Milan Madness

By chris

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I’ve only been here for a few short days and have managed to experience my fair share of events both at the fairgrounds and fuori salone.

On Monday, The New York Times Garden Party in Hotel Bulgari lit up the night, with hundreds of the design industry's brightest stars in attendance. Couldn't think of a better way to start the week!

The streets of Milan are buzzing and Interni Mutant Architecture & Design is the talk of the town. The exhibit reflects on architecture that mutates and features experimental installations by Ingo Maurer for Enel, Gwenael Nicolas with Deborah Milano, Michele De Lucchi with a special project for L'Aquila, Mario Botta with Mapei, GVM and RIVA 1920, Richard Meier with Italcementie Sty-l-Comp Group, SnIt has transformed the historic Università degli Studi di Milano into a modern day masterpiece. The exhibit reflects on architecture that mutates with experimental installations by Ingo Maurer for Enel, Gwenael Nicolas with Deborah Milano, Michele De Lucchi with a special project for L'Aquilia, Mario Botta for Mapei, GVM and RIVA 1920, Richard Meier with Italcementie Styl-Comp Group, SnØhetta in collaboration with Paolo Armenise + Silvia Nerbi with CarraraMarmotec, Andres Warming with Mini, Jacopo Foggini with Nice and Giulio Iacchetti with Moleskin. In the courtyard, Zaha Hadid Architects made a vortex out of ultra-thin porcelain slabs from Lea Ceramiche. The 3-D piece illuminates with lights from Artemide and is appropriately named Twirl.

For me, Milan really is magical..it's almost like heaven. At Euroluce, FDV's Murano Due IXI added to my ethereal feeling. The only thing that could ruin this design high is the fact that my iPhone battery is low. Time to charge it! More photos tomorrow!

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