Milan Design Week 2009: Superstudio Piu


Milan Design Week is in full swing and while last night’s press preview at Superstudio Piu in Zona Tortona was a slightly tamer affair than in previous years, the work on exhibit holds promise for an exciting week ahead. The line-up at Superstudio changed somewhat this year, though standard bearers such as Tom Dixon and Moooi returned with a host of new designs.

Moooi’s installation was a more modest affair compared to last year’s sprawling display. Newcomer Prooff, the office furniture company launched by Studio Makkink and Bey, takes the prize for best exhibition display. Foscarini’s “Infinity” multi-media display (top), with video by Massimo Gardone and music compiled by Francesco Morosini, was an unexpected delight. Nika Zupanc, who last year stole the stage at Moooi with her Lolita Lamps, created a most charming (if quirky) installation, “I will buy flowers myself.”

Check out the slide show above for images of some highlights.