It’s time to start the countdown to the most inspiring week of the year for all design lovers!!
The Milan Design Week 2019 will take place from 9th to 14nd April and starting from today in the blog you will find, in addition to usual columns, all the previews about the Milan furniture fair.
Our project for this Milan Design Week 2019
& about the Milan Design Week for a design blogger
I will be in Milan all week long, from Monday to Friday. And I am super excited to tell you that for this Milan Design Week 2019, again, we will work on the N/T editorial project.
N/T is an independent and sponsored-free eBook about the Milan Design Week, featuring the most interesting news and trends from the event and a forecast for the upcoming months.
I created this project last year with the aim of enjoying the Milan Design Week in the way I really love. That means, by spotting the most interesting news, finding the latest trends, discovering the most interesting talents and designers. Then, storytelling about it. After many years at Salone and Fuorisalone as a design blogger, I understood that if you want to discover and understand things in depth you need lot of time. The Milan event is really huge and at present is the most important design event on a global scale. After last year, I also understood that you need many eyes to see everything and being able to report about it. That’s why this year the team will be larger!
The publication will be totally independent and no-sponsored, for this reason, I’m inviting you to share it and to take part in our project.
I’m explaining to you how in this post.
Milan Design Week 2019 eBook N/T#2 | Topics
N/T is an editorial experiment born last year from a survey launched to blog readers through newsletters. All the chapters and topics covered were in fact the answer to what you would have liked to find in an eBook on Milan Design Week. If you follow this blog for a while and subscribed to the newsletter, you know that I often launch small surveys and this year again the second issue will be the reply to this.
The first Issue of N/T was a massive project, with 168 pages, 90 original photos, 5 exclusive interviews of top International designers, 17000 words, 200+ designs, including established brands, new brands and new design talents, 36 trend forecasts – that are now big trends.
It was the result of sleepless nights, thousands of km walked in Milan, a tons of previews and materials read, of people and designers met, of coffees too. Yes from one side I am quite scared to do this again, but from the other I am so excited and look forward to it.
Milan Design Week 2019 eBook N/T#2 | Team
Luckily, I will not be alone in this project. Together with me, there will be again Grace and Martina helping in editing and in interviewing some top designers. There will be again Davide, with his amazing photos. There will be also two new people in the MDW team, Ana Luiza and Marlon from SOMA studio , that already curate one column in the blog about circular design. Together with them, I am also working on another big project that is related to this (and different to this, BTW). But, as usual, let’s talk about one thing at a time 😉
I am also really happy to announce that this year italianbark.com is media partner with Ventura Future and Centrale, and Tortona design districts of Fuorisalone!
Milan Design Week 2019 eBook N/T#2 | How to Take part
By being an editorial experiment, unsponsored and independent, the aim of N/T is to involve readers and design lovers as much as possible to be inspired together by the most beautiful week of the year. You can take part into the project into many different ways:
If you are a designer, creative studio, architect, showcasing your work at the Milan Design Week :
Submit your work at the email email@example.com with a short description and High Res pictures (remember to add the Photographer credits) and by adding “eBook” in the email subject[ deadline 9 April ]
If you are a design blogger or just a design lover :
Share your pics on Instagram with hashtag #milanobark to get a chance to be featured on @italianbark Instagram profile or even in the final eBook, where there will be a section dedicated to the most Instagrammed exhibits in Milan. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have more ideas to share or to meet for a coffee or an aperitivo too (after 5pm definetely not a coffee!)
N.B. N/T IS A NON-SPONSORED AND INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION.
If you are a brand or an agency covering a brand, and you are looking for branded collaborations with italianbark.com during the Milan Design Week, please request the mediakit. We can work together on blogpost publications and social media storytelling but we don’t accept any sponsored partnerships for the N/T project. Thanks
If you want to be updated and get an early copy:
Subscribe at the N/T#2 mailing list of the blog here.
That’s all ! In the meantime, waiting for the MDW, remember to have a read at:
- This page which recaps everything you need to know about the Milan Design Week 2019 – to be updated
- Our Milan Design Guide with the best locations where to eat, drink, shop for design