Milano Design Award 2016: Winning Installations

Innovative and immersive, six of the best experiences at the fair

Now in its sixth year, the Milan Design Award has become one of the most anticipated moments of Milan Design Week. Dedicated to the most interesting installations of the week, the award (whose physical prize is a sculpture of a little horse, the mythical Sleipnir Troll Mini, made by Italian artist and architect Duilio Forte) goes to a designer or team whose work combines design, …

Milan Design Week 2016: Interview with Sou Fujimoto

Collaborating with COS, the architect created the immersive “Forest of Light” installation

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto (perhaps best-known for his Serpentine Gallery Pavilion) joined forces with Swedish fashion retailer COS for Salone de Mobile during this year’s Milan Design Week 2016. The result is quite spectacular. The installation “Forest of Light” is a fascinating and immersive exploration of light and perspective. In a completely dark space, towering cones of light seem to respond magically to the presence …

Jonas Lund’s Art World API

A digital installation exploring art through technology and science

Still abuzz from his shared online experience art piece “We See In Every Direction,” the Swedish-born, Amsterdam-based artist Jonas Lund is launching a new project, called Art World API. Lund’s interdisciplinary attack on art combines internet-embedded works with video and installation art, as well as a performance element. Utilizing networked systems, Lund gathers volunteer explorers and charts social interactions on the web. Known just as …