Milan Design Week Preview Part Two

Launching Marc Newson's latest for Dom Pérignon, Foscarini's video installation, and a better-than-ever Designersblock

With Milan Design Week 2010 barely underway, Mad Agency set the bar high with their celebration of Mark Newson‘s fourth collaboration with champagne house Dom Pérignon at their brand-new Mad House in the heart of Milan’s hip Isola neighborhood. A polycarbonate container, Black Box houses a bottle of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2000, while keeping it cold for hours, even on the move. The sleek design …

Elita Music and Arts Festival 2010

Our picks of Milan's network of cultural events during design week

Started just five years ago, Elita‘s event series has already become a Milan Design Week tradition. This year’;s headquarters, the historic Franco Parenti theater, beautifully restored by Michele de Lucchi will host several of the music and cultural happenings. Several more take place elsewhere around town, thanks to an ever-growing community network of clubs and venues such as Tunnel, Magazzini Generali and Plastic. With an …

Lemuria

Shape-shifting experimental knitwear from a family-run Italian label

The mythical land Lemuria is a lost continent whose inhabitants were mentally pure hermaphrodites, ethereal spirits, and able to shape their bodies using only their minds. The knitwear project bearing the same name reflects the spirit of the vanished land, with each single piece organically transforming into multiple new shapes and styles. The Tuta Mucca dress from the current Libero Arbitrio collection easily goes from …