Milan’s Sexier and Unknown Side: A Selection of Design Events by Chiara Alessi

Words by My Art Guides Editorial Team
March 20, 2017

This edition of My Art Guide Milan is enriched by a special selection of 25 design events curated by Chiara Alessi, who selected for us the not-to-be-missed events to enjoy miart and the Design Week.

“This difficult selection from the incredible offerings that Milan boasts during design week has been driven by three main criteria: the connection these events have to the theme of contemporary art, to increase the accessibility to design for the contemporary art crowd through the use of the creative process that highlights the similarities and the contrasts of these two contiguous worlds; the excellence of the artists, designers, organisers and curators involved in projects that allow us a sort of buying sight unseen, because design is also very much a craft that is built on relationships, trust and the stability of expectations and the Salone is always an important testing ground for this idea; and lastly, the places where the events are held, because, in April, Milan shows her sexier and lesser known side, her more fascinating and proud aspects, and it is a pleasure to reveal these spots that the rest of the year live in dusty anonymity. Long live Milan!”

#10 Pianos Street
Date: Apr 9, 11am – 9pm
Special Event: Apr 9, 1pm, 5pm, 7pm, performances
Address Piazza XXV Aprile

1+1+1: Bijoy Jain + George Sowden + Chung Eun Mo
Date: Mar 28 – May 26, 2017
Venue: Assab One

Date Apr 6 – 9, 10am – 8pm
Venue Pratesi Showroom, Palazzo Serbelloni
Special Event Apr 5, 6:30pm, opening party

Adam Nathaniel Furman: Four Characters in the First Act
Date Apr 3 – Jun 30, 2017
Venue Camp Design Gallery
Special event Breakfast visit 11am – 1pm; Cocktail 6pm – 10pm

Aldo Rossi e Milano 1955 – 1995
Venue Ordine degli Architetti PPC della Provincia di Milano
Special Event: Apr 4 from 8:30, Apr 4 – 6, 9am – midnight

Date April 4 – 9, 2017
Venue Subalterno1
Special Event Apr 5, opening party at Floristeria Lambrate, via Sbodio 32, Milano

Bloc Studios | Campbell-Rey
Date Apr 4 – 9, 2017
Venue Martina Gamboni
Special Event Apr 2, 3pm – 7pm, cocktail by invitation only

COS x Studio Swine Installation
Date Apr 4 – 9, 2017
Venue Cinema Arti

David Tremlett: Someone Has Done Something On The Wall, 1974 > 2017
Date Mar 27 – Apr 9, 10am – 6pm; by appointment until May 5
Venue Studio AR.CH.IT Luca Cipelletti
Special Events Mar 26, 6pm – 9pm, Opening reception, by invitation only; Apr 2, 7pm – 9pm, Guided Tour, by invitation only

Foyer Gorani. A Design Curated Piazza for Creative Minds
Date Apr 4 – 9, 10am – 8pm
Special Event Apr 3, 10am – 5pm, press preview; Apr 2, 5pm – 8pm, collector’s preview by invitation only; Apr 5, 6pm – 12am, opening
Address Piazza Gorani

Giacomo Moor: Vapore
Venue Luisa Delle Piane Gallery
Date Apr 4 – 14, 2017
Special Event Apr 6, 6pm – 10:30pm, opening
Address Via Giuseppe Giusti 24

Gianluca Pacchioni: A Matter Of Sensorial Intentions
Venue Alson Gallery
Date Mar 30 – Apr 9, 10am – 7pm
Special Event Apr 3, 11am – 7pm, press preview; Apr 5, 6pm – 12am, opening

Gio Ponti/Roberto Sambonet. Il Cuore dei Ponti per i Sambonet
Venue Casa-Museo Boschi Di Stefano
Date Apr 4 – May 7, 2017
Special Event Apr 4, 6pm – 8pm, Opening reception, free; Apr 5 – Apr 6, 5pm – 6pm, Guided Tour with the curator, free; Apr 8, 11am – 12pm, Guided Tour with the curator, free

Venue Atelier Biagetti
Date Apr 3 –A pr 9, 2017
Special Event Apr 2, 7pm – 9pm, Opening, design performance, by invitation only

Lee Broom: Time Machine
Venue ex Magazzini Raccordati
Date Apr 5 –9, 2017
Address Via Ferrante Aporti 17

Manufacturing Ettore Sottsass
Date Apr 4 – 9, 10:30am – 9pm
Venue Galleria Antonia Jannone / Galleria Sozzani

Ceramica Gatti 1928: CeramicActions
Date Apr 3 – 9, 10am – 10pm
Venue Hotel Magna Pars Suites Milano – Balcony Hall
Special Event Apr 3, afternoon, press preview

Nina Yashar: Nilufar Depot
Date Apr 4 – 9, 10am – 8pm
Venue Nilufar Depot

Outer Space
Date Mar 27 – Apr 15, 10am – 1pm, 4pm – 9pm
Venue Futurdome
Special Event Mar 27, 12am – 2pm, Press Conference; Mar 27, 6pm – 10pm, Opening reception

Date Apr 4 – 9, 10am – 9pm
Address Via Novi 5

Date Apr 4 – 9, 2017
Venue Palazzo Litta

Studio Formafantasma. Foundation
Date Apr 3 – 8, 10am – 7pm
Venue Spazio Krizia

Superdesign Show
Date Apr 4 – 8, 10am – 9pm; Apr 9, 10am – 6pm
Venue Superstudio
Special Event Apr 3, 3pm – 8pm, press preview

Talisman: Contemporary Symbolic Objects Exhibition And Auction
Venue Palazzo Clerici
Date Apr 4 – 9, 2017
Special Event Apr 8, 3pm, auction at Salone degli Arazzi; Apr 8, 5:30pm – 7:30 Cocktail, RSVP

The Essential Taste of Design
Date Apr 4 – 9, 11am – 7pm
Venue Casello Ovest di Porta Venezia

Tortona Design Week: Design to Connect
Date Apr 4 – 9, 2017
Venue Tortona Area
Special Event Apr 3, 3pm – 7pm, Press Preview, presspass; Apr 6, 7pm – 12am, latenights

Chiara Alessi (born in Verbania, 1981) is a journalist, consultant and writer in the field of design. She writes for many of the major magazines in this area, such as “Domus”, “Interni” “Icon” and “Klat”. For several years she has been focusing her study on new Italian design culture and its legacies. On this topic she has given lectures in some of the most important Italian schools and universities. Recently, she published “After the ’00s. The New Italian Design” (Editori Laterza, 2014). Again for Laterza she released “Design without designers” (2016), an essay and study on the “other” jobs in the Italian design. The independent video documentary “Travelling commonplaces and special trades” is dedicated to it. During Design Week for the newspaper “La Stampa” she made a series of video documentaries and surveys. She lives and works in Milan.

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