One always needs a bit of “forza” to start any week, much less the jam-packed Design Week. Sponsored by the Mumac Binasco, the iconic Ape Piaggio will be transformed into a coffee-on-wheels trolley that will overtake the city, ensuring everyone has his or her all-important coffee break. From 3:30pm, the first Apes will descend on the Brera district and will scatter from there across the city. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled throughout the week for these mobile life-savers!
Orto Botanico di Brera
For some breathing space from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets, don’t miss Lissoni Associati ‘s presentation of “Giardino Geometrico” in the Orto Botanico di Brera. This project will blend the natural elements of exterior space with the domestic details of interior design.
Via Fiori Oscuri 4, from 7pm.
One of the most design-focused centers of the city is Lambrate where all the streets have teamed up with designers and galleries to stage a series of interesting and dynamic showcases and events. Make sure to stop by “The Living Room” on Via Ventura 14 to see established brands as well as selection of young talented designers. There is also a pop-up restaurant by Amaro Creative open until 11pm. (opening hours from 9am)
Belstaff hosts a night where Fashion meets Design. From 6pm pop in for a cocktail and preview the new collection, Slim, by Jean-Marie Massaud.
Via Della Spiga, 19.
“Hot fell in love with cold” is presented by Fabbrica for Daikin at Garage Milano. See this massive formerly industrial space transformed into exhibition space in the heart of Corso Venezia, especially for Design Week.
Via Maiocchi 5/7.