Milan Design Week 2019 is already ended and we still miss it.
Year by year it’s enhancing and growing in terms of number of events and participation.
The 58th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano declared more than 380.000 attendees, over the 6 days, from 181 different countries made for an 12% increase over the 2017 edition, which also featured Euroluce and Workplace3.0. 250 thousand visitors estimated by Studiolabo, a company that manages both Brera Design District and the Fuorisalone.it portal 20 thousand more than last year. SuperStudio owner Gisella Borioli in Zona Tortona declared 90 thousand visitors. 200 thousand visitors at Statale University for Human Spaces, the Interni Magazine exhibition.
For a couple of days we tried to stay away from the crowded “design oriented” events avoiding queues and focusing our visits to architecture firms in Milan and architecture oriented events.
Here we share the highlights of our two days tour into architecture.
Park Associati hosted in its studio the project “Insecure: Public Space in the Age of Big Data”, designed by Žan Kobal and Weixiao Shen and curated by Virginio Briatore. The project aims to challenge the status quo of surveillance systems, by changing the nature of its very core – the surveillance camera.
The intriguing duo of designers, Žan Kobal and Weixiao Shen, from the Design Academy Eindhoven has imagined a vision of an Orwellian future where a digital dictatorship leads to a death of public space, a limitation of individual privacy and a controlled society.