Milan design week 2019

Milan Design Week 2019 recommendations

The number of interesting exhibitions for the Milan Design Week 2019 can be overwhelming. Here are the six must see exhibitions that we won’t miss.



The curators define Alcova a “prototype of a traveling cultural institution” in development. It shows experimental projects selected by the curators Space Caviar and Studio Vedèt. In an abandoned panettone factory they bring together designers to explore themes including contemporary living, design culture and materials and technological innovations.

Alcova, Via Popoli Uniti 11-13, Milan

Breeze of light/ Nendo × DAIKIN

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The exhibition Breeze of light is themed on air itself. Air is intrinsically invisible but that shapeless state is visualized through design, and in doing so people experience a new feeling of air. The installation is placed in a large space where flower-shaped polarizing films suggest the movement of a comfortable breeze with only light and shadows.

Tenoha Milano, Via Vigevano, 18, 20144 Milan

Affinity in Autonomy/ Sony

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In a rapidly transforming technological landscape, Sony is developing a vision for robotics that will enrich people’s lives and society. Its 2019 exhibition is entitled ‘Affinity in Autonomy: Envisioning the relationship between humans and robotics’. Through the exhibition visitors will experience the future of robotics evolving with emotion and a feeling of vitality.

Spazio Zegna, Via Savona, 56/A, Milan

A space for being

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Google has created a multi-room experience that explores the field of neuroaesthetics and how different aesthetic experiences have the potential to impact our biology and well-being. In cooperation with Danish design studio Muuto, Reddymade Architecture and Johns Hopkins University.

Via Achille Maiocchi, 7, 20129 Milan

Ventura Centrale

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The 16 vaults under the Ventura Centrale train station will this year be host to Maarten Baas , Noroo Group, Weltevree, Freitag, Takt Project , Yamaha Corporation Design Laboratory and Humanscale.

Via Ferrante Aporti 9, 20125, Milan

Ventura future


Ventura Future 2019 will feature several interesting themes such as food, craftsmanship and technology. A topic that will be thoroughly explored during this edition of Ventura Future is bio-design. With the support of the Embassy and the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Milan and curated by Organisation in Design, the project Future(H)eart(H): 8 Dutch Design visions for a livable earth will be on show. 

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Banner image Studio Aria installation at Ventura Centrale.