The European trends capital: Milan. Trip of the Master of Product Design Labs

In April, Milan is taken over by the “Salone Internazionale del Mobile”, a key event for students of the Master of Product Design Labs. Over five days, the young creatives were able to enjoy the tight cultural programme offed by the city, in an expedition through the future trends in the sector.

Milan is overflowing with inspiration, and during the design week the city is structured into several districts, in which to visit workshops, art galleries, stores, museums and a range of activities. In addition to the classic Brera, Sarpi, Ventura Lambrate and San Biblia, this year there is a new district: 5 Vie. An area promoted by the Milan City Hall to showcase its monuments and legendary patios and palazzos.

During this trip, as well as visiting the different districts and, of course, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the students attended the SaloneSatellite. A space devoted to young international promises, discovering new visions of design.

The students were enlightened by EuroLuce (International Lighting Salon) which takes place in parallel to Workplace 3.0., a think tank on the evolution of design in workspaces. And they had the chance to visit the innovation studio for the Design Group Italia brands, the headquarters of Esterni and the fun design, architecture, photography and fashion display at Triennale.

Milan is a design landmark every day of the year, as proven by the visits to the Rossana Orlandi, space, a permanent gallery which displays its artworks in a peculiar way, always in sets which recreate real situations. As well as Cascina Cuccagna, an old farmhouse from the 17th century, devoted to culture.

A trip to Milan at the time when the city becomes, more than ever, an incubator of ideas and innovative ideas and is full of people from the sector. An infinite source of inspiration which brought the students of the Master of Product Design Labs closer to the future trends of product design.

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