PERIPHERAL DESIGN at Fuorisalone 2024

On the occasion of the Milan Design Week 2024, ID.Exe – the first diffuse district created by D.O.S. Design Open Spaces – reaches its fourth edition and presents itself with the theme ‘Shaped by Design’. Part of the event is Peripheral Design, which opens today, a diffuse exhibition curated by Wevux’s editor Teo Sandigliano, with setup by Milo Mussini, which sees the activation, in collaboration with the Milan City Council, of 4 peripheral spaces in the northern part of the city through as many keys to interpretation. Each location presents a different theme linked to ‘peripheral’ design, understood as not directly connected to the world of furniture and accessories, the historical protagonists of the Milan Design Week. (cover image, courtesy MaDe Trans Lab, Politecnico di Milano)

The contents of Peripheral Design, in line with the theme of the district and also of the Fuorisalone – “Materia Natura” – aim to show how the sector is changing, following the new contemporary needs we are experiencing (a more sustainable design, a conscious use of raw materials, the reduction of carbon emissions…). The protagonists of the exhibition are designers, studios, brands, students and university laboratories that through research, experimentation and products on the market show us what direction the design world is taking. Thanks to DOS, all participants were invited free of charge, with no registration fee.

Peripheral Design wants to remind everyone that the MDW event is an opportunity to activate discussions and thoughts concerning the future of design and to meet the designers and brands of tomorrow. The themes addressed reflect this objective: Waste for Architecture, New Materials, Fashion & Textile, Design and Nature.

Waste for Architecture – Palmanova Space (Via Palmanova 59 B)
MONOFERMENTS is an independent design laboratory researching new materials for healthier living spaces. Being more critical of the relationship between interior design and raw material extraction is crucial for the future of this sector. With Unexplored Transitions the lab investigates the vineyard: the objects and materials in the installation are made from natural soil and waste from the winemaking process, reinvented to rethink the relationship between interiors, the natural space that surrounds them and the human being, in an exercise on the very concept of waste.

Fashion & Textile – Palmanova Space (Via Palmanova 59 A)
A series of projects linked to the world of fashion and the art of weaving. On the one hand, sustainable brands with new responsible and environmentally aware material and product solutions bring a selection of their own collections. We can find Verabucci, Human Material Loop, MUSA Intimates. On the other hand, a series of products related to the art of weaving, from the techniques of the past to new technologies, including digital experiments. In this section we will find the works of Giuseppe Arezzi, Francesco Forcellini and Laura Civetti with Juanda Cabrera.

New Materials – Bengasi Space (Via Bengasi 1)
An exhibition tracing the 10 years of experimentation of the MaDeTrans lab of the Politecnico di Milano, focused on materials research. From the cultivation of bacteria and fungi to the use of new processes and technologies, addressing current issues such as sustainable design and circularity. Accompanying the students’ work will be architect Selenia Marinelli with her new material collection, SeaCrete, created from the waste of molluscs and mussels.

Design and Nature – Passerini Space (Via Passerini 18)
Here, A selection of projects showing a way of doing design in line with the environment that surrounds us: GUPU, by sculptor and designer Genesio Pistidda, reinterprets the water dipper, an object of common and shared use in the agro-pastoral societies of Sardinia. Podere101, a young farm, through its Biodiversity project, shows us what it means to safeguard the environment, from reforestation to animal welfare.

SAVE THE DATE – On Wednesday 17 April from 5.30 to 7 p.m. in the Sala Testori at Palazzo Lombardia, there will be a talk related to Peripheral Design in which the approach and method of the designers in the exhibition will be explored.

Peripheral Design, 15-21 April
From 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Locations: Via Passerini 18, Via Bengasi 1, Via Palmanova 59A, Via Palmanova 59B

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