Design Dialogues

Exhibition Milano 2022

20 / 06 / 2022

Our debut exhibition during Milan Design Week wrapped up last week. We presented our interview series, Design Dialogues, which is a collection of illustrated interview-style questions from world-renown designers, partnered with new and archived products from each designer. We set out to give the design community an intimate and original insight into the life and work of some of the best in the industry.

The exhibition featured: Michael Young, Kickie Chudikova, Yeongkyu Yoo, Tim Rundle, Sebastian Bergne, Ionna Vautrin, Hideki Yoshimoto, Karim Rashid and duo Luke Pearson & Tom Lloyd.

The set-up.

Undertaken in the three days leading up to Milan Design Week, 800 blocks, 100 framed sketches and 25 products were assembled in Candy Snake Gallery.

For our interior plinth design, the Design Burger team were looking for a stackable product, requiring no fixings, that blended seamlessly into the exhibition space and could be returned to the original manufacturing streams after use. Made of autoclaved aerated concrete, the Ytong blocks produced by Xella Italia, ticked all aspects of our brief. Modular, locally sourced, part of a circular system and reusable – no need for wasteful disposal.

The finished article.

By viewing sketches to intimate questions next to final products from each designer, we hoped to provide an original insight into the life, work, character and quirks of some of the best in the industry. From the outset, the team strived for an immersive, 360-degree experience for our visitors, which is why we incorporated an interactive sketching experience within the space. Facilitated by Concepts App and Copic, our visitors could answer their own Design Dialogues questions and pin them to a wall that grew in scale throughout the week.

Our evening event.

A truly great evening, meeting, speaking and catching up with new and old faces.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Concepts App - Copic - Isola - Xella - Liquida

Photography by Design Burger, Isola Design District, Salvatore Pollara.