5 Vie Art + Design District Preview for Milan Fuorisalone 2019

by Grace Davin

The very best previews of the Milan Fuorisalone 2019 handpicked by ITALIANBARK

Milan Design Week is just around the corner! The 58th Milan Furniture Fair will surely shine through its mainstay event at Rho Fiera Milano as well as Fuorisalone events. Fuorisalone continues to grow each year across various design districts. Have you already checked out Elisabetta’s article highlighting a preview of Ventura Future? If you liked getting a sample of what’s to come, then you’re in for another treat.


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5VIE Art + Design District

The original inspiration behind the 1961 launch of Salone del Mobile was to feature exclusively Italian designers. Over the years, the event has expanded and adapted to become a truly international affair.

5VIE Design District has certainly responded to this by dedicating itself to culture, integration, and diversity. This historic and artistic district consists of workshops, galleries, shops, and showrooms. As you may remember from last year, it hosted an amazing array of Italian and international artists and designers.



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Image Credit: Matteo Cibic / Sabine Marcelis / Sara Magni e Marco Dapino /

I visited the 5VIE Art + Design District press preview hosted in partnership with SIAM (Society for the Encouragement of Arts and Crafts). SIAM was opened in 1878 and has continuously supported the arts and crafts as well as education in industry and innovation. There will be several events hosted at this unique location.


5 Vie Art+Design District 2019 PreviewsMilan Design Week 2019

Here’s are some of the must-see events and exhibitions by 5VIE Design District:


SIAM, Via Santa Marta, 18

Head underground for this autobiographical project by Roberto Sironi. The project is curated by Annalisa Rosso and blends together anthropology, big data, and technology to create a journey through human evolution.


Via Meravigli, 9/b

This will be the 4th edition celebrating Dutch talents through Masterly – the Dutch in Milano at the Dutch Design Pavilion at Palazzo Francesco Turati. Founder of Masterly, Nicole Uniquole has selected a unique program of presenters. The theme was inspired by the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death, a perfect time to showcase Dutch design and craftsmanship.


Image Credits: Frieda Mellema / Annemarie Sabelis / Carina Wagenaar


Oratorio della Passione, Piazza Sant’Ambrogio 

This will be the first solo exhibition in Italy for Carlo Massoud, a Lebanese designer. The show is curated by Maria Cristina Didero. He states: “My work stems from insistent questioning and investigation of social, political, cultural subjects with an eye for the environmental one. My intention is to keep on inquiring the reality out there in my very personal way, trying to stimulate people towards different layers of interpretation through my work.”


Via Cesare Correnti 14

Kiki Van Eijk and Joost Van Bleiswijk are Dutch creatives and designers that are no strangers to Milan Design Week Fuorisalone events. This year the present a shared installation on the theme of connection. They also present individual efforts, Van Eijk with Free Form “a series of ceramic LED lamps modeled on the repetition of natural forms and their coexistence with humanity.” Van Bleisqijk’s Curved and Taped “sculptural forms that focus on the expressive gesture, distancing them from functionality,


Image Credits: Kiki Van Eijk and Joost Van Bleiswijk


Via Medici, 13

Davide Groppi’s project is described as: “Light to see and feel people and space. Light like a vision, but also like a feeling. Light expressing mystery, deep reflection and seduction.”


Courtyard, Via Cesare Correnti 14

Italian artist, architect-designer, and essayist Ugo La Pietra has been selected as this 5VIE’s Design Week guest of honor. His solo project Territorial Design relates to themes of art and craftsmanship. He has chosen to highlight Italian craftsmanship through objects conceived by artists and built by craftsmen.




Via Cesare Correnti, 14

This will be the largest showcase of Australian and New Zealand designers at Milan Design Week. The group show is curated by Emma Elisabeth.


Oratorio della Passione

This is an absolute must-see for anyone who loves classic Italian design and advertising. Experience Fattobene, a unique project dedicated to Italian material culture. Peruse a selection of Made in Italy products and objects ranging from soap, rosewater, and pomade to scented paper, tea towels, and staplers. Some of the more recognizable include Marvis toothpaste to the original Leone candies.




Palazzo Litta, Corso Magenta, 24 

This project, curated by MoscaPartners, consists of 22 exhibitors from 11 countries. A featured exhibition “Echo” will be present in Cortile d’Onore.


Piazza Castello

DESIGN PRIDE is organized by Stefano Seletti and Esselunga. This year’s Pride Parade is set to take place Wednesday April 10th, 2019 at 6PM. Join for the start on the corner of Via Minghetti of Piazza Castello, which will parade through the streets of 5VIE to Piazza Affari, where the parade concludes.


Image Credit: Design Pride / Carmine Conte


Via Santa Marta, 14 

Apparatus presents: “Embroidery, alabaster, burl, and eel skin ground the collection in decorative references, while playful proportion and scale carry the work into a historical fantasy.”


Via Edmondo de Amicis, 19

Martina Gamboni’s Strategic Footprints will host ‘Land’ by Poggi Ugo and ‘The Symbolic Room’ by Morgane Roux.


Via Santa Marta, 21 

Serge Ferrari presents their new collection of outdoor fabrics in an exhibition curated by Sara Ricciardi.


Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Monache, via Lanzone 13 

Anton Alvarez works within contrasts, using craftsmanship and technology in dealing with primitive and futuristic themes. This year he’s exploring bronze through twelve pieces, curated by Nicolas Bellavance Lecompte.


International English Centre, Via Medici, 15 

Together with Alessandro Iovine, Foro Studio will present Rug-o-rama, a series of carpets in different materials intended as an homage to the city of Milan.


There will be plenty to share, if you plan on visiting in person make sure to collaborate with us via #milanobark. Don’t forget to use our Milan Design Guide to find spots to eat and drink amid the Fuorisalone events! No matter where you live, you can track happenings of the event through the second edition of N/T, an ebook by ITALIANBARK.


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From the last year

5 Vie Design District 2018 Previews | Anteprime Fuorisalone 2018


via Cesare Correnti 14


Unsighted is the exhibition project curated by the Canadian gallery owner Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte with new works by: Anton Alvarez (Sweden / Chile), Bahraini Danish (Bahrain), Eric Schmitt (France), Niamh Barry (Ireland), Omer Arbel (Canada) , Roberto Sironi (Italy) and Seo Jeonghwa (Korea).


Arcadia is an immersive and sensorial installation curated by Alice Stori Liechtenstein, with the participation of Sara Ricciardi, one of the young talents of Italian design, part of the ‘Wallpaper * Design Awards 2018’.

VEGAN DESIGN – Or the Art of Reduction

The project, curated by Maria Cristina Didero, shows the collections of Erez Nevi Pana. Each object answers a specific question: is it possible to design without using any animal material?



LOCAL MILAN is the largest independent showcase of Australian design in Milan, featuring 26 Australian designers.


Diesel living will be at 5 Vie with “Out of this World”, an exhibition that deals with the theme of hospitality taking inspiration from the landscapes of Arizona and Mexico.


Palazzo Turati | Via Meravigli, 9/b

Masterly – The Dutch in Milano is one of my must sees. The event showcases the best of Dutch design and craftsmanship, within the beautiful Palazzo Francesco Turati. The exhibit will feature projects of emerging and established designers,companies and schools and it is curated by Nicole Uniquole. Within the event, there will be The hotel experience, a project around the hospitality theme curated by Edward van Vliet with several Dutch brands and pieces by designers Don Zweedijk, Sebastiaan van Soest and Niels Verschuren. 


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Palazzo Litta, Corsa Magenta, 24

Palazzo Litta will host The Litta Variations, the project curated by DAMN and MoscaPartners. Cortile d’Onore will host Il Tempio nel Bosco, the installation by London design studio Asif Khan, for the first time at Milan Design Week. On the main floor and the courtyardk, a rich selection of international designers, companies and brands.


Museo Diocesano

Again, Dutch design at 5Vie: NOTHING NEW shows rare designs by top designers Studio Job, Richard Hutten, Marcel Wanders, Maarten Baas, Maarten van Severen Nina Graziosi, Bertjan Pot, Atelier van Lieshout and Space Encounters. The courtyard and halls of Museo Diocesano are transformed into an open-air installation where Lensvelts’ award winning products are presented in an otherworldly setting.
Do not miss also the BAR ANNE, designed by the award-winning Dutch architects of Space Encounters with the collaboration of several Dutch design talents.


Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

The Lexus Design Event this year is entitled “LIMITLESS CO-EXISTENCE”and will be held in the new space the Cavallerizze, the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci. The main installation is by architect Sota Ichikawa (head of the doubleNegatives Architecture studio).


/ 18 Aprile

This year too 5Vie streets will host the DESIGN PRIDE. A street parade promoted by Italian design brand Seletti in collaboration with the Paridevitale agency, together with the brands Gufram, Toiletpaper and Heineken, with many designers, including Studio Job and Marcantonio.


Piazza Vetra / Colonne di San Lorenzo

Trashpresso by Miniwiz is the first mobile recycler of fabrics and plastics, which brings an industrial recycling system in urban centers thanks to a mobile, automated and independent platform. The waste is transformed into tiles to be used for construction.

Trashpresso by Miniwiz è il primo impianto mobile al mondo per il riciclo di tessuti e plastica, che porta un sistema di riciclaggio industriale nei centri urbani e nelle comunità più isolate grazie ad una piattaforma mobile, automatizzata e ad alimentazione indipendente. I rifiuti acquisiscono valore materiale e vengono trasformati in piastrelle da utilizzare per l’edilizia.

Sant’Ambrogio Design District 2018 Previews | Anteprime Fuorisalone 2018



Located few steps from 5Vie, Sant’Ambrogio Design District includes some very interesting locations not to be missed in Milan, including:


Via Telesio, 13


Piazza Castello, 27

|| Read more about 100×100 Achille exhibit and about Achille Castiglioni here



Via Matteo Bandello, 14/16

Whenever I go to Milan, I can not fail to visit this address. Spazio Rossana Orlandi is a must for all design lovers, a location where you can find many news and unpublished projects.

|| Read about my visit at Spazio Rossanna Orlandi here





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