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The bars at Milano Design Week 2022

Installations, temporary bars, viral widespread projects: the multiple variations of one of the most important places during Fuorisalone, selected by Domus.

With different attitudes, and in more or less formal settings, the pre-pandemic Milan Design Weeks had got  everyone used to an inescapable collective truth,  which can be epitomized in one single fact: you will never get yourself through the Salone without drinking.
The temporary bar, the party-shaped presentation, the casual grouping of designers, PR, design enthusiasts and passers-by around tiny bars, apparently anonymous to outsiders, instantly iconic to all.

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The main hall of Circolo Filologico Milanese, where MoscaPartners creates Il Caffè del Circolo; cover picture: Locanda alla Mano, the location of Bra-Very-Bar by IAAD and Accademia Italiana

Much has been speculated about what the 2022 restart might look like, after a global forced stop; and some kind of an answer can be perceived, like floating in the air, envisioning a radical return to the old habits., The whole of Milan is therefore being reactivated — between 7 and 12 June, with all necessary previews and spin-offs — and the temporary bar is making a huge comeback, in various natures, from the socially provocative takeover of the kiosks in Parco Sempione, to a multiplicity of installations in important locations all across the historic city, to the widespread diffusion of viral projects in all the design districts the Fuorisalone galaxy is made of.

Between the purest wonder and good-times hedonism, we present a selection of such episodes, all trying to give the bar a new nature.

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