Fuorisalone 2015: Moooi

Fuorisalone 2015: Moooi

Moooi did it again! Showcasing their designs in a spectaculair presentation during Fuorisalone 2015 at the via Savona 56 in the Tortona area; 21 settings were unfold in a combination of 9 home environments, emphasized by 39 artistic photographs, with a towering height of 4.5 meters, made by Rahi Rezvani as backdrop. Continue reading

Workmates brings Good News at Salone del Mobile 2015

Workmates brings Good News at Salone del Mobile 2015

This year during Milan Furniture Fair, Dutch design collective Workmates will distribute Good News, a newspaper put together by the five members, celebrating the ideas and processes behind their work.workmates

The open collective – currently Roos Meerman, Joris De Groot, Rick Tegelaar, Klaas Kuiken and Casper Tolhuisen – work independently of each other, and across subject areas. But all of the designers share a hands-on approach, practice in a workshop environment, and produce work that is experimental with a strong focus on process. Continue reading

Untold at the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi

Untold, an exhibition curated by Rossana Orlandi at the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi during Milan Design Week 2014. Museo Bagatti Valsecchi is a historic house museum which showcases the collection of the brothers Bagatti Valsecchi who decorated their house (at the end of the 19th century) mainly in a Neo-Renaissance style, including their collection of paintings and decorative arts of the 15th and 16th centuries. Rossana Orlandi gathered modern day furniture/art/design and placed them in this antique environment. We never visited this museum, the location sure was a nice surprise. But it would have been a great visit without the added modern design as well. We, at Mimi Berlin, thought the exhibited designs, (which were all very pretty) weren’t always a bonus to the house. As always, that’s only in our opinion and of course we made some pictures so you can judge for yourself……

Jaime Hayon/Bosa

Hayon has collaborated with Bosa Ceramiche for over a decade. Various collections have been designed throughout the years. A family run business based in Borsa del Grappa, is fully dedicated to creating the finest ceramic crafts. (As seen in Milan during design week 2014 in Ventura Lambate at Spazio Jaime Hayon

Milano designweek 2014: Miniatures

Mimi Berlin noticed a mini trend: Miniatures. We have to be honest we only saw mini furniture at Dutch exhibitions so it really isn’t a trend, it’s an ienie mini trend or maybe just something the Dutch are interested in. At Lensvelt the designs by Maarten van Severen were miniaturized, since Lensvelt produces the furniture by the Belgian designer it can be a logical move to show them in a small size. Moooi showcased black miniatures in the hallway to the actual exhibition, where everything was larger than life and very colorful. We guess Moooi was looking for a contradiction. At Supermodels, a travelling exhibition about product design, architecture and interior architecture initiated by Concern, we saw an overview of 3D printed chairs in white by Dutch designers. Also they made a complete miniature sized design dollhouse in full color! Fun! The maquettes or scale models (1:18) of houses designed by Dutch archtitects shown at Supermodels can’t be counted in as miniatures because they are functional design devices. But these scale models were the only accountability for showing miniature furniture in white.

Fuorisalone 2014: Workmates

Fuorisalone 2014: Workmates showing “Depicted” in The Lambrate Area in Milano during Milano Design Week 2014. Workmates are 4 designers (Rick Tegelaar, Caspar Tolhuisen, Joris de Groot and Klaas Kuiken) from Arnhem, The Netherlands. Or as they say themselves: “We are an open collective. the composition of which is always growing and changing in an organic fashion. The products of Workmates are characterised by a hands-on approach in which attempting, experimenting and working in a workshop is important” To emphasise this craftsmanship they showed their designs in a raw ambiance, an old garage, and placed their work in/on rough wooden crates. We, at Mimi Berlin, think that all the designs we saw are, next to clever and interesting, beautiful and they will be so even when placed in a more “slick” environment.

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