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Milan 2012

Our highlights from the Salone del Mobile in Milan 2012


New Duivendrecht

New Duivendrecht

Launched this April during the Salone del Mobile in Milan new brand New Duivendrecht aims to put industrial design back on the map.

Symposium Never Mind the Mainstream

Symposium Never Mind the Mainstream

During the Salone del Mobile in Milan this year Premsela – the Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion organized a symposium with the Vitra Design Museum.

Highlights around town

Highlights around town

While many designers prefer to show their latest products in the designated areas during the Salone in Milan, some choose to go outside that trodden path and become part of city life.

Beauty Does Still Matter

Beauty Does Still Matter

A lot of big ideas are dominating design fairs and discussions of late. And that’s great.  But it is also good to occasionally see something that is just genuinely beautiful.  Time and again the Dutch Invertuals team...

Highlights from Ventura Lambrate

Highlights from Ventura Lambrate

Only a few years old and initiated by Organisation in Design, the Ventura Lambrate area has established itself as a worthy contender for Zona Tortona and other Salone satellite events.

5 Minutes with Jeroen Wand

5 Minutes with Jeroen Wand

Experiments with paper have led him to be part of the Invertuals exhibition where he now shows off his latest experiment with wood veneer. Design.nl caught up with Jeroen Wand in Milan.

Irma Loves Colour

Irma Loves Colour

Irma Boom’s book “Colour-Based on Nature” presented now in Milan is one idea executed precisely.  Beautiful and intriguing, she has yet again proven herself to be the queen of book design.

5 Minutes with Nienke Sybrandy

5 Minutes with Nienke Sybrandy

She balances on the line between art and design and has been busy photocopying flowers for her latest project. Design.nl spoke to young talent Nienke Sybrandy.

The Milan Breakfasts

The Milan Breakfasts

During the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Premsela, Design Academy Eindhoven and Capital D are organizing the Milan Breakfasts, a series of lectures about the current state of design.

5 Minutes with Paul Heijnen

5 Minutes with Paul Heijnen

Various works of his are part of the Spring exhibition at Studio Zeta and at Dutch Invertuals, Design.nl asked Paul Heijnen five quick questions.

Highlights at i Saloni

Highlights at i Saloni

The Salone del Mobile is where the madness once started and is the main reason for many visitors to flock to Milan each year during April. Design.nl went to see what it could find.

5 Minutes with Massoud Hassani

5 Minutes with Massoud Hassani

His mine sweeper has gained him international recognition and Maarten Baas even chose him as rising talent for the Spring exhibition. We chatted to Massoud Hassani about Milan, his work and future projects.

Future Finds

Future Finds

Where the Milan furniture fair has long functioned as the venue to present your latest piece of furniture, a new wave of designers is creating experiences, not just products.

5 Minutes with Lex Pott

5 Minutes with Lex Pott

At the opening of the Design Academy Eindhoven and Spring exhibitions at Studio Zeta we ran into designer Lex Pott and asked him a few questions about the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

Milan 2012 highlights part one

Milan 2012 highlights part one

From Heineken balloons to beer drinking in the street, the Dutch are ever-present on Via Tortona where many brands are presenting themselves this year.

The Dots hit Milan once again

The Dots hit Milan once again

After a period of uncertainty about it’s existence, The Dots teamed-up with Elle Decoration to bring us our guide to Dutch design in Milan.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Between them they have over 25 years of experience in Milan. Design.nl spoke to four experts in the field of design about their experiences and expectations of the Salone del Mobile.

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