The Isola District, one of the most lively neighbourhoods in Milan, is a breakaway exhibition that involves the entire district (or suburb, if you like), filled with design shows, installations, workshops and speaking presentations - all taking place within hidden locations, galleries and private courtyards. This year the district presents itself again as a place of curiosity and discovery for Fuorisalone; emphasis has been placed on innovation and research, with a key focus on the development of new materials. It's theme, Unlimited Design, is clear - to be able to celebrate design in all of its forms.
"We want the locations in the Isola district, during Milan Design Week, to be always more open to experimentation and the contamination of different knowledge and disciplines."
– Gabriele Cavallaro,
co-founder of Blank and project manager of the event.
"We want to push the product and it’s function, continuing the course that has characterised the event from the first edition."
And so in awe of the design currently on display, we've rounded up our five standouts; a mix of designers and design work featured in the Isola District, should you be so lucky to wander through (un caffé in hand, of course).
Complicated Sofa Installation by Reisinger Studio from Spain.
Designed by Andres Reisinger, an inter-disciplinary designer; we can't recommend more checking out his work, here.
A futuristic seat designed and created by Giacomo Caldana.
Titled Omega, the seat has zero impact on the environment as the materials used have been reused from pre-existing products whose active life cycle has ended.
Snake by Campidarte, is a public installation design made from recycling the folders used to transport eggs.
Furniture by Fraction Design Studio, lead by designer Celine Nge from Singapore; the furniture on display is characterised by creative exploration and unconventionality.
All imagery provided by Isola Design District.
Curated by, Isabelle Clark, TLSE