Milan Design Week 2021: Innovative + Imaginative Highlights

Icons reimagined, Caterina De' Medici-inspired home fragrances, objects made from waste at industrial laundries and more

Not everyone believed that Milan Design Week 2021 would be a success, or even happen, for obvious reasons. Despite everything from travel restrictions to immense financial issues gripping many design studios and brands, Cosmit—the institution that’s organized Salone since 1961—forged ahead. After canceling the April edition, they decided that a special Supersalone would be held in September; still at the fair, still in Milan. Consequently, most …

Lolita Gomez + Blanca Algarra Sanchez Reimagine A Clockwork Orange’s Korova Milk Bar

Within the multi-installation Alcova exhibition this Milan Design Week, Lolita Gomez and Blanca Algarra Sanchez (students from Geneva’s HEAD design school) have twisted the dystopian iconography of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange into a real-life milk bar that guests can sit at. From nipple cups to udder-like siphons, the students’ vision channels the explicit forms and dazzling energy of the film’s original. “We decided to do something …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Virtual visits into space, a guide to this year's Milan Design Week, the new Black Film Archive and more from around the web

“Women For Life On Earth” Redefined Protesting With Beauty + Banners When 20-foot-long missiles moved into the Greenham Common Air Force base in the 1980s, it was the last straw for a group of women in England and Wales. Thus, the collective Women For Life On Earth was born—and soon set out on a 110-mile march to Greenham, renouncing war and violence. Almost immediately, the …