La Triennale di Milano’s “Enzo Mari Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli” Retrospective

A vast exhibition of the Italian master's work, which won't be seen in public again for 40 years

Born from years of meetings and intense conversations between Enzo Mari and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, the immense retrospective Enzo Mari Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli pays tribute to one of the masters of Italian design. Mari passed away aged 88 in October 2020, days after the show initially opened. Prior to his death, he requested that—after this exhibition—his work not be …

Highlights from Milan Design Week’s Decade of Ventura Projects

The imaginative Ventura Centrale and Ventura Future will return no more

Margriet Vollenberg, founder and art director of Ventura Projects (a forum for international creatives looking to launch during Milan Design Week these last 11 years), announced to the design community that her beloved series of events, installations and activations would cease. After the cancellation of the 11th edition (due to the pandemic) this year, Vollenberg was unable to salvage her company, which organized Ventura Centrale, …

Studio Visit: Illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli

Connecting with the talented artist ahead of her talk at Design Indaba

Specializing in editorial illustration, Olimpia Zagnoli is one of the most important Italian artists of her generation. Her style is bold, playful and immediately recognizable—whether it’s on the cover of The New Yorker, within the pages of La Repubblica, on fabrics for Marella, or as part of a Prada campaign. We were delighted to visit Zagnoli at her Milan studio, ahead of the 25th edition …