Ventura Lambrate: 2012 preview

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Lightness In Lines by Studio WM

Ventura Lambrate, first held in 2010, is a now-established tonic to the confines of the Rho fairground. Visitors to the third edition of the off-fair district can expect the usual mix of avant-garde design, thoughtful ideas, production pieces and early prototypes. WGSN-homebuildlife selects some of the exhibitors to look out for.

Lightness In Lines collection by Studio WM

Dutch design studio WM will launch its new collection Lightness In Lines, a series of lamps, tables, desks and easy chairs which play with ideas of weight and light.

Bombus tables by Studio WM

The Bombus side tables nest together in a family to save space when not in use, while the Gradient Lamp uses ombre colour to appear as light as air.

Gradient Lamp by Studio WM

Lightness In Lines by Studio WM

In Movement by Laikingland

Laikingland will present an exhibition called In Movement - the results of the brand's kinetic collaborations with a selection of designers, including Maarten Baas, Joost Van Bleiswijk, Kiki Van Eijk, and Tord Boontje.

In Movement by Laikingland

Spazio Hayon rendering
Jaime Hayon will curate Spazio Hayon, an installation of projects for brands such as & Tradition and Sé London, which explores his process when designing a series for production - from initial sketches to prototyping.

Collection 5060 by Iconic Indoors

Dutch design brand Iconic Indoors will show Collection 5060, a range of antique glassware paired with modern podium designs.

Collection 5060 by Iconic Indoors
The studio's exhibition last year was a highlight of our Milan craft analysis for its astute mixture of antique and contemporary design.

Collection 5060 by Iconic Indoors
And finally, Mindcraft 12, curated again this year by Cecilie Manz for Danish Crafts, will present work by 16 contemporary Danish designer-makers including Line Depping, Henrik Vibskov and Tora Urup.

Georg by Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm at Mindcraft 12; image courtesy of Danish Crafts

Suitnest Dinner by Henrik Vibskov at Mindcraft12; image courtesy of Danish Crafts

Pink Elephants by Louise Sass at Mindcraft 12; image courtesy of Danish Crafts