Marni Market Playland in Milano

Marni Market Playland in Milano

We, at Mimi Berlin, didn’t attend the Salone del Mobile 2017 this year because we missed our flight. But that you now by now, if you follow our blog….. Well, this week we will be posting about venues, designs and other places we feel we really missed out on. Being the Fashion Angels that we are we feel sorry for missing Marni‘s Playland installation. Luckily there are lot’s of pictures, gif’s and what have you not, on the interweb. And Marni also created a mini-market online for us to buy stuff from. Like the bag pictured below; which is actually a ‘Maxi geometric vase holder’ or a “trapeze-shaped-PVC- Artefact-product-with-possible-mperfections”; LOL!


“On the occasion of Milan 2017 Salone del Mobile, Marni will be transforming its space at Viale Umbria 42 into one big playground: MARNI PLAYLAND.
Reflecting on the concept of play, Marni invites the public to forget predefined rules and structures and interact with the surrounding space and the intriguing elements it contains. The MARNI PLAYLAND is a stretch of sand which is the perfect backdrop for a series of extraordinary objects and furniture sculptures that have cast practicality aside to embrace their playful side, leaving them open to interpretation.” (read more marni.com)

On Marni’s Youtube channel you’ll find more video’s and more images are to be seen at dezeen.com

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Giro Giro Tondo Exhibition at the Triennale Museum

Giro Giro Tondo Exhibition at the Triennale Museum

We, at Mimi Berlin, came to know about the Giro Giro Tondo “design for children” exhibition, at the Triennale museum, which was part of the Milan Design Week during Salone del Mobile 2017, via the local newspaper Het Parool. We didn’t attend the Design Week this year because we missed our flight. This week we will be posting about venues, designs and other places we feel we really missed out on.Giro Giro Tondo Exhibition at the Triennale Museum“The opening is an Ouverture, devoted to play design with a powerful figurative component and a pop spirit.”  For us this image is love at first site! (image from the local newspaper.) This we must see in real life! Must!

“A new history of Italian design, devoted to the world of children and to the design and architecture that has been created for them. It includes the games and images that have amused and informed them, the spaces within which they took their first steps, and the objects they used to discover the world.” triennale.org

Fortunately for us this exhibition runs through February 2018. (Concept and Direction:
Silvana Annicchiarico. Exhibition Design and Art Direction: Stefano Giovannoni with Tian Jin. Graphic Design: Giorgio Camuffo with CamuffoLab.

Nice, random, read on the Milan Designweek: dailymail.co.uk

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Matti Suuronen’s Futuro House

Matti Suuronen’s Futuro House

We, at Mimi Berlin, came to know about Matti Suuronen’s Futuro House via the Salone del Mobile 2017. On Instagram; we didn’t attend the Design Week this year because we missed our flight.  So this week we will be posting about venues, designs and other places we feel we really missed out on.

Image of yellow Futuro house via artsy.net if you are interested in trends spotting go to this site for some trend watching as well.

This flying saucer type of building is something we really wanted to see in real life. A yellow version stood in front of the Louis Vuitton Fondation at the Palazzo Bocconiin in Milan, where the newest designs for the Objets Nomades Collection were on display.

The Futuro House was designed in 1968 by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen. It was commissioned as a portable “holiday house” or ski chalet. Because it would be used in a mountainside setting, the structure needed to be easy to transport to the site, low maintenance and shed snow easily. The final design of the Futuro House met all those criteria. It’s just over 26 feet in diameter and came completely equipped with ctom furnishings that fit the interesting shape of this house. (read more at futurohouse.net)

Hiring the Futuro. Why think outside the box, when you can think inside a circle? Various forward looking companies and institutions have already taken the opportunity to use the  Futuro House as an inspirational and unique meeting or event space. “more info at futurohouse.co.uk

An other website devoted to documenting the history of the Futuro House and the current status and whereabouts of the remaining examples. thefuturohouse.com

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Fuorisalone 2015: Moooi

Fuorisalone 2015: Moooi

Moooi did it again! Showcasing their designs in a spectaculair presentation during Fuorisalone 2015 at the via Savona 56 in the Tortona area; 21 settings were unfold in a combination of 9 home environments, emphasized by 39 artistic photographs, with a towering height of 4.5 meters, made by Rahi Rezvani as backdrop. Continue reading

Workmates brings Good News at Salone del Mobile 2015

Workmates brings Good News at Salone del Mobile 2015

This year during Milan Furniture Fair, Dutch design collective Workmates will distribute Good News, a newspaper put together by the five members, celebrating the ideas and processes behind their work.workmates

The open collective – currently Roos Meerman, Joris De Groot, Rick Tegelaar, Klaas Kuiken and Casper Tolhuisen – work independently of each other, and across subject areas. But all of the designers share a hands-on approach, practice in a workshop environment, and produce work that is experimental with a strong focus on process. Continue reading

Untold at the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi

Untold, an exhibition curated by Rossana Orlandi at the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi during Milan Design Week 2014. Museo Bagatti Valsecchi is a historic house museum which showcases the collection of the brothers Bagatti Valsecchi who decorated their house (at the end of the 19th century) mainly in a Neo-Renaissance style, including their collection of paintings and decorative arts of the 15th and 16th centuries. Rossana Orlandi gathered modern day furniture/art/design and placed them in this antique environment. We never visited this museum, the location sure was a nice surprise. But it would have been a great visit without the added modern design as well. We, at Mimi Berlin, thought the exhibited designs, (which were all very pretty) weren’t always a bonus to the house. As always, that’s only in our opinion and of course we made some pictures so you can judge for yourself……