Guide to Milan Design Week 2019: Salone del Mobile, Google's investigative installation, Tom Dixon's The Manzoni restaurant and more

Guide to Milan Design Week 2019: Salone del Mobile, Google's investigative installation, Tom Dixon's The Manzoni restaurant and more

Aesthetic experiences

Text: Aravin Sandran

COS x Arther Mamou-Mani
What: Minimalist Swedish label COS has routinely presented popularly received large-scale installations during Milan Design Week every year. This time, it has enlisted French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani who previously constructed the stand-out spiralling wooden pavilion at Burning Man 2018. Following artist Phillip K Smith's heavenly mirror sculpture that reflected the sky above last year, Mamou-Mani is expected to digitally fabricate a pavilion with renewable materials that will meander through the stately courtyard and gardens of Palazzo Isimbardi. 
When: 9 to 14 April
Where: Palazzo Isimbardi, Corso Monforte, 35, Milano MI, 20122


XXII Triennale di Milano: 'Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival'
What: Curated by Paola Antonelli of New York City's Museum of Modern Art, the XXII Triennale di Milano will explore the relationship between mankind and nature through the lens of restorative design. From biodesign to self-assembly, the thematic exhibition's intersectional approach extends beyond its six major commissioned collaborations to emphasise the fact that designers, engineers, scientists and politicians will have to come together to tackle one of the most hot-button issues of our times.
When: Currently on view until 1 September 2019 
Where: Triennale Milano, viale alemagna 6 


Salone del Mobile 2019
What: Now in its 58th edition, Salone del Mobile will feature 1,150 exhibitors under one roof. Many of whom will be debuting furniture and product lines that span traditional artisanship to stylish luxury collectibles. Expect to be one of 370,000 visitors from over 188 different countries who swarm the fair in search of the next big thing in design.
When: 9 to 14 April
Where: Milan Fairgrounds, Rho (Milan)


The Manzoni by Tom Dixon
What: After skipping Milan Design Week last year, the London-based design house returns with a spanking-new permanent restaurant-cum-showroom hybrid. The 100-seat The Manzoni will provide clients more than just a dusty showroom to experience its latest lighting and furniture concepts: an upholstery chair range, pendant lamps and translucent globes.
When: 9 to 14 April
Where: Via Manzoni, 5


Google presents A Space For Being
What: Following its debut exhibition in 2018, Google returns with a multi-room investigative installation that explores neuroaesthetics, and how aesthetic experiences impact our body and well-being. Co-created by Google's vice president for hardware design, UX and research Ivy Ross, each room in Spazio Maiocchi will be uniquely designed, built and furnished.
When: 9 to 14 April
Where: Via Achille Maiocchi, 7