor Concept Store at Palazzo Bovara, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

staged ‘Concept Store’ exhibition at Palazzo Bovara, designed by GamFratesi. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, GamFratesi for Elle Decor Concept Store at Palazzo Bovara, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, GamFratesi for Elle Decor Concept Store at Palazzo Bovara, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Elle Decor’s ‘Concept Store’ exhibition at Palazzo Bovara, designed by GamFratesi. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, GamFratesi for Elle Decor Concept Store at Palazzo Bovara, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, GamFratesi for Elle Decor Concept Store at Palazzo Bovara, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Elle Decor’s ‘Concept Store’ exhibition at Palazzo Bovara, designed by GamFratesi. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, GamFratesi for Elle Decor Concept Store at Palazzo Bovara, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Elle Decor’s ‘Concept Store’ exhibition at Palazzo Bovara, designed by GamFratesi. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Foundation by Formafantasma at Spazio Krizia, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Foundation by Formafantasma at Spazio Krizia was extraordinary – beautiful, calm and poetic, with almost meditative qualities. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Foundation by Formafantasma at Spazio Krizia, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Foundation by Formafantasma at Spazio Krizia, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Foundation by Formafantasma at Spazio Krizia. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Foundation by Formafantasma at Spazio Krizia, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Foundation by Formafantasma at Spazio Krizia, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Foundation by Formafantasma at Spazio Krizia. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Louis Vuitton's Objet Nomades at Palazzo Bocconi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Louis Vuitton's Objet Nomades at Palazzo Bocconi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Louis Vuitton returned to Palazzo Bocconi with an updated collection of ‘Objet Nomades’. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Louis Vuitton's Objet Nomades at Palazzo Bocconi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Louis Vuitton's Objet Nomades at Palazzo Bocconi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Louis Vuitton’s ‘Objet Nomades’ at Palazzo Bocconi and ‘that’ arresting corridor. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Louis Vuitton's Objet Nomades at Palazzo Bocconi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Louis Vuitton's Objet Nomades at Palazzo Bocconi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Louis Vuitton’s ‘Objet Nomades’ at Palazzo Bocconi. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Louis Vuitton's Objet Nomades at Palazzo Bocconi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Louis Vuitton’s ‘Objet Nomades’ at Palazzo Bocconi. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Wonderglass at Istituto dei Ciechi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Wonderglass installation at Istituto dei Ciechi saw the launch of two new collections – Calliope by  and Fluid by . Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Wonderglass at Istituto dei Ciechi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Wonderglass at Istituto dei Ciechi, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Wonderglass at Istituto dei Ciechi. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Gufram at Wallpaper Handmade, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Le Refuge by Marc Ange presented by The Invisible Collection as part of Wallpaper Handmade, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: installation at Wallpaper Handmade. Right: Le Refuge by presented by The Invisible Collection as part of Wallpaper Handmade. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Gufram and Seletti at Wallpaper Handmade, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Seletti Cafe at Wallpaper Handmade, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

The playful Seletti Cafe at Wallpaper Handmade. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, #TeamYellowtrace aka Nick Hughes & Dana Tomic Hughes at Wallpaper Saletti Cafe in Milan, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
#TeamYellowtrace aka Nick Hughes & Dana Tomic Hughes at Wallpaper/ Saletti Cafe. Photography © Yellowtrace.

 

SAN BABILA.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Glass Fountain by Tokujin Yoshioka at Issey Miyake flagship, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, GamFratesi's Masks for Kvadrat, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: Glass Fountain by at Issey Miyake flagship. Right: GamFratesi’s Masks for Kvadrat. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, KARPETA Rugs + Texturae Wallpapers Installation, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, KARPETA Rugs + Texturae Wallpapers Installation , Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Rugs + Texturae Wallpapers Installation. One of the best things I saw all week! Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, KARPETA Rugs + Texturae Wallpapers Installation , Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, KARPETA Rugs + Texturae Wallpapers Installation , Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

KARPETA Rugs + Texturae Wallpapers Installation. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Nilufar Gallery on Via Della Spiga, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Nilufar Gallery on Via Della Spiga, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

on Via Della Spiga launched Fontana Amorosa collection of lamps designed by Michael Anastassiades and Shapes chandeliers designed by . Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Nilufar Gallery on Via Della Spiga, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Nilufar Gallery on Via Della Spiga, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Nilufar Gallery also staged a solo exhibition of the pieces by Joaquim Tenreiro, considered the father of Brazilian modernist design. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Giant Pinocchio at Triennale Design Museum for Giro Giro Tondo - Design for Children Exhibition, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Giant Pinocchio at Triennale Design Museum for Giro Giro Tondo - Design for Children Exhibition, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Not strictly part of the design week, but too good not to share with you was the giant Pinocchio face installed specially for Giro Giro Tondo Design for Children Exhibition at Triennale. It’s like opening a can of instant happiness! Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Casa-museo Boschi Di Stefano, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Casa-museo Boschi Di Stefano, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

One of my favourite new discoveries was the beautiful Casa-museo Boschi Di Stefano, set inside a Milanese apartment. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Casa-museo Boschi Di Stefano, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Casa-museo Boschi Di Stefano, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Casa-museo Boschi Di Stefano showed Gio Ponti & Roberto Sambonet Exhibition during Milan Design Week. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

 

SALONE SATELLITE.

Salone Satellite 2017 Highlights, Studio Truly Truly, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Salone Satellite 2017 Highlights, Gustavo Martini, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: , Australian design duo based in The Netherlands was a personal highlight at Salone Satellite. Right: at Salone Satellite. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Salone Satellite 2017 Highlights, Studio Finna, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Salone Satellite 2017 Highlights, 20 Years of Salone Satellite, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: at Salone Satellite. Right: Salone Satellite celebrated 20 years with a series of small exhibition sets at Rho as well as a dedicated exhibition in town on Via Procaccini. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

 

VENTURA LAMBRATE.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Studio IJM at Ventura Lambrate, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Studio IJM at Ventura Lambrate, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Beautiful installation by at Ventura Lambrate. Literally gave me goosebumps. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Form and Seek: Age of Man at Ventura Lambrate, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Faye Toogood's inflatable chair at IKEA Festival Ventura Lambrate, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: : Age of Man exhibition at Ventura Lambrate. Right: Faye Toogood’s inflatable chair at . Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Amanda Lilholt at Ventura Lambrate, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Everything is Connected at Ventura Lambrate, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Left: at Ventura Lambrate. Right: Everything is Connected exhibition of Norwegian design at Ventura Lambrate. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, REDO Super Supermarket by Design School Kolding at Ventura Lambrate, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, REDO Super Supermarket by Design School Kolding at Ventura Lambrate, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

The super fun and playful ‘REDO Super Supermarket’ by at Ventura Lambrate. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Josh Carmody at Ventura Lambrate, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Josh Carmody at Ventura Lambrate, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

With Australian designer and his Remnant Series clamp system designed to inspire architects and designers to reuse the stone, tile and timber samples often forgotten in their design studio libraries. Genius! Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

 

VENTURA CENTRALE.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Queues at Ventura Centrale, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan was all about queues this year, which is definitely not a ‘highlight’, but not including a photo of at least one massive queue would not be doing our Milan report justice (this one was at Ventura Centrale). Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Salviati's Decode/ Recode at Ventura Centrale, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Salviati's Decode/ Recode at Ventura Centrale, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

DECODE / RECODE – an installation by Luca Nichetto and for . Pyrae hall hosted 53 illuminated figures, each formed by the simple stacking of unique hand-blown glass elements. Extreme love! Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Salviati's Decode/ Recode at Ventura Centrale, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
DECODE / RECODE – an installation by Luca Nichetto and Ben Gorham for Salviati. Image taken in the Strata hall. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Salviati's Decode/ Recode at Ventura Centrale, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Salviati's Decode/ Recode at Ventura Centrale, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Strata hall at DECODE / RECODE was a study in modularity, expressed through the layering of delicate and unique glass elements, where large-scale configurations of a repeated module showcase the potential for organising a single piece into a powerfully unique composition of size and colour. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Lee Broom's Time Machine at Ventura Centrale, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Baars and Bloemhoff - Transitions II at Ventura Centrale, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Time Machine by master showman Lee Broom at Venutra Centrale. Right: Transitions II put raw material in the hands of six Dutch designers. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Matteo Zorzenoni at Ventura Centrale, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
installation at Ventura Centrale. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

 

PORTA ROMANA.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Marni Playland, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Marni Playland, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Marni transformed its space at Viale Umbria 42 into one big playground: MARNI PLAYLAND. The installation included a stretch of colourful sand which became the perfect backdrop for a series of objects and furniture sculptures that have cast practicality aside to embrace their playful side, leaving them open to interpretation. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Paola Lenti, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Paola Lenti, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Outdoor furniture brand, , took residence in a new venue during Milan Design Weeek. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Paola Lenti, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Paola Lenti, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Scenes from Paola Lenti’s installation at Milan Design Weeek. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Fondazione Prada, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Fondazione Prada, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

The amazing was our last stop this year. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Fondazione Prada, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Nick Hughes at Fondazione Prada, Photo © Dana Tomic Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Peachy goodness at Fondazione Prada and a rare shot of Nick – the person behind MILANTRACE images. Yay! Photography © Nick Hughes & Dana Tomic Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Fondazione Prada, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Afternoon light and reflections at Fondazione Prada. Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.

Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Wes Anderson's Bar Luce at Fondazione Prada, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017
Milan Design Week 2017 Highlights, Dana Tomic Hughes at Fondazione Prada, Photo © Nick Hughes | #Milantrace2017

Wes Anderson’s Bar Luce at Fondazione Prada. And yours truly – in my favourite city, with my favourite drink and the end of my favourite week. Cheers! Photography © Nick Hughes/ Yellowtrace.


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