Milan Design Week: A CMF sampler


Furniture, fashion, cars, make for a veritable feast of materials. Car Design News sampled the offerings at Milan Design Week 2024

With Milan Design Week a multi-disciplined experience now, the material offerings have greatly multiplied, along with the proliferation of displays, installations, and showrooms. As we walked throughout Milan, and beyond, we found too many great materials to completely catalogue, so we decided a sample of the various materials on display might be a best approach for a report.

Here are some that caught our attention:


Steel: steel is a perennial large-scale material at certain displays- usually in large palazzo courtyards. Weathering Steel, or ‘COR-TEN’ as it’s often called in America, was on poetic display at Lasvit, where the ‘Porta’ installation shared the courtyard with large glass panels(above), a bed of wood shavings and mysterious clouds of steam that gave the whole installation an eerie vibe and earthy smell. One expected Macbeth’s witches to appear out of the mist. But the steel poetically evoked the surrounding colonnades, as did the glass panels.

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