Milan Design Week recap

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Last week, Salone del Mobile took over the Lombard capital with exhibitions. We relive the fun of the fair and Milan Design Week by presenting some of the highlights.

Lessons learned

Milan Design Week, whose latest edition wrapped up on Sunday, is the global gathering for the industry. Over the course of seven days, I met designers from Nigeria, journalists from South Korea, Danish architects and, of course, furniture CEOs from Italy. No other event can compete with this worldly mix of conversations and connections. Here are some of my key discussions from the week.

Monday: Mario Cucinella gave a morning tour of his “Città Miniera” installation in the courtyard of the headquarters of Corriere della Sera newspaper. Here, the architect had built “skyscrapers” made from discarded fruit boxes. “It’s a reminder that we can change the way in which we see refuse in the city,” he said. “When a building is demolished there are opportunities to reuse 50 to 80 per cent of the waste material in other structures.”