Trend Report: Milan Design Week

Milan Design Week is a global watermark event with venues of all kinds, spanning the entire city, opening their doors to showcase and celebrate design. Now in it’s 57th edition, the biggest of the shows Salone Del Mobile alone houses more than 2000 companies, 30% of which travelling from abroad to do so. This year marked it’s first ever manifesto in an effort to promote the idea of new beginnings and renewal. Whilst aiming to consolidate it’s established leadership role within design, the manifesto also urged exhibitors and visitors alike to go above and beyond, to aim for “sustainable quality, collaboration, inclusion and sharing” whilst simultaneously “valorising young talent and cultural heritage.” Examples of such endeavour could be seen in spades across the entire city, whether in established districts such as Berra and Tortona, permanent design hubs as the likes of Rosanna Orlandi’s and the Prada Foundation or in pop-up exhibitions in palaces, courtyards, galleries, disused railway arches and warehouses alike.

With Milan Design Week being such an influential show to the design world, we decided here at Design Insider to put together our first Trend Report for the show, capturing what we felt were the most inspiring ideas. We hope you enjoy!

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Download the Milan Design Week Trend Report here 

About Jim Biddulph

Jim is our material specialist, conducting ongoing research around cutting-edge surface materials. He is also the founder of Here You Are Studio, and is a lecturer at Buckingham New University.
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