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Dezeen's #milanogram2016 highlights: day four

Milan 2016: visitors are posting images of innovative products using our #milanogram2016 tag, including a sink that automatically lowers from a kitchen surface (pictured). Click through to see more of today's highlights.

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An automatic sink, which is on show at Eurocucina – the kitchen show that runs alongside the Salone del Mobile furniture fair – has been the subject of lots of videos that are going viral.

The sink sits flush with the work surface when not in use, but lowers when the tap is turned on, creating a basin for the water.

Designers also posted images of floats and signs from the first Design Pride parade, that took place through the city's streets yesterday.

Started by Stefano Seletti, art director of Italian brand Seletti, the parade was partly fun and partly a protest to encourage more public and political appreciatation of the design industry.

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Amsterdam designer Pieke Bergmans is presenting a selection of new and old work in Milan's Venutra Lambrate district, including versions of her Light Blubs, which look they have melted.

To create her pieces, Bergmans intervenes at a certain moment in the production process so that the still freely moving shape is brought to a stop. Other examples of her work with glass include the twisting neon tubes she showed at Dutch Design Week 2015.

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Designs by late architect Zaha Hadid continue to be popular in the #milanogram2016 feed. Her Valle Shelving for Citco – an evolution of the unit she designed for the Italian brand in 2014 – is among the most liked and shared products of the week.

Patricia Urquiola's cabinets featuring stained-glass doors for Spazio Pontaccio are also a favourite with visitors to the design week.

All of the pieces in her Credenza capsule collection feature geometric panels of blue, red and yellow glass – coloured glass is a key trend at Milan this year

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Lights designed to look like lollipops by Boris Klimek for Lasvit and Nike's Flyknit resting pods from the brand's The Nature of Motion exhibition are proving popular too.

Elsewhere in Milan, visitors are heading to the Maybe Blue Would Have Been Better exhibition at the Ventura Lambrate design district and the ROOMS exhibition at La Triennale di Milano.

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