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Every April, the creative world flocks to Milan Design Week to see the best new furniture and living concepts from the globe’s most talented designers. The annual event (aka the Salone del Mobile) also gives the city an excuse to throw open the doors of some of its hidden treasures, letting visitors peer into private palazzos and tour the little-seen homes of design pioneers.

We’ve put together 10 installations not to miss at Milan Design Week 2018, ranging from a 1920s streetcar-turned-cinema to the city’s first 3D-printed cement home.

Life in Vogue


Vogue Italia has tasked eight designers with reinventing its Milan HQ for the Salone del Mobile, creating spaces where design and fashion interact. Among them are Mario Bellini, Faye Toogood, Patricia Urquiola and Muller Van Severen. Faye Toogood is tackling the news room, blurring the lines between home and work, and covering walls in hand-painted canvases inspired by Vogue covers. The office will be open to the public during Milan Design Week (from 12pm to 8pm each day), giving a rare chance to peek at the inner workings of the fashion world.