This year the organisers of the Salone di Mobili Interni exhibitions (the off shows in town) declared a new up and coming design district: Lambrate. There are a lot of interesting shows happening here and it will for sure be very interesting to watch how this area will develop over the next few years. The front team certainly made an impressive start to replace the fading glory of Zona Tortona.
Here some impressions from the Hotel RCA (a show by students of the Royal College of Art Design Products course) and from 13.798 Grams of Design (a theme exhibition curated by Maria Cristina Didero. Pictured above are the Wearable Sound Systems by Benjamin Newland and Alexander Groves' Human Motels. Below is the "Wooden Carpet" by Elisa Strozyik, presented 13.798 Grams of Design.
A reminder that we are in Italy: a proper gelati stand on the 13.798 Grams of Design show and Rigicordes (stool's pair and swing), designed by Atelier Oi.
Brit Leissler lives and acts between London and Berlin. After receiving a Master degree in product design from the Royal College of Art in London she started her own Shoot the Stylist! design studio. She also works as a design educator for various institutions and founded Punch'n'Cuddle Ltd., producing and distributing her own products.
When taking a break from the design world she writes, sings and composes quirky electronic pop or travels the planet. Brit loves all forms of eccentricity, joins up the dots and aims to get into interesting conversations with all kinds of weird and wonderful people. As a hardcore digital camera gunslinger she shoots everything that moves and grooves. She doesn't eat animals, is hot for cheese, loves the Kensington Squirrels, robotic dance moves and life enhancing ideas.