Carpet design

At Milan Design Week, functional furniture is in fashion

RALPH LAUREN

Ralph Lauren opens the doors to its elegant Milan palace with a celebratory cocktail hosted by David Lauren. The palace is Milanese in style – with an understated facade opening onto an impressive courtyard. The house is furnished with signature touches of the Ralph Lauren lifestyle: Chesterfield sofas draped in tartan throws, gallery walls showcasing equestrian paintings, cream sofas offset by decorative antiques and rugs. Interiors offer a hint of polo tradition, with equestrian accents sculpted in bronze.
Ralph’s Milan is open by appointment only from June 7 to 11 at the Palazzo Ralph Lauren, Via San Barnaba 27.

Photograph courtesy of Ralph Lauren
Photograph courtesy of Ralph Lauren

LOEWE

LOEWE celebrates craftsmanship around cocktails in an exhibition entitled Weave, Restore, Renew, a project led by creative director Jonathan Andreson. This year marks the Spanish house’s sixth installment at the furniture show and its continued conversation about craftsmanship, celebrating how manual processes give meaning to objects, while honoring its history and value for future use.
The exhibition is open until June 12 at Palazzo isimbardi, Corso Monforte, 35.

Photograph courtesy of Loewe

HERMES

Hermes Maison launches its collection for the home in La Pelota, where the French house explores the theme of “lightness” with a construction of four towers in wood and translucent colored paper. Inside, each tower hosts a particular theme of objects that displays the house’s artisanal commitment to finely crafted objects.
This year, the house is focusing on its textiles, highlighting five designs that explore the theme of “lightness” in artfully arranged, color-coded blocks. A graceful and minimal selection of furniture is highlighted in light, creamy woods – comprised of materials such as oak, leather, cane and bamboo. Finally, there is the table service: a twenty-four-piece porcelain service in a Dijon honey yellow.
The exhibition is open until June 12 at La Pelota, Via Palermo, 10.

Photograph courtesy of Hermès
Photograph courtesy of Hermès

LOUIS VUITTON

Louis Vuitton is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its collection of furniture and Objets Nomades at Garage Traversi, a space designed by Atelier Oï, the Campana Brothers and Raw Edges. This year’s exhibition features a collection of new and ongoing commissions created by 14 international designers ranging from Patricia Urquiola, India Mahdavi, Tokujin Yoshioka, Atelier Biagetti and more.
The house unveils five new Objets Nomades pieces, including three new chairs from Swiss design studio Atelier Oï – a seating set made up of strips of rich Louis Vuitton leather held together by brass buckles, a design feature inspired by the bags of the House. They are joined by a new four-seater modular sofa from Campana Brothers, a sofa inspired by the shapes of clouds and comes in eleven removable fabric-covered cushions. The latest Objet novelty is a table by Raw Edges, comprised of a carbon fiber base and upholstered in the house’s signature leather treated for indoor and outdoor use. The Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades exhibition is open at Garage Traversi, via Bagutta 2, 20121 Milan, June 7, 2-6 p.m., June 8-12, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Photograph courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Photograph courtesy of Louis Vuitton

MARNI

Marni opens the doors of its new flagship store in Via Montenapoleone, with a cocktail hosted by Francesco Risso and A Magazine Curated By. The Aluminum band played a live performance, moving through the crowd as contemporary artist Shoplifter showcased his site-specific work commissioned for Salone del Mobile 2022.

The opening of the Marni store marks a new introduction to retail design – creating a sensory space with unceasing architectural elements: navy carpeted floors, disco mirror paneled walls and decorative accent pieces that create a contrast between solidity and refraction.

MARNI reaffirms the brand as a creative playground maintaining a constant dialogue with art through the introduction of this new store concept.

Photograph courtesy of Marni

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