Dezeen's #milanogram2017 day one highlights include arrivals and preparations
Milan design week kicks off today, but visitors have already been exploring the city while designers set up stands and installations. We've highlighted the best images posted to our #milanogram2017 hashtag on Instagram so far.
We've gone through the hashtag – which already contains over 1,200 posts – to find the best images for the first in a series of daily roundups about the world's biggest and most important design fair.
Many exhibitions for this year's event open today, but early visitors have been documenting their arrival and visiting Milan's architectural landmarks.
This image was taken inside the OMA-designed Fondazione Prada, an arts centre in a converted century-old distillery.
Designers have been teasing behind-the-scenes images of products and installations in-progress for the last couple of weeks, and are now adding the final touches.
Tom Dixon has revealed a series of marble pendants, which will be on display at his Multiplex exhibition located inside a 1950s cinema. Multiplex opens tomorrow at Teatro Manzoni, Via Manzoni 42.
Amsterdam studio Formafantasma has been busy preparing its Foundation exhibition, which will feature lighting produced for Flos and a series of experimental products developed with a local independent art centre.
Foundation opens today at Spazio Kriza, Via Manin 21.
A few designers have opened up their exhibition spaces for early previews. The Dezeen team have visited a few already, including GOD, an exhibition by Atelier Biagetti that explores the human obsession with money.
GOD opens today at Piazza Arcole 4.
Design Academy Eindhoven has used Instagram to announce it has wrapped up rehearsals of #TVclerici, a live TV studio where students and alumni will present work on set and backstage through a series of digital, analogue and augmented realities.
The Dutch design school has given a preview of what's to come through a series of backstage Instagram posts. One image introduces two students, who claim in the caption to be "Instagram goddesses" who will lead visitors through the "annual odyssey of the Salone del Mobile".
#TVclerici opens tomorrow at Palazzo Clerici, Via Clerici 5.
Dezeen studio director Ben Hobson took this picture of Jaime Hayon sketching onto a wall at Fritz Hansen's Fritz Hotel, where the Spanish designer will give a talk with Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs at 4.30pm this afternoon.
Yves Béhar has also shared images up his space in Milan, where he will present a television for Samsung designed to be indistinguishable from a framed artwork.
All week, Dezeen will be using to Instagram to reveal all the latest Milan design week news and a curated selection of the best images posted to our #milanogram2017 hashtag.
If you're visiting Milan design week, tag your Instagram pictures with #milanogram2017 for a chance to win £500 to spend at Dezeen Watch Store.