The best thing about Milan Design Week is using the satellite exhibitions as a premise for exploring the city and seeing spaces you might typically miss. In this gallery we clustered highlights from group shows seen at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, La Triennale di Milano, and Tom Dixon's MOST exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology.
Tom Dixon's contribution (both as curator and exhibitor) at design weeks in London, Milan, and New York increases every year, but more importantly his exhibitions serve to champion the role of the industrial designer. This year's lighting exhibition simply titled Luminosity revealed the process behind minimizing material waste, demonstrated the digital fabrication technology—literally, and pointed to the shifting marketplace where large-scale manufacturers are interfacing directly with their end customer.
Other big names doing some interesting work included Ross Lovegrove with his new architectural glass laminate venture LiquidKristal in partnership with Czech company Lasvit, and Naoto Fukasawa's range of paper products for the Japanese company Onao. As always, everything on display at Rossana Orlandi was extremely well curated and it was great to see new work from the super-talented Nika Zupanc.
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