In April we headed to Milan for the design world's most important and most sprawling jamboree, taking in the Salone Internazionale del Mobile trade fair plus hundreds of design events across the city.
Italian architect Fabio Novembre took us on a tour of the city, while leading designers including Tom Dixon and Marcel Wanders talked to us about the importance of Milan to the design world, as well as the phenomenon other companies using the event to copy their products. We interviewed a whole host of top designers including Ron Arad and Naoto Fukasawa.
We also filmed interviews with leading design journalists at our dedicated studio who identified and examined the latest issues and obsessions firing design industry and culture.
Scroll down to watch all of our movies from Milan.
Original Milan image is courtesy of Shutterstock.
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: San Francisco designer Yves Behar, who recently launched a keyless lock controlled by a smartphone, discusses his vision for how technology can be successfully integrated into the home in this movie filmed in Milan. More »
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in our final movie with Fabio Novembre in Milan, the architect and designer takes us to a new development in the Porta Nuova district of the city and explains why the project is so unusual in Italy. More »
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in our final movie from the MINI Paceman Garage in Milan, MINI head of design Anders Warming talks about the history of the original car and Max Fraser, deputy director of the London Design Festival, explains why he believes Milan needs to improve the visitor experience during its design week. More »
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in our penultimate movie recorded at the MINI Paceman Garage in Milan, New York designer Stephen Burks discusses the importance of having a design identity and journalist Henrietta Thompson explains why designers are starting to expand into retail.More »
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in our fourth movie recorded at the MINI Paceman Garage in Milan, MINI head of design Anders Warming introduces the workshops that took place in the space and journalist Justin McGuirk explains why he sees OMA's Tools for Life collection as a nostalgic reaction to the decline of industry in the city. More »
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in our next movie recorded at the MINI Paceman Garage in Milan last month, MINI head of design Anders Warming discusses the design of the new MINI Paceman and design journalist and curator Kieran Long gives us his thoughts on how the current generation of designers compares to the great masters. More »
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in our second film recorded at the MINI Paceman Garage in Milan last month, MINI head of design Anders Warming describes the centrepiece installation in the space and Joseph Grima, editor-in-chief of Domus magazine, reflects on a difficult period for Italian design. More »
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: as digital technology changes the way we work and relax, Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa discusses its impact on furniture design in this movie filmed in Milan last month.More »
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in our next movie from Milan, architect and designer Fabio Novembre takes us to a converted farm near the city centre and explains why he sees the project as an important response to Italy's ongoing economic crisis. More »
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in the first of a series of films recorded at the MINI Paceman Garage in Milan last month, MINI head of design Anders Warming explains the thinking behind the brand's presentation during the furniture fair while Johanna Agerman Ross, editor-in-chief of Disegno magazine, gives her opinion on the highlights of the world's most important design week.More »
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: designer Ron Arad launched a range of 3D printed eyewear in Milan earlier this month. In this movie he discusses his pioneering 3D printing experiments in 2000 and his views on the technology today.More »
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in this movie filmed in Milan earlier this month, leading designers and manufacturers discuss the phenomenon of copying and how they are responding. "It’s become an increasingly big problem for us," says Tom Dixon. "People can steal ideas and produce them almost faster than we can now."More »
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: architect, designer and keen footballer Fabio Novembre takes us to the San Siro Stadium and discusses the cultural importance of soccer club AC Milan, the second most-famous Italian brand after Ferrari (+ movie).More »
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: designers including Marcel Wanders, Yves Behar, Tom Dixon and Konstantin Grcic discuss the importance of Milan design week, which ended in the city yesterday, and whether it can retain its title as the world's leading event. More »
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: we kick off the second leg of our Dezeen and MINI World Tour in Milan with a tour of the city from architect, designer and proud resident Fabio Novembre. More »