Design works to look out at the Milan Design Week 2018

| 22 : 00 – 17 April, 2018 |


Today, as the biggest event in design calendar officially opens, Milan Design Week 2018 sweeps over the Italian city for a week !!

Every year the design week sees hundreds of creative designers and brands showcase their latest projects and products, both at the Salone del Mobile furniture fair and elsewhere. From products making a debut to innovation in materials, all mark their presence here. The event acts a trigger to future trends and creative use of the application of materials in design industry. Since there is so much to see, talk, and take inspiration from in this design event, we bring to you few design work’s which captured our attention under different sections.


Material innovation

Vegan Design – Or the art of reduction

Salts – Designed by Erez Nevi Pana and curated by the Maria Cristina Didero


Photo – © Erez Nevi Pana & Claudia Rothkegel


The Berliner bock – bench with integrated shelf

The walking desk designed by Michael Hilgers for furniture design system company Sudbrock GmbH Möbelhandwerk is an integrated shelving which can turn into a functional table as a workplace. Berlin Bock is discovering Milan, so dont be surprised to find it in a public place or on a travelator next to you !



 Photo – © Studio Michael Hilgers

Lighting design


Renowned UK product designer Lee Broom known for luxury furniture and lighting designs, is showcasing his new series of hanging, table and surface mounted lighting titled – ‘Observatory’. Consisting of sculptural and spherical forms, the lighting products are available for immediate purchase!
 Photo – © Lee Broom

Sound system

HILO  Speaker by Moak Studio


From the designer –
Is technology moving us away from physical and tangible objects?
HILO, makes us use objects again with our hands, to feel them, to understand them, to analyze them and, why not? to question and show us different ways to interact with them. By manually raising and lowering the HILO knob, we control music’s volume to achieve the mood and ambience we wish. It is not a speaker that revolutionizes the world of sound or has the latest technology component, it is a simple and nostalgic form loaded with symbolism that invites us to interact in an intuitive way with the volume, to leave it at the exact point where our ears can enjoy the sound.
Photo – © Moak Studio


Open Sky by Phillip K. Smith III

Known for his ‘light-based works’ the Open sky art installation in the central courtyard of Palazzo Isimbardi, is a mirror installation which reflects the shifts surrounding environment under the sky. The installation is a part of the 7th year celebration of COS clothing brand, hence the collaboration with artist Phillip Smith.



Photo – © Lance Gerber


Recycled Plastic


Making its debut, collaborators ECO-Oh and ecopixel have come up with recycled thermoplastic products. Made from 100% household plastic trash, Trashplast is showcasing Champagne cooler, flower vase and a Illumination set. Suitable for outdoor products, Trashplast wishes to present its visitors and designers to pick up inspiration to use the recycled plastic in their future projects.


Photo – © Trashplast

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