Dezeen is partnering with over 10 international brands during Milan design week this year, with projects including the first of a new series of talks with Bentley, the launch of a new podcast series with SketchUp and videos for a host of brands including Grohe, Moooi and Preciosa.
Dezeen is also co-hosting events with retail marketing agency Liganova and London design studio Blond during the week and is producing videos documenting installations and new product launches for Audi, IED, Occhio and Abstracta.
Read on to find out more about what Dezeen is up to and don't forget to check out our digital guide to Milan design week on Dezeen Events Guide.
Dezeen x Bentley Lighthouse Talk: rethinking luxury materials
Friday 21 April
Dezeen is teaming up with Bentley for the first in a series of Lighthouse Talks that will ask what the future of luxury holds.
Is the traditional perspective around luxury about to radically change? Will recycled materials with powerful backstories become the new aspiration? How do we embed circularity into the design process? Could a whole new generation of bio-fabricated materials emerge? And can the high-end sector help lead the way in a new era of responsible innovation?
Dezeen's editorial director Max Fraser will ask these questions to an esteemed panel of material experts including designer Ilse Crawford, Monique Zappalà, art creative director at Bentley Home, and Chris Cooke, head of Bentley design collaborations.
The talk will take place at 11:00am on Friday 21 April at Bentley Home Atelier. This is an invite-only event and places are extremely limited. If you would like to attend, please email [email protected] to express your interest.
Dezeen x Casa Blond talk and house party
Tuesday 18 April
At 2:00pm, Dezeen's design and environment editor Jennifer Hahn will moderate a talk titled The Sustainable Home: Design and Innovation for Greener Living with panellists including James Melia, founder and creative director at Blond, Sam D'Amico, CEO at Impulse and Sam Bauer, consultant at the Ad Hoc Group. Click here to register for the talk.
The party will start at 6:00pm, with music, drinks and food available throughout the night. Click here for details of the party and to register to attend.
Dezeen x SketchUp Climate Salon podcast
The first episode, which is titled Radical Sustainable Living, is available now on all major podcast platforms for people to listen to as they travel to Milan.
Dezeen is also teaming up with SketchUp to host an exclusive dinner during Milan design week as part of the brand's sponsorship of Dezeen Awards 2023.
Dezeen x Liganova talk – Redefining Spaces: the rise of hyperphysical experiences
Wednesday 19 April
Dezeen's co-CEO Benedict Hobson will moderate a panel discussion exploring the trend in fashion, art and beyond for creating hyperphysical experiences that engage people in more immersive and meaningful ways.
Hobson will be joined by Carlota Dochao Naveira, director at immersive art gallery Superblue, and Gary Bott, managing director at eyewear brand Gentle Monster. The talk is part of retail marketing agency Liganova's annual Breakfast Club event, which last year featured a conversation with Colette co-founder Sarah Andelman. This is a private event and is strictly invitation-only.
Videos documenting products and installations from across Milan
In addition to co-hosting talks and events, Dezeen will be producing videos documenting activations across Milan.
We will also be producing videos about new product launches by furniture brand Moooi and acoustics brand Abstracta.
Milan design week 2023
Milan design week takes place from 17 to 23 April 2023. See our Milan design week 2023 guide on Dezeen Events Guide for information about the many other exhibitions, installations and talks taking place throughout the week.