Moooi at Milan Design Week 2019

Moooi, A Life Extraordinary

Moooi is presenting at a new location this year, to be exact the Mediateca Santa Teresa building, situated at the via della Moscova 28 in the Brera Design district. Also brand new are two new Moooi designs. The BFF Sofa designed by Marcel Wanders and The Party, lamps by Dutch designer-duo Kranen/Gille. The lamp is hard to be missed at the venue; it is made in ceramics in the shape of a face and comes in many, mucho varieties. The newest Moooi couch is harder to get a glimpse of, because the visitors are lounging and even sleeping on it. (FYI; We visited at the end of the day.)

According to Moooi’s PR; Luxurious, Whimsical and Original are main keywords for this presentation. We, at Mimi Berlin, think they are right.

Foam Wall Coverings

It’s the first time we noticed the interesting ‘Extinct Animals Collection‘ a collection of soft foam-like, 3D wallcoverings in different patterns (as you can see in the images we took above; in brique, in a pattern that’s named ‘Dwarf Rhino’) These walls remind us of the old-fashioned wallpaper often used in hotels and kitchens in the seventies, they cover unevenness very well. We think it’s a smart move to present it as being luxurious!

Moooi Tokyo Blue

Downstairs you can find the presentation ‘Moooi Tokyo Blue’: everything in indigo blue also furniture in a slightly Japanese setting: workshops with denim and (smelly) dyed leather are on show here as well. A collaboration with Amsterdam Jeans city, ECCO Leather and Shin-Denim and Moooi.

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5Vie District to-do-list for Milan Designweek 2019

5Vie

It’s that time of the year again: from April 7 through April 14 it is Milan Designweek time. Mimi Berlin Blogger Team decided to make and share our to-do-lists with you this year, for free! Our first list covers the so-called 5Vie Distict in the historic heart of Milan.

Group Exhibitions

Masterly; the Dutch pavilion dedicated to design and artisan craftsmanship made in the Netherlands situated at Palazzo Francesco Turati. (Via Meravigli 7) More Dutch Design: Connect is a site-specific (Via Cesare Correnti) installation by designer-duo Kiki van Eijk & Joost van Bleiswijk (with participation of Niels Hoebers, Sander Wassink and Michela Castagnaro) ‘The Litta Variations / Opus 5’ exhibition at Palazzo Litta (Corso Magenta 24). showcases several designers (a.o) Pro Helvetia, Mitterteich Porzellan, Japan Creative and Lithea.Local Milan introduces 44 designers from Australia and New Zealand, unfortunately we don’t know where (yet).

Solo Exhibitions

Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Monache (Via Lanzone 13) The exhibition L’Ultima Cera by Anton Alvares is commissioned by curator Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte for Fonderia Artistica Battaglia as part of their new residency program for designers and architects to explore the lost wax technique for bronze. Alvares designed and built a huge machine which he named the Extruder. Sounds fierce, Mimi Blogger Team is curious! Camp Design Gallery (via Giovanni Segantini 71. Metro Porta Genova & Romolo) has the work of Adam Nathaniel Furman on exhibit. A colorful furniture-collection made in collaboration with the historical laminates company Abet Laminati. Mimi Berlin loves both plastic and traditional craftsmanship so we’ll make a stop at this gallery. The basement of SIAM (via Santa Marta 18) hosts the exhibition ‘Human Code’ by Roberto Sironi. Sironi is interested in rituals and uses anthropological references in his designs, sounds promising. We’ll probably visit that exhibition as well.

Shoppings

The Fattobene Pop-Up Shop (Corso Garibaldi, 46. Metro: Lanza / Moscova. Tram: 2 / 4 / 14 Arena) Fattobene (well made in Italian) is an online shop, a platform and an archive dedicated to rediscovering everyday and iconic italian objects, food (packaging) etc. Lesley Luxury Vintage; clothing store located at the via San Nicolao 3a. We will also visit the Ottica San Maurilio (via San Maurilio 14) ’cause we need new glasses/spectacles.

Party

Seletti-Design Pride (April 10/ 6:00PM /Piazza Castello corner Via Minghetti) “the most democratic party of Milan Design Week”. We, at Mimi Berlin won’t be attending this party though.

(5Vie art+design produces and curates exhibitions furthermore 5Vie “represents workshops, crafts, galleries, shops and showrooms in this area focusing on one-of-a-kind pieces,art design and the crosscontamination among the various arts” -5vie.it)


Fungus Armchair by Elodie Antoine

The Fungus armchair

This is the Fungus armchair by Elodie Antoine, an artist from Belgium. We like this piece very much and just want to share it with yous all because it’s a fabulous piece of furniture, in our opinion!
Have a nice day!
xoxo Mimi B.
Fungus Armchair by Elodie Antoine©
Fungus armchair – light green velvet, fungus shaped stuffing – 2011, from the mushrooms series by Elodie Antoine We suggest you visit her site to see more of her work.

Gratuliere Moooi and Rick Tegelaar

Moooi and Rick Tegelaar

Dutch Design label Moooi has aquired 2 new products: the Filigree Floor Lamp and the Meshmatics Chandelier. both designed by Rick Tegelaar. Congratulations to both!!

(images via/order at moooi.com)

New Light

According to Moooi “Tegelaar’s designs shed a new light on undervalued materials and existing techniques, resulting in the industrial-inspired products” we only have to add that: these designs are elegant, fragile and they can be the (must-have of the decade) ‘focal point’ in your home if you want to, but they don’t have to.

See an editorial in which we, at Mimi Berlin, used the Filigree Floor Lamp, a long time ago……..

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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Carpet interiors by Farid Rasulov

Carpet interiors by Farid Rasulov

The Carpet interiors by Farid Rasulov are installations and digital prints of entirely upholstered rooms in which he stages animals in white. We, at Mimi Berlin, think they are wonderful. We would transform our house into Rasulov’s Carpet Interiors but we dont own a vacuum cleaner: so that’s a no go, period. Farid “Rasulov is active across a wide range of artistic media – large scale paintings, installations, 3D graphics, animation and sculpture.” (read more faridrasulov.com)

(imagecredits: Farid Rasulov)

Dogs in the Livingroom is an installation from the solo show at the Raboan Moussoin Gallery, Paris in 2014.