Window shopping in Milan is one of Mimi’s greatest pleasures. This week is all about furniture and industrial design ’cause it’s Milan Design Week #mdw19, but we do need our fashionfix so we took a stroll along the shop windows of the high-end fashion brands in the area around the Via Montenapoleone. Below some pictures we made for y’all, who don’t have the time to go shopping for fashion design.
From Industrial to Discotheque to Safari
From the top of our heads (and thus in a nutshell) we could not help but spot the following ‘trends’. ‘Discotheque’ with neon colors, hologram, shine and glitter in silver, gold and bright colors. ‘Industrial’ with neon lights, concrete, silver detailing and transparency or plastic. On the ‘Safari’ side of the ‘shop-window-spectrum’ in Milan: animals, in particular the giraffe, monkeys and birds. Furthermore we’ve seen some tie-dye, at Prada and Stella McCartney only, and of course the color pink in all kinds of romantic shades.
Shop windows with a very romantic and girlie vibe, in pink: from pastel to shocking. Pink. The larger-than-life easter egg is made by Cova
All images Ugo Rondinone: Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2016. Photos by Gianfranco Gorgoni. Courtesy of Art Production Fund and Nevada Museum of Art.
If you’re not in the Las Vegas area you can also go to Rotterdam to see the work of Mr Rondinone Vocabulary of Solitude, is the title of Ugo Rondinon’s solo exhibition at museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. 13 February – 29 May 2016 ugoinboijmans
(photocredits; JW Kaldenbach)
At the Salon/Paris presentation during The Grand Paris Design Festival, we bumped into to these very festive neon lights, designed by Chris Kabel. Mr Kabel created a device to cover the neon tubes with colorful, transparent garlands. When the Office Party is over you can just slide the garlands back! A nifty light design, Auch Haben! Continue reading →
Ultrafragola is a mirror desgned by Ettore Sottsass in 1970. Suddenly we are in love with this mirror. It has a neon light in pink and it’s made from plastic and it’s Large. What else do you need to spice up a room? Right: Nothing. Auch Haben!
Ultrafragola mirror in the 1970s
Ultrafragola in the 1970s
Ultrafragola in the 1970s
Description: Ultrafragola; Mirrored glass with vacuum-formed opaline
acrylic with pink neon light. Produced by Poltronova, Italy. Both in its name and in its sinuous shape, this evocative and erotic ‘vanitas’ is a homage to Ettore Sottsass’s obsession for women. It was realised in materials that were unashamedly new: wavy vacuum-formed acrylic sheet and coloured neon light as opposed to the more traditional mirror made from gilded, carved wood. For Sottsass “Life is perceived by the senses before the intellect, and sexuality belongs to that sensorial vocabulary.” He intended this piece to carry deep meaning and yet carry a modern simplicity. In the home the object would assume a ritual value, as if it had sprung from the ancient oriental cultures in to the present. This was the only production piece from the Mobili Grigi collection that Sottsass designed for Poltronova in 1970 yet still looks as fresh today. (text via centrostudipoltronova)