Updated: Apr 18, 2019
On my last day in Milan I planned to visit the Alcova design district. And I tried to hit a number of installations on my to-do list.
Alcova is not mainstream. My favorite this year. It is a hotbed of promising experiments. Social themes are explored by designers and innovators.
BY PANTER & TOURRON
Modern Nomads. I’m meeting with Alexis Tourran. With his research project at Airbnb in San Francisco, he studied how people will live and deal with their homes in the future. He then decided to translate his expertise into the TENSE collection. Our home changes with each phase of our lives. We are moving more often. All the elements in the collection serve to easily, quickly and without tools put your ‘home’ together in an aesthetic way. Its essential designs are stylish, light and developed with the latest and most sustainable techniques. The room dividers are woven with 3D techniques in collaboration with the production companies that also collaborate with sports brands such as Nike.
ALGUE LAB - ATELIER LUMEN
MATERIAL AWARD 2018
Promising material as an alternative to oil and therefore as a basis for bioplastics.
COS x MAMOU-MANI
Architectural design is something fashion brand COS and French architect MAMOU-MANI have in common. This resulted in a 3D-printed brick made of bioplastic, applied in an immense installation. A nice contrast to the classical architecture of the Palazzo Isimbardi.
All 700 individual bioplastic bricks were fabricated in four different labs in the Uk and Italy and then sealed together under heat piece by piece to build a three-part construction. It was quite a labor-intensive project.
x Konstantin Gric
LES ARCANISTES – THE FUTURE IS UN/WRITTEN The Lounge, with Pastilles seatings and tables designed for Tacchini Italia.
Image by Studio Pepe