Today we’re talking about one of the top locations whenever Milan Design Week comes around: we’re talking about the 5vie district, known as a cultural stronghold in the heart of Milan. In this article, we’re pretty much talking about one of the oldest but also emerging districts of Milan. Named after […]
The recently deceased Alessandro Mendini was without a doubt a key figure in Italian architecture, design, and illustration. Born in Milan in 1931 Mendini has left us with an everlasting influence that will continue to inspire many artists worldwide. Mendini had an intense and influential 60-year career, being a key figure in […]
After the inauguration of the Molteni Museum in November of 2015, Molteni Dada updates its Corporate Showroom under the creative direction of architect Vincent Van Duysen. “I think of the furnishings at the same time as I conceive the space,” says Van Duysen, who combines a Northern European background with Mediterranean nuances and a genuine passion for Italy. The 2700 square-metre space is inspired by large residential architecture with two projects spread across two floors. The design concept consists of separate contemporary homes connected by a massive staircase at the centre of the layout. Italian furniture brands scoring more points in the internacional scene…
The fluid space is made of clever perspective views, a central green patio and a sophisticated lighting system. The experience ends with a floor devoted to the Molteni Museum celebrating eighty years of history, innovation and research with a permanent exhibition of forty-eight iconic products and original prototypes of the group’s companies: Molteni Dada, Unifor and Citterio.
Natural, sophisticated materials like glass, oxidized wood, resin, ceppo stone, dark and light sand and warm greys alternate with flourishes of bright colour. It is the perfect setting for the new Molteni 2016 Collection, including the updated 505 storage system with a new silver oak finish, the Paul sofa, Quinten sideboards, coffee tables Jan and Domino Next, the Chelsea collection, the Asterias table, Glove-Up chairs and the Heritage Collection of new editions of historic designs like Miss, MHC.1 and MHC.2.