Fuorisalone at Ventura Lambrate | Milan Design Week
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Fuorisalone at the Ventura Lambrate design district | Milan Design Week
Traditionally, the Ventura Lambrate district is the “other side” of Milan Design Week and – despite the assorted crowd of students, designers, journalists, professionals and design lovers wandering street after street we can see today – it still retains that identity of a small and slightly old-fashioned neighborhood we like so much.
Indeed, Ventura Lambrate has always been the most informal, unconventional and unpretentious of all the Milan Design Week districts; a place where one can find exhibitions by European design schools, small manufacturers, experimental artists, and self-producing designers, for example.
The venues here are often small galleries opened in former workshops, garages, and in disused industrial buildings abandoned after the deindustrialization process which hit this area of Milan from the ’70s onwards.
Via Conte Rosso, one of the streets part of the Ventura Lambrate design district
Ventura Lambrate is perhaps the most relaxed and “domestic” district of Milan Design Week
This is the 7th edition of Ventura Lambrate; from its foundation, the project which has seen exhibitors increase from 23 in 2010 to over 180 in 2015.
The twenty venues for exhibitions and special events, either tiny or large, of the district are located in via Conte Rosso, via Ventura, via Massimiano, via Sbodio, and via Privata Oslavia.
Installation view of the exhibition “Inside Wood” in via Ventura 5, which presents wooden furniture and home accessories designed by the students of the Bergen Academy of Art and Design
“Bolle” lamps by Giopato & Coombes Editions, on view in via Conte Rosso
The hand made lamps of the “Fold” series by Octavioamado on view in via Ventura
The “Wooden Textile” blankets by Elisa Strozyk, on view in the collective exhibition “The Journey”
“Maybe blue would have been better” features the work of Studio Mieke Meijer, and of Studio Jeroen Wand. In the picture: the large iconic luminous objects designed by studio Mieke Meijer are composed of a wood structure and a fabric covering
“Money, Meat and plastic surgery” presents the conceptual design of Bora Hong, Studio Rolf.fr, and Atelier Monté. In the photos, the wooden chairs by Bora Hong are modified to resemble the LCW chair by Charles and Ray Eames, while the “dollar bench” by Studio Rolf.fr is made with 4,240 bank notes
The large multi-story space Ventura 15 accommodates several exhibitors:
“Penta” Lamp by Anon Pairot, produced by Eqologist
“Vibrio” modular sofa designed by the Dutch design office GG-loop of Giacomo Garziano
The sustainable carpets by Re Rag Rug are made from excess remnants of fabric from the textile industry
“X.me” by myop.me evokes a creeping plant which becomes a bookshelf, a table and a bench
The luminous objects by Pieke Bergmans are on view in the exhibition “Phenomenon – (in)visable light “a series of blue neon lights in varying widths and unexpected shapes that posed the question: Why do neon lights always come in a regular tube shape?”
“Encounter under the gods’ sun”, the Peruvian textile design on view in via Ventura 15
Installation views of the exhibition “Reset” in via Ventura 15, showcasing interdisciplinary works by students of the Royal Academy of Art the Hague
The exhibition conceived by the architectural office ArKstudio from Mendrisio (Switzerland) is installed in the space ACMA in via Conte Rosso 34. The exhibition, through 1,000 prints, physically depicts a research made on Pinterest using the tag “architecture representation”
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