Milan Design Week 2021 and key event Salone del Mobile 2021, featured a multitude of incredible designs and installations from artists across the globe.
From the 4th to the 10th of September 2021 the world’s most important furniture fair showcased the work of talented artists and designers and the focus this year was on craftsmanship, furniture, the Italian style, and the future of living.
Installed at the @GAM_Milano, 'The Garden of Eden' by @azumamakoto immerses you in the transformative process of metamorphosis. This geometric tree is sculpted from copper with real foliage that changes color and shape as time passes. #MilanDesignWeek2021 #Design #Milano pic.twitter.com/rnwL9DOoLl— Bvlgari (@Bulgariofficial) September 7, 2021
Daan Roosegaarde's innovative installation at @GAM_Milano is a metamorphosis of technology and nature. 'Lotus Oculus' is a wall made of hundreds of light-sensitive flowers, that constantly transforms as it responds to light and heat. #Bvlgari #MilanDesignWeek2021 #Design #Milano pic.twitter.com/fhBC7Pwuwx— Bvlgari (@Bulgariofficial) September 7, 2021
Cape Town based artist, Atang Tshikare, was selected alongside 16 other artists and designers to reinterpret the iconic Medallion chair by Dior.
The Medallion chair became a Dior signature design in 1947 when Christian Dior opened his couture house which was decorated by Victor Grandpierre. The decor included the oval backed Medallion chair used for guests seating at his fashion shows.
Renowned for his unique artistic take on African storytelling, Tshikare created the Dinaledi chair as his interpretation of the Dior Medallion chair made with beads, wood, leather and bronze.
Tshikare’s Dinaledi design features symbols from his cultural beliefs and celebrates the coexistence of the being and the spirit.
A few other artists and designers who took part in the reinterpretation include Joy de Rohan Chabot, India Mahdavi, Tokujin Yoshioka, Khaled El Mays and Seungjin Yang. The 17 designs went on display at Salone del Mobile 2021.
Take a look at a few of the reinterpretations below.