Zona Tortona in Milan tends toward the eccentric. The neighborhood has rapidly become known for housing projects and shows that lean toward concept and scale. This year we were impressed to see a particularly diverse selection from countries France and Japan . Two shows, France Design and Tokyo Design Week stood out as offering perspective about the current state of design in France and Japan. Toyko Design Week was an eclectic collection to say the least—covering virtual reality with 'Mind Universe' by Jins Meme to a collection of traditional Kawaii Harajuku Fashions curated by Zipper Magazine. On the other end of the spectrum France Design Week included 14 prototypes from 12 next-generation French Designers in Les Aides a la Creation Via (Via Design 2015 - VIA Creation assistance awards). The showcase focused on innovative material use and integrated new protocols for furniture and interior design.
Additional highlights included a massive showing from MOOOI who publicly launched their new line of MOOOI Carpets. The low-lit interiors of the MOOOI show lent the pieces a sexy (and somewhat sinister) ambiance against the background of a number of new pieces and photorealistic new printed carpets.
Teshia TreuhaftPassing over the footbridge into Zona TortonaZona Tortona opens its doors to hundreds of exhibition spaces from industrial complexes to tiny storefronts for Milan Design Week.
Teshia TreuhaftGirl's Room by Sebastian MasudaMasuda's Girls Room was a massive enclosed space that took up the width of the Tokyo Design Exhibition Space.
Teshia TreuhaftGirl's Room by Sebastian MasudaInside Girl's Room, Masuda imagines a 'Colorful Rebellion - Seventh Nightmare' bedroom in Harajuku Kawaii style.
Teshia TreuhaftJoT by HENKA Inc.JoT is explained by a representative from HENKA.
Teshia TreuhaftJoT by HENKA Inc.JoT is the next phase of IoT, giving an audible sound or 'voice' to inanimate objects.
Teshia TreuhaftNarikiri Showdown by daisy*Narikiri Showdown lets you dive into a virtual fighting game.
Teshia TreuhaftZipper MagazineZipper introduces 4 typical styles that represent Harajuku street style.
Teshia TreuhaftZipper MagazineHarajuku Street Fashion Magazine Zipper highlights 3 fashion vocational school students.
Teshia TreuhaftMind Universe by Taku Satoh x Rhizomatiks x evalaA digital installations inviting audience into the world of ZEN through 3-point eye sensing technology.
Teshia Treuhaft is a Michigan-born designer. Upon graduating from back-to-back degrees, a BFA from the University of Michigan and MFA of Furniture Design from RISD, she moved to Berlin to pursue a research project considering shifting paradigms in design education. Teshia currently works at the tangible UX startup Senic.