istituto marangoni milano · the school of design 'design drops' with alessi, nendo and more at milan design week 2021

istituto marangoni milano · the school of design 'design drops' with alessi, nendo and more at milan design week 2021

istituto marangoni conquers milan design week 2021 with ‘design drops’

 

the DNA of istituto marangoni milano · the school of design is deeply woven within the fabric of design and the city of milan; founded in the world capital of design in 1935, the school has trained industry-leading creatives in the fields of fashion and design for over 85 years. the latest generation of trained professionals – current students, alumni and the I’M prisma project studio of graduates – drops a series of exhibitions, installations and collaborations, spanning the themes of sustainability and working with the renowned likes of nendo and alessi. this ‘design drops’ showcase coincides with supersalone, the 60th edition of salone del mobile from 5-10 september 2021, at the institute in the heart of the durini design district and at other hubs around the city.

istituto marangoni milano · the school of design 'design drops' with alessi, nendo and more at milan design week 2021
istituto marangoni rops a series of exhibitions, installations and collaborations for milan design week 2021

momade by mariana prestes, product & furniture design · master’s course 2020/21 student for alessi

 

 

in this first post-pandemic physical edition of the salone del mobile, we wanted to give voice to the study pathways and collaborations with important companies that istituto marangoni milano design gives to its students, with an eye to the territory and sustainability. the result is a hotbed of creativity that istituto marangoni milano design offers to the world of design which will populate the city of milan during the salone del mobile,‘ says massimo zanatta, school director.

istituto marangoni milano · the school of design 'design drops' with alessi, nendo and more at milan design week 2021
the ‘enriching sustainability’ exhibition tackles the topic through designs in the aesthetic of alessi, guided by nendo

 

 

‘design drops’ with alessi, nendo, technogym and more

 

at istituto marangoni milano · the school of design’s creative center in milan’s durini design district, an exhibition for alessi – under the artistic direction of nendo – proposes new designs focused on reuse. titled ‘enriching sustainability’, the work of students of the master in product & furniture design aims to not throw away the progress of reducing single-use plastic in the face of the covid-19 pandemic. products were designed based on the assumption that a thoughtful reuse needs to be supported by a strong narrative. as such, designs were created as functional and storylike tools, all in line with the alessi identity. results on show distinguish a series of hybrid objects that explore new scenarios, reconsider consumer goods, and adds values to daily routines and domestic landscapes.

istituto marangoni milano · the school of design 'design drops' with alessi, nendo and more at milan design week 2021
designs reconsider consumer goods and adds values to daily routines as well as domestic landscapes

spice-X by alice ballabio, product & furniture design · master’s course 2020/21 student for alessi

 

 

at the durini hub, the design school spotlights trend forecasting work related to the creative industry. the observatory is curated by students of the three teaching areas – art, fashion and design – and the program leader of the visual design courses, elena marinoni, who opens the forecast with a talk entitled ‘1367, divining design trends’. each theme is transformed into a mystery supported by evidence and emblematic case studies to provoke discussions with visitors. the trend talk is live at the school on tuesday 7 september at 17:30 as well as via zoom.

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shown at the school in the durini design district, displays objects focus on reuse. clori by bianca ferretti, product & furniture design · master’s course 2020/21 student for alessi

 

 

visitors to the school are greeted by wallpapers stretching the whole height of the façade – from ground to roof – on the building. the creations are designed by the alumni of the master in surface & textile design in collaborations with jannelli&volpi, manufacturers of 100% made in italy wallcoverings.

istituto marangoni milano · the school of design 'design drops' with alessi, nendo and more at milan design week 2021
the technogym milano in durini displays winners of the 2021 contest, called ‘augmented wellness experience’

 

 

outside of the school walls, the design work from istituto marangoni can be seen across the city. an award ceremony at the technogym milano in the durini design district crowns the winner of the 2021 contest, called ‘augmented wellness experience’. the showroom exhibits winning designs, involving students, alumni and members of the I’M prisma project. elsewhere in the pianegonda showroom in via gesù, the ‘preziose armonie’ exhibition displays the works of students of the master in fine jewellery design. from conception, the designs were developed through the unique feeling of each student, visualizing personal history and sensitivity into precious harmonies that resemble the beauty of jewels.

istituto marangoni milano · the school of design 'design drops' with alessi, nendo and more at milan design week 2021
the pianegonda showroom in via gesù displays jewellery work of students in the ‘preziose armonie’ exhibition

omnia by angela roman balbuena fine jewellery design · master’s course 2020/21 student for pianegonda

 

 

the expanded superstudio in via tortona hosts cult&must – an historic initiative under the artistic direction of giulio cappellini (art director & brand ambassador, istituto marangoni milano · the school of design). the installation, titled ‘culture as a mirror of society’, reflects the iconic brand of istituto marangoni milano design and its evolution, especially the dual nature of the school and the design ecosystem. interior walls are covered with six different wallpapers designed by students. looped videos then appear on three different monitors to show the development of the exhibition. the mirrored exterior of the hexagonal structure symbolizes the openness towards the world of design and close link between the school and industry.

istituto marangoni milano · the school of design 'design drops' with alessi, nendo and more at milan design week 2021
the jewel items objectifies the personal history and sensitivity of the creator

 

 

last but not least, the open-air exhibition ‘we planet’ is an initiative involving more than 100 artists from all over the world. each creative interprets a sustainable future through art and design. a globe stands centerstage, created by ceramic flaminia and decorated by members of the prisma project. titled ‘now’, the project combines different cultures all with the common goal: to save our earth, now!

istituto marangoni milano · the school of design 'design drops' with alessi, nendo and more at milan design week 2021
100 global creates interpret a sustainable future for the open-air exhibition ‘we planet’

istituto marangoni milano · the school of design 'design drops' with alessi, nendo and more at milan design week 2021
highlighting the common goal to save our earth now, the globe was created by ceramic flaminia and decorated by members of the prisma project

istituto marangoni milano · the school of design 'design drops' with alessi, nendo and more at milan design week 2021
‘culture as a mirror of society’ installation reflects the iconic brand of istituto marangoni milano design and students. project by matteo agati · designer, alumnus and I’M prisma project

istituto marangoni milano · the school of design 'design drops' with alessi, nendo and more at milan design week 2021
the hexagonal structure’s interior walls are covered with six different wallpapers designed by students

 

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