Designers who left their mark at the Fuorisalone 2024

— 14 May 2024

Names and faces of the designers who stood out during the recently concluded Milan Design Week, with active work and research for the most renowned furniture brands.

ph. Federico Villa

Roberto Sironi
Designer Roberto Sironi - who has always placed the multiple meanings and implications of matter at the center of his research - accompanied visitors to the Fuorisalone 2024 on a journey into an abstract and fascinating time. Together with LAUFEN, for the launch of 12 new ceramic colors of the bathroom furniture brand, Sironi curated the Color Archeology exhibition, an interdisciplinary journey between art, design, archeology and history of color that crosses ancient ceramic cultures in an arc time that goes from 3000 BC. to 1500 AD. The light blues and blues of Ancient Egypt, the chromatic tones of the lands of the Mesopotamian civilizations, the celadons of Imperial China, the wabi sabi colors of ancient Japan, the brick red of the Roman sealed lands are some of the colors identified within a path of research which analyzed more than 10,000 archaeological finds preserved in the most important international museums, from the Larco Museum in Lima, to the Rietberg Museum in Zurich, from the Acropolis Museum in Athens to the Metropolitan Museum. 

courtesy LAUFEN

The exhibition, divided into two parts, brought the abstract graphic reworkings of Studio Achermann into dialogue with a series of artistic ceramics created by Sironi, while a series of compositions created with some iconic LAUFEN pieces in the colors of the new palette were presented.

ph. Mattia Balsamini

Enrica Cavarzan and Marco Zavagno continue to bring their style to the products of the brands with which they unmistakably collaborate. Essential and architectural lines, simple elements, great attention to workmanship, sustainability and materials, and objects with a deeply playful personality. 

ph. Omar Sartor

Thus, many new products have arrived signed by the duo in 2024, from the Mate sofa bed for Bolzan, to the Rudi stool, the Leon armchair and the Snoop collection designed for Woak, from the Wittmann stand designed together with Arthur Arbesser, to the Curve collection for Bitossi Ceramiche, from the Za:Za bed and the Zavolo console for Zanotta, up to the products imagined within the framework of the Artesanos project carried out by Luisa Bertoldo and Davide Fabio Colaci.

ph. Claudia Zalla

Martinelli Venezia
Carolina Martinelli and Vittorio Venezia, who divide their time between Milan and Palermo, also presented many new projects at this edition of the Milan Design Week: the Geografia, Arcipelago and Etna bookcases for Lithea, the bed with a thin iron profile Trespolo for Lispi, the Match table (also for ping-pong) for Fenix within the Design Duo Double Feature exhibition, the large metal doorstop Fermo for Rampinelli, the tencel work jacket embroidered by Al Millimetro for the exhibition La Giacca del Designer curated by Lorenzo Palmeri and Mario Scairato, the book Small visual handbook in no particular order of metal profiles published by Forward edizioni, the now iconic Oto Chair but this year in Unexpected Colors, Compage White Edition for PULKRA and finally the Vela stool for De Castelli.


Federica Biasi
During this latest Design Week, the multifaceted industrial designer Federica Biasi was the protagonist with works created by various brands: Gervasoni, Manerba, Lema, Ceramica Globo and others. In particular, for Gervasoni 1882 he also curated a photographic exhibition entitled Frame in the spaces of via Spartaco, which accompanied the new layout of the showroom, also designed by Biasi, with the indoor and outdoor collections, while for Manerba he signed the installation temporary DOLMEN Return to the Essence.


Meneghello Paolelli
New collaborations from bathroom furniture to outdoor furnishing accessories, with a view to total transversality of product design: the designer duo signs new products for Arbi Arredobagno (in addition to the stand setup), Cesana, Fiam, Marac , Porada, Scab, Stella Rubinetteria, Twils. In particular, the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2024 edition marked important developments for the studio, which once again confirmed the great versatility of its approach to product design, giving rise to new collaborations and declining its aesthetics and its striving for innovation in every project area, always respecting the DNA of the companies with which it collaborates.

ph. Sabrin Chougui

Matteo Cibic
Matteo Cibic also worked on more than one project for this Fuorisalone, starting with his on-site presence at the event in collaboration with Starbucks at the Arriviamo Bar together with the singer Elasi. Here, the Dermophonic project took many of this DW's visitors on an emotional journey intertwining art, music and coffee flavors. Inside a soundproof cocoon custom-embroidered by the artist, the musician Elasi and Matteo Cibic created small sound portraits of the people who posed in front of them, starting with their answer to the question: "What dream would you like to live? ". And then in 5VIE with the DRUGO exhibition and with many new projects from Delvis Unlimited during the Love is a Typo installation.

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