Design variations are doubled, including giant cakes and carousels

Historic and noble buildings, Liberty buildings and jewels of Milanese architecture, open their doors on the occasion of Design Week. This is the case with Philological Circle (via Clerici 10) and by Visconti Palace (via Cino del Duca, 8), two private buildings in the heart of Milan, which thanks to the choir exhibition Design variations edited by Moscow and partnerswill be two inevitable stops in Fuorisalone 2022.

The choir exhibition of Design Variations
Photo by Marco Guastalla


Inside via Clerici, even before crossing the threshold, a reverent facade decorated with strong colors and games with mirrors brings the illustrator’s pop images to the stage Olimpia Zagnolithrough the contemporary representation of caryatidsthe female figures used in the classical age as pillars.

The installation, which animates the exteriors of the historic building of the Circolo Filologico, is thus enriched in the design of elements that can be traced back to the design world and the abstract forms from which they originate, reminiscent of the city’s vocation that hosts the event. Lines, colors, and materials define the relationship between the human figure and the objects that are the fruit of his ingenuity.


Inside, the soft light of the room opens the way to the exhibition Foriswhere the light culture is revisited in the exhibition curated by Sovrappensiero Design Studio. Then it continues into the large central hall. Here the protagonist is a rotating platform, a kind carousel thought of Sebastian Herknerwhich shows the latest brand news in 360 degrees Thonet.

All around, small “scenes” come to life that celebrate design with works by Doriana and Massimiliano Fusksaswho together have designed aluminum elements for Other forms. Supermor with his M for Museum, a showcase where you can showcase products born from the values ​​of beauty, simplicity and spaciousness. And again, the Sicilian brand Orographywith an immersive path where between videos, lasers and sounds, the furniture makes a fine show of itself.

If you go up one floor, on the other hand, you meet realities that have made the meeting in between crafts and innovation their strengths. That is the case Bufalini and of curtains of Kawashima Selkon Textiles. Overlooking the carousel, the route continues Scapin collections through products of Elena Salmistrato And Matteo Cibic.

Exceeded the patterns designed by Sadi and from Carlotta Fortunaas coatings able to tell us about nature, swing by Sublimation. Aprile, this is the name of the product, is a really sprung seat made with 3D technology. The upper floor is completed by mounting of Ilaria Marelli to Asleep which in a decompression chamber exposes different variations of the padding.

The choir exhibition of Design Variations
Photo by Marco Guastalla


The route then continues to Palazzo Visconti. Here, the Poltronova Study Center brings on stage – next to the iconic Ultrafragola mirror by Ettore Sottsass jr. which for the occasion rests on a wall lined with faux fur – two big news: Supernova city Archizoom Associatiin an unprecedented version with a pattern signed by the designer Bethan Laura Wood e, Plasma armchair designed by Nigel Coates.

Moreover, among mirrors, frescoes and historical portraits, LcD Edition textile celebrates its thirtieth birthday with one monumental kage in metallic jacquard with the title happy mealcreated in collaboration with the French artist Isabelle Léourier.

It all ends with the magnificent works of Mario Trimarchi design which almost seems to come to life. Here are a number of elements, lime and small vaseseven though they are embedded in a hard and coarse element such as stone, they are released thanks to the lightness of the material and its processing.

Design variations
where is it: Circolo Filologico Milanese, via Clerici 10 and Palazzo Visconti, via Cino del Duca 8 in Milan
when: 7 – 12 June 2022 from kl. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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