Week old news from Milan 2014

[Ian Macready]
Here is a snap shot of the Dimore Studio, the Brera home of designers Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran.

Not only did Viewport get to Aircraft Interior Expo in Hamburg (paint samples anyone?) to chat with the likes of Steve Ridgeway (ex CEO of Virgin Atlantic), but a couple of us managed to fly into Milan for lunch last week, and checked out a few of the designs in a postprandial haze. We could not work out whether it was the lunchtime drinks, or we’ve just been too many times, or if it’s is the end of a period of long austerity, but somehow Milan does not seem as important as it once was. The designers are all coming from elsewhere – Scandinavia, France and Slovakia – and the companies making the biggest splash are not Italian either. Still here are a few pictures, you’ve probably seen elsewhere already. But we can tell you this for nothing: the sun shone down and it was warm and sunny and that lunch was very fine.

More from the Dimore Studio - some new products all displayed in a beautiful apartment in the Brera District
A wall of deconstructed wonder from Discipline in a garden near Via Montenapoleone
New kitchen design by Patricia Urquiola at Boffi
Mensole - shelving units with some pretty sharp lighting from Italian lighting company Viabizzuno
Gam Fratesi the Copenhagen based studio brought their Stockholm petal installation to the Palazzo Litta in Milan
Chariot (side table) and Compass (ladder) from Gam Fratesi for Gubi
Dutch pair Scholten and Baijings present beautiful tables at Spazio Rossana Orlandi
More of those lovely Pet lamps at Rossana Orlandi this time with a project from Chile with Si Studio behind the design. See Viewport issue 3 for the Colombian project.
Louise Campbell designed cutlery for Georg Jensen also at Rossana Orlandi
New Order by Stefan Diez part of the amazing collection presented by Danish company (the new Cappellini?) Hay
Tomas Kral (a Slovakian) designing for Italian brand Something Good