From April 9 to 14 Milan will be invaded by a great number of events, installations, exhibitions and parties: it's time for the Design Week. The focus on interior design, furniture and decoration are at the heart of Salone del Mobile, the spirit of which replicates around the city with the Fuorisalone, that spreads in almost every neighbourhood of Milan, from Tortona, Brera and Isola, to Lambrate, Porta Venezia and Sant'Ambrogio. 

Over the course of the years, MDW has become one of the most appreciated and crowded events of the city, an initiative that managed to attract an audience with different backgrounds, age and interests. The strength of the Design Week lies in its 'democratic' and 'inclusive' nature: unlike Fashion Week, for example, the week dedicated to design doesn't take place in exclusive and restricted places, that prevent many people who were truly interested from participating. Fuori Salone has always been synonym with interesting installation to see around the city, exhibitions to explore and drinks to taste on the rooftops of Milan. 

This year nss magazine has prepared for you a special map that gathers all the events of the Design Week, depending on the area and on the type of event, so that you won't miss a single happening. Enjoy your Design Week!

 

Installations & Exhibitions

 Friday, April 5

 

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  • BLOOP SHOWASE
    Intelligent lamps and meta-virtual concerts.
    When: untile April, 16 h 10:30-19:00
    Where: Via Cerano 12
    Free entry

 

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  • Gucci Décor Pop-up 
    Discover the Décor collection of the Maison and start from here to look for the Gucci places in Milan with the app by Gucci.
    When: Until April 14 
    Where: via Santo Spirito, 19
    Free entry

 

 Monday, April 8

 

 
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  • Tod's No_Code Shelter: Stories Of Contemporary Life
    An installation by Andrea Caputo Studio that explores the constant evolution of the contemporary lifestyle. 
    When: h 18-22
    Where: Via Olona, 6 bis 
    Free entry
 
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  • SAVE THE DUCK: Ocean Is My Home 
    An in-store initiative dedicated to the collection produced in Nety: a special fabric made in 100% recycled nylon econyl®, obtained by the regeneration of fishing nets. 
    When: Until April 14
    Where: Spazio Rossana Orlandi 
    Free entry
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  • BURBERRY Installation 
    Taking inspiration from the first Riccardo Tisci's collection, characterized by images and prints of a ceramic fawn, the store will host a two-meter sculpture wrapped in adhesive tape on the ground floor.
    When: from April 8 to 14
    Where: Via Monte Napoleone, 12
    Free entry 
 
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  • Spazio Maiocchi
    On the occasion of the Design Week, Spazio Maiocchi has prepared three projects aimed at reflecting the unique mix of art, fashion and design, in collaboration with Rimowa x Kaleidoscope, Google and Artifact. 
    When: until April 14 h 10-18
    Where: Via Maiocchi, 7
    FREE ENTRY, more info here
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  • Raf Simons & Kvadrat "No Man's Land" 
    The installation presents a series of prefabricated buildings designed by Jean Prouvé, used to host the Simons' work-in- progress collection, with the aim of encouraging visitors to experiment with fabrics through workshops.
    When: from April 8 to 14 
    Where: Via Archimede 26
    FREE ENTRY
 

 Tuesday, April 9

 
 
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  • Timberland con Giò Forma
    A majestic 6-meter high installation will stand in Piazza XXV Aprile, as part of sustainable and aware engineering. 
    When: Until April 14
    Where: Piazza XXV Aprile
    Free entry
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  • SPECTRUM KILLER KNOTS FROM OUTER SPACE
    New designs by Patricia Urquiola, Martino Gamper, Jean-Marie Massaud, david/nicolas, Maarten De Ceulaer, cc-tapis design-lab, Mae Engelgeer,
    Cristina Celestino, Germans Ermics, Studiopepe
    When: h 19-23 
    Where: Piazza Santo Stefano 10
    FREE ENTRY with RSVP
 
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  • COS x Mamou-Mani
    An installation located at Palazzo Isimbardi which blends architecture and nature, design and future. 
    When: Until April 14
    Where: Corso Monforte, 35
    Free entry
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  • Moleskine 
    An installation designed by Riccardo Blumer set within the Moleskine Café. 
    When: April 9-14
    Where: Corso Garibaldi, 65
    Free entry
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  • Disco Gufram @1stdibs SKYHOUSE
    Event
    When: April 9-11
    Where: Via Vittor Pisani 2
    Free entry

 
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  • Life In Vogue
    A group of eight architects and designers has transformed the Vogue newsroom according to their fashion and design vision. 
    When: Until April 14 h 10-20
    Where: Piazzale Cadorna, 5 
    Free entry
 
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  • Miu Miu M/Matching Colorstool: A Collaboration With M/M Paris
    Miu Miu joins forces with the graphic design duo M/M for an exclusive collection of stools. 
    When: Until April 14 h 10-20
    Where: Piazza C. Beccaria, 8 
    Free entry

 
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  • FREITAG Unfluencer
    A reflection on 'bad' design with the Swiss video artist Georg Lendorff.
    When: Until April 14
    Where: Via Ferrante Aporti, 23 
    Free entry
 
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  • Vanity Fair Social Garden 
    A blossoming garden at the heart of Tortona to relax and chill. 
    When: Until April 14 h 11-21 
    Where: Via Tortona, 35 
    FREE ENTRY, more info here
 
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  • Home Sweet Home Missoni
    An environment created by Alessandra Roveda. 
    When: Until April 14 h 11-21.30
    Where: Via Solferino, 9 
    Free entry
 
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  • Salone del Mobile
    The event dedicated to all the insiders, open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. 
    When: Until April 14 h 9.30-18.30
    Where: Rho Fieramilano
    Ticket info here
 
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  • Tomás Saraceno x Bulgari 
    When: Until April 14 
    Where: Planetario Ulrico Hoepli 
    Free entry

 
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  • 'A Friend
    Installation by Ghanese contemporary artist Ibrahim Mahama in Porta Venezia. 
    When: Until April 14
    Where: Caselli Daziari, Piazza Guglielmo Oberdan 
    Free entry

 
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  • Affinity In Autonomy: A Positive Future With Artificial Intelligence
    When: from April 9 to 13 h 10-20, Sunday, April 14 h 10-16
    Where: Spazio Zegna, Via Savona 56/a 
    Free entry
 
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  • Stone Island PROTOTYPE RESEARCH
    A unique occasion to discover the manufacture and the craft of one of the most innovative brands in the world.  
    When: Until April 14 h 10-19
    Where: Via Savona, 54
    Free Entry

 

 

Wednesday, April 10

 
 
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  • Versace Home
    To the discovery of the new home collection. 
    When: Until April 14
    Where: via Gesù, 12
    Free entry
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  • Heron Preston BY YOU
    Presentation of the new Nike Air Max 720/95 designed in collaboration with Heron Preston. Discover more here
    When: 10 aprile
    Where: Via Pasquale Paoli 1
    To partecipate click here
 
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  • NUPRI by Conde House 
    The Japanese brand takes you to the discovery of the furniture collection created by famous designer Toshiyuki Kita.
    When: h 18-22
    Where: Via Santa Marta, 10 
    Free entry

 

 

Thursday, April 11

 
 
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  • Acne Studios + Arquitectura-G + Apartamento
    Launch event of the monograph NINETEEN INTERVENTIONS: ARQUITECTURA-G
    When: h 17-20
    Where: Piazza del Carmine, 6 
    Invite only
 
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  • MARNI MOON WALK
    When: Until April 14 h 10-19
    When: Salone del Mobile
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  • PEOPLE FIRST Exhibition 

    With “People First” Special Sneaker Club and Laced Up 
    will present an exhibition focussed on sneakers. OG, limited editions and exclusive models. 
    When: from April 11 to 14 
    Where: Viale Gian Galeazzo 31 

 

 

 

Events & Parties


Monday, April 8

 
 
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  • MISS SIXTY ICONIC EXHIBITION Cocktail
    Miss Sixty takes us to the discovery of its most iconic pieces in an exclusive exhibition. 
    When: h 18-21
    Where: Piazza Duomo, 31 
    Invite only
 
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  • Stone Island PROTOTYPE RESEARCH Cocktail 
    When: h 18-20
    Where: Via Savona, 54
    Invite only
 
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  • RIMOWA x KALEIDOSCOPE Opening
    Preview event of the installation. 
    When: h 18-22
    Where: Via Maiocchi, 7 
    Free entry
 
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  • Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades Cocktail 
    The launch of the home collection of the Maison.
    When: h 18.30-21.30
    Where: Palazzo Serbelloni, Corso Venezia 16
    Invite only
 
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  • ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA & ESTÉE LAUDER
    Cocktail for the launch of the new ESSENZE eau de parfum collection. 
    When: h 19-21.30
    Where: Via Montenapoleone, 27/E
    Invite only
 
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  • Timberland RoBOTL: IL SUPEREROE DELLA SOSTENIBILITA' Cocktail Party 
    The presentation of the installation for Design Week. 
    When: h 19-22.30 
    Where: Galleria Grossetti, Piazza XXV Aprile 
    Invite only

 

Tuesday, April 9  

 

 
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  • TOM. The Ordinary Market
    Aperitif + party. 
    When: h 19-22
    Where: TOM., Via della Chiusa, 1 
    Free entry only with RSVP
 
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  • Arte su Marte x Design Week 
    Live painting sessions along with a unique DJ set. 
    When: h 22.30-2
    Where: Via Privata Giovanni Ventura, 3
    FREE ENTRY, RSVP here
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  • GIARDINO DEI VISIONARI 
    @CHIESA SCONSACRATA - OPENING DESIGN WEEK
    An unmissable party with street performances, games, artistic installations and indigenous music, all in a suggestive and mysterious deconsecrated church.
    When: h 19:00 
    Where: Via Enrico Besana 12
    Free entry, rsvp
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  • PANORAMIX (Lambrate)
    Rooftop
    When: April 9-14, h 11-21
    Where: Via Ventura 15
    Free entry
 
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  • Canada Goose - Nomad Collection
    A preview look of the new collection with the presence of acoustic designer Kouichi Okamoto. A celebration of rain in all its forms. 
    When: from h 19
    Where: Via Savona, 37
    Invite only
 
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  • Design Prize 2019 
    Gala
    When: from h 22
    Where: Triennale di Milano
    Invite only
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  • Floristeria Design Week
    The most famous party of Milan Design Week returns this year in a new location with a different event every day of the week. 
    When: from April 9 to 14 
    Where: Fabbrica del Vapore, Via Procaccini, 4 
    RSVP here
 
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  • DESIGN AD-ADVENTURES
    A charming garden in Lambrate will open its doors to welcome workshops, exhibitions, food trucks and a lot of music. 
    When: from April 9 to 14 h 18-1
    Where: Giardino Ventura, Via Privata Giovanni Ventura, 12
    Complete programm here & RSVP here

 

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  • Apollo Club Fuorisalone
    The famous milanese club, in collaboration with Gufram and Lavazza, will animate the'Hangar Ventura Centrale with a rich program of music events and clubbing.
    When: Until April 14
    Where: Via Ferrante Aporti 15  
    Free entry
 

Wednesday, April 10 

 

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  • WOOLRICH: 50 YEARS OF PLIA COCKTAIL PARTY 
    A celebration for the 50 years of the chair PLIA. 
    When: h 18:30-20:30
    Where: Corso Venezia, 3
    Invite only
 
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  • ICEBERG Cocktail Party
    The new limited edition collection in collaboration with Surf The Road.
    When: h 19-22
    Where: ICEBERG Shop, via Pietro Verri, 4 
    Invite only
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  • Samsung | A Galxy Event
    Are you ready to discover the Galaxy A? Live performance by FEDEZ & DJ Federico Gardenghi 
    When: h 19:30-23:30
    Where: Piazza Sei Febbraio 
    RSVP 
 
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  • Prada Event
    Design Cini Boeri, Elizabeth Diller, Kazuyo Sejima. 
    When: h 19-21
    Where: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, II 63/65
    Invite only
 
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  • AVANT TOI Party
    The party to celebrate the new home collection of the brand. 
    When: h 18-21
    Where: Via Carlo Botta, 8 
    Free entry
 
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  • Bombay Gin Tonic Private Event 
    Exclusive tasting of a premium Gin Tonic
    When: h 19.30-22.30
    Where: TOM., Via della Chiusa, 1 
    Entry €15, RSVP here
 
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  • Torre Branca by Night & Degustazione GIN
    The first Tuscan GIN inspired by art. 
    When: h 22-3
    Where: Viale Luigi Camoens, 5
    Entry €15, RSVP here 

 

 

Thursday, April 11

 
 
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  • Burro Studio + Mainstream 
    13 hours of music, 5 artists, 12 DJs and 6 installations. 
    When: h 11-1
    Where: Panoramix, Via Privata Giovanni Ventura, 15
    FREE ENTRY, RSVP here
 
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  • Dreamachine x Fides Showcase 
    The sound blends in a hypnotic and fascinating visual journey. 
    When: h 22-5
    Where: Tempio del Futuro Perduto, Via Luigi Nono, 9
    More info here
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  • GARAGE ITALIA x HUBLOT launch party
    During the event the 1st limited edition model will be presented to the guests. 
    When: h 19:00 
    Where: Viale Certosa 86
    Invite only 
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  • TOILETPAPER & YOOX - 
    Confusion Party 
    When: h 10:30 
    Where: Via Alemagna 6 
    RSVP 
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  • Highsnobiety SNDSYSTM feat. United Standard @SLAM JAM
    Party
    When: h 23-4
    Where: Spazio Ventura
    RSVP
 

Friday, April 12

 
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  • APJP Presentation 
    Live Painting 
    When: h 18-21
    Where: Coso Garibaldi 121 
 
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  • Fuori APE c/o Bagni Argelati
    A three-day festival with installations, workshops and music by the pool. 
    When: from April 12 to 14 all day  
    Where: Piscina Argelati, Via Segantini, 6 
    Info & RSVP here 
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  • Converse Studio70 Milan
    The '70s land in Milan. 
    When: Until April 14 
    Where: Via San Vittore Al Teatro, 3 
    Free entry
 
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  • Melissa / Campana Crochet 
    An installation celebrating the decade-long collaboration between Melissa and Campana brothers. 
    When: h 18.30-22.30
    Where: Via Palermo, 1 
    Invite only
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  • Vibram Design Week Party
    With DJ Paquita Gordon as the guest star. 
    When: h 19.30-00.00
    Where: Via Voghera, 11
    Invite only
 
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  • Ellen Allien + Pfadfinderei 
    A visual show created for the performance of the famous German DJ and producer on the occasion of MDW. 
    When: from h 22
    Where: Magazzini Generali 
    Tickets here

 

Sunday, April 14  

 
 
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  • The Sanctuary Closing Party 
    From the morning yoga classes, exhibitions, food and DJ sets. 
    When: h 11-00
    Where: Via Conte Rosso, 17 
    FREE ENTRY, RSVP here
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  • PUNKS WEAR PRADA 
    Salone del Mobile edition - Closing Party 
    Quando: h 18-00
    Dove: Via Privata Giovanni Ventura 15 
    FREE ENTRY