Don’t be unprepared! The 58th Salone del Mobile edition is coming and as every years there are lots of things to do and see around the city.

Even if they are all interesting, it is impossibile to be everywhere. Dry thought about you and your never-ending indecision and tries to pick some of them in your place.

Read the list below about what will happen in West Milan and make your plan…

Building Objects

Via Varese 12

It is the new line by the architect Mario Cucinella: objects that have roots in the Bauhaus culture, which this year celebrates one hundred years. The Building Objects collection rediscovers the master craftsmen of glass, marble, hardwood, ceramics, terracotta, brass, steel and textiles, through an accurate research of materials and an ancient manual knowledge, but at the same time it is also the result of the great development of some production processes, based on technological innovations, where the role of 3D printers is central.

RO Plastic-Master’s Pieces

Galleria Rossana Orlandi, Via Matteo Bandello 14/16 and at Railway Pavilion of the Museum of Science and Technology

Ro Plastic-Master’s Pieces, curated by Rossana Orlandi, is an exhibition of 27 unpublished operas, made by recycled plastic, of world-renowned artists, designers and architects. The work will be exhibited in the spectacular context of the Railway Pavilion of the Museum of Science and Technology, from April 6 to 14. All the pieces have been conceived, designed and manufactured strictly in recycled and recyclable plastic. The gallery owner also promoted the first edition of Ro Plastic Prize, a challenge to the design community for a new way of making sustainable design. Reuse, recycle and reinvent are the key words. A jury of professionals and experts will select among the best projects on display four winners who will be awarded with a prize of 10,000EUR each.

Generous Nature 

Opificio 31, Via Tortona 31

The forest and its ecosystem, the wood, the sustainable use of ancient and new materials, the nature overall, are the subject matter of this year of Belgium is Design. Also joining the XXII Triennale di Milano – Broken Nature, Generous Nature works in defense of nature, of its preservation and enhancement, and, thanks to a creative, responsible and innovative use of non-renewable resources, it affirms a strong stance by designers and companies in the pursuit of safeguarding the ecosystem and sustainable development. The scenography, signed by the designer Benoit Deneufbourg in collaboration with La Fabrika Studio, after Milan will return to the Ghent Design Museum. The materials follow a circular economy’s logic: the exhibit structures will associate recycled cardboard foundations with Kvadrat’s Really panels, an innovative material, conceived from recycled fabrics.

Repubblica del Design

51 locations distributed in the districts of Dergano and Bovisa

Created by Davide Crippa and ADA, Association of designers anonymous – under the patronage of the Municipality of Milan – a new design district was born, which will be functional throughout the year to relaunch the suburbs as an area of innovative, inclusive and collaborative activities, and as places to experiment new and different pursuits. With a visionary spirit, the Design Republic will promote knowledge and research by redesigning urban fragments, but also giving city’s communities an opportunity for social regeneration.

Sartoria Migrante, Please Sit!

Connecting Culture, Via Novi 2  ovest

It is a formative and collective project conceived by the non-profit cultural association Connecting Cultures, in which Italian designers, both women and men coming from different geographical areas, possessing artisanal and sartorial skills, work together to create sustainable design capsule collections with the use of re-used materials. The project inaugurates with “Please, sit!” by the designer Denise Bonapace: 21 chairs, unique pieces, made by recovering old reinvented seats with textile applications and tailoring techniques. Each piece is signed and equipped with a passport that proves its uniqueness; moreover the funds raised during the sale will support the association’s projects.

“The politics of design” Conference

10 April 2019, 1:45 pm to 6:30 pm (entry 1:15 pm), Triennale Milano, Teatro dell’Arte Free admission (no registration required), the conference will be held in English    ovest

Design is a political activity. Every day, designers all over the world make decisions about complex social issues such as inclusion, identity, and sustainability. This makes design a powerful tool for social and political change, but does this have a real effect on things? In what ways can design truly contribute to solving the world’s most pressing issues? What does this mean for the practice of design? In this moment of transition, as we leave old ideas, convictions, and strategies behind and move further into the 21st century, we must ask ourselves: How can design be part of the solution and not the problem? Speakers such as Paola Antonelli, Danah Abdulla, Jan Boelen, Claudia Chwalisz and Indy Johar will discuss design’s changing role and responsibilities in the 21st century. The conference The Politics of Design is presented by the Vitra Design Museum in cooperation with Volkswagen Group.