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Milan Design Week 2019 continues to fill the whole city with a unique dynamic unlike the one felt during the rest of the year. During this particular period, there’s a lot to see and experience in this lovely city of design, and in this article, we’re bringing you two strong examples of this dynamic: the Nilufar Depot showroom and also the fourth edition of Doppia Firma.
As part of Milan Design Week 2019, Nilufar Depot has launched itself into a galaxy of emergent designers. Throughout their initiative that you can see for yourself this week, you can find a series of furniture pieces consisting of membranes, films, coatings and epidermises, or made with forms developed through many processes of geological stratification and layering.
Probably one of the biggest highlights of this showcase are the three large inflatable bubbles that are suspended from the walkways. These bubbles are a homage to Oase n.7 which was first presented by Haus Rucker Co in 1972.
This Milanese gallery was created by Nina Yashar. It’s located near the Garibaldi train station and consists of a three-floor space, you can expect to be amazed by the huge atrium, inspired by La Scala opera house with the special touch of several vintages and colourful design elements. This is one of the main go-to spots referred in many articles about Milan Design Week and this year is definitely no exception!
Doppia Firma consists of a Milan Design Deek exhibition that couples up contemporary designers with master artisans. It’s currently at its fourth edition managing to gather the works and talents of around nineteen international designers. According to the webpage of the organization:
“(…) The aim is to give birth to new artworks that arise from a cross-fertilisation of a design culture open to contemporary vision and a savoir-faire that is a genuine expression of territorial uniqueness.”
In this edition of Doppia Firma for Milan Design Week, they’ve managed to gather a group of creative couples whose talents will be exhibited throughout this event. Among the pairs’ works you can see you can check out the works of: Nick Ross & Dunedin Stone, Patricia Urquiola & Bottega Ghianda, Victoria Wilmotte & Giorgio Angeli, Tomás Alonso & Urs Bally, Sam Baron & Ricardo Alegria (Vista Alegre), Boris Berlin & Mikkel Karlshøj, among many others.
Doppia Firma also exhibits in other places. Until the 14th of April, you can check out this showcase at Villa Mozart. They are also set to showcase in Paris from the 23rd to the 26th of May of this same year.