When it comes to Fuorisalone, Porta Venezia is a trendy district that always deserves a visit. Not only many artistic studios are open, but there are also other events happening in its surrounds. For example, Porta Monforte is not an official Fuorisalone district, but is next to Porta Venezia and also offers inspiring installations. Here you can find a selection of the best there is to see in both areas.
COS x Phillip K Smith III
COS is heading to a new location for its seventh Milan showcase. In the courtyard of Palazzo Isimbardi, they have invited Palm Springs-based artist Phillip K Smith to create a sculptural installation that was inspired by Italian Renaissance architecture and the sky in Milan, while keeping in line with COS’ minimalist design dialogue. ‘Characterised by ever-changing spatial and temporal elements, every visitor’s experience of the installation will be entirely individual’ says Smith.
Doppia Firma 2018
Milan is well know for its incredible buildings. Villa Mozart is an amazing location, and surely one of the prettiest of this district. Go visit Doppia Firma 2018 to check out Maison Giampiero Bodino exhibits alongside design giants such as Erik Spiekermann and Studio Swine.
Villa Necchi Campiglio
And since you are already in the area of Via Mozart, you should keep on walking til you arrive at Villa Necchi Campiglio. This is a Porta Venezia mandatory visit. A breathtaking location for a real Milanese aperitivo by the pool.
Swarovski at Palazzo Serbelloni
For 2018, the crystal giants are set to provide the full Swarovski experience at Palazzo Serbelloni's hidden courtyard. Inside a custom-built greenhouse, the Austrian brand will offer a pop-up Daniel’s Café (serving Viennese pastries) and a retail shop where visitors can purchase its atelier collections and jewellery in addition to showing off its new home collections by the likes of Nendo, John Pawson, and Patricia Urquiola.
An event by Wonderglass presenting the latest collections of glass lamps and acccessories, signed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Fornasetti, Dan Yeffet, Studiopluz e Raw Edges.
Loewe Loves Textures
Creative director Jonathan Anderson will highlight material crafted from across the globe for the initiative, from Indian ribbon hand-embroidery, to the ancient method of Boro stitching in Japan. The result will be a new collection of tapestries, blankets and tote bags that will go on show at the Loewe boutique, celebrating international artisan craft, an ongoing ethos for the Spanish brand.
Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades
The French fashion brand returns to Palazzo Bocconi with its Objets Nomades collection of travel-inspired objects. Highlights include a patchwork leather vase by Fernando & Humberto Campana, and a new collaboration with Hong Kong-based designer André Fu.