Impressions From Design Week Milan
A visit to Milan during the Salone del Mobile is always a great visual sensation. Innovative design in beautiful historical locations filled with many elegant people.
Here are some of the highlights as seen by The Garçonnière in Milan last week:
The Proof Is In The Denim
The historical Arsenale in Venice was the location chosen by Nicola Formichetti to present his version to the future of Diesel.
Denim is still the main feature of the company and it seems Formichetti enjoyed experimenting and taking it into a new level.
Denim was celebrated in Punk, street-wear, rock ‘n’ roll, leather and even more dapper style as Formichetti successfully presented a victorious debut collection for Diesel.
A true renaissance man, Samy D. is a multidisciplinary artist and designer, working in his Tel Aviv studio since 1997. D. has established his reputation in recent years as a leading ceramic artist and designer though his work includes also interior design, fashion design (new men’s collection soon?) and unique collaborations with different artists
If you are in Tel Aviv this week there is not too much chance you can avoid one of his projects. On April 1st he opened a new stunning exhibition at The Farm Gallery in Holon, as part of the Holon Design Week.
For the exhibition “Golden Age” Samy D. created a unique collaboration with video artist Ronen Sharabani. The exhibition plays on the seamline between memory and reality and produces a chilling encounter that challenges the myth of ‘golden childhoods’.
Visitors to the exhibition can also see a preview of Samy D.’s new collection titled Pompei. Tableware from this collection will be showcased at Samy D. Black, his new pop-up concept store to be opened April 3rd (running till May 2nd).
Video Art Director: Jan Cohen
Photography: Jan Cohen
Creative Director: Samy D.
Editors: Dror Shohet and Omri Harel
The Elegant Eye
Nostalgic aesthetics are not always cheesy, especially when they are equipped with a new HD camera. This beautiful object of desire comes from the Japanese camera maker Chinon, introducing the Bellami HD-1, an homage to the company’s 8mm cameras from the 1970s.
The new camera has a 2.1 megapixel sensor and ability to use a variety of modern and vintage lenses. Though currently available only in Japan The Garçonnière is already working on the script of his Nouvelle Vague film.
Magazine L’Officiel Hommes presents the best of spring-summer collections. Model Anders Hayward poses like ken, styled by Romain Vallos and photographed by Andrew Hail. Enjoy first day of Spring with Barbie Boy.