Dispatch from Milan | Brera Design District

Guest post by Gucki.it


Brera area is one of the main design district of the Salone-Off.

Here there are tons of events, beautiful locations, showroom, galleries… you have just to walk through the district and explore it!

There is even a pelota (a kind of dodgeball) gymnasium where every year there are amazing installations. This year you can find there the Danish Hay design.
For the first time there is Casa Marimekko, an entire apartment where you can explore the Marimekko atmosphere and dip yourself in your pattern and textiles!




Nendo, Japanese studio of architecture and design, one of the best of the entire world, presents in the San Simpliciano cloister 50 Manga chairs! Amazing! They adapted the strong symbolic nature of manga comics to furniture design.


Manga consisted of a series of frames on a single sheet of paper that creates a sequence. Similarly, 50 standard chairs are lined up in a grid, each one conjures up a sense of story, and each with a design element from manga. For example, a “speech bubble” or “effect line” are added to visualize sound or action. Or emotional symbols from manga, like “sweat” or “tears”, are formed so that a sense of story and character can be felt.

 A complete mirror finish is opted for, which generates new spatial layers as the mirror surface reflects the real world, just like manga does.
Isn’t it a kind of magic?

Then you can walk in Casa Gifu like you are directly transported in Japan! Beautiful design, paper lamps (Gifu is a Japanese district very famous in the world for their precious paper) and masking tape! So many inspirations!

Orto Botanico

Society – via Palermo 1

Palazzo Clerici


Brera Design District is a place where you can explore the city and design!

To see more details of the Brera Design District, visit Gucki.it here.

Thank you Alessandra!

About Gucki.it
Allessandra Barlassina is a blogger, traveller and design addict based in Milano, Italy. Also follow her on Instagram at @gucki.it

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