It is only the 6th annual exhibition of the Brera Design District at Fuorisalone, but it has already became one of the most interesting spots to visit during Milan Design Week. In comparison to previous years, this time its borders have widened even larger to accommodate an ever-growing number of installations, international design events, exhibitions, and cocktail parties. In fact, this year's Brera Design Distict is really rich and inspiring! So let’s discover together its abstract and minimal interior space interpretations, vivid and unforgettable light installations, and great pieces of furniture you will just fall in love with!
Installation, by COS and Snarkitecture
Swedish fashion maison COS and Snarkitecture studio from New York have teamed up to prepare a stunning surprise for Brera Design District visitors. Merging fashion, art, and architecture into one single installation, they used over 100,000 metric tons of translucent strips of white fabric to create a cave-like space. Walking through this tunnel bounded by light and fluctuating bands suspended from the ceiling, one dives into an abstract world of purity and simplicity reflecting the fashion company’s image and philosophy.
Tunnel of Light Installation, by Foscarini
The “Tunnel of light” is both an art installation and a showcase of Foscarini’s lamps. It is a path made of a rhythmic sequence of red circle arches, which appear to be unlimited thanks to the two mirrored walls at either end of the route.
Cowrie Chair, by Made in Ratio
Inspired by the concave lines of sea shells, the curved forms of the wooden “Cowrie chair” are the result of an extensive research and innovation process that bridges the handmade with the digital. Designed by Made in Ratio.
Matrix, by Made in Ratio
Woven from one continuous thread of steel, the Matrix coat stand is in a perfect parametric proportion. The sophisticated hand-assembled wireframe is as functional as it is beautiful.
Jardin, by Sollos
“Jardin” by Sollos is a set of small, elegant lounge tables made of different materials: carbon steel, brass, or copper at the base, and solid wood or marble at the top. Available also in a bright and vivid colors (painted solution).
Linna, by Sollos
“Linna” is a lounge chair produced in solid wood with either a natural or dyed finish. Its honest design best explains the designer’s philosophy: furniture made of few but essential elements, no veiled secondary components; only natural materials in a combination of state-of-the-art technology and handcrafted Brazilian tradition.
Rocking Chair, by Sollos
Elegant and informal, this rocking chair is made of metal and leather.
Suspended Lamp, by Sollos
The suspended lamp is a result of the designer’s educational background. 33-year-old Jader Almeida is a designer, architect, and engineer. In his work he often mixes up strong aesthetical, functional and technical solutions, and this lamp is a great example of his design philosophy. It is a play of subtle weights’ equilibrium, elegant proportions, and complementary materials.
Wed, by Sollos
“Wed” is an elegant lounge table made of solid wood. Its unusual metallic ring detail bears a pure functional task: it’s a handle that helps to move or carry the table from one place to another.
Kani, by Yamakawa Rattan
“Kani” chair designed by Tosho Yano for Yamakawa Rattan is an ergonomic furniture piece. It is made of two bent metallic pipes and one wicker shell. Translated from Japanese, “kani” means “crab”.
Wrap, by Yamakawa Rattan
“Wrap” collection designed by Hiroomi Tahara for Yamakawa Rattan is a simple and cunning wrapped backrest project. The contrast between the thick cushions and the thin wicker structure and the similarity of patterns and textures of the two bring together a further interesting design detail to this furniture set.