Inkster Maken’s Hugh Altschwager describes Milan Design Week as an ‘overload’. So what did he personally take away from the fair? We find out.
May 11th, 2015
Name: Hugh Altschwager
Location (where are you based): Melbourne
Company: Inkster Maken
How would you describe the 2015 Milan Design Fair in one sentence?
What has/have been your favourite:
three products this year?
All of the furniture products by Nendo’s Oki Sato from the last year
Bar Basso over flowing onto the roundabout after the Indesign party.
What is the 2015 Milan:
What product and/or trend at Milan do see being most relevant to the Australian market?
There is still a lot of natural materials flowing through – stone, timber & leather as well as metals that have been very popular in recent years – brass, copper etc.
What did you personally take from and/or learn at the fair?
That Australian design and products are right up there with what is being produced elsewhere.
What has been the highlight of your time in Milan?
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