1 NICHETTO=NENDO EXHIBITION
Over a cup of coffee Oki Sato and Luca Nichetto invented the idea of a creative collaboration that expressed their mutual appreciation for each other’s work. The result is a collection of seven products that the two artists co-designed across the great distance between Tokyo and Stockholm. You will find the exhibition at Foro Buonaparte 48.
2 GREEN ISLAND
will host exhibitions of art and design obejcts never seen before in Italy, with works related to the
philosophy of the bicycle: – the extraordinary bicycles made in wood by the Dutch designer Jan Gunneweg chairs and objects designed by Max Lipsey created with re-used bicycle frames a display of the poetic Temporary Trees by the designers/artists Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters .
3 WONDER WALLPAPER
Creative Lab Jannelli & Volpi will take you on an imaginary journey to distant countries and into the colourful world of new wall coverings. The exhibition with work by several designers and photographers focuses on the new “Jwall tailor made”.
4 CASCINA CUCCAGNA
Right in the city centre you will find a 17th century farmstead called “Cascina Cuccagna”, which was renovated in order to get its original role back: a venue for people, energies, cultures and activities. During this year’s “Salone del Mobile” it will host various innovative and ecological design projects.
5 GIARDINI DELLA GUASTALLA
The Gardens of Guastalla are some of the most fascinating little green secrets of the city of Milan. As tiny as it is, the park was originally used as a private garden of a college but can now be adored by whoever feels like experiencing what could be described as a Parisian atmosphere. It is located between the public university, an old hospital and the city’s biggest synagogue.
6 LOGGIA DEI MERCANTI
The historical Loggia dei Mercanti is located right beneath the Palazzo della Ragione – and definitely worth visiting, if not only for the amazing ornament on the façade facing Piazza dei Mercanti. On the opposite side, on Via Mercanti, a rough bas-relief can be seen: it is the halfhaired sow, the first symbol of the city in remembrance of the legend associated with its foundation.
7 GIORGIO DE CHIRICO – PARCO SEMPIONE
One of the last sculptures by the famous Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico is being displayed at Sempione Park, “The Fountain of Mysterious Baths”. And if that is not reason enough to visit the beautiful exhibition right in front of the Triennial building, the impressive fountain is only one masterpiece amongst an inspiring selection of open-air works of art.
8 THE TOOLBOX
This hotspot is not only a tribute to famous Flemish designer and architect Henry Van de Velde but to the mastery of Belgian design. The “living room” will be the living side of the space, the place where you can touch, where you can sit, where you can feel and be in contact with the creations. Inside the “living room” visitors have a chance to get very closely in touch with a big range of creations and products, all while the background of the exhibition is being illuminated by inside the so-called “toolbox”.
9 GALLERIA ROSSANA ORLANDI
In 2002 Spazio Rossana Orlandi was founded in order to forecast and promote young and upcoming designers. The gallery, located inside a former tie factory in the Magenta neighbourhood, displays an extraordinary selection of contemporary and vintage furniture spread over two separate floors.
10 SMALL PUBLIC WORKS – QUARTIERE UMANITARIO
After years of neglection the Quartiere Operaio Umanitario is undergoing transformation and renovation. The purpose is not only an upgrade but also the creation of a new borough model: A common meeting place for residents, the starting point for building up a new community which can be extended to the urban scale.