Milan Design Week 2019 Ventura Centrale

Ventura Centrale

Ventura Centrale hosts 16 presentations at the abandoned warehouses alongside Milan’s Central Station (centrale fs) during Milan Design Week 2019. This is the third edition of Ventura Centrale and there is lot’s to see and do this year. Visitor’s can try on wooden clogs, write their opinion down or get their bodies mapped: from artisinal to high-tech design and everything in-between; it’s all there!

Presentations, a list.

The 16 vaults under the Ventura Centrale train station will this year be host to: Maarten Baas (The Netherlands), Aria (Italy), Noroo Group (Korea), AGC (Japan), Lavazza and Gufram (Italy), Rapt Studio (US), Sky-Frame (Switzerland), Lensvelt & Modular Lighting Instruments (The Netherlands, Belgium), Weltevree (The Netherlands), FREITAG (Switzerland), TAKT PROJECT (Japan), Yamaha Corporation Design Laboratory (Japan), Cosentino (Spain), Humanscale (US), DNP (Japan), dpot modern and contemporary Brazilian furniture (Brazil). Open from 10:00 – 20:00

Tip from Mimi Berlin

If you have little time to spare we, at Mimi Berlin, recommend you go see the Japanese DNP printed lighting installation first, and work your way back to the pop-up restaurant ‘Bar Baas’ at Dinky’s (by Maarten Baas and Lensvelt design) for lunch or dinner.

Dutch Designers Re-invent The Chair

Dutch Designers Re-invent The Chair

What do the Red and Blue chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1918, The Wassily chair, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 and the Lounge chair and ottoman designed by Eames in 1959, have in common, except for the fact they are designed in the 20th century? Well, these design icons have all been re-invented by Dutch Designers. Just that.

Red and Blue Chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1917. Wassily Chair, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 (currently produced by Knoll). Lounge chair and ottoman designed by Eames in 1959. (currently produced by Herman Miller)

There are probably are more examples. Please be so kind to share them with us if you know! Thanks! xoxo Mimi

(other images via: Maarten Baas Tessa Koot Mal-Furniture)

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Dots at the Kazerne during the Dutch Design Week 2017

Dots at the Kazerne during the Dutch Design Week 2017

Mimi Blogger Team visited the Kazerne during the Dutch Designweek #DDW17 and noticed a lot of round shapes, dots and circles. Even the shop entrance was decorated with big, neon dots; that’s the work of Vollaerszwart, citydressers, they re-produced ‘Let’s Stick Together’ which they made in 2006 for ‘The World of Witte de With’ festival in Rotterdam.

We also encountered some other shapes and forms at the Kazerne premises ofcourse, but that’s really beside the point of this post. (pun intended, duh!) We will tell you in a nutshell what’s to be seen at the Kazerne. The main event: the impressive installation of the 101 chair by Maarten Baas x Lensvelt, including the introduction of the stackable version of the same chair: it has different legs and looks good! We posted earlier about ‘The Anti-Efficients’ exhibition at the Kazerne: read that post HERE. We’d also like to mention that new work by artist Peter Zwaan is on show. For the complete list of exhibitions and presentations please click the address-link below.
Kazerne Paradijslaan 2-8 Eindhoven

Dutch Design Week Eindhoven is held from October 21/29 2017.
More reports on the Dutch Designweek 2017 by Mimi Berlin Blogger Team

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Maarten Baas & Lensvelt presenting new Chairs at Salone del Mobile 2017

Maarten Baas & Lensvelt presenting new Chairs at Salone del Mobile 2017

We think this installation in Milano by Maarten Baas and Lensvelt looks awesome!

A sneak preview of the installation “MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE?” and the Maarten Baas 101 Chair and the Maarten Baas Table presented during the Salone del Mobile 2017 in Milan from the 04-th till the 09-th of April 2017

 

The Installation is on show at Ventura Centrale, via Ferrante Aporti nr. 13 20125 Milano

Installation by Tessa Koot at the Dutch Design Week 2016

Installation by Tessa Koot at the Dutch Design Week 2016

Installation by Tessa Koot at the Dutch Design Week 2016That’s what this little nook at the ‘Maarten Baas Makes Time‘ exhibition was named: Installation. We, at Mimi Berlin, loved it all! (We always love us some vintagedeluxe, y’all know that!) But the chair especially caught our fancy! The glamorous chair with a face is designed by Tessa Koot. Make sure to check out her website: tessakoot.nl

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Maarten Baas Makes Time at Dutch Design Week 2016

Maarten Baas Makes Time at Dutch Design Week 2016

Mimi Berlin Blogger team visited ‘Maarten Baas Makes Time’; an interdisciplinary exhibition curated by Dutch designer Maarten Baas, designed by Baas himself together with theatre director Joris van Midde, at the Dutch Design Week of 2016.  Binding factor of this exhibition was, of course; Time and Dutch design.

Situated at the entrance of the former VDMA Garage was a timeline of 15 chairs, designed by Maarten Baas, opposite of Maarten Baas’ newest work. The next space was filled with work by different artists like the ‘Minuted‘ installation by Gijs van Bon and Strandbeest, one of the evolutionairy animals by Theo Jansen, surrounded by a grid on the floor made with white sand named ‘Fossil Field’ by Iris van Herpen.

Next we passed musician Joost van Dijk playing the cello together with beats of time. The music was wonderful by itself but also perfect as a restful ‘backdrop’ for the next surprise of the ‘Maarten Baas Makes Time’ exhibition:

12 Times‘. Twelve wooden booths, all with a little window and a poem by Ingmar Heytze pinned to the side, placed in a circle. Inside the booths were situations to be seen in a mix of tableaux vivants, performances and/or design objects. For instance: a women was Continue reading