Milan Design Week 2020 is coming very soon and, as always, there are many expectations for the ultimate design event. Every year there are many new places to go during the whole period and there are also a couple of essential areas that have become iconic for every design lover who visits Milan Design Week. Surely a worldwide reference for every creative mind, Milan will charm you with its historic attractions, architectural beauty and cultural heritage. Stay tuned!
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Aside from Salone del Mobile, Fuorisalone is the event par excellence in Milan, or rather a set of events. The initiative as a whole provides an official guide to the event, being supported by the Milan City Council since 2003. Not much is known about its official program right now, however, you can count on a variety of exhibitions, special openings, DJ sets and cocktail parties as well as site-specific installations and projects. All of these are spread throughout Milan’s design districts which we will be talking about below.
Brera Design District
For all those who are attending Milan Design Week, the Brera Design District is a mandatory stopping point. It’s like a parallel universe you will remember for life and for sure you’ll feel the need to come back every now and then. From digital marketing to graphic design, with all that is in between, Brera has a bit of everything. A unique set of antique shops, galleries, showrooms and prestigious brands await you.
Ventura Design District
The main highlights of Ventura District are definitely Ventura Future and Ventura Centrale, both of which introduce a unique set of furniture showcases. Milan’s Stazione Centrale will be the stage for a unique visual experience, featuring an eclectic mix of both emerging as well as established brands that, every year, grace this abandoned site.
Tortona Design District
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Throughout the year Tortona is known for being an area defined by a varied set of displays within former warehouses and factories. This is an urban area with a “vibey” atmosphere that provides the area with a unique dynamic. Here you can also find SUPERSTUDIO, known as the pioneer of the Fuorisalone phenomenon in the district. Tortona is almost like an exposition of the latest design trends.
© Duomo di Milano
Il Duomo is one of the most magnificent churches ever, an example of the Flamboyant Gothic style. It’s massive, colossal and, of course, extremely inspiring. If you have the chance, take a walk on the roof of the cathedral because that’s an unforgettable experience with mind-blowing views of the city.
Located next to one of the most amazing Milan gardens, Castello Sforzesco features a collection of decorative art, antiquities and a gallery that includes paintings by Bellini, Bergognone and Antonello da Messina. Perfect for those relaxed times with your family or friends. You won’t regret it.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
If you’re into luxury shops and elegant cafés, you’ll find Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II a lovely place to visit. Built between 1865 and 1877, designed by Giuseppe Mengoni, it’s a splendid example of the 19th Century’s architecture style. It’s like being in the setting of a movie… a luxurious one.
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