From petting zoos to ethereal installations, here are 5 exhibitions that caught our eye at Milan Design Week 2016.
1. Masterly, The Dutch in Milano
Dutch designers, artisan producers and design agencies took over the neo-renaissance palace in the centre of Brera - Palazzo Francesco Turati. A striking mosaic of 15,000 Dutch tulips paved the courtyard. On the last day of the Salone del Mobile the best blooms were handed out to the people of Milan.
2. B&B Italia: The Perfect Density
To celebrate 50 years, B&B Italia engaged Migliore+Servetto Architects to design an exhibition in the Impluvium of La Triennale di Milano. This wasn't your standard furniture exhibit. The immersive and cinematic installation interpreted ‘density’ in a very broad sense using eight centralised cages with different narratives.
Within the cages, digital screens, ribbons of images and beams of light, visitors caught fleeting and intersecting glimpses of the brand's designers, products and concepts.
3. Time is Time by Citizen Watches
Citizen watches teamed up with Paris-based architect Tsuyoshi Tane from DGT Architects to realise an immersive installation that explores the idea of time.
The installation used approximately 120,000 watch plates hanging in shimmering garlands.