Five Top Tips for Milan Design Week 2017
2. Plan your time well. With a raft of events, happenings and gatherings across Milan, there is much to see. Be fastidious and ruthless, and separate the design wheat from the chaff. Must-sees include: SaloneSatellite (at the Fiera Milano fairgrounds), where you will find many of today’s rising young designers; Brera Design District, with a number of top design company showrooms in residence; Ventura Lambrate, with its industrial vibe and hands-on design ethic; and Tortona, with its mix of big design names and emerging talents.
3. Follow the locals and enjoy a late afternoon aperitivo in one of Milan’s many classic bars. If the sun is shining, grab a pavement table, order an Aperol Spritz, put on dark sunglasses and enjoy some people watching.
4. Wear sensible shoes. The Milan Metro is great for zipping across the city, but the best way to ‘do’ design week is on foot. That said, Milan is a world fashion capital, so make sure those sensible shoes are stylish and on point.
5. Ensure you visit LZF at the Fiera Milano fairgrounds in Hall 11, Stand C 20, where an eclectic line-up of handsome, handmade wood veneer lights will thrill your senses.
Written by Gerard McGuickin.
Pics via Pixabay.
Restaurant: Haruka Sushi Restaurant. Lamp Model: Agatha pendant. Designer: Luis Eslava. Architect: Anna Vecchi. Photographer: Salvatore Guzzo.
Lamp models: Detail of Banga, one of the 2017 New Models that will be presented at Euroluce. Designed by Yonoh Creative Studio.
Fish LS (Isidro Ferrer) and Elephant LS. Photographer: Santiago Relanzón. (Isidro Ferrer and Manolo Martín)