Brera is one one the most stimulating hubs during the Design Week.
This year, Brera Design District celebrates its 10th anniversary, and the cobblestone streets of the picturesque neighborhood will host a wealth of initiatives and events.
The 2019 theme is “Design Your Life”, that draws inspiration from Bill Burnett and Dave Evans’ book “Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life” (Alfred a Knopf Inc, September 2016). “Design your life” is a call to awareness: designers have been asked to be more committed to the sustainable impact of their work.
Our favourite project is definitely “Planetario”, by Cristina Celestino. In Brera Design Apartment, Celestino has designed a scenographic retrofuturistic interior project, featuring a new collection of carpets created for Besana Carpet Lab. It is a dreamy, unexpected home scenario inspired by the themes of space and its antithesis, the underwater world. Brera Design Apartment is in via Palermo 1, 3°floor, and is open until April 14 from 10 am to 7 pm.
We recommend to spend some time at the majestic Basilica di San Marco – gateway to Brera Design District – and in its historical cloisters, which have been turned into an enchanting urban garden thanks to dOT & ABLE TO. Green settings and outdoor solutions create an authentic oasis for everybody in the city center, where nature, design and beauty blend in offering unique views and relaxation.
If you happen to be in Milan with kids, they will love RoBOTL: a stately and massive 6 meters-tall installation located in piazza XXV Aprile. RoBOTL is the sustainability superhero, a symbol and warning that reminds us how important it is to safeguard the environment in which we live. The work is made of recycled plastic bottles and production scraps from the design industry, and is the official spokesperson to raise awareness to act in a conscious and responsible way, starting from the city in which we live. The project is signed by Timberland and Giò Forma, multi-award winning international studio made of designers, architects and artists, led by Cristiana Picco, Florian Boje e Claudio Santucci.