Milan Design Week 2018 Cubism

Cubism in Interior Design

Next to many round and friendly interior design we also noticed some cubist inspired decor. Not that much, but we feel it could well be the next trend. It almost has to be, because all the ‘Barbapapa’ furniture design you can think of has already been made, for a couple of seasons, by all brands at this point.

These four are the most evident examples of design, leaning towards Cubist shapes: Carpet from Moroso/ Mural by Siri Carlén for Lammhults / Motorcycle Samotracia Mario Trimarchi for De Castelli / Mirror from ClassiCon.

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Vitra at the Salone del Mobile 2018

Vitra

Vitra showcased everything they ever produced in a huge stand. Newest designs mixed with older ones in large mock-up rooms; in different styles and colorschemes: primary colors, in orange, and in a colder colorscheme with silver (introducing the limited edition Verner Panton chair in chrome.) and one in pastels. Furthermore there was an almost educational part to be seen at the salone del mobile fair: ‘classic’ designs by Charles and Ray Eames, Maarten van Severen, Jasper Morrison and Hella Jongerius, showcased in a way that you could see how they are made; a true ‘design showcase’. Also on show, in wooden cupboards as large as walls, were all the accessories produced by Vitra through the years, which was a nice interior-history lesson as well.

We, at Mimi Berlin, thought this was a very impressive and beautiful presentation.

As always; some images of what we desrcibed above. If you would like to read and see more information click to go to vitra.com

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Wall of Dolls Milan

Wall of Dolls Milan / Il Muro delle Bambole

The ‘Muro delle Bambole’ is a protest, or a way to highlight violence towards/killing of women: that’s femicide in one word. The Wall of Dolls Milan can be found outside, in the Via De Amicis 2. It’s a very grim and gloomy installation of a collection, with maybe hunderds of dolls: tattered, dirty and grey (because they’ve been outside since 2015) they hang from a metal rack.

Amongst the dolls are posters which explain what you’re looking at, images of women who died and also some dried out flowers. So we guess it became a monument as well to remember the female victims of (domestic) violence.

The initator of these walls, which are scattered througout Italy, is Italian TV host Jo Squillo,  she works with the organization ‘WeWorld’ in Italy. Continue reading

Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Royal Wedding

In case you didn’t notice: American actress Meghan Markle* and British Prince Harry got married yesterday. It was really hard to be missed, only if you don’t own a tv or aren’t on any social media you could not have known.
Anyways, we guess we all saw the images: of the royal wedding dress and veil, by Givenchy, the lonely mother Markle (that’s probably not her name ’cause she isn’t married anymore to Meghan’s estranged father: hope that we have that info right and he isn’t dead or someting awful like that) Camilla Parker Bowles, Ophrah and one of the Williams tennis-sisters wearing pastel pink. Posh & Beck’s in black, George and Mrs Clooney; the Mrs in a yellow dress and Queen Elizabeth in a bright lime (green) ensemble.

The Glamour

The pop-stars, actors and other celebs quite stole the show, more so than the aristocratic guests (With exception of Camilla Parker B. because of her hug-pink-ruffled hat.) The British Dukes and Duchesses and what have you not, looked a bit scruffy compared to the American guests, who are always dressed to be glamorous, to be noticed and who are more comfortable being in the ‘spotlights’ ’cause it’s their job.

Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
(imagecredits: Immo Klink for The New Yorker.)

Okay, because we’ve all seen the images described above a thousand times by now:
we were happy to see the photo reportage made outside of Windsor Castle by Immo Klink (for the New Yorker magazine.) The British commoners, and probably some uninvited nobles, all fans of the Royals, had a completely different party of their own. They seem to be sincerely happy for the newly wed couple! Make sure to watch all of these images via the New Yorker link above, they are touching.

*Meghan Markle  is was an American actress best known for her role in the series ‘Suits’.

View Prince Harry’s mother on her weddingday here, on this blog

Oeufs / Eggs Marcel Broodthaers

Oeufs / Eggs

Belgian artist, poet and filmmaker Marcel Broodthaers (1924-76) loved Oeufs and Eggs, he used many of them as a subject for his paintings and installations in the 1960s.

We made a little collection out of some of his works containing Oeufs/eggs. These works, in white, are part of collections of various museum’s of modern art from allover the world. (see below)

“All is eggs. The world is an egg. The world is born of the great yolk, the sun.”
-– Marcel Broodthaers,1966.

Oeufs / Eggs Marcel Broodthaers
(Oeufs (Eggs), Marcel Broodthaers, 1966, collection S.M.A.K)

The image above is part of the ‘Broodthaerscabinet’: a space that museum S.M.A.K. in Brussels has created for the presentation of the works by Broodthaers from the museum’s collection. The cabinet will be opened through 02.09.18.

Moules/ Mussels

Marcel Broodthaers was also intrigued by Moules/Mussels besides eggs. If you’re interested read all all about that here Marcel-Broodthaers

(images via moma.org / museoreinasofia.es / moma.org / christies.com / smak.be )

Bagatelle No.25 WoO 59/Bia 515

Für Elise

Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor WoO 59/Bia 515 for solo piano, commonly known as “Für Elise”, is one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s most popular compositions. It is usually classified as a bagatelle. The composition was not published during Beethoven’s lifetime, having been discovered by Ludwig Nohl 40 years after the composer’s death. The identity of “Elise” is unknown.

Bagatelle No. 25 WoO 59, Bia 515
(image via wikipedia.org / Knowledge via wikipedia.org}

Unpretentious

A bagatelle is a short piece of music, typically for the piano, and usually of a light, mellow character. The name bagatelle literally means “a short unpretentious instrumental composition” as a reference to the light style of a piece. The earliest use of the name “bagatelle” for a musical work was by François Couperin, in his tenth harpsichord ordre (1717), in which a rondeau is titled “Les bagatelles’.