The sixtieth edition of Fuorisalone (recently reunited under the name of Design Week) has just come to an end, and we’ve seen a creative Milan in strong recovery, after the uncertainties of the post-pandemic, with many installations, presentations and collaborations.

Among the most interesting proposals we have selected the best ones from fashion labels, which for the occasion have brought together minds known for the creation of original projects.
The most beloved – perhaps –  is the Dior Medallion chair redesigned by Philippe Starck, a symbol of Louis XVI style now suitable for contemporary furniture and reinterpreted on the basis of the oval shape, so dear to the Dior’s heritage.

Diesel, also at the forefront of interior design, has conceived together with Lodes a table lamp (ROD) portable and rechargeable. A design object that is part of the Diesel Living with Lodes line and that strengthens the bond of a partnership born last year with the presentation of the new Flask, Vinyl and Urban Concrete.

Following, the sustainable project of Stella McCartney, who has focused everything, for her installation, on Mylo. A material of new conception who derives from the treatment of mushrooms, with which she created a print for walls and the all-over cover of the Le Bambole armchair, originally designed in 1972 by Mario Bellini, in partnership with B&B Italia.

Dsquared2 presented, like Stella McCartney, a collection of wallpapers, bringing some of its iconic patterns and motifs into the interior design. Created in collaboration with Londonart, the wallpapers also represent the intent, increasingly rooted, to expand the lifestyle project of the brand, which began a few years ago with the inauguration of Ceresio 7.

Tod’s and MSGM have instead thought of two urban vehicles. The first one proposed a highly technological and carbon fiber bike (Tod’s Bike), in collaboration with Colnago. While the second presented the electric  – with vibrant colors – Fantastic Me Scooter , made in collaboration with ME Electric Scooter.

   

Finally, Timberland worked with architect Stefano Boeri on a sustainable installation, a floating garden (The Floating Forest) located at Darsena, a symbol  of a more caring and eco-friendly future, in fashion as in everyday life.

A set of proposals that we have seen as well received by the city and by an international audience , which underline, once again, how design – meant as an innovative relationship between beauty and function – is increasingly present in our lives, but also how often great synergies are the engine of useful and interesting collaborations.