Milan 2017 in retrospect by Katja Lucas #2

Katja Lucas

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Like many other design lovers, Katja Lucas (program manager Dutch Design Week) visited the Milan Design Week 2017 two weeks ago. For Dutch Design Daily she selected a number of Dutch designers/collectives which particularly drew her attention. Today the second part of her selection.

Nacho Carbonell
Nacho presented two new pieces: a cabinet and a console from the collection Fossil. [Spazio Rosanna Orlandi]

Piet Hein Eek
Gallery owner Rosanna Orlandi asked Piet Hein Eek for some chic work. He successfully presented the lamps for Veronese and the luxury cabinet made of the worst pieces of NYC water tower wood. [Spazio Rosanna Orlandi]

Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters
This year, Maarten and Guus set to work in a totally different way. They decided to have a salon presentation with a closed atmosphere enabling a personal dialogue with a targeted audience. They presented a new design vision on free design and, in particular, on the research into material, color, form and object. [In the Street of Spazio Rosanna Orlandi]

EE Exclusives x Secrid
EE Exclusives, producer of fabrics for unique interior, fashion and art projects, presented together with Secrid a wallet made of jacquard woven fabric. [Palazzo Francesco Turati – Masterly]

Envisions x Finsa
The designers collective Envisions gave a complete picture of all the possibilities that the Finsa products and materials have to offer. They showed the processes instead of the end products. [Palazzo Clerici]

Studio Formafantasma
For the first time, Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin presented industrial work. The project ‘Anno Tropico’ is a research into the expressive and functional qualities of light and it has the ambition to offer a new perspective on light sources without power (sunlight, oil lamps) and innovation in the field of LED lighting. [Spazio Krizia]

Studio Wieki Somers
At the invitation of Kinnasand LAB, Wieki Somers and Dylan van den Berg created the installation ‘Shields’. Using Constructure, Kinnasand’s latest collection, they created kite-like shields floating beneath the ceiling like floor lamps [Kinnasand showroom]

Photos: Katja Lucas

Nacho Carbonell
Nacho Carbonell
Nacho Carbonell
Nacho Carbonell
Piet Hein Eek
Piet Hein Eek
Piet Hein Eek
Piet Hein Eek
EE Exclusives x Secrid
EE Exclusives x Secrid
Envisions x Finsa
Envisions x Finsa
Studio Formafantasma
Studio Formafantasma
Studio Formafantasma
Studio Formafantasma
Studio Formafantasma
Studio Wieki Somers
Studio Wieki Somers
Studio Wieki Somers

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