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Milan Design Week 2017: Everyone is a Winner at HEAD Genève’s Salone Ludico

As of last year, mobile gaming revenue surpassed that of console and PC. Angry Birds or Pokémon Go may be great ways to kill time, but digital games need not be solitary pursuits confined to screens—on the contrary, distraction can aspire to reveal something more profound. Case in point, a series of interactive games developed by the Master students in the Media Design department of HEAD Genève, unveiled in Milan last week.

Easily a highlight of the Fuorisalone, Salone Ludico was tucked away on a side street of the Brera District, away from the bustling retail arteries where design-week revelers spill into the streets when the wine starts flowing. From April 4–9, the students transformed Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea into a futuristic gaming den, a “salone ludico,” the latter term meaning “play.” The space may have resembled a white-walled gallery space at first glance, but the projects on view were less objets d’art than properly interactive artworks—proposals to show both for how gaming can be more than mere distraction, and  how design can mean more than just tables and chairs.

From a card game based on particle physics to a supine VR experience of the afterlife, all 12 of the projects—upwards of 18 months in the making—are thoughtfully conceived and rigorously executed. Standouts included Benoît Renaudin‘s speculative wunderkamer from 3017 (featuring Swiss-designed items enhanced by audio commentary), and Margaux Charvolin and Jessica Friedling‘s app-powered alchemical cocktail-making contraption.

“Murmures” by Benoît Renaudin
“Penultimo” by Margaux Charvolin and Jessica Friedling.
Detail view of Penultimo

But the best part was that the projects weren’t merely on view—to be admired and photographed for social media—but that they worked more or less flawlessly: Visitors could actually navigate “Bloodbank,” a side-scrolling video game, with a lit match; experience a “concert” at home via “KBPS”; and, of course, actually taste the cocktail that they just whipped up.

Doesn’t that sound better than star ratings or experience points?

“Ximoan” by Patrick Donaldson, Yoann Douillet, Raphaël Henocq and Laurent Monnet
“Oniri Islands” by Marion Bareil and Tourmaline Studio
“DarkLight” by Sarah Bourquin, Jessica Friedling, Valérie Pierrehumbert and Eun-Sun Lee
“Democrapcy” by Yoann Douillet, Mélissa Pisler, Israel Viadest, Marion Bareil and Léa Schönfelder
“Gravity” by Sébastien Beureux, Jessica Friedling, Charles-Henri Hayoz and Vincent de Vevey, adapted from PadPad by Jérémie Lasnier

More information about the exhibition and all of the projects is available at SaloneLudico.ch.


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Designers Big and Small at Salone del Mobile 2016

Milan’s annual design fair Salone del Mobile always provides a platform for a vast diversity of talent—whether you visit a booth of a major player like Kartell or a little guy showing her first full collection, the range of offerings at this giant exhibition fairground promise something for everyone. Over 300,000 people visit the Salone del Mobile each year and as the anchor event for Milan’s Design Week, it is the main show for anyone who is interested in the trends and ideas that will dominate interiors in the coming year. At this year’s show, highlights included strong debuts from emerging studios at SaloneSatellite, the premier exhibition space for young designers, as well as high production installations from companies like Carl Hansen & Son and Artek. 

As a bonus, we even took a short tour of the other, more fantastical and traditional side of Salone (needless to say, it was head-swirling, garish and eye-opening). 

Marcel Wanders for Poliform
Photo credit: Allison Fonder
Patricia Urquiola for Zantilam-Zant
Part of the “VERY WOOD” Installation exhibiting excellent examples of chairs utilizing bent wood techniques.
Photo credit: Allison Fonder
Carl Hansen and Son
The installation space by Carl Hansen & Son was an elegantly well-considered visual delight.
Photo credit: Allison Fonder
Carl Hansen & Son continued
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Carl Hansen & Son continued
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Carl Hansen & Son continued
Carl Hansen & Son have ties with Hans Wegner that span over 50 years. For Salone, a craftsman was seen in the booth building one of the designer’s classic creations to demonstrate how the handcrafted element of production in Wegner’s chairs lives on even today.
Photo credit: Allison Fonder
Carl Hansen & Son continued
A comfy rendition of a classic dining chair by EOOS in the Carl Hansen & Son booth
Photo credit: Allison Fonder
Carl Hansen & Son continued
A beautiful example of plywood bending in Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen’s Metropolitan chair
Photo credit: Allison Fonder
DL PROTOTIPI Furniture at Salone Satellite
Beautiful furniture silhouettes in black by Daphna Laurens.
Photo credit: Core77
Crane Lamps by Animaro at Salone Satellite
Designer Matthew Gilbert gave a demonstration at Satellite of these fun walnut lamps, which can be height and position adjusted according to your needs.
Photo credit: Allison Fonder

View the full gallery here
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Photo reportage from iSaloni 2013