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The Best of Milan Design Week 2019, Part I

This year, it felt like we did things a bit differently in Milan. We went to a dance club until the wee hours of the morning rather than spend yet another night at the de facto late-night hangout Bar Basso. We went to Lake Como to decompress with friends rather than heading straight home to prepare for New York Design Week. And we sent our Instagram into overdrive, sharing almost 100 on-the-spot photos and first impressions (which are saved in our highlights in case you missed them!) But of course those Instagrams were a mere sliver of what we actually saw, and what we saw was woefully under-representative of what was actually on view.

At times, it feels like Milan is getting too big for its own good; this year, Dimore Gallery alone hosted five different presentations, and the Brera building where our Airbnb is located hosted at least three separate immersive interiors. At the same time, each year brings something truly wonderful to behold, whether it’s furniture hoisted into inflatable bubbles (Nilufar Depot), a newly open-to-the-public Piero Portaluppi interior (Massimo de Carlo Gallery), or the coolest amoeba-shaped marble tables we’ve ever seen (by Studio Binocle, which we’re featuring here today). We’ll be devoting our whole week to coverage from the fair so stay tuned, and scroll down for the first of our favorites.

Land Poggi Uno by Masquespacio for Martina Gamboni

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Atelier Aveus for Martina Gamboni

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Photos © Mattia Iotti

Serena Confalonieri

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Photos © Andrea Agrati

Life in Vogue

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Pierre Marie

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Ana Kras

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Alex Proba

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Storagemilano

Photos © Delfino Sisto Legnani

Studio Binocle

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Photos © André Lucat

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Plasterworks by David/Nicholas

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Giancarlo Valle

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Panter & Tourron

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Flatwig Studio

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Photos © Amandine Alessandra

James Stickley

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Linda Tegg for Jil Sander

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Norwegian Presence

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Kent Fonn Skare & Kim Thome

Photos © Inger Marie Grini

SEM Milan

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Simultanea Vases by Valentina Cameranesi Sgroi

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Paesaggio Chair by Hannes Peer

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Supaform

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Volker Haug x John Hogan

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Tides by Wang & Söderström + Kwangho Lee

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Photos © Andrea Martiradonna

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Anna Karlin

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Atelier de Troupe

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Beckmans School of Design

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Opera Varie

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BRUT Collective

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Charlotte Jonckheer
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Nel Verbeke

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