Insider’s guide:
Milan 2018

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  • 1 The Diner

    David Rockwell serves up old-school American optimism at this installation for Surface magazine, inspired by archetypal roadside restaurants.

    Via Ferrante Aporti 15, 20127 Milano Get directions
  • 2 Alcova

    In a former pannetone factory, partly reclaimed by vegetation, 20 studios including Lara Bohinc, Minale Maeda and Gijs Bakker present cutting-edge work.

    Via Popoli 11-13, 20125 Milano Get directions
  • 3 Mutant Matter

    Ten designers from Dutch Invertuals team up with London research studio FranklinTill to explore how waste can be repurposed as new raw materials.

    Via Pastrengo 12, 20159 Milano Get directions
  • 4 Lee Broom's Observatory

    The London designer always brings a punchy themed presentation to Milan and this year he shows off four new collections inspired by celestial bodies.

    Via Lovanio 6, 20121 Milano Get directions
  • 5 Brokis - Light Visions

    The Czech brand presents new concepts for lighting under the creative direction of Lucie Koldova, who's in the spotlight since curating Das Haus for Cologne.

    Via Statuto 11-12, 20121 Milano Get directions
  • 6 Vitra

    Taking over the La Pelota former sports hall, Vitra presents 200 objects - both new and unearthed from the archives - curated by designer Robert Stadler.

    Via Palermo 10, 20121 Milano Get directions
  • 7 DimoreGallery

    The darlings of the design world curate a show of iconic 20th-century design plus their latest pieces. Check out the shop windows at number 20 too.

    Via Solferino 11, 20121 Milano Get directions
  • 8 Hemma - Stories of Home

    Swedish Design Moves presents the latest and greatest of design from their home country, set up to represent scenes of everyday Swedish life.

    Via Eugenio Balzan 4, 20121 Milano Get directions
  • 9 Moroso

    A textile installation referencing 1970s Mexico by Bethan Laura Wood, plus tapestries by designers including Tord Boontje, Front and Patricia Urquiola.

    Via Pontaccio 8/10, 20121 Milano Get directions
  • 10 Gubi at Palazzo Serbelloni

    The Danish brand unveils more reissued midcentury pieces plus new work from GamFratesi and Space Copenhagen in one of the city's grandest palazzos.

    Corso Venezia 16, 20122 Milano Get directions
  • 11 Normann Copenhagen

    Pop in to check out the latest launches including characteristically rounded upholstery plus new lamps combining airy steel with solid stone bases.

    Piazza del Tricolore 2, 20129 Milano Get directions
  • 12 Marsotto Edizioni

    As every year the Italian producer presents marble furniture by the industy's greatest. This time around it's Nendo, inspired by the movement of water.

    Via Bigli 11/A, 20121 Milano Get directions
  • 13 Ingo Maurer

    The lighting designer's temporary showroom will have new pieces including the Koyoo lamp, made of interchangeable illuminated circles of paper.

    Via Clerici 10, 20121 Milano Get directions
  • 14 HAY at Palazzo Clerici

    Launches from the brand's stable of stars and new talent, plus visions for the future of collaborative work and living spaces from Sonos and WeWork.

    Via Clerici 5, 20121 Milano Get directions
  • 15 e15 - Sobremesa

    New trestle tables by David Chipperfield feature in food designer Laila Gohar's installation, about rituals for sharing and the art of mealtime conversation.

    Via Tortona 34, 20144 Milano Get directions
  • 16 Nendo

    Prolific Japanese studio Nendo shows products, prototypes and models based on the theme of movement for their presentation inside Superstudio.

    Via Tortona 27, 20144 Milano Get directions
  • 17 Norwegian Presence

    This year's showcase of established and emerging Norwegian design is themed around collaboration, in particular the meeting of craft and technology.

    Via Tortona 31, 20144 Milano Get directions
  • 18 Stellarworks - any/every WHERE

    Neri&Hu's installations for Stellarworks are always worth a look. See new products from them and Space Copenhagen, plus the brand's first reissues.

    Via Tortona 31, 20144 Milano Get directions
  • 19 Moooi's Museum of Extinct Animals

    In characteristic flamboyant style Moooi presents its new releases amid fabrics, leathers, wallcoverings and carpets inspired by drawings of extinct animals.

    Via Savona 56, 20144 Milano Get directions
  • 20 Club Unseen

    Studiopepe won't let us tell you how to find their installation fusing hospitality, craftsmanship and augmented reality. But if you have an invitation, go.




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