Enter the eco-houses, take part in the talks, take a break in the festive chaos of the FuoriSalone, go through the installations and have fun with disco music, street food and starred cuisine: this is Design Diffusion’s invitation
Inhabits by Design Diffusion World: on the 10,000 sq m surface in the city center (in front of the Sforza Castle), you can find the best examples of design for sustainable living, from the 9 sq m aVoid mobile housing unit, to the largest Class A eco-smart district ever realized in Italy, Up Town, Milan, in the former Expo 2015 area. An open-air experimental laboratory open from 10 am to midnight where you can get informed and start the revolution to inhabit better = to live better!
With entertainment: street food of excellence, chefs preparing exclusive dishes dedicated to the event before your eyes and, live disco music with performances in the evening and at night. We know it, at the end of the Milan Design Week we are all a bit tired but we still want to experiment, understand, see for ourselves. But we can do it only in an environment as cozy as Inhabits, with relax areas and chances of dialogue. You can find the agenda for 20-21-22 April 2018 (including some authoritative talks) and all the details at www.inhabits.com [LB]
The plants and the triangular balloons of the installation by Studio Piuarch, at the beginning of the path, are an invitation to the concreteness and lightness characterizing the projects for living of the FuoriSalone 2018 event Inhabits by Design Diffusion.
Being able to see ahead and immediately taking up, also individually, ‘good living practices’ means being young or staying young in the perspective of acting and designing buildings and objects. And when the energy is high, you can let it off in the evening, with the live disco music offered by Design Diffusion, under the battlements of the ancient Castle. The program of every evening, including DJs and bands, can be found at www.inhabits.it.
Here are those who have already answered the irresistible call of Design + Music during the Design Week!
On Tuesday, April 17, in addition to the stage of Inhabits, there was the extraordinary Smart mobile disco designed by Konstatin Grcic transforming the first and most famous smart car into a traveling disco, complete with a DJ. During this evening-event at Inhabits, we asked architect and designer Grcic, known for his rigorous rationalist style, how he came to this compromise between technique and fun. “Working with Mercedes for Smart was a fantastic opportunity – he said – and the years go by and we must be able to change as designers and keep having fun!”
Continuing our day-by-day account in an attempt to show, at least in part, what happens at Inhabits, here we are on the Smart Square, by Progetto CMR, with a performance taking place on the innovative light/sound floor, whose colors and notes change depending on the casual or choreographic trampling of passersby and dancers!
There is also the kids’ area, with an assistant and all the materials provided by Faber Castell to let children unleash their creativity, stimulated by everything they see around them! Children can also have fun with their parents on the Smart Square, photo below:
Above, the Speech Arena waiting for the next talk: the short conferences follow each other at a fast pace, with experts from the different fields discussing Inhabits’ main theme: from share mobility to digital communication in the world of design, from companies’ reports to designers’ experiences.
Here we are in the press area and ‘control center’ of Inhabits – Città del futuro, on via Beltrami (in front of the info point), the event’s entrance area. The structure is The-light Delight by Scaffsystem , exterior and interior design are curated down to the detail to be up to the standards of the manufacturing brand Scaffsystem and the publishing house Design Diffusion World!
Francesca Russo from Design Diffusion Group, Inhabits’ inventor and tireless promoter, with two of the chefs working at the sophisticated ‘street hobs’ of EXTRA-ordinary taste, within Concrete Food, laboratory for cooking demos designed by C.M.C.2.0.
More info about Inhabits here: