milano design week is one of the most famous furniture fairs in the world today. it is also a period when milano becomes the place to be. the city is filled with designers (both accomplished and up-coming), as well as admirers of design and art. this year’s salone del mobile was opened last tuesday and it will last until coming sunday.
i am one of admirers, obviously, and it is safe to say that this period is my absolute favorite event in milano. i am already planning to pay a long visit to either zona tortona or ventura lambrate for new designs and new ideas.
however, last tuesday i got invited to produzione privata, studio and workshop of the architect michele de lucchi.
produzione privata is a brand founded in ’90ties with the aim to involve italian artisans in production of some of de lucchi’s works and designs. it is a small business which cultivates experimentation and encourages craftsmanship. its products include lamps, chairs & tables, vases and hangers.
some of the production’s important works were on display, such as the collection of lamps (acquatinta and acquamiki, frullino and cipria, glacier), arranged in very effective way:
chairs were also there, with bisonte chairs’ installation, as their most famous piece. i had an instant urge to have them in my home. although, it would be hard to decide weather to use them as something to sit on or something to look at.
studio itself was very cosy; wood was dominating element, accompanied by glass, ceramics, as well as metal (cast iron, aluminum, brass). i’ve taken a look at their meeting room, which in my view was perfect conclusion of my visit to the produzione privata studio.
as i’ve previously written, i am planning to spend this weekend in search of new designs.
ps. all the information regarding de lucca’s produzione privata may be found on http://www.produzioneprivata.it