Fashion brands have brought serious style to Milan Design Week 2022

One of the world’s most prestigious annual exhibitions, Milan Design Week brings together boutique events, impressive pop-up installations and one large, spectacular fair known as Furniture exhibition. The celebration throughout the city presents carefully selected and often captivating exhibitions dedicated to textiles, wall coverings, furniture and decor. Surprise and enthusiasm are prerequisites, and for most brands and Italian design institutions, such is the public approach.

Items awarded during Milan Design Week 2022 range from reissuing legendary accessories — such as Flosov Arco Kan excellent limited edition of the 1962 Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni arch floor lamp upgrade, now with a crystal base of optical quality – for devices that represent the future of the interior, as seen through Lee Broomthe haunting Requiem collection, made by a London designer by hand. There have been cases of timeless Italian collector’s design, as witnessed by Federica Longinotti Buitoni Collection collecting dishes and technological milestones, such as Quiet noise canceling chair.

Scattering the city between all these activations of designer brands, fashion houses debuted with their own sets of amazing items for the home. “Fashion has entered the world of design with intent,” explained the furniture designer Martha Hallwhose exceptional chairs are used in Hermès and Loro Piana boutiques. In fact, many of the most impressive moments and the most desirable collections of this Milan Design Week were conceived by Italian designer brands with international fashion associates, or fashion brands and jewelry brands with designer collections. A few highlights below.

Loewe

Presented in the inner courtyard of the Palazzo Isimbardi, an 18th century palace, Loewe‘s Weave, renew, renew The exhibition presented three different projects united by the idea of ​​offering new life to forgotten objects. Using colorful leather ropes, craftsmen in Spain repaired 240 unique baskets from all over the world. These reborn objects lined the walls of the exhibition, while in the center were exhibited sculptural raincoats with fringes – reminiscent of thatched roofs. Each was made using an ancient Galician technique known as Coroza. In addition, Loewe presented a tote collaboration with Young Soon Lee, made up of woven recycled newspapers. All in all, it was transport.

Photo: Courtesy of LOEWE

Photo: Courtesy of LOEWE

B&B Italia with Stella McCartney

There are few armchairs that are so recognizable as the bulb of Italian architect and designer Maria Bellini, a favorite of Le Bambole for B&B Italy, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this Milan Design Week. In honor of the icon, he tapped the brand of modern furniture Stella McCartney for a uniquely unconventional iteration with a hand-drawn mushroom pattern, known as Fungi Forest Burgundy.

Photo: Courtesy of B&B Italia

Louis Vuitton’s Nomadic Objects

Composed of curious and often colorful creations, Louis Vuitton’s Nomadic Objects the collection has revealed that the historic maison collaborates with several of the world’s most imaginative designers. This year’s art list included Atelier Oï, Patricia Urquiola, the Campano brothers and Marcel Wanders ’studio (which was recently announced his departure from the world of design). In Milan, the collection is dedicated to the land of design wonders on several levels and has enabled every eccentric object to talk to those around it.

Photo: Courtesy of Stephane Murateta

Hermes

Four brilliant geometric sculptures, each resembling a variation of a water tower, hosted the latest Hermes home collection in the Brera Design District. With light and lightness as central themes, these hollow, gleaming structures housed pieces of porcelain, furniture, designer items and – for the first time – cashmere textiles worthy of Hermes ’name. Bedspreads and overlays alluded to historical patterns and used patchwork and quilting techniques that emphasized interior geometry.

Photo: Courtesy of Maxime Verret

Brunello Cucinelli

Debuted with a live ceramic workshop in Brunello CucinelliA limited series of ceramic cups from Milan boutique, designer and architect Daniel Germani, referenced cashmere bales used by the Italian luxury knitwear brand. Its elegant, pure aesthetics reflected Brunello Cucinelli, who sold the vessel only on the spot on the day of the event. All proceeds from the item were donated Franceso Morelli Foundation.

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