Milano Design Week

Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone 2024

DOS, a widespread design district at Fuorisalone 2019

From April 9 to 14, Design Week has a new district model. Seven spaces for six different districts revive and return to the city with DOS, a new urban project by Re.rurban and Emilio Lonardo.

DOS, Design Open' Spaces, Fuorisalone 2019

This year’s Design Week faces a new territorial model: a widespread district with no specific territory. DOS, Design Open’ Spaces, is a project by Re.rurban and Emilio Lonardo in collaboration with the Municipality and Polytechnic of Milan, which requalifies and restores seven forgotten spaces to the city.

These are Corso Garibaldi 89 and 91 (Brera District), recovered thanks to the interventions by Marble & Granite Service and Novacolor with final exhibition of the Skin Cities project by Frank & Frank; via Solari 40 (Tortona District), home to a former hardware store turned into a three-room apartment by Milano Abita; Torre Liprando (Sarpi District), which hosts a trans-media installation in augmented reality by the young Bench Collective; Via Pepe 38 (Isola District), where Isola Critical Lab dedicated to independent fashion will be held in an abandoned restaurant; Bovisa Design Republic all around Bovisa district and finally Piazzale Principessa Clotilde, the green spot of the entire project, where Emilio Lonardo presents its new FlashMate, a design box that contains everything you need in order to furnish your home.

As Diego Longoni of Re.rurban and Emilio Lonardo explain, to be redefined is the culture of design itself that “can play a decisive role in the adoption of abandoned spaces, recovering them in their aesthetics, function or only presence, experiencing interventions that are capable of to regenerate and return these places to new uses”.

Even if widespread, DOS also has its headquarters: the Dazio Art Cafè (Navigli district), which will host a collective of emerging young designers, a coworking area, a temporary bookshop, several food trucks and dj sets by the most relevant Milanese crews.

These are the designers on show: the ILLUMINAZIONI collective made by lighting designers; Lucio del Gottardo, who creates luminous sculptures inspired by Southern Italy icons; SC Concrete with its concrete furnishing objects; 3D printed jewels by Thesign jewels; Filomena Violante, who furnishes with fabrics; the architect Riccardo Grancini, Massimiliano Marcelia with his contemporary mosaics and Genesio Pistidda and Roberto Loliva with their lamp that does not produce light, but absorbs and fragments it.

Curated by:
Re.rurban and Emilio Lonardo
Opening dates:
from April 8 to 14
Dazio Art Cafè

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