The 51st edition of Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2012 (17-22 April) is now officially over. Thousands of pairs of hungry eyes from the creative world descended on the city and fulfilled their hunger for design with hundreds of new projects and installations. The creations from approximately 3000 Italian and foreign exhibitors not only in the famous RHO FIERA but also at the very heart of Milan's city-wide events definitely made the city’s pulse quicken.  

Frankly, my heartfelt wish would be that the PAL-V-One flying car was ready to drive & fly around the city so that I would have been able to discover as many things as possible and thereby share them with you! Although the length of the design week is still, SIX DAYS, the amount of events around the city increase with every year that passes. As if events taking place in the Tortona and Brera districts weren't enough and while the Lambrate area has been gaining more and more ground since 2009, this year, Tom Dixon’s MOST took over the city's design guides, also turning the National Museum of Science and Technology into an ambitious environment for innovation and culture during Milan's design week.

This year the famous SaloneSatellite which has been curated by Marva Griffin Wilshire since 1998, celebrated 15 years of commitment and faith in young creativity. In my opinion, not only SaloneSatellite, but the entire DESIGN WEEK should be curated every year by a board of international opinion-makers from the design industry. Of course, this is not so easy in reality but it's very easy in the digital world. So, take a deep breath and start scrolling down to find out what will remain unforgettable from MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2012 according to Yatzer!

From Zaha Hadid and Paola Navone’s Secret Garden at the Orto Botanico in Brera to 'La Cura' by Studio Toogood at MOST and from Akihisa Hirata’s Photosynthesis installation at the Exhibition INTERNI LEGACY to the film Daily Rituals by Justin Anderson for Georg Jensen’s new Ilse Collection designed by Ilse Crawford. Phew! Enjoy Yatzer's BEST!

Zoo by Ionna Vautrin, curated by Constance Rubini for Hallingdal 65 by Kvadrat

MELT chair by Nendo's debut K% 'Black & Black' collection

Architect’s Eye by SPEECH (Tchoban/Kuznetsov) with TALTOS
Positioned in the Cortile d'onore of the Ca' Granda (INTERNI LEGACY)

Still & Sparkling by Nendo with Lasvit

handmade cushions 'Tsubomi (Buds)' by Sayaka Takeshita  (Mas.)

OROLOG by Jaime Hayon

Concept phone, model 'au' by Jaime Hayon for iida

Chandlo dressing table by Doshi Levien for BD Barcelona Design

The Secret Garden (Orto Botanico di Brera) // Inlaid marble CITCO interpreted by Zaha Hadid Architects

The Secret Garden (Orto Botanico di Brera) // Barovier&Toso’s blown glass in an installation by Paola Navone

Variations by Patricia Urquiola for Baccarat

Melvin the Mini Machine by HEYHEYHEY

Melvin the Mini Machine by HEYHEYHEY

Lasvit Liquidkristal by Ross Lovegrove

Rocking Stool by Svenja Diekmann

Paper Briefcase by ''SIWA'', a Japanese brand created by a Japanese paper company, ONAO (located in Yamanashi, Japan) and industrial designer, Naoto Fukasawa.


WOODWORK collection by Bijoy Jain and Aldo Cibic edited by Paola C

SEMPLICE by STRATO Cucine (Copper - Oak wood)

Schubladendenken by Svenja Diekmann (Schubladendenken = to think in drawers (stereotyped thinking/pigeonhole thinking)

SVENSSON by Svenja Diekmann

Gummitwist is a modular rack by Nino Gülker

Face to Face by Brian Frandsen for ege

Face to Face by Brian Frandsen for Danish flooring label ege carpets. In total, 920 m2 of carpet, cut up into 250 layers is composed into a three-dimensional portrait

Injection Chair by Gina Hsu (DHH studio)

In Dialogue With A Natural Phenomenon | Gravity Stool by Jólan van der Wiel

Vestiaire Silex by Jean-François Bellemère, Aide à Projet VIA 2012
© VIA DESIGN 2012 - Marie Flores

Luminaire Uno by Anaïs Triolaire and Loïc Lobet, Aide à Projet VIA 2012
© VIA DESIGN 2012 - Marie Flores

GUDPAKA lamp by Great things to people (gt2P)

Parades by Mathilde Bretillot, Programme Ameublement VIA 2012
© VIA DESIGN 2012 - Marie Flores

Boolean plates by Jaim Telias

Avifauna Birds by Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters

photo © Giuliano Koren
EDITION OF 9 Extracts from a dialog by Something Good
CREDITS (top-bottom / left-right)
Out handmade ceramic containers with marble tops, Designed by Pedrita
Produced by Nico Toniolo and Sartori Marmi
Aro stool, Designed by Oscar Diaz
Produced by La Veneta
Torcia oil lamp, Designed by Zaven
Produced by Fonderia Dal Bianco
Comari, a set of four bowl-shaped candleholders in borosilicate glass, Designed by Paolo Cappello
Produced by Pietro Viero
Egola desk lamp, Designed by Valentina Carretta
Produced by Nico Toniolo and Vanzo Ferro Battuto
Sable self-proclaiming lamp, Designed by Giorgio Biscaro
Produced by Fonderia Dal Bianco
Neige blown Pyrex glass vase, Designed by Leonardo Talarico
Produced by Pietro Viero
Conica tables, Designed by Matteo Zorzenoni
Produced by La Veneta and Vanzo Ferro Battuto
High Noon mirror, Designed by Takuya Matsuda
Produced by Sartori Marmi and Vanzo Ferro Battuto

'La Cura' by Studio Toogood with NIVEA at MOST

Wood casting by Hilla Shamia

Altdeutsche möbel by studio job for moooi

SUNRISE collection by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba for driade

Waddenzee by Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters

WWW by Viktor Matic

WWW by Viktor Matic
Video by Max Edelberg & Viktor Matic
Music by Alexander Ebner // Actress / Jasmine Deporta

COLOUR ONE for MINI by Scholten & Baijings

Hydro-Fold by ECAL / Christophe Guberan

(VIDEO) Hydro-Fold by ECAL / Christophe Guberan

Triz In stools by Michael Blumenfeld

DECAFE by Raúl Laurí Pla

Mutation Series by Maarten De Ceulaer
photo © Nico Neefs

STRIP Data-Protection-Pattern on Carpet by J. MAYER H ARCHITECTS ( Juergen Mayer H., Wilko Hoffmann) (INTERNI LEGACY)
photo © Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

A-LINE chest of drawers by Hagit Pincovici for Colé

Lund University, School of Industrial Design
YESTERDAY-TODAY-TOMORROW @ Designersblock Milan 2012
right: LO-FI WASHER by Jiang Qian
left-top: MARKETPLACE by Martin Gschwandtl & Matthijs Braakman
left-bottom: ÅSTA STOOL by Karin Ekwall

''Home zoo covers'', a collection of covers for inflatable plastic beach animals by Silvia Knüppel

The line, the arch, the circle and the square by Ron Gilad for Dilmos

BEOLIT 12 by Cecilie Manz for Bang & Olufsen (the most affordable sound system from B&O in many years!)

Hardie Stools by Philippe Malouin, curated by Ilse Crawford for Hallingdal 65 by Kvadrat

ILSE COLLECTION by Ilse Crawford for Georg Jensen

ILSE COLLECTION by Ilse Crawford for Georg Jensen

The film Daily Rituals, directed by award-winning director Justin Anderson, presents Georg Jensen’s new Ilse Collection designed by Ilse Crawford

TREE IN THE MOONLIGHT Table light by Michael Anastassiades for NilufarUnlimited

BEAUTIFULESS Hand-­applied decorated porcelain plates by Sam Baron for NilufarUnlimited

PETRA table lamp by Studio Klass. Entirely made from a single block of stone
photo © Pietro Cocco

Adam & Eve by Lorens (Anna Lorens & Marek Lorens)

Filidinuvola collection by Falabrac- Workshop of Ideas

(W)hole by Ferruccio Laviani for Fratelli Boffi

Counterbalance light by Daniel Rybakken for Luceplan
photography by Kalle Sanner & Daniel Rybakken

COS pop-up shop by set designer and illustrator Gary Card in Ventura Lambrate

SWALLOW, a project with endless combinations by Francesco Citterio

Pure-Bottle by Lucia Bruni for Lucirmás

GEOMETRIC natural fibre chair by Timo Hoisko & Matti Korpela

No35 Automatica Carcanapé by Bless, curated by Hans Maier-Aichen for Hallingdal 65 by Kvadrat

Vienna Bike by VALENTIN VODEV, electrically assisted tricycle

The Analogia Project by Andrea Mancuso & Emilia Serra

Anon Pairot's Lamp Part of 'Slow Hand Design: Interweaving the spirit of Thai Craftsmanship'. Curated by Eggarat Wongcharit

'Face and Stripes' low buffet by Barnaba Fornasetti

Stacking Vessels by Pia Wustenberg. Each Vessel consists of three individual containers. Gallery S.Bensimon

Sol rocking chair by Constance Guisset for Molteni & C

Limited Edition VERSAILLES sofa by Boca do Lobo

Paysages by Axel Delbrayère for Y’a Pas Le Feu Au Lac

Ring by Yoann Vandendriessche and Seduction Series by Merve Kahraman

STEWIE lamp by Luca Nichetto for Foscarini
photo © Massimo Gardone

'Wonderoled' exhibition by BLACKBODY
Scenography conceived by Italian architect Aldo Cibic in collaboration with designer Tommaso Corà
photo © Alberto Parise

The Debut collection of WONDERWALL STUDIOS

The Debut collection of WONDERWALL STUDIOS

Tabloid table by Floris Hovers for Vij5, newspaper wood painter steel (part of Supercyclers)

CHAIR WEAR, custom-made clothing for chairs by Anke Bernotat and Jan Jacob Borstlap of Bernotat&Co (with the know-how of the Audax Textielmuseum)
Supported by Innofa and Kvadrat

ULTRABODY, 208 works from Art to Design at Castello Sforzesco in Milan.
19 April - 17 June 2012
Curated by Beppe Finessi
photo by Didier Fiuza Faustino, Courtesy the Artist & Galery Michel Rein

The Dandies by Ben Clement and Sebastian de la Cour at the Mindcraft 2012 exhibition in Ventura Lambrate

Bommelcarpet creme carpet by Myra Klose (MYK)

Light a moment’  candle lantern by Joost van Bleiswijk & Kiki van Eijk with Laikingland

Cyclops by Sander Mulder
Breaking the light by pulling 'the eye' downwards switches the lamp off, straighten it and it turns on; form is function.

56h rocking chair by Fabio Novembre for driade

Exclusive objects series by Vincent Darré for an installation at the Fondazione Durini

Marni's collection of 100 chairs made in Colombia by ex-prisoners

Installation ' SEATING'  by Soojin Kang (Knitted Stool, One Chair Carpet, Thonet Carpet) / 2012
Exhibiting at Threads that bind us curated by Barbara Brondi and Marco Raino
photo by Markus Schroder

Photosynthesis by Akihisa Hirata conceived for Panasonic. The official winner of the second edition of ELITA DESIGN AWARDS, the prize for best exhibition of Fuorisalone (Interni Legacy)

Ricochet light by Daniel Rybakken  (@Spazio Rossana Orlandi)
photography by Kalle Sanner & Daniel Rybakken

SPRING installation by Ryuji Nakamura and Nobuhiro Shimura for Canon's'NEOREAL IN THE FOREST'
Photo © Daisuke Ohki

CUTLINE collection by Alessandro Busana. Produced by Smooth Plane

Candelabro  by Diana Vernaza Gonzenbach and Jorge de la Cruz

WIREFRAME by Studio Lievito (Francesco Taviani, Laura Passalacqua and Jacopo Volpi)

Chair Farm by Werner Aisslinger
photo © Julian lechner

'Happy Pills' vases by Fabio Novembre for Venini

Special Purpose Solutions by Clemens Behr / Solo Show at Rojo Artspace Milano |

Fin Light series by TOM DIXON (Luminosity at MOST)

'Hola Vecino! lenga chair' by SiStudio


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