The presentation by the brand Magis was one of our favorites at the Salone del Mobile 2018 furniture fair in Milan. We, at Mimi Berlin, are always drawn to the designs produced by Magis, but this time it wasn’t so much the chairs, stools and tables we liked; it was the stand-design itself we favored. Huge classisistic columns, embellished with perspex and metal cubes in brown/orange/pink tones, stood in the middle of the large and open space, which ended at a wall wich had several fake arcs in it. In total: a postmodern delight from the 21st century.
The D is from Driade wich presented opposite of Magis.
Stand design by Note Design Studio
‘Cyborg’ chair series by Marcel Wanders.
‘Cyborg’ chair by Marcel Wanders for Magis
Detail of the ‘Déjà-vu’ stool by Naoto Fukasawa.
Stool ‘Bureaurama’ by Jerszy Seymour.
Porte-Manteau/Coat-hanger Four Leaves by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby.
Mirror series ‘Vitrail’ by Inga Sempé
New: Mirror series ‘Vitrail’ by Inga Sempé
When we did our research later on, we read that Magis had won a Salone del Mobile.Milano Award and that: “The exhibition design project at the Salone was a product of the collaboration between the company and Note Design Studio in Stockholm.” Congratulations to both companies! Continue reading →
Artist Francesco Vezzoli made an installation about the role of television in Italy (RAI) in the 1970s. Rai is Italy’s national broadcasting company, and was the number one mass communication form in the seventies. Mr Vezzoli shows that this was groundbreaking tv, or at least television in Italy was showing how the seventies were, historically seen, an important decade. We, at Mimi Berlin, took a stroll through this impressive exhibition and filmed it for yous….’cause just images aren’t enough to visually explain what this installation is about. But, as always when it comes to art exhibitions, you have to see it for yourself. And if you are interested in the, almost extinct, medium of television you should certainly visit this exhibition.
We, at Mimi Berlin, came to know about Matti Suuronen’s Futuro House via the Salone del Mobile 2017. On Instagram; we didn’t attend the Design Week this year because we missed our flight. So this week we will be posting about venues, designs and other places we feel we really missed out on.
Matti Suuronen’s Futuro House in Milan
Matti Suuronen’s Futuro House
Matti Suuronen’s Futuro House
Image of yellow Futuro house via artsy.net if you are interested in trends spotting go to this site for some trend watching as well.
This flying saucer type of building is something we really wanted to see in real life. A yellow version stood in front of the Louis Vuitton Fondation at the Palazzo Bocconiin in Milan, where the newest designs for the Objets Nomades Collection were on display.
The Futuro House was designed in 1968 by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen. It was commissioned as a portable “holiday house” or ski chalet. Because it would be used in a mountainside setting, the structure needed to be easy to transport to the site, low maintenance and shed snow easily. The final design of the Futuro House met all those criteria. It’s just over 26 feet in diameter and came completely equipped with ctom furnishings that fit the interesting shape of this house. (read more at futurohouse.net)
“Hiring the Futuro. Why think outside the box, when you can think inside a circle? Various forward looking companies and institutions have already taken the opportunity to use the Futuro House as an inspirational and unique meeting or event space. “more info at futurohouse.co.uk
An other website devoted to documenting the history of the Futuro House and the current status and whereabouts of the remaining examples. thefuturohouse.com
In occasione del Salone del Mobile 2015 lo showroom Marni di Viale Umbria 42 si trasformerà in un mercato di frutta, il Marni Mercado de Paloquemao.
Ispirato all’omonimo mercato di Bogotá, Colombia, Marni propone un allestimento in cui i protagonisti sono i colori sgargianti dei frutti esotici di una terra lontana, le loro forme e una loro interpretazione. Come per il progetto Animal House dello scorso anno, anche in questa edizione ogni pezzo è unico ma declinato in diversi colori. I frutti diventano sculture realizzate in metallo e pvc che possono essere contenitori, nelle dimensioni più grandi, o oggetti decorativi per il centrotavola in quelle più piccole. Il set-up dell’installazione invita alla convivialità, da vivere intorno ad una grande tavolata, arricchita dalle sagome dei frutti esotici e apparecchiata con piatti di latta decorati a mano con motivi d’archivio Marni. Intorno alla tavola le nuove sedute Marni, in metallo e intrecci di pvc colorato. Sgabelli di varie forme, intrecci e colori completano la collezione. Una libertà espressiva nella scelta delle composizioni che si riflette nelle collezioni Marni, dove ogni abbinamento è unico e inaspettato.
Un ricco convivio dove gustare ananas, guanabana, zapote e curuba: sono i frutti che Marni ha portato dalla Colombia, con l’intento di far conoscere al pubblico della Design Week sapori diversi, proponendo nei giorni di sabato 18 e domenica 19 Aprile workshop tematici. Anche quest’anno le edizioni limitate di oggetti e di arredi sono state realizzate interamente a mano in Colombia, coinvolgendo un gruppo di donne che attraverso il lavoro hanno trovato la propria indipendenza ed emancipazione.
Marni Mercado de Paloquemao sarà aperto al pubblico dal 14 al 19 Aprile, dalle ore 10.00 alle ore 19.00.