Construction trend - Trend report from Milan Design Week (Part 3)

May 14, 2014

Inspired by construction

At our recent visit to Milan Design Week we couldn’t help but to notice that a lot of designers seemed to have found inspiration from architecture and constructions. Among the furnitures we got glimpses of building sites, pylons and construction cranes.


Industrial charm and construction sites meets lamp design. Pylon by Diesel in collaboration with Foscarini.


Strong and massive wooden structures in the showrooms.

Construction Crane Lamp

A cantilevered lamp in spun aluminum and steel. Designed by Jamie Mclellan.


Structures and greenhouses


A meeting between nature and mankind

Even the plants have been outfitted with structural support.  Like The Phytophiler. A series of hand-thrown terracotta pots on which functional appendices are installed. Magnifying-glasses, mirrors and metalic support structures. According to the design duo Dossofioritoo they gesture to improve our relationship with plants. "A new widespread attitude towards nature. And an established awareness of finding ourselves in front of sensitive beings that belong to an “other” world that completes us."





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What is Salone del Mobile and Milan Design Week?

The Milan Furniture Fair (or Salone del Mobile) is one of the largest furniture fair in the world. The exhibition is held in april, showcases the latest in furniture and design from all over the world. This is where you go to see new products and design. And, of course, mingle with designers, stylists and other furniture savvy people.

The show is held in the FieraMilano complex. But the coinciding Design Week is held in different areas of the city. In everything from small pop up exhibitions in garages to museums and elegant fashion houses like Missoni and Hermés.

All in all. A very busy week if you’re interested in design and happen to be in town when Milan Design Week takes place.

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