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The events to follow at Milan Design Week 2016

News > Design | The events to follow at Milan Design Week 2016

In Milan, spring is synonymous with design. The Design Week is the event that happens in Milan from 12 to 17 April and that fills the city with exhibitions, conferences and social events.
The Design Week is made of the Salone del Mobile and the FuoriSalone. The first is the true design fair: inaugurated in 1961, it takes place in the Rho Fiera pavilions, where Italian and foreign brands welcome enthusiasts and experts of the industry with new eclectic proposals and reinterpretations of products that have made history.

Together with the Salone del Mobile comes the FuoriSalone, the event that colours the streets of Milan with exhibitions and shows. There are hundreds of events and we want to provide you with a selection of our favourite ones.

A piece of advice: bring patience and an eccentric outfit with you. The first will allow you not to lose your temper in the crowd; the second will help you getting on with the other participants

Milan Design Week 2016: the Brera events

FuoriSalone Milano

  • 12 to 15 April, from 11.00 to 20.00, 16 to 17 April from 13.00 to 19.00
    Cose, Case, Città: an exhibition of Arduino Cantafora and Alessandro Mendini collecting post-modern works and drawing a parallel between art and architecture.
  • 12 to 17 April, from 10.00 to 21.00
    Atelier oi – Casa Gifu: for all fans of Japan, a show meant at presenting the Japanese tradition through the works of Gifu artisans, one of the most important regions of Japan.
  • 11 to 14 April, from 14.00 to 20.30, April 15 from 14.30 to 22.00, 16 to 17 April from 14.30 to 18.00
    Best packaging – Oscar dell’Imballaggio 2016: if Christmas gifts to you mean struggling with packaging, then you cannot but admire the virtuous examples of packaging that are on display at Brera.
  • 12 to 17 April, from 10.00 to 19.00
    The innovative eco design made in Italy: if you agree with the speech made by Leonardo DiCaprio at the Oscars, then do not miss this event meaning to show the eco-sustainability in the design world.
  • 12 to 17 April, from 10.00 to 22.00
    FuoriSapone: installations, performances and tastings.

Design Week  events in Tortona

The events to follow at Milan Design Week 2016

  • 12 to 17 April, from 10.00 to 20.00
    The invisible kitchen: how will the tomorrow’s kitchen look like? This multimedia and multisensory installation wants to answer to this question through a futuristic journey in the food world.
  • 12 to 17 April, from 10.00 to 20.00
    Red Bull Upcycling: creative recycling conceived and created by the IED students.
  • 12 to 17 April, from 10.00 to 20.00, April 14 until midnight
    OO! China: art and design from the world China.

Design Week events in Porta Venezia

What is the FuoriSalone in Milan

  • 12 to 17 April, from 10.00 to 21.00
    Back Ahead – New Austrian Design Perspectives: 60 designers showcased in the charming Villa Necchi Campiglio.

Design Week events in Lambrate

What to do at design week

  • 12 to 17 April, from 10.00 to 20.00, April 13 till 22, April 17 until 18.00
    Inside wood: the charming design Norwegian artists.

Other events around the city

Events to join in Milan

Not only will the aforementioned main design districts host events: the entire city brightens up with appointments.
The Elita Bar, in via Corsico, will present the showcase Spanish Hivern Discs.
The club Fabrique will open its doors on Friday, April 15to the Diynamic label and it will welcome it on its dancefloor until 5 in the morning.

The official closing of the FuoriSalone will be organized by Alcatraz with visual arts, videos and performance.

For a recap of the last year events, check our post Must-see things at salone del Mobile.

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