Milan 2019 Round Up
The Freddie Grubb team travelled to Milan this weekend visit the biggest design festival in the world to explore the latest innovations and ideas in furniture, interiors, technology, transportation and more. We thought we would share our round up what stood out for us this year.
Boundaries of Indoor and Outdoor are blurred
Raf Simons creates an indoor neighbourhood installation ‘No Man’s Land’ in collaboration with Kvadrat
The sixth collaborative collection features No Man’s Land, an apocalyptic installation featuring prefab buildings designed by architect Jean Prouvé, with shredded textiles and curated Mark Colle flowerbeds outside the buildings. Inside the buildings the installation encourages you experiment with the tackle qualities the fabrics, that felt they could be used both indoor and outdoor.
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Another indoor/outdoor experiences included ‘Adjacent Field’ by Jil Sander
Affinity in Autonomy by Sony
Sony returned to Milan, with a vision of the future that includes the use of robotics enriching peoples lives. Throughout the exhibition visitors experienced five interactive installations exploring the way in which we relate to robotics and artificial intelligence.
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Other immersive experiences included, Retrace by Benjamin Hurbert and Cosentino as well as A Pinnacle of Reflections by 3M Design and Matteo Thun
Alternative Sustainable Materials
Ventura Future at BASE explored the latest innovations of unusual sustainable materials from all over the world
Manureality by Martijn Straatmanm is a result of the research into traditional construction tecquines, proving that the use of manure is an ideal building material in construction. Which then lead to the development of manure for interior uses. Martin believes that to become more sustainable in the future we must go back to basics. Manureality is a project to set an example and to start the conversation about about how to create a sustainable future.
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BAUX at HEMMA Gone Wild
Another brand which favoured natural materials was BAUX, featuring their latest innovations in acoustic products. Each panel is made from sustainable harvested Swedish fir and pine trees, recycled water, nom-GMO wheat bran, Plant-derived wax and Citrus fruit peels. The form take it’s shape from origami, that allow sound waves to enter the panels and get trapped in the honeycomb chambers on the back.
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