Modem's guide to Fuorisalone 2022
by Modem – Posted May 27 2022
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Milan design week usually takes place in April, but the event has been pushed back for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic and now will be held from June 7 to 12, 2022, featuring installations, talks, events and other exhibitions including Salone del Mobile, the world's most important furniture fair, which this year celebrates the milestone of 60 editions.

The theme of Fuorisalone 2022 will be “Between Space and Time”, a theme that will investigate the dimensions of Space and Time, offering an opportunity for reflection and a stimulus for all the companies that will take part in the event.The theme is an invitation to reflect on the constant changes that regularly impact us and to determine which of those changes are necessary to move towards a sustainable tomorrow.

Design districts

Brera DistrictJune 6 to 12, 2022
Located in the centre of Milan, Brera Design District is one of the most established design districts taking part in Milan design week each year. Building on the “Between Space and Time” theme proposed by Fuorisalone, the district offers its own articulation with “Designing the present, choosing the future”. Reflecting on the value of design in everyday life and its role in defining tomorrow, this edition of FuoriSalone Brera will host over 160 events with internationally renowned designers, exclusive locations, exhibitions and new products unveiled in showrooms within the art district. The symbolic installation of the program presented by Brera Design Week will be Momentum, a project conceived by Stark inside the Civic Aquarium of Brera, in viale Gadio 2, which is a reflection on the relationship between real time and perceived time of human life, in a space where the visitor is invited to ask himself questions about the actions performed in daily life. A shared experience told by light and sound. The installation is also part of the Ocean Week schedule, an appointment to raise awareness among the general public on issues related to the blue economy, on the protection of the seas and oceans, on virtuous behavior towards this natural heritage.

Tortona Design DistrictJune 6 to 12, 2022
The project "Completing the fragments of nature" will open the edition of Tortona Design Week (in via Tortona and surroundings). The work, designed by a group of Domus Academy students and awarded last July as the winner of The Roundabout: design with nature contest, will transform the via Bergognone roundabout into a virtual and physical installation, a manifesto of a more ecological and sustainable vision of the city of Milan.

5Vie Design WeekJune 6 to 12, 2022
Located in Milan’s Cinque Vie district, the small modern square not too far from the Duomo cathedral, 5Vie Design Week will take place under the theme “Prototyping Utopias”. A utopia that is also the matrix of a message of peace and collaboration, beyond any border and any nationalism, creed or orientation, under the sign of creativity and solidarity.

Isola Design DistrictJune 7 to 12, 2022
Isola Design District is a project created by Blank, a young Milan-based creative agency, with the aim to give visibility to emerging international designers and local artisans. Under the theme of "Together As One", Isola will present exhibitions, installations, workshops and talks.

A selection of events:

Base MilanoJune 6 to 12, 2022 at Base, via Bergognone 34, Milano.
Base presents the second edition of We Will Design, an experimental exhibition exploring how design can be used to create new practices that respond to global issues. It features work from international designers, university and school students and institutions.

Certosa InitiativeJune 7 to 12, 2022 at via Barnaba Oriani 27, 20156, Milano.
Curated by Beyond Space and Organisation in Design by Margriet Vollenberg, Certosa Initiative is one of the novelties of the 2022 edition, with an exhibition project that takes shapes within a post-industrial space of over 10,000 square meters in which emerging talents and some of the most influential brands in the sector enter into dialogue.

Prada Frames by PradaJune 6 to 8, 2022 at the National Braidense Library, via Brera 28, 20121, Milano.
Prada Frames is a multidisciplinary symposium that explores the relationship between the natural environment and design. The event is curated by Formafantasma, a research-based design studio based in Milan and Rotterdam.

Ro Plastic PrizeJune 3 – 12, Rossana Orlandi Gallery, via Matteo Bandello 14, 20123 Milano.
The Ro Plastic Prize is the international award of Ro Guiltless Plastic, the international project founded and curated by Rossana Orlandi and her daughter Nicoletta Orlandi Brugnoni that wants to engage the designer and creatives communities to give new life to plastic waste and all others kind of waste, by exploring their endless possibilities of transformation. The award, now in its fourth edition, aims to involve an increasingly broad public challenging worldwide communities of designers, innovators, entrepreneurs, startuppers, changemakers, creators, scientists, researchers, developers and communication experts who are passionate about creating extraordinary impact by proposing solving projects in the field of re-waste. The award includes three categories: Urban and Public Design, Educational Social Media, Innovative and Tech Projects. A technical jury will select the finalists who will present their projects during the Milan Design Week 2022 through an exhibition curated by Rossana Orlandi.

Design Variations 2022June 6 to 12, 2022 at Circolo Filologico Milanese, via Clerici 10, 20121, and Palazzo Visconti, via Cino del Duca 8, 20122, Milano.
"Design Variations" creates a collective exhibition featuring projects both from Italy and around the world. The exhibition becomes a path connecting Design and Project Culture to the city's social and architectural heritage. The guest artist for the 2022 edition is Olimpia Zagnoli who will present a site-specific work. Olimpia Zagnoli will interpret the facades of the two buildings with the collaboration of the 3M Architectural Finishes team who will supply and install the finishes for the surfaces.

Superdesign Show by SuperstudioJune 6 to 12, 2022 at Superstudio Più, via Tortona 27, Milano.
Superdesign Show, directed by Gisella Borioli and art director Giulio Cappellini, returns with the theme "Looking Ahead" focusing on sustainability and female creativity. Among the works on display there will be the collection of the Ukrainian studio Noom, designed by Kateryna Sokolova, who arrives directly from Kiev, and the Hypernova installation by Sara Ricciardi. The show will come alive as a spontaneous building developed for areas: Asian Impact, Supergreen, Home Switch Home, Case Cozy Così, Art&Design Interaction, Materials Sustainability, Donne&Design, Italian Masters, Future Is Electric, Third Dimension, Dreamers and Architect-Tour.

Tortona RocksJune 6 to 12, 2022 at Opificio 31, via Tortona 31, Milano.
Tortona Rocks explores the latest trends in the design world by presenting a selection of international projects and brands whose distinctive feature is research. The seventh edition of Tortona Rocks is "Materia – New perspectives in design", which investigates new spheres of design, following the systemic explosion of recent years that has freed material, in various fields from science to the arts.

Masterly-The Dutch in MilanoJune 6 to 12, 2022 at Palazzo Francesco Turati, via Meravigli 7, Milano.
The 6th Edition of Masterly - The Dutch in Milano, curated by Nicole Uniquole, is the event dedicated to Dutch design, artisan craftsmanship and art. In the historic spaces of the Palazzo, historic and contemporary design melt into breath taking presentations. At the contemporary spaces of the Palazzo, Dutch companies and top designers who hold high the banner of artisan craftsmanship and fine design are represented.

AlcovaJune 6 to 12, 2022, via Simone Saint Bon 1, Milano.
Alcova is a platform for independent design developed by Joseph Grima, founder of Space Caviar, and Valentina Ciuffi, founder of Studio Vedèt. The 2022 edition of Alcova will present a comprehensive and inspiring cross-section of the rapidly evolving world of design. The exhibitions presented will alternate works from established international figures with a selection of emerging talents, exploring new and exciting developments in the fields of technology, materials, sustainable production, social practice and many other branches of design.

Memphis AgainUntil June 12, 2022, Triennale Milano, viale Emilio Alemagna, 6, 20121, Milano.
Triennale Milano and Memphis Milano present Memphis Again, an exhibition directed and curated by Christoph Radl. The exhibition presents more than two-hundred pieces of furniture and objects (bookshelves, dividers, vetrines, toilette furniture, dining tables, countertop tables, coffee tables, desks, chairs, couches, sofa beds, table lamps, appliques, floor lamps, chandeliers, ashtrays, flower pots, fruit bowls, fabric accessories, rugs) in the most diverse selection of materials (wood, plastic, laminate, glass, ceramic, porcelain, silver, steel, fabric) produced between 1981 and 1986 for the Memphis collection.

The Ecal Manual of StyleJune 6 to 12, 2022, Orso 16, via dell'Orso 16, 20121, Milano.
Over the past 20 years, Ecal/University of Art and Design Lausanne has developed a hugely effective, highly engaging teaching method, which drives its students to develop their creativity in a professional way, collaborating with established designers and brands to create imaginative and boundary-pushing projects. To celebrate this, The Ecal Manual of Style exhibition and book present the story and teachings of one of the world’s most creative design schools, as told by its teachers, alumni and student projects. The book is published by Phaidon and edited by acclaimed designer/writer Jonathan Olivares and Ecal Director Alexis Georgacopoulos.

La Casa Nella Casa. Tributo A Dino GavinaJune 7 to 12, 2022, ADI Design Museum, piazza Compasso d'Oro 1, 20154
La casa nella casa is the first in a series of events dedicated to Dino Gavina, one of the most revolutionary entrepreneur in the history of design, recipient of Compasso d’Oro career award in 2008. Centerpiece of the exhibition at ADI Design Museum Compasso d’Oro is the 1:1 reproduction of the “house within the house”, a sort of refuge, a “cube” in which to isolate oneself, which Gavina created inside his own home.

See the Essential Itinerary of Fuorisalone 2022 selected by Modem.

Photo: Stark, Momentum all’Acquario Civico di Brera, Courtesy Photo Stark

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