Milan Design week

Milan Design Week was a great platform for some stellar creations.

Milan Design Week once again captivated design enthusiasts from around the globe with its dynamic blend of innovation, tradition, and creative collaboration. From iconic Italian design objects to experimental exhibitions, the event showcased the evolution of design in the heart of Italy’s fashion capital. Let’s take a journey through some of the highlights from this year’s Milan Design Week.

١. MCM Wearable Casa Collection by Atelier Biagetti

Milan Design Week 2024 is about to witness a groundbreaking debut as MCM, the renowned German luxury house, steps onto the stage for the first time. Collaborating with Atelier Biagetti and curated by Maria Cristina Didero, MCM presents the Wearable Casa Collection. This collection promises to explore design that defies convention and invites viewers into a world of irony and originality.

The collection is set within the historic Palazzo Cusani and reimagines the relationship between individuals and their living spaces. This reflects MCM’s ethos of sophisticated rebellion and boundary-breaking innovation. The Chatty Sofa is at the heart of the collection, offering a vibrant homage to urban art and home comfort. It serves as both a seating solution and a symbol of the collection’s fusion of nostalgia and modernity. Meanwhile, the Tatamu introduces modular sitting with soft rolls of mats, drawing inspiration from Bauhaus functionality and global design influences.

٢. Zegna launches Oasi Zegna Book

ZEGNA is a globally recognized luxury men’s clothing brand that is planning to showcase a unique and exciting story at Milan Design Week in 2024. The story, called “Born in Oasi Zegna,” has remained a secret until now and is set to captivate people of all ages and backgrounds with its immediate and emotional charm. At the heart of this story is a book, which is a timeless document, playbook, and visual tale that stems from ZEGNA’s original seed, rooted in authenticity and pure intention.

The narrative of “Born in Oasi Zegna” revolves around Oasi Zegna, a natural territory in the Biella Alps of Piedmont, Italy. Over a century ago, the founder of the ZEGNA brand, Ermenegildo Zegna, conceived Oasi Zegna as a reforestation initiative. Today, the sanctuary boasts over 500,000 trees, fostering harmony between humanity, industry, and nature. From April 16 to 21, visitors can delve into lush environments filled with vegetation sourced directly from Oasi Zegna.

٣. HERMÈS: Collections For The Home

Hermès unveiled its latest marvels in home decor, an enchanting fusion of sophistication and artisanal excellence. Nestled within the elegant setting of La Pelota on Via Palermo 10, the exhibition, titled “Collections for the Home,” transported visitors into a realm where earthly elements and meticulous craftsmanship converged in harmonious splendour.

Drawing inspiration from the raw beauty of nature’s materials – brick, stone, and wood – Hermès presented a captivating array of meticulously crafted pieces that spoke to the soul of luxury living. From sumptuous leather to luxurious textiles, each item was imbued with the brand’s timeless elegance and commitment to refinement. Among the standout pieces was the Diapason d’Hermès lounge chair, a radical masterpiece that seamlessly combined leather with hammered aluminium. This innovative design not only captivated the eye with its striking aesthetics but also offered a luxurious seating experience that transcended conventional boundaries

٤. Saint Louis Chamade Collection

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Saint-Louis, a well-known brand for its expertise in crystal and glassmaking, has collaborated with ornamentalist Pierre Marie to create the Chamade collection. This exceptional series comprises three pieces inspired by flowers and music, showcasing the beauty of crystal and the craftsmanship of the Manufacture. A preview of the Chamade collection will be on display during Milan Design Week at the Santa Maria del Carmine church in Brera from April 16 to 21, 2024. The Chamade collection draws inspiration from Saint-Louis’ rich heritage and features intricate “hand-cutting” techniques that have defined the brand for centuries.

٥. Porta by LASVIT

Lasvit, a renowned Czech brand celebrated for its groundbreaking work in artisanal glass, proudly unveils “Porta,” an awe-inspiring outdoor installation designed by none other than its visionary art director, Maxim Velčovský. Representing a culmination of artistic prowess and technical innovation, Porta emerges as a monumental testament to Lasvit’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of design and glassmaking.

Crafted meticulously within the expansive confines of Europe’s largest glass kiln, Porta stands as a mesmerizing fusion of form and function, poised to captivate audiences during Milan Design Week 2024. This remarkable sculpture embodies Lasvit’s ethos of blending creativity with architectural ingenuity, promising an immersive experience for all who encounter it. From April 16 to 21, the courtyard at Corso Monforte, 35, 20122 Milan, will serve as the backdrop for this unforgettable showcase of craftsmanship and creativity.

Leen is a writer, designer and creative director, holding a fashion design degree from ESMOD. She is currently pursuing an MBA in fashion management, specializing in luxury, in Paris. Living in various Western and Eastern locales, Leen writes on fashion, culture, and lifestyle at KHAMSA as she interns in the editorial department.
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