PURO Eye: Tracking trends in Milan

Being up to date with all events connected with good design, we eagerly attend them – this spring will be no exception! The PURO’s editorial staff is heading to the largest and most influential design fairs– iSaloni in Milan – to share with you all the novelties from the world of designers, manufacturers and admirers of beautiful interiors. We will be tracing trends for the upcoming year! Just wait for a one of a kind account you are going to get once we come back. In the meantime, feel invited to acquaint yourselves with the review of all the well-worth-seeing exhibitions that are going to take place between April 14 and 19 in the streets, showrooms and galleries of Milan!

Ventura Lambrate

Every year, the Lambrate district of Milan is taken hostage by exhibitions full of works of young and raising stars of European design. Considering the fact that one of the world’s most famous trend forecasters and an advocate of future innovations Li Edelkoort is in charge of selecting projects – Ventura Lambrate is, undoubtedly, the top event to be seen.


Euroluce i Eurocucina

UNESCO has proclaimed this year the International Year of Light. Hence, what we can expect to see at the upcoming Euroluce and Eurocucina exhibitions (devoted to lighting and kitchen furniture respectively) are most definitely unique designs and astounding innovations. This year’s exhibition is celebrating its 28th anniversary and is devoted to excellence in lighting solutions for homes, offices and hotels. One of the more interesting attractions will be an installation authored by a world-renowned designer Attilio Stocchi. The “Favilla. To every light a voice” project will tell the history of illumination. It is common knowledge that light exerts an invaluable impact on our mood which is the reason why we will gladly attend all exhibitions!


AIRBNB Housewarming

19 designers from all over the world have created experimental installations mirroring the experience of hosting guests and sharing one’s house with others. Visitors to iSaloni will be invited to Palazzo Crespi – opened to public for the first time – where installations will be exhibited. They will be encouraged to interact with designers and objects.


Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon is a designer who annually presents beautiful objects in his exceptional style. This year is no different: the designer is going to show items from a collection of lamps, armchairs, sofas and chairs that will premiere by the end of 2015.




Similarly to Tom Dixon, the Mooi team annually exhibits its breathtaking installations that take viewers on a journey to a different dimension. The Dutch team’s exhibition will cover the space of more than 1.700 square meters at via Savona 56. Among others, visitors will see a new line of carpets as well as works of designers such as Bas Kosters, Bertjan Pot, Christian Lacroix, Front or Jurgen Bey. The exhibition of Rahi Revazani’s works is being planned as well.



„Eat Shit”

Not only does iSaloni revolve around furniture, carpets and lamps, but also around the wide range of events bordering on art and design. One of them will be a presentation of a new Food Non Food department at the Eindhoven Design Academy. It consists of 18 students and university teachers who, especially for this occasion, have designed an event which, on the one hand, is supposed to be an exhibition and, on the other hand, a presentation of how the department works. During specially organized breakfasts, a food making machine “Infinite Sausage” will have its premiere. The exhibition under a controversial title will be hosted by an eating-designer and the head of the Food Non Food department – Marije Vogelzang. Sounds interesting!


Some Polish accents will be found as well in the hustle and bustle of Milan fairs.


The LORENS Architects will present its projects including Cloud - a well-known and highly appreciated module system of office tables. THE MEMORY OF OBJECTS exhibition will be held in the main Fair area – Rho Fiera.




Do it your way. Polish Design in Pieces

Thanks to culture.pl and curators – Ewa Solarz and the Tabanda group, design fans from all over the world will have a chance to catch up with the best Polish design of the past few years that will be presented at the innovative exhibition entitled “Do it your way. Polish Design in Pieces”. The exhibits will include a handwoven carpet designed by Joanna Rusin and furniture from Oskar Zięta’s collection “Pakiet”.


Photo: press materials.


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