Milan Design Week is one of the most important events in the world of design, where designers, architects and manufacturers from all over the world showcase their latest creations. It is anchored by the Salone del Mobile furniture fair and features displays and events in hundreds of venues across the Italian city's design districts.
Let’s dive in and check out some of the most exciting displays from the 2023 event…
Liberty, the London department store famous for it's prints, chose Milan Design Week to launch a new interiors and Fashion collection, titled ‘FuturLiberty’. The brand is approaching its 150thanniversary and has chose the milestone to look back on its rich heritage of work with everyone from William Morris in the 19th century all the way to David Bowie in the 1970s. By looking back at the archives that Liberty’s designers conceived its new collection which includes a collaboration with Balenciaga designer, Federico Forquet. Some of the gorgeous new interiors fabrics are pictured below…
The French home furnishings brand, Roche Bobois, launched a spectacular outdoor collection in Milan by Portuguese artist, Joana Vasconcelos. The new collection, comprises of sofas, rugs and cushions with fluid and organic shapes designed for outdoor living. The colour palette references "...the pastel facades of old Lisbon houses, shades that blend with the sunset". Très magnifique!
Milan-based fashion line La DoubleJ debuted its first wallpaper collection. Packed with pattern and colour, the collection embodies the maximalism and boho aesthetic of the brand. To show off the wallpapers, founder J.J. Martin—a former fashion journalist turned entrepreneurial influencer—persuaded some of her favourite local restaurants and shops in Milan to wallpaper their bathrooms giving fans a fun ‘Toilette Treasure Tour’
I have admired JJ Martin’s style before, check out this article here about how she uses Plates on a Wall to great decorative effect in her home.
Luxury brand, Hermès, aimed "…to attract attention to what is invisible" with a homeware collection that was presented in a cage.
Its fashion darling. 😘
The highlight was a series of gorgeous rugs by designer, Pierre Charpin, made with a trademark technique that involves embroidering a cotton cord onto a linen base.
Bathroom products brand, Kohler, celebrated art, colour, and innovation at this year’s Design Week with a new limited-production of Artist Editions pieces. Bathtubs, sinks and smart toilets decorated by four different female artists were unveiled, each in an exclusive run of 150 pieces, in honour of the brand’s anniversary.
To launch the collection, an eye-catching and colourful installation of ‘aerial-sculptures’ was seen hanging from the balconies of Palazzo del Senato, as seen in the pictures below…