Press Giftbags Sharing What we got at Milan Design Week

Press

There are press-days at the start of the Milan Design Week, and that has it’s perks. Not only can you visit venues without waiting in line (looooooong lines, for the most populair presentatons) but you also get press material. We, at Mimi Berlin, are press because we have a blog, where we share all things nice in life. We never really work hard to go everywhere and gather gifts, because that’s not a nice thing to do with your life. Anyhow we went to the press days at Ventura Centrale this year and here’s some images of limited edition stuff we took home.

free press gifts milan design week
2 black bags from Maarten Baas, 1 grey bag from COS, 1 off-white bag from triennale, 1 plastic bag from DNP, 1 off-white bad from Weltevree, 2 plastic coins from Kranen/Gille, 1 button from moooi, 1 blue japanese towel from DBP.

Gifts for Free

Of course we don’t need: six bags, two plastic coins, one button and several booklets! Altough they are limited editions, what’s the use? We do really want to keep the catalogue from the Broken Nature exhibition at the XXII Triennale. Also, the booklet by Lensvelt we’d like to keep (’cause it’s photographed by JW Kaldenbach) but the rest?
We will gladly share that with you; our readers!

How do I get my Free Gift of choice

Just leave a comment below and state what you want. First come first serve, you pay the postage fee.
No strings attached but we do expect you to follow us on insta @mimiberlin_amsterdam on facebook @mimiberlinfanpage and here, on this blog.
xoxo Mimi

Objets Nomades by Louis Vuitton at Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan

Objets Nomades 2019

Louis Vuitton shows its latest ‘Objets Nomades’ collection in six spaces at the Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan during Milan Design Week 2019. “Since the launch in 2012, the Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades collection has grown into a collection forty-five limited-edition travel-inspired objects imagined by some of the world’s most renowned designers.”

Discotheque

Maybe it’s us, at Mimi Berlin, but this presentation felt like we were visiting one big and very luxurious discotheque in the 1980s. The tone was set at the entrance; a winding stairwell, completely lit in blue with loud pumping music in our eardrums. Heavenly!

The designs for ‘Objets Nomades’ all have in common that they are inspired by travel furniture. The newest design, the Anemona table by Atelier Biagetti, made sure we were travelling in our minds into the deep sea.

Campana Jungle

The first room we entered is filled with designs by the Campana brothers. A Jungle themed-room; The jungle seen in a tropical, colorful and cartoonesk way. Sofa’s and hanging chairs reminiscent of fruit, sided by multicolored palm-leaves in a sparsely lit space. That sounds laim but this furniture is SO high-end, well made and pretty that it’s absolutely not!

Marcel Wanders

New designs by Marcel Wanders are the Diamond sofa and chair and the Venezia lamp

Diamond Sofa and Chair by Marcel Wanders for louis vuitton's objets nomades

Bell Lamp

The largest room at the Palazzo Serbelloni has the calmest vibe. The ceiling is covered in hunderds of Bell Lamps made from paper. The original Bell lamp is made in leather and (Murano) glass and is designed by Barber & Osgerby for the 2012 Objet Nomades collection, the first edition.

By the way. It seems to us that the furniture produced by Louis Vuitton used to be foldable or just much smaller in size, what do you think? See previous collections on this by clicking here

Raw Edges

dolls chairs at louis vuitton

The last room, a white one with mirrors, is filled with the Dolls Chairs, designed by Raw Edges, all upholstered differently. Again, accompanied by loud and danceable music. See more of this room in the video below.

Honestly, we, at Mimi Berlin, had a blast with all this glittery shine and up-scale glamour!

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I Think Therefore I Was Installation by Maarten Baas

Maarten Baas

Maarten Baas presented his newest work, the video installation ‘I Think Therefore I was‘ for the fiirst time at Ventura Centrale this year; 2019, at Milan Design Week.

We waited until MDW19 was over with our post, so we couldn’t spoil the surprise effect this installation could have. If you didn’t have the tme to visit; here’s your chance!

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Mendini Tribute Cinema at Moooi Mimi <3 the Font

Mendini Tribute Cinema

The Mendini Tribute Cinema is an initiative by Marcel Wanders and Milano Design Film Festival, it’s in honour of Alessandro Mendini. Seen at the Moooi venue at the Mediateca Santa Teresa, via della Moscova 28 in Milan. We, at Mimi Berlin, loved the simple font use for this pop-up cinema……….

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Spectrum: Killer Knots from Outer Space Rug Invaders by CC-Tapis

Spectrum Killer Knots From Outer Space

Spectrum: Killer Knots from Outer Space, is the name of the new collection of hand-knotted rugs by CC-Tapis. The title alone is fascinating to begin with and the rugs are beautiful as well! We suggest you visit CC-Tapis; it’s worth your while.

You can visit both at the Salone del Mobile fair and at their showroom (Piazza Santo Stefano 10)

Design Collaboration

The collection is made in collaboration with Patricia Urquiola, David/Nicolas, Martino Gamper, Germans Ermics, Maarten de Ceulaer, Jean-Marie Massaud, Cristina Celestino, Mae Engelgeer, cc-tapis Design-Lab and Studiopepe.

Rug Invaders installation

The Rug Invaders installation is designed by Studio MILO and CC-Tapis it’s inspired by space age fantasies from the retro-futuristic eighties and post-modern design. The true futuristic part is that the materials used for the presentation are designed to be completely recyclable

“An inter-galactic, shape-shifting army of contemporary hand-knotted rugs born from the minds of the cc-tapis design-lab. Taking inspiration from traditional rug motifs and icons, the Rug Invaders have broken-free from their historical past and are now out of- scale and from out-of-space. The 5 invaders: Tabriz Destroyer, Ushak Invader, Kazak Space Shifter, Palmette Lazer Cannon and The Mothership all have their own particular size and shape, conceived to be combined together in a single interior. The Invaders are a new generation of rugs set to conquer and redefine how rugs are used within a space. Invading an interior near you soon.” (cc-tapis)

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Gaetano Pesce’s Up Chair Celebrates it’s 50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary

Gaetano Pesce designed the Up Series in 1969, so this year B&B Italia celebrates the 50th Anniversary of this iconic chair set. During Milan Design Week 2019 the showroom at the Brera Design District was filled to the rim with the armchair and pouf UP5_6, upholstered in green and beige stripes. A lovely installation which made us, at Mimi Berlin, very happy!

Suffering Majesty at Piazza del Duomo

The celebration of the “la Mamma’ chair continued at the Piazza del Duomo, where a humongous larger-than-life in salmon-pink replica of the chair is pierced with arrows and is surrounded by wild animals. The art-sculpture is named ‘Suffering Majesty’ and is made to continue the conversation on violence against women in Italy. It will be present until April 14th 2019.

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