Monthly Journal

This month is the celebrated Milan Design Week and Salone Del Mobile – the largest and arguably most celebrated of the home furnishings fairs.  We have just returned from Milan  where the world’s most innovative designers showcased their visions – our favourites are below.  Also don’t miss London’s  current art exhibitions this April.
 

 
 

Milan Design Week 2019

 

Design Highlights

Louis Vuitton, Objet Nomades

Louis Vuitton unveiled its newest Objet Nomades within the spaces of Palazzo Serbelloni for Milan Design Week.  The collection was first born in 2012, only to be enriched year after year with objects exuding the adventurous spirit of the brand’s founder, masterfully reinterpreted by some of the most talented designers of our time.





Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Carpenters Workshop Gallery and Vincenzo De Cotiis are exhibiting ‘Anthology’ a collaborative exhibition held at De Cotiis’ Milan gallery.  Each work represents the shared archetypal gesture of material manipulation, transforming the gallery into a sculptural archive that engages in a dialogue about our differences and consonances.





Gucci Decor 

In Via Santo Spirito, Gucci Decor opened its first standalone store, a pop-up in the form of a fully decorated private apartment.  The decor category is a decoration line that can go hand in hand with the fashion, rather than a ‘home’ collection.





Rossana Orlandi
 

European design brand Sé returns to Milan for the ninth year to present ‘Maison IV’; a sumptuous and immersive four room showcase within the iconic Rossana Orlandi Gallery.  Paying homage to the brand’s French roots, the elegant space will be split into four specially curated rooms – a salon, dining room, study and a club.





Nilufar Gallery

India Mahdavi returns for the second year with Chez Nina, a chic yet imaginary private club upstairs at Nilufar Gallery.  For New Sculptural Presence, Libby Sellers curates a collection of bronze and ceramics in an exhibition designed by Patricia Urquiola.  And for Piano Nobile, Michael Anastassiades, Martino Gamper and Brigitte Niedermair transform the gallery into an immersive set.





And back in London…Art and Design events not to miss this month

Van Gogh and Britain

At Tate Britain, 27 March – 11 August

 

Edvard Munch, Love and Angst

At British Museum, 11 April – 21 July

 

Emma Kunz, Visionary Drawings

At Serpentine Gallery, 9 April – 19 May