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

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!

View more posts on Milan Design Week 2019 here on this blog

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