Milan Design Week

It’s the Annual Milan Design Week. With the biggest names in furniture, interiors, materials and brands showcasing what they got.

Unfortunately Can’t Be Satisfied couldn’t report at the show but luckily there are plenty of blogs and magazine that are so we can enjoy the show as well.

Below a selection to get your design on.

Dezeen is doing a feature on the show as well as a pintrest board of all the great shots.

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Designboom is covering the show and they also have this handy map when you arrive on their homepage during the Milan Design Week.

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NIKE Aero-Static Dome at Design week Milan

It’s the Design Week in Milan and when its mainly furniture on display, brands have decided to make an impact as well. Nike have created this floating structuer called ‘aero-static dome’ together with miniwiz founder Arthur Huang. Miniwiz, famous for their innovative and eco design haven taken inspiration from the fly knit technology and based the massive structure on Leonardo Da Vinci’s triangular parachute and alexander graham bell’s tetrahedral kite. Inside each glass capsules units – anchoring the balloon structure – are shoes of the new kobe 9 elite low HTM displayed.

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Via Designboom All images courtesy of NIKE

The Cardboard Cathedral by Shigeru Ban

Recycling meets religion in this very eco-friendly cathedral. After the 2011 earthquake in New Zealand one of the Christchurch landmark cathedrals was badly damaged. Architect and 2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban was asked to come up with a temporary solution to help replace the landmark until a more permanent cathedral could be built.

His response: using 98 cardboard tubes and 8 shipping containers designed into an A frame. Colourful printed glass sits at the front of the cathedral creating a modern version of the classic stained glass windows. The structure is expected to exist for 50 years, long enough for a more permanent structure to be build.

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