Where to go in Milan, not just during design week: guide neighborhoods

They tell you that Milan is the world capital of design during the week with Salone del mobile, the legendary Design week, this year from 6 to 12 June. We show you, with this little guide, that Milan is ALWAYS there design capital, every day all year round. Just look around … And today, while a glorious edition of MDW closes its doors, we do not offer you an itinerary of events (ça va sans dire!) But a guide to the places and districts of Milan dedicated to design, to see at any time of the year if you happen to be in town. High intensity of style, form and creativity.

The five ways

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Near the Duomo, among the alleys next door via Turin, you will find a concentration of galleries, studios, artist studios, craft shops, antiques, design, along with other of clothes that stand out for their originality and creative research. These are the so-called “five streets” (via di Santa Marta, via del Bollo, via Bocchetto, via Santa Maria Fulcorina and via Santa Maria Podone), ancient Milanese streets with a contemporary soul, which during Design Week have been decorated. , with evening openings and unavoidable events.

The basis of the great architects

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There History of Milan design yes, it was written in the studios of the great architects and designers who created the fertile land that the city can enjoy today. What would Milan by design without contributions from Achille Castiglioni, Vico Magistretti, Piero Portaluppi, Franco Albini, Giovanni Sacchi? In their study museum, in different places, it is possible to arrange guided tours to rediscover their careers, learn about the projects, consult the archives. The ideal itinerary also winds outside Milan at the Molteni Museum in Giussago, at Mumac in Binasco, at the Cozzi brothers’ Alfa Romeo Museum (Legnano), at the Kartell Museum in Noviglio, at the Manzoni Foundation dedicated to Pio Manù in Bergamo and many others.

The Design Museum, the Triennial and more …

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A basic phase of this itinerary is design museums. The one in Adi (Association of Industrial Design) – Compasso d’oro was achieved thanks to the restoration of an industrial archeological site in the area via Paolo Sarpi: the collection shows a repertoire of projects from the Compasso d’Oro Prize, born in 1954 from an idea by Gio Ponti to improve the quality of made in Italy design, still an important worldwide recognition. In addition to the permanent collection, Adi organizes exhibitions and events with great appeal. One is significant visit to the Triennialthis year at its 23rd exhibition dedicated to design, architecture and contemporary culture, but also to places like the Italian Association for Visual Communication Design, the only one in Italy dedicated to the preservation and improvement of project materials, graphics or the Vodoz Dane Foundation, with a large collection of works by Bruno Munari.

Brera design district

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When designers from all over the world invade Milan, even the Brera Botanical Gardens are equipped to welcome them with dedicated installations and spaces. It is one of many things to see in the Brera Design District, which with its 100 showrooms is in turmoil all year round. For a break, go and see Fernanda coffeebistro in Pinacoteca di Brera, with sober lines from the 1950s, just restored.

Zona Tortona, where it all began

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The Tortona area represents the epitome of Milanese design: Fuorisalone was born here, first in the studies of the Milanese designers, mostly taken from the small disused industries in the area. Today, from the restoration of the former Ansaldo room designed by the British architect David Chipperfield, MudeC, the Museum of Cultures, has been created, which exhibits the ethno-anthropological collection of the municipality of Milan: from 2020, the exhibition has been reorganized with the Global Milan. The world seen from here, a reflection on the major global historical processes. In the area you will also findArmani silosthe stylist’s museum with 600 dresses on display and the sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro’s foundation next to his archive and what used to be his studio.

In the Steam Factory

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Between the monumental cemetery and China Town you will find the Fabbrica del Vapore, a place managed by the municipality of Milan as a place dedicated to the creativity of youth. Thanks to the restoration of the industrial space of the former tram factory (the cathedral, the Messina area, the Ex Cisterne room, the Colonne room and the square), exhibitions and shows of various disciplines are organized, from fashion to theater, from photography to design.

Lambrate and Ortica

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Lambrate is a historic industrial district in the northeast of Milan, where Lambretta and Innocenti cars were produced. Since 2000, it has been the subject of remodeling interventions in the name of design, also with support from the department for work, trade, fashion and design in the municipality. Since 2017 on the ceilings behind the neighborhood station Lambrate Ventura Design District has become an international reference point. South of Lambrate is the Ortica district: here, with the Or.Me project (Ortica Memoria), an open-air museum was created with murals among the houses, schools and shops with a participatory project involving students and citizens in the area, thanks to the collective of street artists Orticanoodles. The memory of the neighborhood is also cultivated in the historic dance hall, where, as in the 1950s, people eat, sing and drink every night.

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