Brera Design Week 2023: all the news

News, Appointments, Milan — 03 February 2023

From April 17th to April 23rd, the widespread appointment in Italy's most important design promotion district returns. The14th edition takes shape from a mindful awareness that is to say: “The future is NOW, giving it shape and meaning is a priority.”

The future is now, giving it shape and meaning is a priority. This is the proposition on which the 14th edition of Brera Design Week is structured, scheduled from April 17th to April 23rd with over 240 events scheduled. This edition officially marks the event's complete return to a live in person event.

Promoting the theme proposed by Fuorisalone, “Future Lab”, Brera Design Week 2023 stimulates a thought on the challenges of contemporaneity, giving space to projects and practices capable of triggering positive change.

The future is not something abstract and intangible, rather it is built with the quality of our present. Design is a valuable tool, to meet tomorrow’s challenges: the design week is the most important showcase for creative and innovative ideas as well as solutions with a strong impact. “Future Lab” is a moment of analysis and research to translate today's challenges into opportunities for tomorrow.

Brera Design Week 2023, artwork di Mirko Càmia

Brera Design Week 2023 will be a lens on the topical issues that most interest the design industry, from material innovation to circular economy, passing through new market challenges between online and offline experiences, with a focus on fresh ways of involving and capturing the interest of the new generations.

Brera Design Week 2023, artwork di Mirko Càmia

The project, as usual, is curated by Studiolabo, an agency and creative studio formed by a team of professionals specialised in communication design, from digital marketing to concept and graphic design, from web design to strategic design. The artwork of the 2023 edition is realized by Mirko Càmia, an award-winning illustrator, co-founder of Sail Ho Studio. He lives and work in Milan, Italy.

Brera Design Week 2023, artwork di Mirko Càmia

Shift Craft: Korean Handicraft Exhibition in Milan 2023
Drawing on perspectives and techniques shaped by Korea's regional characteristics, the exhibition conveys the unique melody and sensibility of Korean crafts and promotes a vision of tomorrow in numerous variations free from conventional wisdom and craft laws. The 20 representative Korean handicraft artists, active in various fields including, ceramics, metal, wood, glass, lacquer and painting using ancient objects such as iron, demonstrate the possibilities of moving from tradition to transmission and from adaptation to application through ten different artistic interpretations. At the beginning of a long journey to create a new authenticity based on the traditions of the past, we hope that this exhibition will expand the horizons of Korean craftsmanship.
Where: C/O Fondazione Feltrinelli, Viale Pasubio, 5, Milano
When: from April 18th to April 23rd

STIGA presents “My Patch of Green”
For over 100 years, STIGA Group has been bringing innovation to the world of gardening. For the first time at Fuorisalone, STIGA will offer an immersive sensory experience, where nature comes to life through technology. With "My Patch of Green", STIGA underlines the importance of caring for your garden. Because every green space, regardless of its size, is part of the life cycle of a complex and ever-changing ecosystem that must be protected, our planet.
Where: C/O Denis, Via Statuto, 16, Milano
When: from April 17th to April 23rd

Visionnaire presents “L’impero dei sensi”
A synesthetic story born from a vision of Studiopepe to tell a mini capsule of three pieces: a Shibari armchair, a Parade lighting system and a pair of Blanche mirrors. The collection, as well as the immersive installation to be held during the Milan Design Week 2023 in the spaces of the Wunderkammer - at the Visionnaire Design Gallery - is dedicated to the senses as instruments of experience of the world.
Where: Visionnaire, Piazza Cavour, 3, Milano
When: from April 17th to April 23rd

Cotto d’Este presents “The Secret Garden”
Thirty years after its foundation, Cotto d'Este presents The Secret Garden, an installation that will transform the Piazza Castello showroom into a dreamlike and imaginary place, where ceramic sculptures and spectacular green walls will give access to new worlds, made of matter and architecture. A metaphor for the many design and creative opportunities and a space to rest and relax, thanks to volumes made of stoneware and thought for visitors.
Where: Cotto D'Este Showroom, Piazza Castello ang. Via Quintino Sella, 5, Milano
When: from April 17th to April 23rd

House of Switzerland
House of Switzerland Milano: innovative Swiss design flies the flag at Design Week. How is the Swiss Design scene responding to the challenges of the present? The group exhibition “Urgent Legacy” displays the innovative & sustainable responses of emerging designers, independent studios, established brands & educational & research institutions. House of Switzerland Milano is a joint project of Presence Switzerland at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs & the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
Where: C/O Casa degli Artisti, Via Tommaso da Cazzaniga ang. Corso Garibaldi, 89/A, Milano
When: from April 17th to April 23rd

Saint-Louis presents: “Mostra Lumières”
Saint-Louis invites its community of architects/decorators and the general public to discover the exhibition Lumières (Lights), in the cloister of the church of Santa Maria del Carmine. This exhibition raises a dialogue between crystal, sound and light - from the timeless chandelier to the contemporary portable lamp. Designed in collaboration with the NONOTAK studio, the duo's signature light and sound installations reveal an innovative aspect of Saint-Louis.
Where: Chiostro di Santa Maria del Carmine, Piazza del Carmine, 2, Milano
When: from April 18th to April 23rd

Design Variations 2023
Design Variations 2023, the event curated by MoscaPartners, will present Breath, the site-specific work on the façade of the Circolo Filologico Milanese, designed by studio Zaven. The work is characterised by an extreme formal purity and it is created using a special silicone membrane. These graphic figures are intended as an opportunity to ponder on how design is no longer focused solely on the aesthetic research of products, but rather on how design is a tool for a multidisciplinary approach, the backbone of the economic and social system and the bearer of innovation.
Where: Circolo Filologico Milanese, Via Clerici, 10, Milano
When: from April 17th to April 23rd

Loro Piana Interiors presents “Apacheta”
Loro Piana Interiors introduces “Apacheta” at Milan Design Week, presenting a new project by Argentinian designer and artist Cristián Mohaded through an installation inside the Cortile della Seta, at Loro Piana’s Milanese headquarters. The contrasting landscapes of Argentina inspired the dreamlike world created by Mohaded, where twelve towers made in Loro Piana Interiors fabrics rise from the ground and embrace the furnishings projected by the designer.
Where: Cortile della Seta, Via della Moscova, 33, Milano
When: from April 17th to April 23rd

Mutina: Casa Mutina
Mutina will present a project of great experimentation on the ceramic surface that comes to life through the collaboration with Patricia Urquiola, a consolidated presence in the Mutina team, and with Michael Anastassiades, who inaugurates a new collaboration with the company. The elements of the new collections will be exhibited inside Casa Mutina Milan through a special installation designed by the designers in which the surfaces dialogue with the rooms in a continuous exchange of suggestions.
Where: Casa Mutina Milano, Via Cernaia, 1/A, Milano
When: from April 17th to April 23rd

Barber & Osgerby X Marsotto edizioni
During Milan Design Week 2023, from 17 to 23 April, at the showroom in Largo Claudio Treves 2, Marsotto edizioni presents a collection of marble furniture designed by Barber and Osgerby. For the occasion, a solo exhibition will be set up dedicated to the new family of products with an essential and timeless style, which has always been a distinctive feature of the famous London studio.
Where: Marsotto Milano Showroom, Largo Treves, 2, Milano
When: from April 17th to April 23rd

To mark Milan Design Week, Molteni&C opens the doors to its new Boutique located in Via Solferino on the corner of Via Pontaccio. The historical exhibition space, renovated and enlarged, designed by architect and creative director Vincent Van Duysen, hosts the new 2023 collections including the elegant ‘Mateo’ table, designed by Van Duysen. Also starring in the space is the first Molteni&C|Outdoor collection, coordinated by the creative director himself and interpreted by some of the most important contemporary designers.
Where: Boutique Molteni&C, Via Solferino ang. Via Pontaccio, Milano
When: from April 17th to April 23rd

Lanerossi presents “Campanule takeover"
An icon in the history of Italian interior and textile design, Lanerossi confirms its participation in Design Week 2023 which, for the first time, will see it as a protagonist of the Brera Design District with an event in its store on Via Mercato. A site-specific installation, conceived as an immersive experience in the creative world of Lanerossi that, for the occasion, meets the unmistakable mark of designer Elena Salmistraro, who signs for the company a new collection of textile accessories.
Where: Lanerossi Milano, Via Mercato, 5, Milano
When: from April 17th to April 23rd

Rethink! Service Design Stories | Designing fair service ecosystems
The first Italian festival dedicated to Service Design and Innovation, aimed at building a public arena where experts, businesses and public institutions can meet to discuss and develop new ideas and networks. The festival, born in 2017, was founded and promoted by - Politecnico di Milano and is now in its VII edition. On the 20th of April 2023, from 12 to 21 at Spaces Porta Nuova (Sala Archistar) in Milan, we will be discussing how service design can strengthen and improve social justice processes, more precisely themes related to equity, inclusive and participatory practices and redistribution of power and resources.
Where: C/O Spaces Porta Nuova, Bastioni di Porta Nuova, 21, Milano
When: April 20th

Panguaneta: “Plywood is future”
Poplar is (now) the future. A valuable raw material and its Italian short supply chain are told in the Pangua Panka benches: an opportunity to take a break in the heart of the Fuorisalone and rediscover our roots where our tomorrow is already enclosed. Poplar plywood is technological innovation, circular economy, valorisation of the territory: the benches shape the path of Panguaneta, a company projected towards Carbon Neutrality that starts from tradition and invests in responsible choices according to a sustainable vision of the future.
Where: Distretto di Brera

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