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.

Fuorisalone 2015; Exploring Weltevree

Fuorisalone 2015; Exploring Weltevree

The Weltevree concept was about “Explore your surroundings“. Weltevree invited “passionate craftspeople from various disciplines” such as Raw Color,  Erik Stehmann, Scheublin & Lindeman, Thorter  Kulve, Dick  van Hoff, Studio  Siem/Pabon, Floris Schoonderbeek, Workmates and Walter van Beirendonck, to show that “design is multidisciplinary and seemingly sans boundaries.”
Okay, we, at Mimi Berlin, explored the presentation at the Via Voghera in the Tortona area:

At the courtyard we were welcomed by the Groundfridge, designed by Floris Schoonderbeek, this fridge is a new take on the traditional root cellar, in which you keep your food cold. Continue reading