Where to go and what to see at Milan Design Week 2022. The ultimate guide

The peculiarity of the Fuorisalone 2022 events in Milan is that everything happens simultaneously (or almost) for a week or so. Spaces open to the public from morning to evening and for a period up to the weekend. But within these openings there are also events and appointments not to be missed because they will happen only once, from talks to parties, from Monday, June 6 to Sunday, June 12.

After the forced pause of the pandemic emergency, some of the best events of the Fuorisalone are returning, such as the appointment with Design Pride starting on Wednesday, June 8, at 7 p.m., as per tradition from Piazza Castello to arrive in Piazza Affari (where there will be the equally traditional party).


The trend of creating hubs that present a calendar of events throughout the week is confirmed, or rather growing, as was already the custom for the Ikea Festival and as happens for the first time this year with Hosting by Flos, at the Flos Orobia 15 space, where, from June 7 to 10, design will be discussed starting with hospitality and entertainment, but also with Prada Frames curated by the Formafantasma studio that from June 6 to 8, at the Braidense National Library, together with their guests will bring attention to the relationship between nature and design.


In addition to the Museum of Italian Design, Ettore Sottsass’s Casa Lana and the Memphis Again exhibition, a series of exhibitions dedicated to design are scheduled between June 4 and 12 during the Fuorisalone at the Triennale. Events include on June 7, at 6:30 p.m., the screening of It’s All a Plan, a documentary by Joana Mendes da Rocha and Patricia Rubano on the life and work of Paulo Mendes da Rocha, and at 9:30 p.m., a DJ set by Mace, among the most important and visionary producers of the Italian music scene.


Accomplice also to the month of June, but also the desire to meet again after the missed editions, there will be no shortage of evening events at fuorisalone with parties and DJ sets. In addition to the one mentioned in Triennale, every evening from Tuesday to Sunday, the Ikea Festival offers musical evenings with interesting performances thanks to names such as Ghali, Jamie xx or Viagra Boys.

But BASE Milano, which precisely hosts the Swedish brand’s program, also sees other proposals for partying with the We Will Design program, which from June 5 to 11 will see 15 names from the underground world take turns in the courtyard and indoor halls presenting live sets and performances every night from dusk until late at night. And still in the vein of the evening parties of the Fuorisalone, we find the program of Baranzate Ateliers, a factory where creations and projects by Belgian-based designers and artists are exhibited during the day and transformed into a party venue in the evening.

Also, not to be missed is the Grand Opening event that for three evenings, Thursday June 9, Friday June 10 and Saturday June 10, from 6 p.m. celebrates TOILETPAPER STREET dreamed with ORGANICS by Red Bull, the first street entirely transformed into a permanent public art installation.


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