During Milan Design Week the Italian city becomes the design hub, for everyone in the industry. For this year Salone del Mobile, design brands are taking the concept of dinner and party to another level, creating a surprising agenda with culinary installations, and furniture design that is part of the party. Having dinner during this week it means to immerse into design exhibitions or an art installation.
Discover some of the most unexpected dinner installations and party exhibitions during Milan Design Week ’18.
See also: Milan Design Week 2018: The Events Guide
Mini Living – Built by All installation
Mini Living’s Creative Lead Oke Hauser and Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama have developed the living concept “Mini Living – Built by All”. “The currently standardized housing market only partially reflects the needs of the individual. With our installation, we, therefore, therefore, the human being as an active designer back at the center of the design process, “explains Oke Hauser. – Via Tortona 32
A Diner Setting by David Rockwell and SurfaceMagazine
At Ventura Centrale, the New York-based architect performs his skills in hospitality and set design for an American diner concept. The Rockwell Group has joined studio 2×4 and Surface magazine for an art installation that will recreate four different environments. The culinary pop-up takes guests on an American road trip that travels from an Airstream-inspired coffee and pie bar to West Coast lounge via an East Coast-style classic diner.
Address: via Ferrante Aporti 11
Chez Nina by India Mahdavi
Named after name from Nina Yashar , founder of Nilufar Gallery, space is all wrapped up in textured De Gournay wallpaper, complete with Mahdavi’s geometric patterns on a sweeping silk mura.India Mahdavi has masterfully created a wonderland and refined exclusive club environment inside the coveted gallery. This spot is a place for after dark tipples, rumor swapping and relaxation.
Address: Nilufar gallery, via Della Spiga 32
Club Unseen by Studiopepe
Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto of Studiopepe have designed a conceptual “members only” space at a hidden Brera location. Club Unseen brings together historical and contemporary design with products from global brands including Tacchini, Dedar, Atelier de Troupe and Pulpo. The club continues the Milan-based creatives; exploration of hospitality which last year saw them create The Visit, a sophisticated styled apartment.
Daniel’s Café at Swarovski Palazzo
The crystal giants are bringing a hint of its hometown to Milan this year with a pop-up Daniel’s Café. The Wattens-based eatery will be serving up Viennese patisserie to go alongside its glittering new collections. Menu highlights include a twist on Daniel Swarovski’s personal favorite, a cake with almonds, chocolate and blackberry jam, and flavored macarons and praline chocolates.
Bar Anne by Space Encounters
Part exhibition, part bar, and (say its creators) part “fun happening”, Bar Anne is a space “by designers, for designers”. Amsterdam’s Space Encounters is presenting interactive work from the likes of Mae Engelgeer and Sabine Marcelis, alongside an immersive installation from Children of the Light. This is a place to be at home: guests will be free to try and test each design as desired. “Sit on them, jump on them and even sleep on them”. As the week draws to a close, the latter might be necessary.
Address: Corso di Porta Ticinese, 95