Here's a roundup of the highlights from MOST at the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia, which took place among the ships, fighter jets, submarines and canons of the museum from 17 to 22 April, plus another chance to see the daily movies we made.
MOST instigator Tom Dixon set up a mini-factory among the museum's steam trains where two sheet metal machines were punching and folding chairs that Dixon either gave away to visitors or used to furnish the Spring Table restaurant upstairs.
He also presented a show of lighting design called Luminosity and furnished our own Dezeen Studio. We made several interviews with Dixon throughout the week (see below) and you can watch him introduce MOST here.
Faye Toogood created a soothing pavilion in the hall of a cruise liner, where guests moulded small clay sculptures before giving them over to attendants in white as contributions to a central collaborative sculpture. Watch Toogood talk about the installation in Saturday's movie.
Also surrounded by ships in the Air and Water Building, Yves Behar launched his redesigned SodaStream Source system for making fizzy drinks at home and created a bar and chandelier made of 550 disposable plastic water bottles. Watch him demonstrate the SodaStream in Thursday's show.
Dezeen Studio was located at the entrance to MOST, where we made our daily TV shows. We roamed around MOST filming interviews and product demonstrations with exhibitors, interviewed surprise visitors to the studio, took the pulse of the furniture fair and wider design scene with guest journalists, reported from exhibitions all over the city and even broadcast weather reports.
Look out for longer versions of these interviews on Dezeen soon but for now here are all the daily shows in one place:
On Monday we went behind the scenes at MOST to show designers and brands including Faye Toogood, Jambox, Tom Dixon and La Chance rushing to get everything ready.
In Tuesday's movie Tom Dixon showed us the restaurant he created in a former monastic dining room at the museum, and Johanna Agerman-Ross from Disegno magazine popped into the studio too.
Wednesday's film featured MoMA curator Paola Antonelli's tips for the best shows in Milan and Tom Dixon showing us the mini-factory he set up at MOST, plus reports on the Scandinavian design scene and Hacked Milan at the city's most famous department store.
Zaha Hadid popped into Dezeen Studio for Thursday's show to give an architect’s take on the design fair and talk about her Secret Garden project - you can now watch the full-length interview with Hadid here. Yves Béhar demonstrates his redesigned SodaStream fizzy drinks system, Guardian critic Justin McGuirk discusses the arrival of hacking culture in the design industry and curator Rossana Orlandi tells us what's different about this year.
Japan was high on the agenda on Friday with Pecha Kucha founder Mark Dytham popping in to the studio to talk about the scene in Tokyo and Elle Decoration UK editor Michelle Ogundehin tipping Japanese design and manufacturing as the hot story at Milan this year. We also spoke to new French brand design brand La Chance and New York designer Dror.
In Saturday's movie we spoke to Faye Toogood about curing visitors with clay, Sheridan Coakley of SCP about upholstering a chair every day on their stand and Joseph Grima, editor-in-chief of Domus magazine, about collaboration, open design, crowd-sourcing and hacking.
Sunday's movie rounded up some of the other things that had been happening during the week, including the MOST party on Wednesday night, a tour of Carpigiani’s Gelato University and The Great Stamp Giveaway where 400 lucky visitors got their hands on a free Tom Dixon lamp.
National Museum of Science and Technology,
Via Olona 6, 20123 Milan, Italy
Entrance through Via Olona 6
Dates: Tuesday 17 April, 10AM – 9PM Wednesday 18 April, 10AM – 6PM
Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 April, 10AM – 9PM Sunday 22 April, 10AM – 6PM
Press Preview: Monday 16 April, 3PM-7PM
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