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The Milan Edit 2024: The people behind the designs

Amidst the maelstrom of Milan – the countless installations, venues, parties, historic settings – our focus was on people. Welcome to the 2024 Indesignlive Milan Edit.

The Milan Edit 2024: The people behind the designs

Milan Design Week was, for us, a little different this year. We said goodbye to outgoing Indesign editor, Alice Blackwood, and Habitus editor, Aleesha Callahan, who had covered the event several times in the past with Indesign Media. Again, we extend our gratitude to Alice and Aleesha for their thoughtful and enthusiastic service to the design community in these roles.

Amidst the maelstrom of Milan – the countless installations, venues, parties, historic settings – our focus in 2024 was on people. More specifically, designers: the brilliant minds, and hands, that conceptualise and create the objects and buildings we love to celebrate. With our roving video team, the experience on the ground was all about hearing directly from the people behind the products on show. For almost every piece of design we chose to spotlight, we ensured that an interview accompanied it. (Take a look at our Instagram coverage for the full experience!)

As the dust settles and we try to make sense of all that we saw this year, it’s these personal connections that define the Indesignlive Milan Edit 2024. Being there in-person allows for more than just a presentation of product imagery; instead, let us take you into the thought-world of the designers themselves – in their own words, often standing right next to or even sitting on one of their own works.

This Edit, then, is presented in pairs – designer alongside design, interviewee alongside product. We hope you enjoy the intimacy. We hope that it’s a way of taking you (back) to Milan, and to cut through some of the dizzying, overspeed proliferation of images without context and humanity that defines so much of the design commentariat today. Our aim is to bring you substance via the people in design.

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